For me, it was a chance to get caught up on some projects that I would otherwise not usually have a chance to work on. Therefore, this last week I was able to sit on the couch with Joe's laptop and create not 1, not 2 but 3 years worth of blog books. That is 1100 pages of editing. And I am feeling quite accomplished to be caught up in that respect.
For Joe, it was chance to walk in my shoes. And I have to give him a shout out for what an amazing husband and father he is for working, going to school and taking on all my stay-at-home duties like cooking, cleaning and getting the kids to and from school and ballet. I don't know what I ever did to deserve him but I am one lucky gal.
Saturday was the only day we did anything noteworthy. We took the kids to the Home Depot Workshop where they built and painted savings sheds. They came out really cute. We then hopped over to Carrow's so we could celebrate Jadyn's reading award from October with her free breakfast. She was so proud!:
We then headed over to the Community Center so I could sign BOTH kids up for Little League. You heard me right. Jadyn is going to try her hand at baseball now by playing t-ball. I no longer have doubts about her playing team sports. She has already proven herself with soccer that my girly girl can also be one tough cookie. While I was filling out all the paperwork, the kids enjoyed some time at the park. The weather over the past week has been beyond amazing - sunny and near 70 degree temps.
While running errands, Jadyn used her Christmas money/allowance to buy one of the new Lego Friends sets that are geared toward girls. I don't know why they haven't launched a line like this before. It is super cute. We spent the late afternoon putting it together and playing with it. I foresee more of these sets making their way into our home in the future:
We finished off our Saturday by having some friends over for dinner, our neighbors Shami and Adriana and Cruz and Tara. It was a very nice evening.
And so I think the new year is off to a pretty decent start.