March 17, 2015

A night out on the town...
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  • Well, last night was fairly uneventful-I didn't dream about becoming a deaconess nor did I wake up to the sounds of the kids cleaning.  Campbell was the first one in our room this morning and she started putting on her school clothes trying to surprise us.  Today was picture day for Campbell and her class and I sure hope her hair looked somewhat decent during her pictures (even though I probably won't buy any!)
  • We were all up early enough to have some green milk for breakfast-Campbell and Keaton decided that they didn't like green milk but Anderson was really in the green spirit so he even had some green yogurt.  We are festive like that-though we probably should have read a book about St. Patrick-there is always next year!
  • Campbell left for school and the rest of us started on school here.  They worked pretty hard today but my Whitman, oh my Whitman.  He has started wanting to watch a movie all of the time-he gets upset if the tv in my bedroom isn't on or if he sees the others working on the computer, then he wants to watch a movie on the computer or if he can find the kindles then that is his movie method of choice.  I think that he has gotten a bit addicted to movies even though he attention span is about 3 minutes long.  
  • And if he wasn't fussing about a movie today, he was upset that he only had one piece of candy when we were all working together.  After he ate his candy, he walked to all of his brothers and sisters trying to get pieces from them.  When they had all finished or refused to give him more, he left the room and came back with a box of granola bars.  I did cave and let him have one so we could continue reciting the presidents but then he wanted another one.  Oh my goodness, I am going to have to start giving him school work to do.
  • We had our lunch and then the kids helped me straighten some.  Then they watched their movies a tiny bit early while Whitman had a power nap and I did the treadmill.  As soon as I was done, I ran to the shower and started calling for them to put on their shoes and we were out the door.
  • The plan had been for us to go to soccer tryouts on Thursday but the weather is iffy then so we crammed it in to today.  We dropped off Keaton and Whitman at Nonna's house and picked up Campbell.  Then it was the Raymar we went.  We were one of the first ones there so the lines weren't bad at all.  The kids did fine and it is nice that the big people are old enough to say "go do it" and they do.  Campbell did hang by me but she did what was asked and is pretty excited about soccer this year.  I think I am too-maybe. When we had finished, I let the kids run to the pond and back a few times before loading them up in the car.
  • Back to Nonna's house we went and started showering.  Whitman got in first with Keaton and he stayed in the shower with Campbell, then with Anderson, then with Reagan and then with Graham.  Whitman was one wrinkly little guy when he got out.  I am surprised that Nonna's hot water lasted that long because my kids loved playing in her shower-Campbell and Keaton could have stayed in the shower forever and had created a swimming pool in the shower.
  • Robby asked if we could leave a bit earlier so that put things in high gear and we did leave a few minutes earlier than planned.  We then dropped Whitman off at Grannymom's house since he was spending the night over there and then we fought the traffic (wasting our precious minutes that we had saved earlier) and picked up Robby.
  • We ran by McDonalds and had supper in the car while waiting to go into the Rep.  It was open seating and surprisingly the line into the building was already out the door.  Those Acxiom people were serious about getting a good seat and as always, I just wanted for us to be able to sit together (or at least close)  We were actually really lucky to get seats together and up close. 
  • The show was Mary Poppins and the kids loved it.  Reagan, Anderson and Graham were probably the most into it.  When Mary started flying, I asked Graham how she was doing that and he would try to show me and explain it to me each and every time she flew.  And Campbell kept saying that it was "magical" as Mary Poppins pulled these huge objects out of her bag.  Keaton lasted the first act and then she was out like a light for the second act-she didn't even stir during my favorite part-the chimney sweeps.  I have only seen the movie once and I really liked the play much better.  It was lots of fun!
  • It was nearly 10, when we made it back to the car.  Of course after a fun night, we needed to end it with a Wendy's frosty.  Then back to Robby's work to pick up my car and then home.  The kids were quickly in bed and I am pretty sure that there will be some tired little Dennies in the morning.

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