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After going to bed much later than usual Friday night, our amazing and wonderful children let us sleep until 10:00 A.M. Saturday morning. Eliza woke up a bit earlier than that, came in to ask if it was okay if she watched a cartoon downstairs. We actually had to go in and wake Jonas up (that never happens!).
I finished up the last of my espresso blend Friday and began Bolivian Saturday.
For the record, it really annoys me when beans are named espresso, because espresso is technically what is produced when a small amount of scalding hot pressurized water is forced through finely ground coffee. The darkness or flavor of the actual bean has nothing to do with it. I know, I’m an annoying know-it-all. But I’m trying to keep it real here.
I blogged and Jake helped Eliza get ready. Jake and the kids video chat with his Dad for a few minutes before Eliza and I leave.
Eliza and I talked the 40 minutes in the car on the way to Spanish class. She asked how garbage disposals work, told me the plot of Stewart Little (I guess he goes down a drain at some point), and we talk about adoption.
In Spanish class, they practiced verb conjugation and pretended to “buy” things from a “store” with toy shopping carts.
During the hour Eliza was in class, I half watched/listened to the class live recording on the TV screen and I read a few acts of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. I had to try hard not to cry in public.
The last 15 minutes of Spanish, they always make a project.
This time they used so sort of cool spreadable clay to color in a photo with clothing vocal. Awesome!
Jake and Jonas chilled at home. Jonas ate watermelon pretty well, which is a big deal (he’s usually anti all fruit but bananas, raisins, and dried berries).
Before we came back home, Eliza and I bought a few things in preparation for Jonas’s first sleepover with his grandparents. We use cloth diapers, but they requested we buy a few disposables for his stay with them. On the car ride home, Eliza invented a game where she said a word and I had to think of a synonym. It was actually pretty hard, but I think she came out of it with a few new vocabulary words.
At home there was some happy mail waiting for me! My album for Week in the Life arrived from Two Peas in a Bucket.
Eliza does art, Jonas walks on the table, everyone’s doing their favorite thing.
During Jonas’s nap, Eliza pretended she was Fleur Delacour and found the Marauder’s Map. That chopstick is was wand and she was working on her egg clue (we’re reading about the second task in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire right now). She kept saying, “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
Jake makes a paper cube guy from a printout with Eliza. The guy is from Marshall Alexander.
He looks like a Rubix Cube and has the algorithms to solve a Rubix Cube on the top. Cool. Jake is super good at solving Rubix Cubes, I can’t even get one side of one. We’re defiantly different kinds of nerd.
Then Jake teaches Eliza how to use our DSLR.
She takes a picture of me sewing.
And a really good portrait of me. Can you believe a six-year-old took that!?!
I finished up Jonas’s curtains, which I made out of a Star Wars pillowcase (tutorial here).
I think they look cool with his solar system curtains, but I can’t get far enough away from both windows to get a photo of them together.
Jake works on coding for Freckled Nest Design for a bit.
And then we pack the kids’ up to go to stay with Abba and Grandpa Timmy (Jake’s Dad’s). Jake drove to his Dad’s while I read Harry Potter aloud.
Jonas is there for five minutes and he’s climbed on three tables, helped himself to a banana (which he ate in three bites and opened himself) and emptied three cabinets. Dude’s a handful.
This is Jonas’s first sleepover. Usually when Jake and I go on dates, we bring the kids on the date with us. Or sometimes someone comes to us and watches them at our house. We moved to Midtown because it’s around the stuff we love to do, so driving the kids a half an hour to one of their grandparent’s houses only to drive back to something a few miles away from us hardly makes sense. But we made the effort this time.
Jake and I were running late for our date, and got grumpy about where to eat and what we had time for. When we argue, there’s usually hunger involved. We ended up getting gas station snacks to tide us over as a compromise. Jake was excited to get to go to the shiny new Quick Trip, which is the most awesome gas station chain ever.
Back to the city!
Still on the grumpy side. Since Jake drove to his Dad’s, I drive to downtown.
We were running late, but had trouble parking. There were several proms downtown. We finally broke down and paid $10 to park in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parking lot. At least it set us up for an awesome picture of the gold steeple.
We arrive at our destination, Municipal Hall, about 30 minutes late. We’re going to the Roller Derby!
Hers and His.
We meet up with Harvey and Lisa for a double date. The Roller Derby was their idea. For the win, guys! (Harvey’s my best friend. I was even a grooms-woman in his wedding).
I loved it. It’s weird that I got the rules for this in one read, but I still don’t get football, no matter how hard my Dad’s always tried.
I half want to join a team. I’d just have to get the skating part down: I’d be totally awesome at the shoving part. I’m mosh pit trained, after all.
After the derby was over, it was super nice out. So we walked a few blocks to Fran’s for dinner.
We played Uno on Jake’s iPad while we waited for food.
Lisa’s super pretty. And so funny! She and Harvey had us cracking up (and blushing) all night!
Jake and I split the morning glory: a waffle topped with over easy eggs, bacon, apple slices, and a honey maple syrup. So good.
And then it started to rain. Hard. We wrapped our camera and iPad in a plastic bag and ran/skipped (we don’t care if we look like idiots–we’re happy idiots) the seven or eight blocks back to the car. We got super ahead of Harvey and Lisa, so we stopped to wait them under the cover of the cover of the Kansas City Convention Center. And then ran some more. Which the boys talked about as pointless, because you get more wet when you run in the rain. According to Mythbusters.
Jake’s Dad sent us a super cute picture of Jonas wearing Corbin’s (Jake’s younger brother) old baby shoes. Awww!
After we got home, we changed into warm, dry, fuzzy p.j.’s, did some work on-line, and then snuggled up and watched movies in bed. I had trouble sleeping (there were a bunch of loud motorcycles for some reason) and didn’t fall asleep all of the way until 3:00 A.M. Whew! It was a crazy, packed day.
How was your Saturday?