Friday, September 14, 2012

Finally Got (Most of ) My Groove Back!

Today I finally felt like I had our schedule down pat (except for the my-getting-up-early-and-working-out bit...that's to come on Monday!).  

We got up and went to the park.  As usual, we had lots of fun.  Odette even got the hang of kicking her legs back and forth on the "big kid" swing!

When we got home, like clockwork and with no complaints, it was homework time for Alegria while Odette colored.  Alegria even got caught up with all of the home practice work (not to be confused with her actual handed-out homework packets that we've always turned in every Friday since school started) that I had neglected to do with her during the weeks preceding Cameron's departure to Ranger School!  I was so proud of her (and me!) for getting it completed and ready to turn in!  What satisfaction I had to place Alegria's homework folder in her backpack today.  :)

These last few days (ever since buying the sectional plates for the girls the other day), I've been really focusing on making sure I have four of the five food groups represented at every meal for the girls...four because instead of giving them both a fruit and a vegetable at every meal, I give them either one or the other, along with the other food groups: grains, dairy, and protein.

Today at lunch, they both ate everything except their apple sticks...buuuuut they did drink their juice along with their meal, so in essence they got all four food groups that I was hoping, right?  In any case, I was a happy momma.  :)

Then it was off to school for Alegria and after that, back home for naps for Odette and me.

Odette woke up from her nap (and therefore woke me up) a little earlier than I had hoped, but that gave me a chance to call the Atlanta Vehicle Processing Center before they closed, to ask about shipping our car to Hawaii.  I found out that it will be almost a thousand dollars less to ship our vehicle from the West Coast, so we're good to go on that.  :)

We went to pick Alegria up from school and from there we headed to Soyoung Salon & Spa for my appointment.

In the waiting area:

And when we went to the back room, the girls continued to behave so well and were nice and quiet.

Once home, we relaxed and colored and watched some cartoons.

Dinner was not as big a hit, but I attribute that to a few snacks during the salon appointment that helped to keep the girls in line...  ;)  Oh well!  

While at the dinner table, we read some more out of the Book of Mormon. Today we read 1 Nephi 2:16.  At the end of our reading, I asked Alegria what we should do and she said, "Obey Heavenly Father."  I'm glad she pays attention and I hope she puts into practice what Cameron and I try to teach her!

Finally it was time to clean up, get PJs on, brush teeth, and then do our nightly ritual of removing a bead from Daddy's Homecoming Countdown Jar and to cross off the day from our calendar...only Odette doesn't cross off...she makes her mark...a nice, round "O."

Alegria got to remove the bead today:

These cute girls sure love their Daddy!

After that, we watched Daddy's DVD and went to the girls' bedroom, where we read two more books, sang a song, said family and personal prayers, and then the girls went right to bed.

Now it's off to write Cameron his daily letter and then to bed for me.

Goodnight everyone...and sweet dreams!!!  :)

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