I told my kids yesterday morning that, hey kids - it's been a long time since I've done a day in the life photos and this day seems like it might work. They were all on board with that.
Mark and Wendy both had activities in the 10 o'clock hour, and they were both up in time to get a little Saturday morning choring checked off the list.
Brian isn't much of an early riser if he doesn't need to be, so I left a note for him in the spot where notes will be found if there is one.
Mark had his last swim class for this season's eight week session. He's moving up. I thought he wanted a break in his schedule, but he wants to take the next class as soon as possible.
Wendy, meanwhile, was just across the way in the weight room, strength training with the soccer coach. I had time to run Mark home after swimming, pick up Rocket and take him for a little walk around the campus before she got out. Our hope for this coming week is to schedule her driving test to get her license.
I then had time to drop her off at home so she could shower before work before I ran Rocket up to the groomers. A long overdue appointment, as you can see.
Dad made it home from work while I was picking up Wendy, and during the time that I ran Rocket to the Barking Lot - dad put together some lunch. I was a little grossed out, but they all ate what they were given. Food down the hatch, I then ran Wendy to work.
Greg and the boys left for our nephew's birthday party while I waited for a phone call to go pick up the dog. When I got there, there was someone else walking out with Rocket's doppelganger. Since his groomer had confessed to misplacing his collar when she called that he was ready - I decided that I'd better put the dog I was given through some tricks once we got home so I could be sure I was given the right one.
Yep, that's Rocket.
Birthday guests - Ayla. Our great-niece.
Camden (just over two months old) - our nephew and brother to the birthday boy.
Grayson - the birthday boy, and yes - we totally got him that fart gun. It was an instant hit. The funny thing is that Wendy and I had bumped into Grayson's dad at the store the night before when it was in our shopping cart, so I hid it under other purchases super quick. We NEVER bump into him at the store!
Once opened, he couldn't believe it. Teresa! he says. Grayson plays with that thing EVERY time we walk down that aisle, but I never dared to bring it home .....
That's what aunties and uncles are for.
I left just before five to head out and pick up Wendy from work before heading home to meet my mom.
We had tickets to the MSU - Tech game. We won 5 - 1. Go Huskies!
Random: at the last hockey game I went to, our school secretary was sitting across the way. I knew she'd be there, so I knew to look for her. At this game, in nearly the same spot but lower was, I was pretty certain, yet another one of my bosses from school. I puzzled on it for a bit, then finally texted that hey, I'm pretty sure I see you at the hockey game, are you here?
She'd either think I was nuts or it would really be her.
Person across the way eventually pulls out phone, reads it, looks up and around trying to find me. It's her! We proceeded to enjoy a moment of waving and texting and confirmed that we were both rooting for the same team.
After the game I caught up a bit with the cousins, friends and aunt and uncle who had been scattered about the stadium.
It was a good day.