Friday, March 11, 2011

Yesterday, the weather here was brisk and blustery. Seriously? The wind is as brutal here as it was in South Dakota. Brrrrr! It was also overcast and dreary.

But today? Oh, today it's sunny and warm and amazing. It is simply not possible to be upset about anything on a day like today. Well, okay - I'm sure it's possible (don't want to tempt fate ya know) but this has seriously been one great week.

The kids were out of school on Monday, so after the gym the kids and I went to Chuck E Cheese. I love that the games there are only a token, no matter which game you play. I also love that we had a ton of tokens left over from T's birthday and that I had a coupon for pizza, drinks, and more tokens. The kids were awesome! They were patient with me and each other since they had to share my attention and S is now old enough to know how to play some things by herself. Also, we got a bunch of tickets to add to the ones we already had. We left with a pretty awesome prize - a gumball dispenser. We put M&M's in it instead. Yum!

Tuesday the dentist visit went better than I could have dreamed. The kids liked it so much they've both asked to go back. T gets to go back next week to have his molars sealed and a small cavity taken care of, so he'll get his wish. Plus, they've been way better about paying attention when they brush their teeth since we went. Can't really ask for more than that!

Wednesday was the ballet session that parents get to watch. Oh my gosh, those kids are so cute. All the little tutus and ballet shoes. I wish I was a better photographer, because there were some amazing opportunities there. And S just loves it. I so want the kids to like to be active. The benefits of that will last a lifetime.

Yesterday, my computer problems proved to be easy to fix and not too expensive. S was with me while we waited, and she was really, really well behaved. In fact, the kids have been really well behaved all week. I think it has to do with the parenting class we are attending. I like that there has been very little yelling all week - kids included. It just makes for a happier house. And we are all reaping the benefits of that. Bedtime hasn't been an issue this week, either. Color me delighted!

Today, S and I headed out to a movie. The movie theater here offers $5 admission before noon, so we went to see Rango. Turns out it was a bit scary in parts, so the movie was probably meant for kids a little older. There was a group of special needs students there and they were high school-ish aged, and they loved it. Then, we came home and the resident diva is napping - yes, napping - so I know that my efforts to keep them moving to get them tired are working.

What a great way to end a great week - a day that's just about sheer perfection. Happy Friday everyone!


Samantha said...

Which parenting class are you taking? Love and Logic? I'm considering the Love and Logic because there is one starting next Monday at Jackie's school.

Daily Dose of Dahl said...

it is - I highly, highly recommend it.