Just for the record books or in my case the scrapbooks that keep sitting on the craft table starring at me, here are few real life things from the past few weeks that I want to remember. None are all that exciting, but they are the glimpse of our day to day life that I don't want to forget in the years ahead. It is in list form because it's easiest and doesn't require complete sentences!
1. P and I celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday November 6th. Amazing. We enjoyed a great date day on Saturday when we went to the NU Game and saw the Huskers lose to Northwestern. Shocking. I told my parents I don't think I've been to a winning Nebraska game in years. We tend to go every year around our anniversary or when they played Texas. Maybe the team should ask me to stay home next year! It was a great day for football and we had so much fun talking without interruption. Score, I even knitted on the car ride.
2. Our actual anniversary was spent at church and then at a pancake benefit for one of Mr C's classmates families. I hate Pancakes and all Breakfast food, but ate some as it was for a good cause. My husband actually tried to say it was like taking me out to eat!
3. Mr C wakes up about 30 minutes before he needs to go to school each morning. He calls this his "transition to awakeness time" and its crucial for him. He also wakes up each day and says "I think I might dress up today?" Hello, he has no choice; its his uniform. Sadly, he's grown a little more lately and all the dress pants we bought him in October are beginning to look short.
4. Miss A was helping me the other day before school to sort the dirty laundry. She loved it. The piles of colors and whites were so fun for her make. She did everyone in the family's overflowing laundry basket. She told me not to ever do this again without her help. Where is that enthusiasm from the other children. No one offers to help put it all away when it's clean either.
5. Miss M has her first dance competition this weekend. Its a local event and includes an all day dance convention. She told me that she's so looking forward to this weekend, but she needs me to purchase some more hair spray. Can't have that dance bun falling out I guess. For the Saturday event, she told me it's OK if I bring my knitting along, but I need to remember to watch when she performs. As if I'd miss it.
6. We boxed up our Operation Christmas Child boxes last week and I've never been so excited to think of the boys and girls getting their packages. Friday night, the whole family went to the Dollar Tree and filled the boxes to the brim. Mr C picked out some fun things for a little boy and, of course, the girls picked girls their ages to shop for. It's very hard to go shopping to buy things for others and not leave with anything for yourself, but it was a great life lesson for the kids.
7. Finally, we are a little old fashioned about Christmas decorating (at least I am) and won't allow anything up until after Thanksgiving. I always feel so bad for this non commercial holiday, it gets lost in the commercialism of Christmas. So sad. Anyway, I've obviously been too vocal on it. On the way home from Church on Sunday, Miss A announces that she plans on going to the house on the edge of the neighborhood and tell them you must take down your "Halloween decorations before you put up your Christmas decorations. Come on people, it's lets not forget about Thanksgiving!" We kept a close eye on her Sunday afternoon and did not let her ride her bike too far away!
Whew. I feel a lot better getting all those "things" off my chest. Now, I can know these memories are safely kept right here and giving me more brain room for Thanksgiving planning.