monday | 05.20.13 kenzie had to take in her rube goldberg machine this morning. she had three attempts to get it to work. she got it on the second. and ended up getting an "a" on it. madi took in some of her campaign stuff and had to give her speech after school. they recorded it to go on the morning announcements.
tuesday | 05.21.13 we had a meeting at jodie's house. i held miss posie and got her to sleep for a little while. jodie made some swig cookies and we had pizza for lunch. piper and beckam are just as excited about the pizza as we are. kenzie had an ortho appointment after school. she probably has a couple more to go. max got to shred more papers for meaghan and grandma.
wednesday | 05.22.13 madi and max had their dentist appointments this morning with dr rapp at 7:30. madi got taken back first for just a "little wiggle". and then i went back with max. neither one of them seemed too nervous. about half way through max getting his crown, they brought madi in with her swollen, gauze-filled mouth. she just sat there and when dr rapp was done, he came to tell her good-bye. she had an upset look on her face. i thought she was ticked at him. but, as soon as he went to leave the room, she started gagging. i grabbed the garbage can for her and they took her back into the other room to put her on the oxygen for a little bit. they brought her a capri sun, which ended up helping her feel better. then they brought mixter in. he didn't look too thrilled, but he was ok. after we got home, his tooth started hurting a little, so i had to run and grab him some pain medicine. once that kicked in, he was fine. the two of us went and enjoyed lunch at cafe zupas. madi wanted to stay home. later, kenzie and i went to albertsons to get two trays of cookies for them to take to her volleyball potluck. then we grabbed port of subs for me and madi. at 5:30, darric, kenzie and max left for the potluck at some people's house. it was going to be at liberty, but something else got scheduled there. there were six awards being passed out to kenzie's team. the girls took a vote for all of them except the coaches award. the coach picked that one and he gave it to mackenzie. i had to take madi to gymnastics. she needed to be there to practice for the recital.
*kenzie came home from school with two pe awards. one was a metal for getting into the mile club three times and the other was a trophy for holding the 8th grade record for the shuttle run. they didn't even put her fastest time on there.
thursday | 05.23.13 today was my mom's birthday. her and us girls (and posie) met at cheesecake factory for lunch and dessert. for her birthday, we got her two umbrellas to put out by the pool (for when they move back to the 1825 house) madi took her campaign posters down after school today, while the rest of us went and got sonic. max got his yearbook today. he'll take it back next week for his friends to sign. madi had to be back to the school at 5:00 for her band concert. i dropped her off and as soon as i got back home, she sent me a text asking to bring her music book that was in her backpack. i guess she thought her friend was going to have one and she didn't. me, kenzie and max left at 5:30 to go stand in line to get into the concert. each of the levels played three songs each. max decided to take a nap around the time the fourth song started. kenzie and i had a good laugh at the family in front of us that were sporting mullets. well, the grandma and little boy were. the band sounded much better than they did at the beginning of the year. when it was all over, we celebrated with yogurtland for dessert. darric has been working out at the test site for the last couple weeks. he just watches while their electricians do the work. slowly.
friday | 05.24.13 no school for the next four days. memorial weekend. we all went over to jen's house. picked up donuts on the way. we kinda started a project. decorated styrofoam cups to grow wheatgrass in. and jen and jodie threw together homemade popsicles using pineapple and coconut that jen was pretty excited about. they did taste good, but i don't think they were done freezing when we tried them.
saturday | 05.25.13 i woke up at 6:00 this morning to take max to my mom and dad's house. they were taking him and beckam with them for the weekend. i already missed him by the time i got back home. (and after i grabbed sonic drinks and bagels) us girls picked up the house while darric ran to albertsons to get stuff for lunch. the bertrands came and hung out for the afternoon. darric bbq'd, i made a pesto pasta salad and jan made her guacamole. the kids hung out at the table with us for a little while and we all had a pretty good laugh at how funny they were. when our visitors left, us girls ran to albertsons for dessert. and that night, darric and i watched silver linings playbook. my pick. i think i will be buying it now.
sunday | 05.26.13 kenzie made plans to meet her friends, eugen and dashea, at town square this morning. i knew i shouldn't have left her in charge of the time. we got there at ten, after picking up eugen and the only store that was open was old navy. madi and i looked around in old navy. then we went to get a drink from the coffee shop. i tried this blood orange sweet tea and it was pretty good. madi got some chocolate shake thing. when 11:00 rolled around, we went into h&m and then we went over to lunch at cpk. madi wanted to go into the sanrio store, so we went there next. we picked up a gift for quincy's birthday that's coming up. madi got some scented eraser and gum. we ended up back in h&m and madi found a dress (for her student council banquet). we went over to charming charlies and found her a yellow necklace and yellow flip flops to wear too. she also got some pink flip flops because they were buy one get one free. it was 2:00 already and time to go. mackenzie met us out at the car and we stopped at thrifty and me and madi got an ice cream cone. the other two didn't want anything.
monday | 05.27.13 memorial day. i got up early, mainly because kobe was at the back door barking. but, also because i wanted to get to trader joe's when they opened at 8:00, so i could get stuff to bbq. i ran into kmart next for some water balloons (and a tablecloth for camping). we were all ready for max to get home. as soon as my mom texted me that they were getting close, me and the girls were in the car to go pick him up. he had so much fun on his long sleepover in utah. mom said him and backam didn't fight once. they enjoyed collecting rocks, riding in the one-seater tractor, playing with cap guns and their holsters, four wheeler rides, corn dogs from marv's and shopping at wal-mart in cedar city. we left my parent's house with max, his backpack and about ten boxes that he saw in the garage and asked for. we stopped at 7-11 for some more 49 cent slurpees and came home to start our bbq. hamburgers, leftover pesto pasta salad, watermelon, pita chips and hummus. the kids had their fun with the water balloons, i watched a few episodes of the real housewives of the oc (darric watched some too, even though he can't stand any of them) and then we had root beer floats