I think we had a pretty okay weekend.
Saturday was fairly uneventful. I slept in until about 1. Which is highly unusual luckily K watched KT so I could sleep. I had another bad night trying to sleep and I had a headache and just couldn’t stay awake. KT woke me up about 10 or so wanting juice and “Mama ‘m soaking wet! It’s on my legs and feet!” Ugh. So I made a juice run to the kitchen, changed the soggy mess, put on Nick Jr and that’s all I remember until hubby called and woke me up. After that I found some motivation and actually emptied a few boxes in the garage.
I had been planning on taking the kids to the drive in on Friday night. But I somehow managed to lose the $40 that was going to fund the excursion. Biggest.bonehead.ever. I know it was in my pocket when we were at orientation at school and then it was gone. I probably had my phone (or keys) in that pocket and it fell out when I took the phone out. UGH. Sadly it’s not the first time this has happened. Last time it was $12. So I felt stupid, was mad at myself, and was feeling really sad that P couldn’t come home this weekend. I decided that we should just stay home. So after getting over the sting of losing the money, I decided to go anyway. We all needed to get out of the house.
After removing the stroller and various randomness from the back of the truck, we filled it with pillows and blankets and such. I ordered a pizza to pick up – can’t beat the Domino’s large one topping with extra cheese for $6.99 carry out special! (If i had that same pizza delivered it would have cost almost $20.) We got in the truck and away we went! We ran into Fresh & Easy and got some drinks, popcorn and candy. Went to the ATM, and then picked up the pizza. Katie saying “I want go to movie theatre!” the whole way!
I had decided that we were going to go see “Despicable Me.” The other option was the Dogs & Cats movie and I am seriously not sitting through that. Yuck-O. It was a cute movie, as far a kids movies go. I’ve seen better – I’ve seen worse. The best part was when the minions said “Oh poop.” KT was really fidgety most of the time and ate a boat load of “Pock-corn” and she couldn’t get enough “Noodles” which in her world are Skittles. I’m not sure why she calls them that, but she does. I really wanted to stay for the 2nd movie with was “Dinner for Schmucks.” I don’t ever get to go to the movies without the children so I wanted to see it for me. It’s not something I normally would have let K see….We’re usually pretty strict about what we let her watch. But she’s growing up, and she’s really seen a lot more PG-13 movies lately than ever before.
I usually go to kids-in-mind.com to get an idea of what a movie really has in it. They rate the movies from 0-10 on the Sex & nudity, Violence/Gore and Profanity. So all the movies have a rating like 6.5.2. Then they describe all of the incidents in each category. It’s very specific. They also list discussion topics and the moral of the story. I think it’s a fantastic site! they also have an iPhone app now!
So Dinner for Schmucks was 6.5.5. (Despicable Me was 2.3.2 in case you were wondering.) It had a little more sexual content than I normally let her see… but it wasn’t really overt, and I’m pretty sure most of it went over her head. At least I hope it did. (fingers crossed!) And she was half asleep through some of it. I liked it. It wasn’t as hilarious as I wanted it to be…. but I don’t think anything will ever be as funny as the Hangover was!
So we got back late, I hoped I could sleep… but that didn’t happen until about 3 or so… read last nights sleepless post here. I think I decided that the noise I heard also could have been a shovel being knocked over… I noticed it was on the ground today and then I knocked it over too. Who knows. Lets hope sleep wins one of these nights.
Despite being up until 3, I managed to get up at 9 this morning. Not out of my own free will mind you.. a certain small person was beckoning for me. I do give myself kudos for staying awake after that! Yay me! We cleaned up the house a little bit, I took a shower, went to the store for juice and milk. And then we headed to meet my sister at IKEA in Costa Mesa. I have never been to IKEA before. We had one back in PA, but never actually went. And for some strange reason that no one can figure out: there isn’t one in Las Vegas. (Vegas also doesn’t have a Chick-fil-a) So this was my first adventure/experience at IKEA.
Traffic was bad, I got lost, and my sister sat there for 45 minutes waiting for us. We did finally make it! It was insane! I don’t think I’ve ever been to a store where there were just hoards of people walking in, walking out… just everywhere! I don’t think I’ve ever been in an elevator that will hold 2 strollers and e shopping carts! It was seriously the craziest place I think I’ve ever been.
*If you didn’t catch this on today’s Freshly pressed, here is a very entertaining blog about a trip to IKEA.
KT was making our “shopping list” or scribbling on an order form to stay occupied. But that meant that she dropped the pencil and the catalog she was holding about 150 times. She was pretty good overall. After finding my sister’s “Billy” bookshelf and lots of goodies I wasn’t intending on buying.. (although I did get some cute and inexpensive flower pots for my Hibiscus I bought a few weeks ago.) we headed to the checkout! $27 later we were ready to get some frozen yogurt!
KT +frozen yogurt was definitely interesting. She loves ice cream, but I usually just give her a little bit at a time on a spoon, she’s never really had a cone before. She liked it a bit and then started trying to eat the cone! It turned into quite a drippy mess… then she dropped it in the cup holder in her stroller. Yay. Oh, and she proceeded to finish what was left of my cone at that moment when I tried to clean it up! It was really less messy than I thought it would turn out to be.
After a lovely drive home, with very little traffic. we stopped to wash the truck that was so dirty it was brown and not blue anymore. I cleaned up a little more, KT got sand in her eye, smashed her finger between the couch and the wall, and we ate some left over pizza for dinner. Now if only I could get her to go to sleep. She is seriously wound up!
I guess I should have posted this last night… but I once I actually got the maniac to go to sleep. I got sidetracked watching the new episode of True Blood and then I had a pounding headache and I actually went to sleep BEFORE 3 Am! WOOOO HOOOOOO! if you are keeping track, that is Sleep 1 Bumps in the night 2!
And more interestingly I got up at 9, and was moderately productive! I cleaned my bathroom, tidied up the bedroom, swept & mopped the linoleum in the kitchen/dining area/entry way, and vacuumed the living room. I know its pretty amazing… I think I may be really getting back into the swing of things. Which is just in time since SCHOOL STARTS ON WEDNESDAY! Not that I am excited or anything… K sure isn’t.
Oh well.. i must go find some lunch to feed a small maniac who is throwing dirty socks at me. Until next time!