04.22.13 | monday madi had an orthodontist appointment after school today. of course, she left her phone at home and then text me from her friend's phone that she was staying after. i let her know she had 20 minutes and she took about 25 minutes to get out. i guess she had to get some paper from one of her teachers. ?? mixter got put right to work when he got to grandma's work. shredding papers. kenzie had volleyball practice that night and i had to take max to get his basketball pictures taken at king putt. when darric got home just after 8:00, the two of us went to home depot to look for a washing machine. we did not want another he (high efficiency). we found one that we liked, but they wouldn't be able to deliver it until thursday. i could NOT wait until thursday to wash my clothes. on our way out, we spotted a washer that was a floor model on sale. it looked like it would work, so darric ran home to get his truck and we paid for it and left. unfortunately, we didn't have the drain hose, so darric couldn't hook it all the way up tonight. it was enough work trying to get the old one out of the laundry room (with wet clothes and water still in it) and the new one out of the back of the truck.
04.23.13 | tuesday i was still having trouble getting back into the routine. i didn't want to do anything. especially since there were dirty clothes all over the place that i couldn't wash. we did have a meeting at jodie's house. kobe stayed out of the kennel the whole time and did good. that evening, max and i went to home depot and the lady gave us a hose out of one of the other machines (ours was supposed to have one), we got dinner and came home. darric hooked up the washer and ran an empty cycle. it sounded good. and sounded even better when there were clothes in there swishing around getting nice and clean.
04.24.13 | wednesday we (1825) were invited to the opening of cafe zupas tonight. i was so excited when i found out it was right around the corner from us. jen wasn't able to go, but me, my mom, jodie and posie all went. the food was really good. i got the bacon avocado panini, cauliflower soup (i have heard great things about it), the rocky road brownie, a slice of bread and their chocolate covered strawberry. they had little giveaways going on while we were there. mostly for people tweeting, facebooking and instagram-ing. we didn't win anything. but, we had a good time and enjoyed the food so it was worth it. mackenzie watched max, quincy, beckam and piper while darric went and watched madi at gymnastics. the kids were all sitting nicely on the couch watching tv and eating popcorn when we got back. i'm thinking we should have stayed out a little later.
04.25.13 | thursday today, jude went in for her last surgery. her second hip replacement. kenzie and i took max to his basketball practice that evening. the coach let one of the new kid's little brothers play, while one of the other kids on the team had to sit out. max was one of them. yes, he did volunteer, but he shouldn't have been given the option. that made me so mad. when we got home, we worked on max's family project that is due tomorrow. we got to decorate a butterfly. we used purple and gold tissue paper and tried to do the lakers logo across the front. it didn't turn out like i was hoping. you couldn't really even tell it said lakers. (i tried)
04.26.13 | friday went to target this morning to get madi some snacks for her road trip tomorrow and snacks/drinks for max's basketball game tomorrow. i also grabbed a $50 disney gift card for madi to take. that night, we all went out to dinner with the daytons and bertrands at marrakech. it was quite the experience. low tables, lack of utensils, belly dancers. the food was good. as you can tell by the picture, the kids kept entertained with their electronics. when the belly dancers came out, max and darian weren't too sure if it was ok to look at them or not. kobe wasn't too happy that he got locked up in his kennel, so he surprised darric with a pleasant surprise when we got home. stunk up the whole house.
04.27.13 | saturday we were all over the place today. darric took madi to the school at 3:30 this morning. to take a bus ride to disneyland. then later he went over to dave's to help with some car thing. i took max to his basketball game at basic at 10:30. max played two of the quarters. he got the ball a couple times and passed it right away. i told him the next time he got it, to run all the way down and try and make a basket. he listened, but his shot was short. we're improving. after the game, the newer family started to get snacks out. i was so ticked. i just heard the chick ask someone at the last practice when she had snacks and they told her the last game. she apologized to me and asked if i wanted to just switch and bring them to the last game. (uh, yeah. we'll see about that) some people are so stupid. we picked up lunch on the way home. mcd's and cafe rio. then darric had to take kenzie to her tournament. me and max went and watched her first game. they did good, but ended up losing. since me and the mixter missed out on our friday night fro yo, we treated ourselves to a midday dessert. we had french dip sandwiches for dinner. and at midnight, madi called and woke us up to come get her from the school. i volunteered darric to go.