peas, tank you & brocco-tatoes

This has been a crazy week. Jason is out of town on business again and I haven’t been feeling super spiritual lately (most prayers go something like this, “Dear God, please let this child take a nap.”) so I decided to blog about other stuff.

On Monday Rylie, Madison and Taitlyn came over. First thing Taitlyn says to me is “Did you get new shoes?” Me (guilty) “yes” . . . so, we played shoes!

On Tuesday I had to run errands down in Lynnwood so of course I end up at the Nordstrom Rack and attempt to practice self control by not buying this really cute purse. Then I met Jason for lunch at Chipotle before he went to the airport for his business trip. On the way home Faith waves her finger back and forth at me saying “No, no. No, no” when I pause the Baby Einstein DVD! She later says “tank you” and “peas” to a little boy at Sam’s basket ball practice that was sharing his pretzels with her! It was so cute! And by the way, I can’t stop thinking about the purse I didn’t buy at the Rack. Contemplate taking two kids to Lynnwood after basketball practice. We go home instead.

Wednesday – Faith comes with me to volunteer at Sam’s school. I leave the school and head to Nordstrom Rack because I apparently have zero self control. Then I realize I have left my leather jacket in the workroom of Kent Prairie Elementary. Turn around. Decide not to get on to Sam next time he leaves a $30 sweatshirt out at recess! Continue on to Nordstrom Rack. Find purse. Might as well look at shoes – we’re already here! Find cute shoes for less than $35. At this point I have given up on self control and so I just get the darn shoes while I’m there instead of coming back again tomorrow! Oh, and Faith said “baby” when she picked up a picture of Sam when he was a baby!

Thursday – Faith is enjoying her new car that Jason put together before he left! It doesn’t have as many cup holders as the Saturn but the gas mileage is amazing! While she is napping I get a call from the vice principal at Kent Prairie telling me that Sam got in a fist fight today at the bus stop. Oh geez. Sam tells me that they weren’t even fighting about anything. They were just doing it because some older kids at the bus stop wanted them to. “It was really hard not to because they were yelling, fight, fight, fight” is what he tells me. He whispered the “fight, fight, fight” part as if he was pretending to be in some sports arena. Obviously we had a talk. Gretchen invites us over for dinner because I have been feeding my kids happy meals and cereal since Jason is gone. Hello brocco-tatoes!!! ( for Rachel Ray’s recipe)

Friday – drag Faith to Target for the second time this week (it is a lot closer to our house than the Rack). Then I take her to Snohomish to two antique stores where I find a locker that I think would be great for Sam’s room. I didn’t buy it . . . yet!

I did get some scrapbooking done although that meant not getting other stuff done!