August 15th through the 21st
The girls had official volleyball practices this week. Still from 8:00 to 11:00. When Madison got there Monday morning, the varsity coach told her to go with the JV coach. A lot of her friends are on the JV team so I think she was very happy about that. And I'm pretty sure she's the coach's favorite.
TUESDAY I took Max to the Nike store and let him pick out some school clothes. He wants to wear mostly sports stuff and not really stuff that you would find at Tillys. We picked Bryan up after the girls got out of practice and he came over to hang out since he was leaving for college the next day. That evening we dropped Bryan off at his house on our way to the Luxor. Shortly after we pulled out of our neighborhood, Bryan pointed out that Kenzie was already crying. The cry got a bit worse after she walked him up to his door. I'm pretty sure everyone else in the car (other than Darric) got a little teary eyed too. Even though Max claims he was just holding his eyes open with his fingers for no reason.
WEDNESDAY Bryan left for college in Iowa. His mom and stepdad flew up there with him for a few days. After the girls had practice, we all went to Famous Footwear so they could pick out a pair of shoes. They didn't have the ones Madi wanted, but we were able to order them online. They had a BOGO half off sale that we were able to use and also a 15% off because they got Converse. That evening, Kenzie and the rest of her team went to Mariah's house for a team dinner. They had pizza and ice-cream sundaes. And one of the girls did Henna designs on anyone that wanted it. Kenzie got a flower on her hand.
THURSDAY the kids all got haircuts from Awburn. The girls just got trims but Max got a new do. We were surprised when Awburn finished and told us that we were all taken care of, someone had already paid for everything. (I sent my mom a thank-you text when we got home) That night, both girls had scrimmages. Max and I took Kenzie all the way over to Shadow Ridge for hers. Darric took Madi to hers at Green Valley. (He had to go back to work and then went back to watch at 5:00.) They started at 4:00. The scrimmage was with Shadow Ridge, Green Valley, Silverado and Arbor View. They played each team for 20 minutes and then moved on to the next. They weren't keeping score, so some of the parents tried to keep it on their own. I was no good at it. But, I'm pretty sure Silverado beat each of the teams. And then we found out they were playing them all again. Max was ticked. Unfortunately, Silverado didn't do as good this round. Darric said there was a lot of giggling going on during the JV scrimmage. After the girls were done playing, Kenzie rode with Mariah to Cafe Rio to have dinner with most of her teammates before heading back to our side of town.
FRIDAY only Kenzie had practice, so at 10:00 me, Madi and Max ran out to Ikea to meet up with Jodie and eventually Jen to look at bathroom vanities for Jodie's house. We only had 45 minutes though because we had to get back to get Kenzie and then she didn't get out for another 30 minutes because the CSN coach came to talk to the girls today. So we had to rush home to let Kenzie change, then go up Eastern to meet back up with Jen, Jodie (and kids) and Grandma at Blaze Pizza for lunch. It was nice enough to sit outside today (thanks to it being overcast). Some people share pizzas. Like Grandma and Piper, Jodie and Posie, Madi and Quincy and Max and Beckam. The rest of us aren't very good at sharing. :) Then for dessert, Grandma got all the kids one of the s'mores cookies. Kenzie was one of the smart ones that decided to wait and have cronuts instead. (We stopped at Pink Box after we left there) Max went home with Mason and Beckam since the Meltons are staying at Jen's house this week.
SATURDAY Jodie had to swing by her house to get some measurements, so I met her there to pick up Max. The trenches going through the house were just about ready to get filled back up with concrete. That night we went over to the Bertrand's house for a BBQ/fight party. I made my Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake to take over there. Diaz and McGregor were fighting. McGregor just barely won. Max and Jayce swam until it was time to come in and then they actually sat down at the table and played Life.
SUNDAY Darric took Max to the mall and got him some new MJ's. Then they had lunch at Panda before coming home. Later that afternoon, I took the kids to the Sedillo's for the fashion show.
Max has pulled our old flat screen tv into his room, from the garage, twice now. I think at first he was trying to fix it so he could have it for his room, but this time I think he wanted to see all of it's insides.