March 4, 2018

Weekend Report: 936 Weekends

We have 936 weekends before a child turns 18, so intentionality is the aim.

2018 has come in hot and fiery--between work travels for both Clint and me, a bout of flu for Clint and an additional class he picked up at the last minute to teach, the death of Clint's grandfather and a week family travels to South Dakota, an overnight hospital stay for Emily: it's been full.

About a week ago things began to turn a corner and this weekend I felt it slow down.  This was Board weekend at the University.  I had Board responsibilities until 7:45 p.m. on Thursday and all day Friday until 7:00 p.m. Clint took both kids to Kai's final fencing class at the Y.  I was planning to attend the ballet event on campus, but by 7:00 p.m., I was totally done in.  I went home and rested for a few minutes until the kids came home.  Ended up going to bed fairly early on Friday evening.  Saturday morning I had to be on campus by 7:45 a.m. for Board stuff.  My parents took Kai to his swim lesson on Saturday morning and Clint hung out with Emily. I was home by 9:15 a.m. (not bad!) and took over for Clint so that he could teach his online class (a live session).    Kai didn't get home until 12:30 p.m. because my parents took him out for breakfast and then he had a short playdate.  Emily took an early nap and I read for over an hour!

The afternoon was pretty low key and full of kids.  I made chocolate chip cookies with Kai and I worked a bit in the breezeway (our word for the mudroom) that I am turning into my office-playroom-mudroom. I made beef stew for dinner.  Baths for both kids. Clint and I watched a strange sci-fi movie and I fell asleep in it toward the end and stumbled to bed.

Sunday we did church, lunch at my parents, a nap and a park visit.  Fast dinner, pick up the house and move the laundry forward.  Clint is reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Kai.  Emily fell asleep instantly in her crib--apparently we wore her out today.

Clint and I had a "staff meeting" and planned Madi's upcoming 18th birthday celebrations and planned the weekend that some good friends and Word Made Flesh staff members are coming to visit.

It was a good weekend.  Lots of time with the little kids with snuggles and hugs. Emily continues to adore Kai.  He's the sun and moon to her.  Wherever he is, her eyes are on him!

I am going to read for 20 minutes and head to bed!

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