We are just finishing up Dr. Seuss week here. Cullman City Schools do not miss an opportunity to have a dress up day. This is the reason why I was cutting duck feet out of orange foam paper at 715 Friday morning and making bookmarks for Caden’s class at 9:30 Thursday night. Thankfully Caden’s teacher didn’t go all out with the dressing up. She only had them do things 3 days. Not too bad. I got so wrapped up in getting stuff done for Caden’s class and then JL had an Unbirthday party on Wednesday too, I totally forgot to dress EK up every day. Oops. Poor 3rd child.
We also had to take JL and EK to the ENT Tuesday. JL’s 2nd set of tubes is trying to come out, which is fine, but he has fluid behind the ear drum on the side that’s trying to come out. We’re going to wait it out and hopefully not have to put more tubes in. He does have some mild to moderate hearing loss on that side. EK also has fluid, but if we put tubes in, it could get the internal part of the implant wet…so we’re hoping that clears up on its own. After their appt. we ate lunch at The Summit at a place I can’t ever remember the name of, but it’s excellent. Then we went to Target and bought 4 gigantic boxes of different kinds of fruit snacks because that’s what our kids live off of. And then we checked Caden out of school, so we could go ahead and go to Publix instead of waiting 30 minutes for him to get out of school. Before you call DHR on us, they were watching Green Eggs and Ham. All he missed was a movie, and he got that in the car, so there.
There’s nothing really new going on with us. Just day to day stuff. Jeb had to work today, and Caden likes to get out of the house on Saturdays, so we headed to Decatur to return some things to Old Navy, and wander around Target. Tonight Caden went to his first spend the night party with friends. His best friend Peyton turned 7 yesterday, so he had 4 boys over to spend the night. I haven’t gotten a phone call that he wanted to come home yet, so I guess it’s going alright. We went to dinner after dropping him off and ate with JL and EK…it was so calm. It’s weird how you can drop any of the three and the crazy level drops dramatically.
Oh, last weekend we went to Birmingham (me and the kids) to try out the aqua bags Cochlear is coming out with. EK loved wearing her ears in the water. She laughed and threw her head back in the water. The boys had a great time swimming too. We swam about 30 minutes and then headed up to get changed into dry clothes. I don’t know if you have been to the YMCA lately, but it’s not the best place to get yourself and 3 kids changed. Our options were a bathroom stall with a hole in it where the trash can should be (so you could see to the adjacent stall), a shower, or the middle of the locker room. We chose the middle of the locker room and hoped for the best. We got dried off, ate some pizza there, and headed to Gardendale to eat at Full Moon. I had promised them Full Moon, but they ate the pizza Cochlear provided as an appetizer. We had our 2nd lunch and then went to Target to look around (apparently this is what we do on Saturdays Jeb is working). We ended up buying a Skylander and some other stuff we probably didn’t need.
Tomorrow Jeb’s teaching Sunday School at our church and then we’ll head to Daystar to go to worship there and pick up Caden (that’s where his buddy goes to church). Then our friend, Michael, and his girlfriend are coming to spend the night with us tomorrow night. The boys are very excited about meeting her and seeing Michael. They’ve been asking me questions all week. When I told them her name was Brittany, they got excited because one of the Chipettes is named Brittany. I hope they’re not disappointed when she shows up and isn’t a 6 in furry chipmunk with a dress who sings “All the Single Ladies.”