Matt spent the day with us today since he couldn't get to work in his Saab because of the snow. If he had something important to do, he would have taken the Yukon, but he didn't and the kids and I had plans in Ellsworth today, so Matt came along. But before we left, Zach and Zoe built a snowman...our first this winter!
They built a wife for the snowman, but I didn't get a picture of the two of them.
Zoe had Achievement at 11am at the church. Zoe, Morgan, Summer, and Kayla each decorated a binder to keep a record of their activities they do during their activity days. Zoe already has a page done about the pillow case she made. Their siblings and the adults hung out in the gym and played. We had snacks, played with basketballs, and when all the kids insisted on leaving the gym, Matt started a tame version of "Buffalo" with the kids. We ate a quick lunch of SpaghettiOs and then most of us headed to "The Grand" for the $1 movie, which we thought was going to be "The Tale of Despereaux", but ended up being a showing of "Wall-E" because the other movie was broken. I was not excited to watch "Wall-E" again, but I wasn't about to tell the kids we weren't staying, so "Wall-E" it was. Zach was very excited! I actually enjoyed the movie this time around and I thought it was pretty funny. I think Zach and Kate were the loudest in the theater as they exclaimed "Wall-E" throughout the movie. I kept Kate happy with Swedish Fish through some of it. Matt took Noah window shopping while the rest of us watched the movie. Here are a few pictures of the kids before the show. It was so dark that I couldn't see them, so I just aimed the camera in their direction and hoped for the best. Here is Kate saying cheese...
To my right was Zoe, Morgan, Emily, and Brittyn (with Summer behind them)...
To my left was Tiffany, and I got a picture of Zach, Eleanor, and some of Nathan...
The show was beginning when I snapped the picture. Eleanor was scared at the end of the movie and I remembered that she was scared at the end the last time we saw it. She insisted on sitting with me, which lasted about a second until Kate noticed, so Eleanor sat on the corner of my seat and Kate sat on my lap.
Zoe went home with Morgan after the movie to spend the night. Zoe was so worried that the snow was going to ruin her fun plans today, but we were all willing to go ahead with them, which made Zoe very happy! Emily on the other hand became grouchy on the way home and complained that she was bored and that she was going to be bored the rest of the evening. Eleanor joined in with her. Emily is in her glory when she is watching a movie or playing on the computer, but she couldn't do either when we got home and she didn't have Zoe here to distract her, so she was miserable, and she made the rest of us miserable! We made chocolate chip cookies and we ate dinner, but it wasn't until she was on the computer after cleaning up and getting ready for bed that she had fun.
Zach fell asleep on the way home and he is still asleep...6 hours later! I really hope he continues to sleep until the morning.
It feels like tomorrow should be Sunday since we had a family day today, but I'm glad it's not because I still need to prepare my Sunday School lesson. I left my lesson manual and scriptures at the church today...thank goodness I can read my lesson on the internet!
I know I am being watched over (along with my family) when I leave the bathroom at church and the door shuts on Eleanor's fingers, who is right behind me, but she isn't seriously hurt, and the little piece of plastic that I see on the floor at home gets forgotten about and doesn't get picked up and then Noah finds it and tries to eat it, but I get it out before any serious damage is done. Thank you!