I am trying to blog on a Mac computer. Never have done it before (except yesterday) and I am not so excited about my pictures not being loaded correctly.
So turn your head to the side after this first picture of my breakfast this morning.
So here is Ashley and I playing checkers in Cracker Barrel. Yup, that is where we ate dinner. Delicious big meal and dessert for a total of $13. We got a free cab ride over cause we shared the cab with another guy from our hotel, and then we didn't have cash (we thought we could use a credit card) so the cab driver gave us a ride home for free.
She finally has a smile on her face after we are nice and fed!
Or maybe she was smiling because she kicked my butt in checkers.
I am sure it was because of the food.
And here is a cute picture of Ryann and Curious George. My sitter took this picture of her and she is just the sweetest little thing.
I miss my girls.
When I get home tomorrow night I am going to walk into their rooms and snuggle with each of them. Well, actually just Ryann because she likes to cuddle with me when she sleeps. Cara like to wake up and play with me. I will give Cara a kiss though.
I had a cute patient today who recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her mom was so excited to share in the joy of her new granddaughter so she made these adorable baskets filled with chocolate for me and my staff and then she gave us all rings.
Mine of course had the most bling and was the biggest. This little turtle guy is a hit at our house. It's head and feet move. Cara hugged it for about 10 minutes saying, "Oh turtle, i love you" and Ryann told me his name was "no no the turtle."
Today was Ryann's very first primary program. She was adorable even though I didn't get to see very much of it. I had to sit up behind the organ on the stand, so I saw her waving a couple times. I also heard her singing loud and clear during her song... "Book of Momron Stories"
She practiced her song for weeks and she was so excited to sing and be up on stage.
She did wonderful and I am so proud of her.
I think she may have known more songs than some of the big kids.
This morning I had a good friend text me and ask if I wanted to drop the girls off at her house from 5:30 to 8 tonight. I was a little shocked but she explained that her ward does babysitting swaps every week.
There are about 5 families so you babysit about 10-12 kids every 5 weeks, the other 4 weeks you have date night. :) how fun does that sound? Well, we decided to jump on this opportunity and dropped the girls off.
We started out our amazing date at Sushi Eye, using a Groupon that we had bought a couple weeks ago.
Then we spent an hour walking around Target and discussing what we wanted in our next home, if we should rent or not, and all those things that.
Tonight we had an activity for a group of youth from church. They were playing "Where's Waldo" and they needed some people to dress up and blend in/hide in the mall.
Of course Rich and I were eager to volunteer. We love this kind of stuff!
I really didn't want to get a sitter, and even though we would be out late I wanted to bring the girls along. But, the girls know all these kids from church so I figured that I better dress up the girls as boys!
They were loving it!
Ryann kept dancing around saying, "I'm a boy. I'm a boy."
Cara loved her hat for all of 10 minutes, but during those 10 minutes she was in heaven.
(Total cost of 2 full boy outfits and hats from goodwill- $9. Don't tell Rich I spent that much!)
There were 14 or so adults dressed up and boy it was a party. I was sitting right at the very entrance of the food court at the mall. I had 2 of my friends come meet me at the mall to help keep me covered! It was great. It was the best spot and I was the very last person to be found for all the kids.
Rich, on the other hand, was the very first one to be found for most of the kids. Not sure if it was the cowboy hat or the 2 kids running around like crazy.
Either way, we had a blast. Thank you to such a fun ward for putting this event together!
Seriously amazing. The best garlic butter noodles I have ever eaten in my life. I wanted to take them home because I couldn't finish them all, but I didn't because they would have been so stinky and I wouldn't have had time to eat them with all the other eating that we did.
Then off to bed we went at some SLS Hotel you know, whatev... (see me trying to hide my giddiness and pretend to be cool)
Woke up, headed out to Joan's on Third for an amazing breakfast
We kept wanting to go back to get different food throughout the day, but since we had limited hours we couldn't waste a second by going back to somewhere we had already been.
So then we went off to go shopping. I didn't bring my camera (seriously???) but we had fun shopping on Rodeo drive.
Once we walked and tried on enough clothes to work up an appetite we headed to a delicious little place called Lemonade. I guess there are two different locations. We went to the one in Beverly Hills. We ate amazing pastas and macaroni and cheese and I drank the watermelon rosemary lemonade.
Since we have all of our stuff in boxes in the garage (we got an offer on our house by the way!) I haven't had time to find shoes for Cara that fit her. She has FINALLY grown out of size 5 shoes so we are now on to 5 1/2 or 6. We have plenty of that size shoe, it is just buried way deep in the depths of our garage.
Anyway, I went to a second hand kid store- called kid to kid- to look for some shoes for Cara that would be really cheap and just hold her over until we get back to normal life. I found like 3 or 4 cute pairs that fit and she would say, "I don't like that one" or "too big. I don't like it." We did this over and over again so finally I gave up.
That is when Ryann came running down the aisle to show me what she found:
These babies light up when she walks. So amazing and she was smitten with them. She wouldn't let them out of her hands until she had me convinced to shell out the $9.99 for the best boots ever.
My office went out to dinner and bowling tonight. We went to Lucky Stike Bowling. It was so much fun.
We had to write our names down on cards... I guess my handwriting is getting a little sloppy from all the charts I write every day (seriously... almost 40 patients in one day a couple weeks ago!!!... that is a lot of charts) Anyway, I wrote down my name and this is what they thought it said...
Here is a picture of me with my own bowling ball, bowling shirt, and I even had my own bowling shoes on.
Here are few of the girls from work and our Doctor in the practice. He was so wonderful to treat us all to this fun night.