Monday, January 16, 2012

Another Sleepover

Kids love sleepovers, and we took the oportunity to have one for Kacy, Will, Ed, and Jessie while they were still on Christmas vacation. Karrie and Ryan dropped them off around 4:00 and headed off to Woolgrowers and and to see "War Horse."  We had lots of fun playing, then I let them decide what to have for dinner.  Kacy said she was really hungry and helped me cook everything.  They decided on tacos, chicken nuggets and fries. We added some veggies and fruit too. I have to say that I was really surprised how much they can eat!  We had had a good time watching movies before going to bed.  Kacy described in detail the proper way to brush your teeth, according to her mom.  I was impresssed that she had paid attention!  After a pancake, o.j.  and bacon breakfast the next morning we made a trip to the dollar store. I had taken them there last summer and now it's a sleepover tradition, I guess.  We stopped off for a Frosty at Wendy's on the way home. The afternoon was spent playing with our dollar store purchases,making some crafts and going on a long walk.  Jessie wanted me to carry her, and I convinced her that Clara had walked that far so she could, too!  I really wished I could keep them a couple more days, but I loaded up the truck and headed up the mountain after feeding Granny and sending Papa to work at 4:00. We made it there around dusk.  It was fun to see the progress on the "big" house.  Ryan had two YM there helping.  Kacy was excited to have been invited to another sleepover that night.

Happy New Year

 We began the new year with some of our grandchildren.  Jocelyn and Oscar were invited to an adult party, so Papa David and I invited Nathan, Spencer, Jared, Levi and Clara to a sleepover.  When the kids arrived, we had pizza for dinner and continued the evening with a movie marathon compliments of Netflicks.  We The kids are used to heading to bed at 7:30 on school nights, so I wasn't surprised when their heads began nodding around 9:30. Clara was first to go, and I tucked her in so we could go let off our noise makers and call it a night.  I thought maybe we could join in the east coast TV celebration but all we could get was Lady GaGa (Yuck!).   We opted to let off our poppers and noise makers out on the patio and they all went to bed.

Since New Year's Day was Sunday this year I was glad the early morning meetings had been rescheduled and we didn't have to be to church until 10:00.  I fixed breakfast, which is always pancakes for the grand kids.  While they ate, I went out to get Ellen up.  The kids were all good and when I came back in, we got everybody ready for church.  Jocelyn and Oscar came to get them just as I had headed in to get myself ready. I was scheduled to give a talk in Sacrament Meeting, so I had prepared it earlier in the week. It was the first time since David has been in the Bishopric that I got to sit with him at church.  I'm not that excited about giving talks, but I like sitting up front because you can see every body's face instead of the back of their heads.