unfortunately, madison's first intermediate class was canceled, so she will start next monday. i think she's pretty excited about it. everyday she practices her cartwheels, right in front of the tv so everyone can see her.
i took over max's dinosaur magnadoodle today to test him on his shapes. we know he's got his circles down, but how well did he know the others?
i draw a square and ask him what shape it is. he answers, "a square" i draw a triangle and ask him what shape it is. he answers, "a triangle" i draw a star and ask him what shape it is. and his answer, "patrick!"
he did finally draw his first triangle this afternoon, after drawing lots of cars with lots of wheels.
[gotta love sonic toys. i enjoyed playing with it for a little while.]
MONDAY - grocery shopping day. went to costco, hougan's sandwiches and wal-mart all before picking the girls up. went to the gym. had baked ziti supreme for dinner.
TUESDAY - galleria mall at 10:00 with mom, jennifer, grace and jodie and her two. did a little shopping. apparently capris are not considered shorts at gap's buy one, get one half off short sale. max fell asleep just before lunch, so i got to enjoy my lunch today at red robin. picked madi up at school and later picked up mackenzie. went to gym. then darric took all three kids to a hockey game. brian and alison, robert and megan and dave were all going too. i enjoyed my alone time. i went to tan for the first time in probably 5 years. (it doesn't take 20 minutes to tan anymore. i kind of wanted to lay in the tanning bed a little longer.) after that, i picked up an EPL taco salad and came home to enjoy it. then i enjoyed a couple more hours of peace and quiet. when they got home, darric was telling me about how the night went. apparently max thinks it is hi.la.ri.ous when the players get "checked." darric says, "max laughed like a mental patient."
WEDNESDAY - didn't do much. had an appointment with the trainer again at 3:00. today we did upper body. i loved it. came home and made hearty chicken and noodle casserole. darric got home late, so i took the kids for ice-cream. (had to go to two different mcd's)
THURSDAY - another boring day. went to the gym at noon. picked up madi, then back at 3:30 to get mackenzie. had chicken enchiladas for dinner.
FRIDAY - the day started out kind of boring, so i decided to liven it up by going to get cafe rio for lunch. picked kids up. went to gym. dave came over and we took a drive to see the house he made an offer on. picked up drinks at sonic. came home for left over enchiladas. watched there will be blood. kind of a weird movie.
SATURDAY - went to gym. did some upper body on my own. i've walked a total of 22.6 miles this week. picked up donuts for the family. got myself a bagel, which probably wasn't that much better than eating a donut. came home and cleaned. max and madi went with darric and dave to look for furniture. i finished reading five people you meet in heaven. i think this is the first book i've completed in a long time. (i thought it was very good) tonight we babysat billy and tommy. max and billy get along so much better now.
madi giving dave a makeover
at 10:00, billy and madi were out. a little after max and mackenzie, then tommy was the last one. aunt dani provided some enjoyment when they came to pick up the kiddos. (they went to the Lili Claire charity event)
SUNDAY - got ready and went to grandma & grandpa carter's so the kids could water the plants, get the mail, feed the cat, clean the litter box, play with the cat and enjoy some chocolate milk. (they're out of town) we had hearty chicken and noodle casserole again for dinner. and were just lazy the rest of the day.
our back patio is covered in chalk circles. when he colors at the gym, the paper is covered in circles. on his magna-doodle, more circles. - i think it's time to teach him squares.
i believe it was thursday morning. i walked out into the kitchen after doing my hair. i notice the fridge is wide open. i move closer and see the cheese drawer is pulled out and something is missing.
it only takes a second for me to realize what it was and where it was.
when i found him there, chillin' on the couch watching oswald, i saw the big cheese sitting next to him. a couple big bites had been taken out of it and yes, i allowed him to take another bite for a picture. but don't worry i cut a big ol' drooled on chunk off for him to keep.
the date: 04.27.03 - mackenzie declared herself "little dad" mainly because dad was bigger than mom and she was bigger than madi. here we are five years later and there are so many more reasons mackenzie is just like her dad. and almost as many reasons that madison is just like her mom. max...well, we don't exactly know where he fits in yet. here are some of the comparisons darric and i have come up with:
MACKENZIE is an observer of all rules - DAD MADISON falls asleep early - MOM MACKENZIE is athletic - DAD MADISON is artistic - MOM MACKENZIE likes meat & seafood - DAD MADISON would rather have a salad - MOM MACKENZIE has sloppy handwriting - DAD MADISON has good penmanship - MOM MACKENZIE is even tempered - DAD MADISON is emotional - MOM MACKENZIE likes to debate - DAD MADISON likes ranch with her pizza - MOM MACKENZIE uses analogies (tries anyways) - DAD MADISON will beg until she gets what she wants - MOM MACKENZIE is very competitive - DAD MADISON can touch her tongue to her nose - DAD MACKENZIE likes to play school - MOM (no, i don't still play) MADISON can make a taco salad shell with her tongue - MOM MACKENZIE jumps up to hit the tops of the door frames as she walks into a room - DAD MACKENZIE is witty and sarcastic - DAD MACKENZIE says weird things when she is half asleep - MOM
so there you have it, little DAD and little MOM...