Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Week

Last week was one busy week but we did so many fun things!
 The week started with Reid running around like this laughing and twirling and saying, "Lilly I've got your skirt on!" 
 Monday was also day 2 of Mother Goose Days at Kid's Day Out.  Since we have some kids that only come on either Monday or Thursday--we do parties on both days.  Reid was the farmer from The Farmer and the Dell again.  (Kids were supposed to dress up as nursery rhyme characters.)
 Lilly also went as a (princess) farmer from the Farmer and the Dell. 
 I was the cow that jumped over the moon, Jaime was the cat and the fiddle, and Allison was the little dogged that laughed.  I made my cow costume from trash bags and one of those $1 black table cloths.  Score!  And I am keeping it for dress-like-a-cow-day at Chick-fil-a so this baby will get me some free food, too!  Woohoo! 
 These were Reid's teachers!  Whitney is the spider, Jessica is Little Miss Muffet, and Dora was the narrator. 
 These are all of the teachers and their kids...
 and then just all the teachers.  We had the muffin man, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hickory Dickory Dock, Little Miss Muffet, Hey Diddle Diddle, and Mother Goose.  Each room of teachers had to perform their nursery rhyme for all of the kids.  The kids loved it!! 
 A couple of food discoveries last week.  1) White chocolate candy corn m&m's.  I am SO glad these are not available year-round AND that I only discovered them in time to get one package before they vanished off the shelves. 
 2) Caramelized bacon.  We tasted this for the first time at Jessica and Rob's wedding and knew we were going to have to figure out how it was made.  So we found the following recipe here.  12 slices of bacon, 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of water, 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper.  Mix the brown sugar, water, and red pepper together and the brush generously over bacon.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  I recommend putting it on a wire rack and letting the grease drop on a foil-lined pan below.  I also recommend watching it closely because we burned the first batch.  But this bacon is SO GOOD! 
 Tuesday night was the Red/White Razorback basketball scrimmage game so we took our kids...
 and went with the Dalmut's to go watch the game.  We always enjoy a fun night with friends but I don't know that the kids are ready for basketball games yet.  ( ;  Wednesday was Halloween (see posts below for those highlights.)
 Thursday morning my friend Beth text me to see if I had Chris Tomlin concert tickets and to see if I wanted to go with her.  I didn't have tickets and I did want to go!!  I am so thankful she thought of me because I LOVED the Chris Tomlin concert!  We met up with these other ladies (From left:  Jana, me, Helga, Beth, Shayda, and Tate) and I know I sang my little heart out!  Ha!  I think that is just a little preview of Heaven--everyone coming together to sing and praise and worship Jesus! 

Friday morning we met up with Jenna, Lindsey, and Heidi and all of the kids to go to Chick-fil-a and play.  Of course I took zero pictures but in my defense Reid was like a little Houdini that escaping the play area and I was just trying to keep up with him! 

He escaped (we were sitting there facing the door and the play area is clear glass--the boy has ninja skills!!) and went to the bathroom one time.  I found him and explained that it was great that he stopped playing to go potty but that he needed to tell Mommy because I needed to know where he was.  Then he escapes again...with all 4 of us watching the door...and comes back with a brownie he had taken off the counter.  I went and paid for it.  Then, as we were leaving and I was getting Lilly a refill--he disappears AGAIN.  I couldn't find him and was freaking out.  Luckily my friend Rebekah's dad was there and went into the men's bathroom and brought him out.  I get him locked down in the car seat and give him the panicked mom what-for.  We pick Matt up and the following conversation takes place.

Reid:  Daddy I runned away 2 times.
Matt:  I heard.  That is not okay.  That is unacceptable.  It is not safe!
Reid:  I know.  I won't runned away next time.
Quiet for a second
Reid:  Mommy I am really sorry.
Me:  (Heart melting a little.)  It is okay buddy but you can't do that again.  It scared Mommy!
Reid:  Okay Mommy!  (He pauses for a second and says) It's all part of the plan. 
Matt and I: ?????
 Friday night was Friday Night Out at our church and it was super hero and princess night, too!  So thankful for a church that offers us free date nights and makes it so fun for the kids, too! 
 Iron Man!
 And Cinderella. 
 Ready to go!
Matt and I went to MiMi's for appetizers and PF Changs for dinner.  I just love him so much and love getting to spend some one-on-one time just hanging out with my best friend!  So, yes, last week was non-stop-something-every-minute crazy busy (that led to not one, but TWO naps this weekend) but we had a great week!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Wow, sounds like a busy week. Love your cow costume, I may have to keep that in mind for Chick fil A Day next year.