Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When I Grow Up

Kail loves to tell me what she wants to be when she grows up. The current list is getting long:

A ballerina on ice skates
A ballerina not on ice skates
A doctor

and now this. . . . . . .

Yes, she said it. She wants to be a golfer. Ryan had purchased this little 7 iron a few months back and she is in love. The first thing she did when I got home on Saturday night was race outside to show me her new skills. She has promised to practice every day. On Sunday morning she promptly got dressed and headed for the back door. When I asked her where she was going, she said simply "to practice." And then, in Primary on Sunday afternoon I walked in as the Junior Primary was singing "Swinging a golf club is fun to do, fun to do, to do, to do. . . ". You can probably guess who picked that for their turn? I am not sure who is more excited about this . . . Ryan or Kail.

Time Out for Women

This past weekend my mom, sister Brooke and I went to Time Out for Women in San Diego. I know I really should just move there . . . two weekends in a row! Some of my favorites things about the trip:
- Wearing matching jammies and attempting to pose for the camera while giggling uncontrollably.
-Our HUGE hotel room. They upgraded us to the Presidential Suite and it was the biggest room I have ever stayed in. And did I mention beautiful?!
-Sitting in the lobby and watching all the Pi Beta Cappa girls come in with their prom dates in the tiniest dresses I have ever seen. Honestly the longest one was at least 4 inches above the knee.
-Coming home with gobs of books on ways to improve myself and my mothering skills.
-Finally finding the brown sweater to go with the dress I found for my bro in law's upcoming wedding. Who knew a sweater could be so hard to find?
-Driving to and from SD by myself. I made a couple of long uninterrupted phone calls and really, really just enjoyed silence.
-Leaving feeling really uplifted.
-Eating lots of yummy food I didn't have to cook.
-Knowing that my kids were having a great time too with their Dad (whom Kail affectionately proclaims is her favorite babysitter).

San Diego and our sick girl

It all sounded like such a great idea. My travel planning husband said, "Let's go stay in a hotel in San Diego for the night, watch the Red Bull air races, enjoy the San Diego weather and maybe even catch a few hours at Sea World." I of course said "Yes!" and off we went. The kids had been counting down the days and when we arrived, as promised, there was the 'magic bed'. Ryan had told Kail and Mia that there would be a really neat sofa that turned into a bed. I have never seen two girls get more excited over a sofa bed! Kail kept telling us how soft and comfortable it was. Ryan and I laughed as we tried it out. . . . sofa beds are only remotely comfortable. In fact, if given the choice, I might just choose the floor. But it was oh so exciting for them! Unfortunately about 4:30 am that sofa bed was where Kail started throwing up. Poor Kail. She continued all morning and into the afternoon. Needless to say, Kail and I didn't see any of the air race. We did order two in room movies and room service (I was the only one eating and it's not as much fun eating alone). I also finished The Hiding Place for book club while Kail slept. We obviously had the camera and so we have no documentation of Ryan and Mia and the air races. They had a super fun time (minor sun burns and all) and convinced us that we definitely need to go again next year. I think next time I will bring a board game or two, extra snacks and a couple of extra sets of clothes. . . . just in case.