Somewhere along the way Emmy figured out that I want her to smile when I point the camera at her. This is one of her grin-on-command faces:
I snapped a picture of Jansen working on his valentines for school. Earlier in the month he had big plans for an 8 1/2 x 11 handmade, personalized valentine for each kid in his class. I didn't have the heart to totally shut down the idea, but thankfully the idea fizzled out on its own. It would have been just too much work.
Well these two cats went on a double date to the Cheesecake Factory with the Comins. The food was so awesome...as was the service and the company. We did get a call from a teary Jansen who was missing us, but he was pretty easily consoled. We both look so tired in this picture!
At 6:00 this morning I turned to Nate and asked if he wanted to sleep in one morning this weekend and I would sleep in the other day. I chose to sleep in right then, so I escaped to the guest room and slept until 7:30. When I woke up, he had fed the kids breakfast and they were getting ready for an outing to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. I was going to have the morning (and afternoon) to myself!
After they left I went on a little run. I am doing this 5K next Saturday. It will be so fun, but I am still not ready. I have found that the only way to get myself to exercise is to sign up for something like this. I have to put my money where my mouth is, and I am way too prideful to show up to a race not having run at all.
Tonight was stake conference. Nate went to the adult session, and I stayed home with the kids. I actually love stake conference and would have loved to have gone, but we didn't want to get a sitter 2 nights in a row. Instead, the kids and I had some fun with a blanket on our dirty floor. I pulled them around (okay for maybe like 4 minutes) and got lots of laughs from Emmy. I'm now going to seal the deal and end this night with chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, and hot fudge.