Ahhhh...I am getting used to busy weekends. Weekends away from school and studying, and being exhausted. I am anticipating liking my post grad school life. And I bet you'll be glad to have me quit whining about it :) Friday night I felt like a visit to a home away from home...the Cracker Barrel! We always go there when we travel, but very seldom eat at the one in our own fair city. I was craving their delicious pot roast and hash brown casserole and fried okra....Yum.my. The hubby, the big girl, the grandmother, one great niece, one great nephew and I enjoyed a super delicious treat. Saturday morning I was up WAY too early for a Saturday to attend Kristina's band contest. I was the announcer. A few of the parents told me they had been asked to announce but declined. I guess I was the 4th or 5th choice (kinda hard on the self esteem) and I wasn't asked...I was just given the assignment. Hmmmmm...of course I didn't mind, and I got to watch all of the choirs. Some of them were painful...some were good. My daughter was scheduled to sing a duet, but alas her duet partner didn't show up!!! Grrrrrrr. I suppose she could have been sick, or their might have been an emergency. Time will tell on that one.
After the band contest...I got a much needed hair cut that I'm not really appreciating. I am really looking for someone that can cut a good concave bob with layers. If you know anyone...please refer me! After my less than stellar hair cut, I headed off to the stamp show with Sarah and the big girl... Sarah left spending only $1 (those of you that know Sarah, know what a miracle that is!) I did buy a card kit that I had admired when Sarah made it and also a gift for my friend Stacie...Hey Stace..when we come see the birds...I'll bring it over! I got my nap in and finally took the precious one out to buy some new jeans and got myself a few cute items for work. I especially love when I can get a blazer with a super cute cut for $9. That's nearly free! I also got a sweater that I'm not sure I'll keep. I'll think about it a couple days...Wait...hold up... my big girl just called me (as in on the phone) from the upstairs bathroom to ask me to bring her toilet paper. Please hold on while I ponder what my life has become...
OK, I'm better now...we went to the grocery store for the first time in ages and before I knew it, it was 8:00! I hurried home, since we hadn't yet eaten and then sat around on facebook till...about 11:30. Morning came early, when the baby girl arrived!~ I was simply amazed at the language explosion she has had over the past two weeks. Simply amazing! I think she's speaking in 8 - 10 word sentences now. AND, when she wants you to quit talking, she politely asks you to be quiet, and then she continues onward with the chatter. We had SO much fun. I asked my niece today if perhaps I could have the baby girl for spring break. I believe it's a go! I do plan to clean the garage and do things around here, but I also plan to have lots of fun with the baby girl!
We went to church today where our AMAZING youth pastors spoke. It was truly a remarkable service and I am so glad I went. When my children were growing up in our church, the youth program faced quite a few struggles. They (my kids) are now in a fabulous youth group, and our younger children have their own youth pastors that specialize in theater. Amazing things are happening and I couldn't be more happy.
After church, we headed to the Jonas Brother's 3D movie... Aubrey was so good! She knows all the Jonas brother's by name (thanks to a bit of training by my daughters) and when Joe came on the screen she said...Joe Joe...look Step o nee, it's Joe Joe! How precious is that?!? It was Aubrey's first movie in a theatre. She sat so well and we didn't have to leave the theatre once! I remember when I took Steph to see Free Willie at 2 years old (ummmm a big mistake) she liked it for about 10 minutes and then was done. I was so hard on her that day :( Live and learn to have appropriate expectations for your little ones. I wish I had learned earlier, that it is not only ok, but that it is necessary to have age appropriate expectations for your children.
Although Aubrey didn't want to wear her glasses too much during the movie...she liked to model them after... We headed home in the warm temps and sunshine to find my daffodils are up! Oh it won't be long now!!!! I can't wait for spring...gotta run now...I'm teaching a class at 8AM and it'd probably be a good thing if I got it written! Happy Sunday...
PS...Scrumptious Sunday has been postponed this week, due to the author enjoying life!