Saturday, February 9, 2008

Operas and Pizza making, and everything in between

Busy, busy times and I've hardly had the chance to sit, much less post. Here is my update: Tuesday was "Super Tuesday." I hope you all went and voted!! I've heard several people say that they didn't particularly like anyone, so they would not vote. That makes NO SENSE. I'm sorry, but it doesn't. There WILL be a president, whether or not you want there to be. One of these people will lead our country. And no one has any right to gripe if they don't vote. ALWAYS VOTE. Be a voice. And be informed. Know what the candidates stand for. Don't just look at what they say, look at their track record.

I'm not going to go into who I support and why, but I do think everyone should participate and be informed. If it comes down to it, pick the lesser of two evils.

So, Tuesday night I took Isabelle to her first operetta, Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan. At the end, I didn't get my camera out in time to get many good pictures. Oh, well. Maybe next time!! I'm not sure who loved it more! It was very entertaining. I can't believe how talented some people are. Wow. It ended around 9:30pm, so Isabelle was pretty zonked. Still, it was well worth it. I'm so grateful for our homeschool group for organizing it, and for the Arts center to allow us to sit in FREE for the dress rehearsal.

On Wednesday we watched Suzanne's oldest daughter while the baby had surgery. Kensie is such a sweet, mellow little girl. It was fun for Isabelle to have another child do school and crafts with us all day. We worked on card-making and Valentine's boxes for the party next week.

On Thursday, we dropped Trevor off at his church class and then headed off to our Eureka Pizza field trip from 9-11am. There were 40 homeschoolers that participated on Wednesday and another 40 of us on Thursday. I'm sure many more would have gone, too, if there was more space available. (In case you didn't know, my county has more homeschoolers than any other county in the state, which is awesome!!)

The field trip was well-organized. The kids each donned a big blue apron, and washed their hands multiple times before beginning their pizzas. Yes, each child got to make his/her own pizza! They loved it!! Towards the end of the pizza-making, I went out to the lobby area to sit and nurse the baby. The manager came out and asked if I would like for him to make me a pizza. So nice!! So I got my own supreme pizza, too.

Jerri and her girls followed us back to our house to eat the pizzas. Yum, yum. Food always tastes better when you make it yourself! (I'm sure you'd agree, my gourmet sister, Amy .)Then Suzanne's girls came over to go to the homeschool yearbook photo op with us. They even photographed Trevor. Of course, he enjoyed making lots of goofball faces! That kid is such a ham!!

After pictures, we watched Jerri's girls while she went shopping, and then I headed out to the library. I think I finally sat down around 7:30pm last night. Whew.

Today(or yesterday,now) Fred only worked until 10am, so I got to take a much-needed nap. Oliver is snotty and woke up several times last night. Poor baby. So far he's been our best sleeper. I put him in his crib every 3 hours and he goes right to sleep. Rarely cries. I love it. I wish we'd done sleep-scheduling with all of our babies. But that's just me. You've gotta do what works for you. Again, when I say what I do I'm not implying that everyone else should also do it that way! ;-)

Tomorrow is the Lowe's workshop. If you have a Lowe's around you, I would encourage you to try one of these workshops!! They are fantastic. In fact, I need to have the kids make a thank you note for it. We also have a Valentine's dinner tomorrow night. We rarely get to go anywhere alone together...and rarer still to eat out alone!

And, don't worry, I'm still planning to do the surveys I was tagged in by Shelley and Simply Stork. I'm also still gonna write a post about the accuracy and God-inspired Word of God. So many things to read, so many things to write, so little time.


WendyJanelle said...

*Note--on the surveys.
It's interesting that other people also met their future spouse on a blind date, like I did. Hahaha.

It's encouraging to me that most moms (that read this blog) apparently try to nurse, and several nurse for a long time. Good for you. In case you haven't seen my slogan, it's "I make milk, what's your superpower?"

And I'm curious what the "other" religion is...

WendyJanelle said...

PS It was brought to my attention by a dear friend of mine that I am not supplying enough choices on the surveys. I apologize if this is the case for you. In the future, I'll try to always have an "other" option, or a choice for adoptive moms.

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Had fun hanging out with ya Thursday and the girls had a blast playing! Thanks for the "Wendy to the rescue" Thursday night! ;0) You are one in a million, baby!

WendyJanelle said...

No problem, Jerri! I'm just glad I could help.
How is Jaslyn doing now??