Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The end of the weekend (3/7/06)

Sunday was nice. And loud - at times. But it was nice. I went to IKEA in the morning with my in-laws' truck to buy some bookshelves for the family room. After I got home, Mom, Dad, Michelle and Tessa came over to have lunch with us. We have a new Sunday morning tradition (since we began going to Saturday night church) of having french toast for breakfast, so we held off on the french toast until they could all join us for lunch. Lunch was good. Mmmm.

Then we all convened to the family room to hang out until the party we had to go to in the afternoon. Dave and I began to put together the shelves, while Nora insisted on helping us in some way and Ryann and Tessa kind of walked around aimlessly carrying things from here to there. After we had gotten two shelves together it was time to get ready to go... here is where it got loud:

Nora decided that she wanted to wear a turquoise coat that has been hanging in the front hall closet for a while. I told her "no - it is ugly and it doesn't match your dress." She got upset. In reality I didn't want her to wear it because I knew what kind of trouble it was bound to cause... So as I'm bringing the coat to the closet, Ryann sees it and decides she wants to wear it. (see where I'm going with this and why I said no to begin with?) I said no and continued to go to the closet. Now we have Nora crying and Ryann crying. Up to this point Georgia had been sleeping in her carseat, but she wakes up and starts screaming. I threw the coat in the laundry room, shut the door and told them that no one was wearing the coat. Everyone is now crying. While I was throwing the coat, the snap-on hood flew off and didn't make it into the laundry room with the coat. I turned around and Ryann has the hood on her head and is sobbing about the coat. At that point mom, dad and I just busted out laughing. It was hysterical.

Not sure if Tessa was also crying or if she was unaffected by the chaos going on at the time:)

So we went to Uncle Bryce's and Aunt Jan's for the little party. Uncle Bryce was being installed at Palos Heights CRC as their Pastor of Congregational Care (or something similar to that) in the evening service, so we went for a little before gathering. Jordan, Hope and Hailey were there with all of their parents, as well as Jonathan and Megan. We had such a good time catching up with everyone. The girls had fun playing with the Jordan and Hope (Hailey is 6 mo and was sleeping much of the time we were there). And we always have such a nice time with Dave's cousins and family. We always, always enjoy our time with them and are so excited to have Uncle Bryce and Aunt Jan in town (they live only 15 minutes from us).

Surprisingly, it was much quieter at their house with the 7 kids than it had been at our house with the 4 kids - don't know how that happened. Apparently Jordan and Hope must be very quiet, good kids and they managed to rub off on mine.

No photos of the afternoon - totally forgot the camera.


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