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Monday, October 20, 2008


Gilbert School district has a full week off in October for Fall Break! What does that mean...it means that we as mothers need to find things for our children to do for a full week. This last week for me wasn't that hard for me. On Monday we stayed home all day and I cleaned the house while banning the kids from being inside! On Tuesday we spent most of the day out and about. I had a lot to do so I told the kids if they were good I would take them to the dollar store and let them pick a toy to buy! After the errands we spent the rest of the day at the church getting ready for my R.S. enrichment activity. Wednesday was the day...the day that just went all wrong. The kids were almost terrible. Fighting, crying, yelling , and running and just all around hard to deal with. I was trying to get things ready to go camping. Camping is something that we had decided to do a few weeks ago when we realized that we had a whole week off of school. I was trying to get the car packed and things from out of the attic and dusted off and washed and ready to go. As I was out back the kids decided to explore the attic. Which is a bad idea because they have been told many times not to go into the attic and not only that but I had done little Christmas shopping and hid it up there! Well I came back into the garage to find the kids drooling over the Lego's I bought them for Christmas. I was so mad that I told them that the Lego's were going back and they ruined Christmas for the year! What else am I supposed to do or say? Anyway they were in trouble and they knew it! So we got all packed and off we went to camp. We went to Mt. Graham in Safford and it was very nice! I got to see my Grandma, Mom, Dad and Sister. The mountains were nice and cool and pleasant. It was a great get-a-way. I almost sent Justin with the kids because the made me soooo mad! I went anyway. Thursday morning we woke up took our last shower of the week and got my dad and headed up the the mountain to get some fire wood and find a good camping spot. We actually stayed at the same camp site that we stayed ot last time, so in all laziness I didn't take many pictures. On Friday morning after breakfast we went on a hike up the mountain. We kept going and going and going! And Finally made it to the top. Yep the top of Mt. Graham. Yea it may have been the smallest peak but for our group it was perfect. Especially considering Justin carried Emie on his shoulders the whole time. On the way down is when it got hairy. Parker was walking down the trail and wham tripped on a small rock to hit his head on a even bigger rock. Maybe I should call it a boulder because that is what it really was. Anyway, Wham he hit hard, like dropping a tomato on the tile floor. So I picked him up and carried him down the mountain. This is the result from that fall

This is Emie looking at Parker's head!
Monica got to see it first hand and gave us a small ice pack to help the huge lump. She stayed for a while and then went home to get away from the smoke and the smelly relatives. Saturday Morning was all business we ate and then packed up then headed out. We stopped by to visit with Grandma and Mom and Dad and Monica. Then we headed home. It is always nice to get home to finally get things back to normal but not me. I didn't want any dirty in the house because I spent all day on Monday getting the house clean. So I made the whole family stay outside until everything was cleaned put away and then I gave the boys haircuts. Nothing dirty came inside I was very happy! After everyone was clean we went to target and returned said Lego's and me a new toothbrush because earlier that day Emie decided that my toothbrush was a fun toy to play in the dirt with. We also bought and watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That will have to be a whole other post. I liked the movie but...well I can wait until later to dive into that mess. Ate at Filaberto's, and headed off the bed to get up the next morning for church! All in all the WEEK wasn't to horrible. The kids were OK and now let's get back to our normal life of school and homework and that stuff!


Koi said...

Oh my gosh! Parker's lump makes my eyes water. Did he suffer any memory loss?

meghannamarie said...

Not yet! We will see if he stops talking again! I don't think I will be that lucky though!

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