february 16th through the 22nd
monday | the top two things on madison's birthday list were 1) to get her ears pierced (a second hole) and 2) to get her nails done. today she marked one of those off the list. we went to claire's to get her ears done. she picked out some tiny silver ball earrings that were $18. the girl cleaned her ears and marked where the holes would go. then she counted to three and click, click, she was done. i think it was a bit too much for madi to handle though. shortly after she stood up, she told me she didn't feel very good and she sat down on the floor right there in the middle of the store. she got up for a little bit while i paid, but then sat right back down. on our way out to the car, we had to stop two more times for her to sit. we came home, got her a capri sun and she laid down on the couch, where she stayed the rest of the afternoon watching episodes of how i met your mother on netflix. (no school for the kids. president's day.)
tuesday | took madi to lee's nails, next to albertsons, after school today to get "fake nail". this was her second birthday request and she paid with her own birthday money. otherwise i would have denied her. a man put her acrylic nails on and while i sat there waiting, one of the women came over and asked if i wanted pedicure. i told her no. then she got closer and examined my face... i do your eyebrow... they look pretty. i told her no again. :)
wednesday | went to target today and spent my birthday gift card from jen. i got all kinds of fun goodies. a bright rug for the laundry room, a summery pink nail polish, some of my favorite paper mate markers, a soy candle, snappers - a new treat i had to try and two books - the rosie project and 10% happier.
(the photo on the left is max trying his project out at home before taking it to school the next day. those three small lights you can see are being powered by the lemons.)
thursday | after i picked kenzie up from school today, we went and met my mom for lunch at raising cane's. the food was really good today. darric finally got home from blythe early this evening. he had to go there for work. he left on tuesday, but things weren't done in time, so he had to stay another day. max and i dropped kenzie off at practice, then we picked madi up from the school basketball game that she stayed after to watch. the game had been over for almost an hour before we picked her up, so she went and washed some dishes for her teacher. then the three of us went to max's science fair to look at some of the projects and pick his up. he was a little disappointed that he only got a participant award this year. he was sure his cool project would have earned him a first place ribbon. it kind of bummed me out to see his class's projects on the floor and nothing was set out for people to see. oh well. i am super proud of him for presenting his project in class today and getting everything set up and working. he explained how it all worked and even answered some questions from his teacher.
friday | today was max's last day of after school basketball. the coach fed them pizza today. after school, madison went with mckiah to rocket fizz (the candy store by the movie theater). she ended up having a sleepover at mckiah's house. while darric and kenzie watched her last tournament on dvd, max and i played a few games, including perfection. i must admit, i'm pretty good at that game now that i'm older.
saturday | kenzie had practice bright and early this morning from 7-10am. darric was nice enough to get up and take her. then me, him and max went and picked her up when she was done and picked madi up from mckiah's house. i made chocolate chip cookies when we got home. at 12:30 i took kenzie and bryan to town square. it was bryan's birthday today. the two of them had lunch at i love burgers and then walked around. they went into the coffee bean for a drink and kenzie wasn't exactly sure how to order the drink she saw on the menu. when she said she wanted a dark chocolate iced blended, the lady at the register just looked at her. eventually she figured out what kenzie wanted. i picked the two of them up after 3:00 and then bryan came to our house for a bit. later that evening, they went with bryan's family to dinner at carrabbas.
sunday | darric and max went and helped dave work on his jeep for a little while. kenzie went to open gym. her and a younger girl from the other team were the only ones that showed up. when we picked her up at 4:00 we went straight to the bertrand's house to meet their new puppy, deetu and eat hamburgers.