Sunday, March 23, 2008
The kids started Spring Break last Friday and today is the last day.
I took the week off since the kids would be out of school. I did get a call about everyday from the hospital asking if I could work. As usual, we are short staffed and the hospital is very busy. I wanted to spend time with the kids plus I needed a break as well.
On Friday, their first day off, we met with some friends and went to eat at CiCi's pizza and saw the movie, "Horton Hears a Who." Joshua, being the elephant lover he is, would really want to see it. Well, he surprised me and said he was not interested. Say What?? Well, he did decide to go and loved it! The kids all enjoyed it as well as the adults.
The kids went to their grandparents on Saturday for an overnight visit. Paul and I went to the craft show at our church that benefits Organ Transplantation. Then, Paul and I went out to eat and then went home and just relaxed around the house for the evening.
We picked the kids up the next evening on Sunday.
On Monday we had planned on going to the Tulsa zoo. Well the weather didn't pan out for us as it was stormy. We met with a co-worker of mine and her two sons. The kids have never met before. We decided to go to McDonalds and then back to my house for play time. McDonalds was packed so they only played there a short time. The kids played at the house for a couple of hours. They really hit it off. The youngest son went home talking about how we speak Japanese and writing in Egypt! Joshua was playing a game about Japan and his room is decked out in Egyptian decor. I guess we made an impression on the little guy.
On Tuesday, we spent the afternoon with Papa and Nana. We then invited my nephew over and Delaney's schoolmate to spend the night.
We decided to go to the Tulsa Zoo on Wednesday as the weather had improved. My nephew and Delaney's friend came with us.
Wednesday night, Delaney spent the night with her friend and Joshua spent the night with a friend. Paul and I went out to eat at Fish Daddies. I love the place but Paul had a rough night. He found something floating in his water and then in his beer. He also found hair in his food. I am betting he won't want to eat there again.
On Thursday, we went with Nana to Muskogee. We went to Honor Heights Park to see if the Azaleas were blooming yet. No such luck! They played at the park after we ate at my mom's favorite BBQ place, My Place. We then went to an antique shop. The kids found many treasures! They would have bought out the place. Amazing how, "oh man, do we have to go to there" becomes, "Cool!!! Look at this!".
Paul was off on Friday so we headed to Oklahoma City to the Science Museum. We had fun exploring the science exhibits. I went to see the Human Body Exhibit. Talk about fascinating!!! I highly recommend it.
On Saturday, we spent the day around town and watched Joshua's soccer game.
Today was Easter. I will post pictures of it in another blog.
Friday, March 07, 2008
After an awkward start with Girl Scouts, Delaney is now in a new Daisy troop. The other leader had a great heart but had things occurring at present that was keeping her from being the leader she needed to be for the girls.
Delaney went to her new troop on Thursday and became an official Daisy Scout.
Delaney was so excited to start playing soccer. She has been asking for at least a year. She did real well seeing that she only had one practice prior to her game and she has never played before.
Joshua did well also. He is getting use to a new coach (to him) and new team mates.
We are very blessed that we have two wonderful coaches. The kids are both having a great time.
Our school had a family fun night. We had Charlie's Chicken and then went to the classrooms and played games. I just love our school!
Unfortunately, Joshua had woken us up that morning and had "decorated" our comforter with vomit. Poor guy, he had really been looking forward to going all week.
Paul stayed home with him. Delaney and I had a great time.
We celebrated Lunar New Year at a fund raiser with Dillon International, Inc. back in February. The fund raiser helped out OrphanCare that Dillon International has that helps the children left behind in the countries that they place children from.
It was a very extravagant affair. The kids went as well.
They are standing in front of their respective country tables that were on display at the event.