Me "They gave me a lot of pickles. "
Cameron "Did you want pickles? "
Me "Oh yes. I asked for pickles. "
Cameron "They have really nice people here (Wendy's)."
I've been taking Cameron with me to my stylist whenever I go so she can cut his hair too. It's like a date for us now. Special time together, just the 2 of us. We had lunch at Wendy's afterwards. He was so sweet. And talkative. He even sang me two songs he learned in music. He also told me that Santa Clause tells the parents how much the toys are going to cost and we pay Santa for them. I guess he deduced this because I told him that he isn't getting an Xbox because it costs too much money.
I went out Friday night with my coworkers. And I felt like death warmed over Saturday morning.
This weekend, it was in the 70's!! Crazy! But beautiful. Christmas is only 4 days away, and the kids were playing outside in shorts. We even had to break down and turn on the A.C.!
Sunday evening, we did something we never do as a family. We went to the mall! Something about the mall these days just stresses me out. I have to be by myself to really shop. And I hate shopping at the mall. I especially hate trying on clothes!
I had a few items to exchange, so we had planned on making a quick trip - in and out. We decided to eat there. And we ended up having so much fun. Bella got to play at the playground while we ate. Cameron, too. He's still only 6, as much as he tries to pretend he's not. Josh took the boys in the arcade. I just let Bella wander while I patiently followed her around (again something I never do). She had a blast.
Then we decided to stop in the pet store. Bella loves animals. It was so cute to watch her talk to the bunnies and puppies like they were babies. How do girls know automatically how to like that? And now Jackson wants a cockatiel for Christmas. Um, no. Two parakeets are enough for me.
I had been wanting to take Bella to see the lights this year (she is obsessed over Christmas lights). We went to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. It was beautiful and (I think) the boys enjoyed it (more than I thought they would). Jackson had wanted to go see the lights at the beach again, but I had wanted to do something different. So he complained most of the time about how the lights at the beach were way better, but I think he came around towards the end. Bella didn't pay as much attention as I had hoped. She was more excited that I let her sit on my lap in the car and was busy pushing buttons and rolling down windows. We had to wait in line for over 45 minutes, which was the worst part. By the time we got to the start of the lights, Josh and I had just about had it. I had made Jackson get in the front while I sat in the back withCameron, just to break the two of them up. They weren't fighting (surprise, surprise) but they were goofing off and wrestling and just making way too much noise. Bella was getting restless and whiny. I was getting car sick from all the stop and go. But the lights made up for it. Then, on the way home, we stopped at Dairy Queen for snacks.
I finished wrapping presents last night (finally). As usual, Josh counted the presents for each of the kids and decided they didn't have enough presents to open. Which I think is ridiculous. He doesn't care if they open socks and undershirts. He thinks the number of presents makes it fun for children. So I imagine I might have a few more things to wrap after tonight.
All in all, it was a great weekend.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.