MON | 20 president's day. no school. spent the day at the las vegas classic tournament.
TUE | 21 max had soccer practice at anthem hills park from 6:30 to 8:00.
WED | 22 madi stayed home today. she wasn't feeling well. she did have to get dressed to go to her 2:30 ortho appointment. she has one more appointment and if things look good, she'll be scheduled to get them off. kenzie had practice at green valley from 6:30 to 9:00.
THU | 23 went and got my car smog checked. i was at the terrible herbst before it opened at 8:00 so i could be first one and it only took a few minutes. yes, it's that time of year when the registration is due for both of our cars. the amount for each is going down, but not fast enough. that night, we took kenzie to her practice at green valley and then went right up to max's practice at anthem hills park. he's still doing good. us, not so much. it was so cold tonight. darric had to share my blanket. we went and picked kenzie up when he got done.
FRI | 24 met mom, jen, jodie and posie at the cafe zupas on stephanie for lunch. then we went over to target afterwards. i got a few things. madi stayed after school for boy's volleyball practice. we had to take her her shoes, so kenzie decided to stay too. when i picked them up, eli was with them and came to our house. i made a fancy dinner. ;) hot dogs, tots and homemade mac and cheese. for dessert, i got ice cream and glazed donuts (from albertsons) to make ice cream sandwiches. they didn't taste as awesome as i was hoping they would. i need to get better donuts next time. after we ate, we all played a couple rounds of mexican train and then went around the table flipping a water bottle, seeing who could land it on the lid first. max won. twice.
SAT | 25 darric and i dropped kenzie off at the whole foods parking lot around 11:15 today.
that afternoon, i took max and madi up into inspirada to see the new pardee homes, strada. two story homes approximately 2,500-3,200 sq. ft. priced from $394,000. they were cute homes, but felt too small to me. because it was their grand opening, there was food. in all three of the model homes. max and i had popcorn girl popcorn, max had a grilled cheese sandwich and him and madi had a cookie bar.
when we left there, we took madi to show her the newer toll brothers homes. the ones with the veneto, fortana and brunello models. there are a couple of these houses that i could see us living in. they're just a little too pricey though.
that evening, we went to the bertrand's for dinner. jan made sloppy joes and i brought more homemade mac and cheese. then at 6:30 we went over to gorman to watch darian perform in thoroughly modern millie. he was ching ho (which means he only spoke chinese). he did a great job. so did the rest of the cast. and the live orchestra was pretty cool. it was a really good show. even the awkward part where darian and the blonde girl kissed.
SUN | 26 max went over to joey's house to hang out. darric and i ran to albertsons to get a few things. including a white chocolate mocha for me. we came home and i cleaned the house. the bertrands (minus darian) came over at 3:00. jan brought pulled pork, coleslaw and pickles over for sandwiches. i made creamed corn and garlic smashed potatoes. i think my potatoes were too big and didn't smash very well, but they still tasted good. it was a yummy dinner. and for dessert, jan made some whoopie pie type cookies and we made a german chocolate cake.
we watched the oscars that evening. at the end, when they were announcing best picture, they read la la land as the winner. and after a couple people gave their acceptance speeches, they realized that they read the wrong card, it was actually moonlight that won. we're calling shenanigans. madi pointed out that after they announced la la land, they had they pre-recorded lady come through the speakers talking about la la land. if it was supposed to be moonlight, wouldn't they have had a pre-recorded thing for them playing?
darric and i went and picked kenzie up at 10:00.
february 20th through the 26th