Monday, November 10, 2008

Lost and Found Weekend

Wow, is it Monday already? Friday night was a lot of fun playing games, and eating pizza and cake. Kyle had a really nice birthday day. Saturday he received one of his gifts from us and it was a trip to San Diego Zoo with his favorite Dad and favorite friend. They had a great time together~ until the end. Kyle had realized that he left a bag that he carries around with him under a chair at one of the shows. Not only was it his favorite bag but it contained his DS game system, the new game we had just given him the night before as a birthday gift, and his wallet with his new birthday cash. When they returned to look for it it was gone. He was bummed, we were bummed. They spent a long time at the end of their day trying to find it and asking all the employees. Well after closing time they finally gave up and headed home. Not the best way to end your birthday celebration.

While Jim, Kyle, and friend were at the zoo I did something with the remaining 5 kids that I have been wanting to do for a long time~ Chuck E Cheese. It was busy, crazy, and fun for the kids. It was so great to get to watch them see it all for the first time. Even Lovenie was totally into it. I warned the kids not to set their little cups of tokens down or someone might walk away with it. It did not take long until Johnny came to me with a sad face because someone had taken his tokens while he was playing (about 60 of them). It was just moments later that I got the phone call from Jim about what had happened to Kyle's bag. Kind of an "off" day for our kids and their things.

The birthday sleepover continues and has been stretched into a 4 night slumber party! The kids are having a great time together. Sunday we all headed to church together and when we got home Jim called San Diego Zoo and to the delight of us all learned that the bag was at some point turned in. It is being mailed to us. We are so happy for Kyle and so thankful to the person that turned it in instead of taking it. Our weekend adventures will continue on today. Jim has the day off work and is at the doctors right now with Jude. Today he will have the stitches removed and, for the first time in 2 weeks, return back to regular shoes! I bet he will want to throw away those clunky blue post op shoes!!!

Today we will be working on a "project". You know how you tell your kids over and over and over not to do something or something unpleasant could happen? Well, despite repeating the warning at least a million times (seriously, I'm pretty sure it was a million), our request was not taken seriously. The result being that we will be spending the rest of Jim's day off renting a tool from Home Depot and hopefully repairing what was done. Ah, It's great being ignored in two languages now. ;)


Amanda said...

Oh man, I'm sure Kyle was so bummed, and then SO happy!!! I hope everything is returned in the bag, safe and sound!

YEAH for the feet!

YEAH for the project :~) Well..ya know. :~P

Ericka said...

Ah, I'm SO happy for Kyle. That would have totally bummed my kids out too.
I'm so glad everything worked out and what a great weekend!!

ali said...

These were sent to me and I laughed outloud so I thought of you.

If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers

Q: Name the four seasons.

A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.

A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?

A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (brilliant, love this!)

A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?

A : The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I Forget where the sun joins in this fight.
 : What are steroids?

A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?

A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?

A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.

A: Premature death.

Q: How are the main parts of t h e body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)

A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?

A: A small lie.

Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (I do love this one...)

A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarian Section.'

A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome

  What does the word 'benign' mean?'

A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.