I didn't talk myself out of getting up at 7:00 Sunday morning. I know that in order to get those yummy french crullers from Friendly Donuts, I have to get there early, which means I have to wake up even earlier. Max and I took the risk this morning and I was so happy when we walked in to see a tray holding several of my favorite treats.
We decided to not be lazy today and headed out to Mt. Charleston around 11:00. We stopped and grabbed sandwiches from Subway on our way out. We drove all the way up to the Cathedral Rock picnic area. Paid our $18 to get in, parked and found a table to enjoy our lunch. It was nice in the sun, even a little chilly at times.
Today was the last day the picnic area would be open for the season. Which stinks because we probably would have been back up there the next weekend.
After eating, we explored the area for an hour or so. If we would have planned a little better, I'm sure we could have found some longer trails. But, it was nice out so we didn't mind just hiking around the picnic area we were in. The air smelled yummy and we got to see some fall colors blended in with all the green.
(Towards the end of the video I was trying to get Darric to sing again, but he wouldn't because there were people nearby. He didn't know I was recording.)
Remember when planking was popular? We thought we'd try to bring it back for the day, for just a few seconds because Madi looked like she was in pain. Kenzie had a hard time holding a plank on the stump. She also had a hard time holding the yoga stance that Max made look all easy peasy, so she did her own thing. (she's so talented)
That evening, I made Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup and some more no-fail french bread to go with it.
Then we all sat around and watched the second debate between Trump and Hillary. It felt like we were watching a SNL sketch. Trump chiming in while Hillary was talking with "because you'd be in jail" and the awkward audience members, were just a couple moments of the debate that made us laugh. It was a great way to end a good day. ;)
October 3rd through the 9th
• Kenzie dropped her Physics class. She doesn't need it. So now I pick her up at 11:52 on odd days and drop her off at 10:20 on even days.
(Max in the morning, before school • Having a chocolate chip bagel • Probably because I need to go grocery shopping • Watching Teen Titans Go • Notice the glob of stuff on the ceiling? It's from one of those sticky toys that he threw up there)
• Max came to join me on the couch in the middle of the night one night. He was without a blanket so I told him to go get one. He goes in his room, comes back out and lays down, still without a blanket. I ask him why he didn't get a blanket and he says "there was a person in the doorway that wouldn't let me get it". I repeat what he said in a very perplexed tone. He must have realized what he said wasn't what he meant, so he shook his head no and went in his room and got a blanket. #freaky
• One morning, shortly after school had started, I got a phone call from the school nurse saying that Max came in complaining that he was shaky. I talked to him, asked him if he felt light-headed or anything and then told him to go back to class and if he didn't start feeling better, then to call me back. Come to find out, right before school started, somebody brought up the clown rumors that have been going around and mentioned a threat that was made on twitter aimed at their school. I asked him if that could have been why he was feeling shaky that morning and he said, yeah... maybe.
Monday, I went to Target and Michaels with Jen to look around. Then after picking Kenzie up early from school, we met back up with Jen to have lunch at Red Robin.
Tuesday evening, Kenzie went with her team to Olive Garden for dinner. The rest of us were going to go to Cafe Zupas but the parking lot was packed so we went over to Baja Fresh. Then we had to go pick up Kenzie because she wasn't feeling well.
• Kenzie usually drives to school on the days she starts later. That's as far as I've let her drive me, until Friday. When I picked her up on her early release day, I let her drive us to Maverik for drinks. She did alright. I wasn't sure if her parking skills had improved, so I had her just stop in front of one of the gas pumps.
• Max brought home his school pictures. Gotta love the little swoosh of fallen hair, thanks to getting pictures taken right after PE. I think he got his smile from me (no teeth showing).
Friday afternoon, Madi's team took a bus out to Cimarron Memorial High School for a tournament. They played at 3:00 and 4:00 against Valley and Legacy. They beat both teams. For dinner that night, Kenzie made the dough for our navajo tacos. Then she went with Catherine to Green Valley to watch the football game against Silverado. We picked them up when it was over. Silverado won.
Saturday morning we all took Madi back out to Cimarron at 8:20. Their first game was at 9:00 against SECTA. They beat them. And then at 11:00 they beat Vegas and right after that, they won against Cimarron. Making them the champions of the tournament!! They got a big ol' trophy and took lots of pictures with it.
We picked up Laurita's for lunch and after eating, Madi went over to Zoe's house to hang out. They walked to CVS, took pictures for a school project and poured a bunch of glitter down Zoe's gutter. Kenzie had a "captain's retreat" that night with Sydney. (That's what Sydney called their little date) We dropped the two of them off at Town Square and they went to the candy store for some goodies to enjoy during their movie, Don't Breath. Then they went and tried lipsticks on in Sephora, went to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and got frozen yogurt before Sydney's dad picked them up and brought them home.
September 26th through October 2nd
This week I put out the few Halloween decorations that I have. I got some new white (real) pumpkins from Albertsons and a hand skeleton from Target.
Max walked to Joey's after school on Monday and then stayed there until after the girls' games that night (he thinks he should get to do this for every game now, I disagree) Most days now, if Joey doesn't have to bring his instrument home, they walk to his house.
Tuesday, Kenzie and Darric took the day off. We went to IHOP for breakfast and when we got home, they made dried apples and I made some applesauce.
After the week we had been having, it was a nice surprise to see a beautiful rainbow one morning before taking Madi to school.
Saturday evening we went to the Bertrand's for a BBQ. Finally got to see their new table and couch. Sunday evening, Kenzie made chicken and dumplings for dinner and I made no bake cookies for dessert.
We don't have a DVR in our house, so we get to watch commercials. The good and the bad. Like the annoying HPV vaccine one where the teens ask their parents "did you know". (Try to make me feel guilty for not wanting to give my kids another vaccine) And then there's the super corny Ford Country commercial where they're looking for a new spokesperson and the lady comes in with a mustache.
There are a few commercials though that we are big fans of. Me and the girls love the lion one. I'm sure I've teared up a few times watching it...
We don't see this one very often, but I just want to scream YOU GO GIRL!!! when I watch it...
These next two are Darric's favorites. He would like the Kit Kat one where the lady slaps the guy because he's eating it wrong. Darric is all about eating food the right way (and layering things the right way too - like tacos).
Now that I've actually paid attention to this one, (and have been informed by Darric that that is Ice T) I find it pretty funny too...