We started out with Thursday night hibachi in Dallas (we're talking an hour and 15 minute drive one way) to celebrate Evie's best friend's birthday. We had soooo much fun! But the kids were exhausted by the time we got home (even though Evie spent the night with her sweet friend)!
The next day, the kids didn't have school, so I dragged them around with me for various client matters. They are still amazed that people pay me to talk on the phone. Blown away. Of course, if I showed them my student loans, maybe they'd be less impressed.
I actually had to go by a funeral home and cemetery to pick up a refund check for one of my elderly clients. The boys were fascinated. They even asked to drive around the cemetery to look at the graves. Interesting kids I'm raising.
Then I grabbed Luke's best friend Gabe and we spent the rest of the day just hanging out. I have to admit that I was thrilled when we scheduled a last minute dinner with George's Kindergarten teacher and her hubby. We enjoyed wine, company, and dinner out, while my ridiculously generous niece (Amber) stayed home with FIVE kids. Luckily they are all old enough to really take care of themselves these days. I love it!
The next morning we started bright and early at the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate breakfast and stock sale. This is where they sell all the livestock that competed at the show. The Grand Champion steer went for $240K. Yes, that's amazing! And it all goes to scholarships. Craziness! We met up with our friends Donna and Mike and spent the morning drinking Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and beer.
It's always fun, but I was glad we kept it under control because I had to run in a hundred different directions when we left at 11:15. I grabbed Gabe and took him home. Then I took Evie to Lira's actual birthday party at a skating rink and took the boys with me to run errands.
That afternoon, Luke started to feel bad - sore throat and fever, but you know I didn't let that get in the way of our plans! We had to go to a masquerade party that night and one of George's friends was coming over for a playdate (while his parents had an actual date). Chuck and I had a great time at this JWC event. We both had to have masks, but we couldn't find anything at Party City that looked right on Chuck until I suggested a Batman mask. I freaking love it, but of course, I can't find a picture. Instead, here's a picture of me with most of the ladies on my Executive Committee. I love these girls and was sad that two of them weren't able to be there!
I'm sure I lost the picture of me and Chuck because we got a call from Amber that night that Luke was throwing up. High fever. We rushed home, but he was already asleep by the time we got there. Poor Amber had a shitty night. I owe her big! The next day, we skipped church and I took Luke to the doctor where he confirmed that the poor guy has strep throat. Look how sad he was. He napped all day and fell asleep with the light on while the other kids were taking baths last night. I've never seen him sleep like this. It really hit him hard!
I went to the store to get his prescriptions and do the grocery shopping, but after I loaded all the groceries (including popsicles for the sickie) in the back of my car, I closed the door and belatedly realized that I had left my keys in the trunk. Let me tell you that I was having a shitty day myself. Thank goodness AAA came to the rescue about 30 minutes later, and the popsicles were salvageable when I got home. Still, the rest of the day, I spent on the couch doing laundry and nursing my poor little guy. I was done going out.
So really, it was quite a weekend!