november 24th through the 30th
with a dead laptop, i've been busy doing other things, which has been pretty nice. monday, i watched a few episodes of new girl, swept the porch and driveway and cleaned my bathroom.
tuesday | i had my hair appointment with awburn. before i arrived there at 10:30, i ran to toys r us for a gift that was on sale for $35 less (score). next, i ran to bank of america and chase. and then to old navy where i got myself a pair of jeans and a button up shirt. then i went and got my hair done. it's kind of ombre-ish highlights. the top was a little redder than the bottom at first, but it's fading a bit or i just don't notice since my hair is still in a ponytail everyday. i left there at 1:00 and swung through jimmy johns. got kenzie and i sandwiches. dropped hers off at the house and went and waited for max. madi had basketball intramurals again today. they went over most of the drills that they will be doing in tryouts.
wednesday | kenzie's 16th birthday!! this morning i ran to walmart and got my thanksgiving groceries. later, i ran over to michaels to get stuff for december's michaels makers craft which is a diy gift and creative ways to wrap. i got stuff to make another sticker book. then i picked up a red velvet nothing bundt cake. when i got home, i wrapped some boxes and added my photo gift tags for the avery post that goes up next tuesday. i watched a few episodes of new girl while i did that. after i picked the kids up from school, i watched another episode and then decided to cut myself some bangs. when darric got home from work we went and picked up bryan and we all went to famous dave's for kenzie's birthday dinner. afterwards, we came back to our house to sing happy birthday and have cake. i lit all 16 candles and went to blow on the lighter, like i normally do, to cool it off, and ended up blowing out half of the candles too. we had to deliver the turkey to grandma carter so she could get it in the oven early the next day. while we were there, kenzie opened her gift. the beautiful photo quilt that grandma made for her.
*her gifts so far: a bracelet from bryan, a framed digital image of her as a pony, made by AJ, $52.75 from her dad, the photo quilt and her pierced ears.
thursday | thanksgiving day one at the bertrand's house.
friday | the bertrands swung by today to bring back our table and chairs. that night we all watched a christmas story and enjoyed the green popcorn balls that kenzie made. i was so excited that they turned out. i don't think i've ever made popcorn balls and had them turn out.
saturday | thanksgiving day two at the sedillo's.
sunday | darric took all three kids to the park today. then later, he took kenzie over to the silverado parking lot to practice driving (on a paved road) for the first time. he said she got a little excited and pushed on the gas instead of the brake and almost hit a fence.