What a busy week!
New Years Eve was soooo exciting! We (the kids and I- Mac had to work) watched the live Times Square ball drop (that would be at 9pm our time). We toasted the new year with Sparkling Cider and by 9:15 Parker and Eliza were out! Mackenzee decided she was not tired and wanted to watch a movie. We watched Camp Rock 2. It ended about 10 min before our official midnight so we watched a different stations ball drop. She is so fun. I love that she likes to stay up late with me. Definitely a mini me which is not always a good thing. :)
Sunday we started 11am church! All I can say is YEAH!!! Loved sleeping in. Eliza is officially a big girl as she started Primary (Sunbeams) I have no more babies!
Side note: I jokingly asked her what she would do if I ever had another baby. She was very quick to respond, "I would love her and rock her and put her to bed." I then said what if it was a baby boy? Her response, "A baby brother and a baby sister!" To this Parker melted down screaming "NOOOO just a baby brother that's not fair we have too many girls!" Well we don't have to worry because I am not pregnant nor do I have any plans to be in the near future.
Back to church. Mackenzee was in Sr. Primary and did great! I can not believe she will be 8 this year! Parker took the responsibility of big brother very seriously and didnt have a problem going to his class. He wanted to be an example to Eliza. Apparently Eliza didn't get the memo. She cried and they finally had to bring her to me. Finally Mac was able to grab her and they went to her class. I am hoping it gets better for her. UGH!
Monday we just hung out. Nothing too exciting. Although Mackenzee was able to go ice skating with one of her great friends, Olivia. After they went to Red Robin and Mackenzee was super excited! Mac and I took the opportunity to run to IKEA and get a storage unit we have been wanting to get for the office. We took Parker and Eliza and they LOVED it! They were bouncing off the walls. When we got in the car Parker said "That was the best store ever!" They loved seeing all the different room set ups and LOVED the toy sections. They even picked out a chair. Too bad it is $70!
Tuesday Parker turned the Big 5! Lucky for him the first day back to school was his birthday. He was so excited to bring treats to school. He brought (at his request) fruit snacks, cheese sticks and brownie cupcakes. The sweet thing is there is a boy in his class who is allergic to wheat. Parker went through everything asking if it had wheat and finally decided on these items (we bought a gluten free mix for the brownies). I was really impressed with how concerned he was for his friend. I love him so much! That night we opened presents and had his birthday dinner (HanGaBurs and a hot dog for Mackenzee because she doesn't like hamburgers).
The rest of the week flew by. Mac worked a TON as in left around 6 am and didnt get home until after 9pm! I babysat, fought to get homework done and cleaned the house. I did get to work out and Eliza had another melt down at Preschool. Again UGH! Thursday Parker started a new gymnastics class and LOVED it! Yea! Mackenzee started multiplication at school, so fun (said very sarcastic!)
We did start new chore chart this year. Each child has a room and then their bedroom and one small job. All need to be done by 11am Sat morning. Guess what they did it!!! I am so excited I am not the only one cleaning anymore :) They do not get an allowance just a sticker on their chart. If they get all the stickers on their chart they get to add one to their other sticker charts. When they get 20 stickers we get ice cream as a family (at $1 scoop night at Baskin Robbins).
Today Mackenzee starts basketball and Mac is her coach. I will write about that next week! Well I have already blogged more then I did last year :)