We got to play outside today!!! It’s maybe 40 degrees?!? I don’t know, but warm enough to spend a few hours outside today! Our couch and beds need a break from 2 boys with lots of energy jumping on them constantly.
Yesterday, we went to Chicago, ate a donut, and came home.
Well, we were hoping to come home with a car for Andy’s parents. BUT…Andy talked to the guy on the phone, asking what we’d need to fix to get it running perfectly. “Oh man, it’s a great car. You could get tires if you want new ones, but the ones it has are fine.” So before dawn…we wake up our kids, load them in our van, drive 2 1/2 hours, get there 1 hour before they open because we forgot about the time change (boo, hiss, coulda slept in), test-drive the car, Andy does the whole Randy-Jackson-thing “Ya, I don’t know man, something about it’s not quite right.” And the guy has the nerve to list the things that are wrong with it. WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL US THAT BEFORE??? I’m sure he thought we’d buy it since we’d driven so far. But, no, load kids back in van, drive 2 1/2 hours home, and still searching… All in all, it was a surprisingly fun trip. Our kids thought we were picking Andy’s parents up from the airport, and then they thought we were going to fly to Brazil. It was hard to explain we were just there to get a donut (which is how we passed our hour when we got there too early, thanks to a Krispy Kreme across the street) Usually road trips don’t go that smooth for us, but our kids didn’t seem to mind being strapped to a chair for 5 hours. Andy and I had some good time to talk. I, of course, was knitting!!!
Last night, we had the Manchester students over for a wild game of Curses. It was hysterical, and is always fun to see people’s personalities come out. I seriously think I laughed all night, my cheeks were hurting.
The other day, I was doing dishes and heard the kids happily playing, so kept plugging away. After 15 minutes or so, I peak in on their game. Jack is hiding under a laundry basket (or a cage, as Miles was calling it). Yes, Miles decided Jack was his pet hamster and was saying “You lie down, and I’ll get you some food and water.” You can see from the pictures, Jack was having a blast. I’m still not sure what I think about the whole game. Jack says he likes it, but I think he just loves the attention from his older brother…So, for now it’s banned from our house.