Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Week 12

This week:
Kaitlyn had group photos at dance class.  Not my favorite thing to do, getting Kaitlyn all dressed up just to spend more than an hour watching the chaos for overpriced photos I had no intention of buying.  But Kaitlyn did look cute, and getting ready for the recital will be much easier now that we've had practice.

Tyler and I got a little silly the other day.  I blasted fun music and we had a Nerf gun fight.  But neither one of us actually wanted to get hit by the darts so we had our fight with the glass door of the dining room in between us.  Ty thought that made it extra fun. 
I have started in on the Spring Cleaning around here, oh boy (that's sarcasm, in case you were wondering).  Both kids were home on the day I decided to tackle the corner cupboard that houses all the small appliances and I told them to go outside and play.  Kaitlyn has spent almost all her free time outside, usually with friends but sometimes just to read or draw on the porch and she happily went off to play.  Tyler, however, told me "I won't annoy you.  I want to help!"  And spotting the crumbs left behind by the toaster he drug out the vacuum himself and started in on the cupboard while I wiped down the appliances.

And yes, those are shorts he is wearing.  It's been beautiful weather here - lots of rain but temps seem to hover in the 70s and 80s and we've changed out all our winter stuff for short sleeves, shorts, and flip flops.

Also this week Tyler and I made a quick trip to Audrey's house - so fun!  She had been telling me about these wonderful consignment sales they had and two of them were back to back.  So Sam managed to get the day off early on Thursday so he could be there when Kate got home (he's great sometimes - he even had night fire and could easily have told me it was a bad time) so after dropping Kaitlyn off at school we got on the road.  And since I had a stack of toys just sitting in the garage waiting for me to do something with them, I was able to consign some to one of the sales so we could go to the presale together Thursday night.  Once we got to Audrey's we dropped off the sale stuff then took the kids to the park to play until lunch time.  We had a lot of fun hanging out and the boys had tons of fun playing together.  Audrey got a babysitter that night so we could go to the presale without kids, then out to dinner on our own.  The next day we hit the second sale and did some more hanging out until it was time for us to leave.  In the end I made $91 from the stuff I sold - more than I expected!  And Tyler is now totally set up for clothing this summer, including an extra swimming suit and sandals.  Kaitlyn is pretty close to being all set too.  And I even picked up some fun surprises for Easter.
Kaitlyn and Sam had their own brand of fun while we were gone and went out to dinner and spent some quality time together.  Of course having been at Audrey's on Friday I didn't get my usual cleaning done.  Sam and the kids pitched in first thing Saturday morning while I did my workout, then I finished scrubbing the bathrooms and helped them put the finishing touches on their rooms and the playroom.
We found these notes outside our bedroom door later that day.  Folded into paper airplanes, as many of their notes tend to be lately.  Kaitlyn is such a sweetie, as I'm pretty sure it was her idea, and obviously she transcribed Tyler's note for him.

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