A couple of weeks ago, Aaron announced that his work was offering the possibility of working 4 10 hour shifts and having Friday off. We both thought it would be a great idea and thought it would be great for him to be home on Fridays. As he said, I wouldn't have to load everyone up to take Kenny to and from school, I could make doctors appointments on Fridays, or whatever. He could also offer to work on his friends' cars for a little extra money. Well, that was what he did last Friday- he was in the garage ALL day. Yesterday, he went to a friends house to work on a car. He did, at least, take Kenny to school, but then ran into problems on the car they were working on and got home at midnight. I know I won't get him next weekend either because his group has a big annual get-together on Saturday and there are people coming into town Friday for it. So, I was just a little miffed last night. Although, to his defense, I know it won't be like this every Friday- I just get impatient. And, he is always willing to keep the kids while I go do "my thing." The only problem is, I don't have much of a "thing", other than church callings (yipee!), grocery shopping (more fun!) and twins club meetings (okay, that one really is fun! :))
So, I am thinking- girls night out anyone???? I think we should do it! (Obviously not next Saturday....) I am a bit envious of Katie's night she described and I think we need to do something similar. So, who is up for it??
Anyway, so when Aaron finally got home yesterday, I told him I had multiple errands to run today and I was going to do them all kid free and I was going to take my good old sweet time and get home whenever I got home. He knew better than to argue! :) So, I started the day getting my haircut. Which, actually, I am totally NOT thrilled about. Getting it cut was fun, of course, but the results were not as planned. My cut is pretty basic, hard to mess up- but she did. I was going to post a picture, but not now. The worst part is she butchered my bangs. I have to have bangs because I have a big awkward forehead. I told her eyebrow level. Well, she must think my eyebrows are an inch or so higher than they really are....... Anyway, it isn't too bad otherwise- she just didn't layer it quite like I had envisioned. I trimmed it a bit to fix it, but don't know what else to do. So, don't make fun of it :)- the good thing is that bangs grow quickly and hopefully I will look more normal in a couple weeks.
So, then, I went to the library to get some reader books for Kenny to practice with. Then, to Children's Orchard to look for clothes for the girls (these poor girls have nothing for spring/summer.) I got a couple things, but really wasn't too impressed. The clothes were cute- but pricey. I mean, these were used clothes and most of the jeans were like, $10. I can get them new for that price at Walmart. (of course, these were Tommy H. and Gap, etc, but I, personally, have no desire to use these brands- I mean, why? It's just kids clothing!) So, I figure I am better off going to OUAC. Then, I did stop by Kohl's to check out the clearance racks, but still didn't quite see what I wanted so I left without buying. They have all kinds of shorts and such, but these girls have outgrown their pants and it isn't shorts season yet- I need CHEAP pants! Oh well, I will go to OUAC soon.
Next, I stopped at Arby's for lunch and had a very yummy but very fattening lunch- I figured I deserved it- it was my day out alone! :) Then, I got gas in the van, got my two week diaper supply at Sam's club (it was probably a good thing they didn't have the samples out or I would have eaten that on top of the Arby's!) and did my two week shopping at Walmart. On the way out, I stopped at Subway to get dinner for Aaron and I. (the kids were stuck with chicken nuggets from the oven- it is kind of cool that they are still too young to know they are missing out on something yummy! :))
It was definitely nice just to have the day to do what I needed, kid free, not rushed. I left at 9:30 and got home at 3:30! I never would have done all those stops with even one child!
Also, we got notified in the mail today that Jacob is accepted at the same school Kenny is in! (If you remember, Kenny goes to a public school, but it is an alternative- based in math and science- it is all based on lottery to get in. We tried in Kindergarten to get him in, but got wait listed so he went to a charter school, which was okay. We tried again for first grade and he got in. I was nervous hoping Jacob would get in too because I didn't want to drive to different schools. Plus, for being in a public school, I think it is the best option. I would like a better school district, but that won't happen right now. And, well, who can afford private school? not me- I can't even do preschool for the poor kid! But, I have been really impressed with how well Kenny does here, so if we have to be in this school district, this is where I want them to go. I knew they give siblings a priority, but there was no guarantee. Well, he got in! Yay! )
And I am serious about the girls night out! I would love to hang with anyone who would like to!
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