On Friday I took Brynne and Eli to Putt and Jump to jump for 2 hours in the inflatables! It was really fun because it was just us and Ava and about 4 other kids the whole time. They had the run of the place! We stopped at McDonald's for lunch and then took Eli to school. Kyndal and Dawson both had birthday parties Friday night, so Rick, Eli, Brynne and I ran some errands and went to Chick-fil-A for dinner. They were exhausted so crashed early!
Here are a couple of pics I took of Dawson, that I mentioned in the last Post. He's not exactly "model" material .. doesn't take instruction very well (hmmm...where does he get that from???) .. but a couple turned out really great, I thought. That leaf is actually growing out of the tree, not his head! I wish I would have noticed that when I was taking the pictures.
Saturday morning, Brynne decided to help me by making her and Eli's beds. Thought you would enjoy these pics.
On Saturday evening Kyndal had her "family group" from church over for a sleepover. We had 7, 13-year olds and their college leader, Ila. It actually was a really great night! They had snacks and did hair and makeup then made bandana tote bags. I let them walk in the neighborhood at 10 o'clock with flashlights, which is something I would never do, but I thought, "Hey, they're 13 year old girls!" Didn't we do that at least once when we were that age (and worse, I'm afraid!)? And at least they didn't want to do "the worse," nothing that involved destroying personal property anyway. They came back laughing hysterically, but settled right down to watch movies. It was a really great night, so much better than I thought it would be! I actually got some sleep! I think they finally shut down around 2 a.m. But they were all very respectful of me and Eli and Brynne and I was quite impressed!
On Sunday the girls all got up and went to church. When we got home we napped off and on for about 3 hours, then just lazed around all afternoon. We were tired from a fun night before!
One of Dawson's baby lizards died. So, that was a sad moment. At one point one of the other babies was laying next to it with his head laid on top of the dead one. Sad! I think we're going to let them go. We don't really know what they are or how to take care of them.
The big news happened this morning! KYNDAL GOT BRACES! Do you remember when we were teenagers, how mortified we were when we, or someone we knew, got braces? Remember Jan Brady?? Not today, though. Kids actually WANT braces! I haven't really figured out why. For Kyndal, I know she doesn't like having big horse teeth, so anything is better than the alternative. But it has actually become a day of celebration, and status, getting braces on your teeth! Weird!
Tonight is Dawson's first Honor Court for Boy Scouts. He will receive his first ranking and all of the badges he has earned so far. He is really looking forward to the recognition for his hard work!