We've had some awesome Creative Friday action going on. We went to Jill's house the Friday before our week at Snowbird, and the Friday after, and it went smashingly. I think the secret of our success may be the fun that is Jill's house. That and the fact that Jill is paying Whitney to tend Eva! Brilliant.
Whitney and her friend Madison entertained Eva the whole time. They played in the inflatable pool and did dress-ups, rode scooters, and who knows what else. That's the beauty of it! I don't even know what else they did!
Somehow we got to talking about several hot-button topics, namely finances and the temple. There may have been more that I've forgotten. Jill was trying to find her zen place.
At one point I heard Eva scream. I looked out the window and she was running to the farthest point of Jill's lawn. All the girls then came running inside, breathless with excitement.
Eva shocked us all by overcoming her fear and prodding the bush to get the snake to emerge. He did, and we all admired him. (You just never know with that girl.)
She was a little sunburned from her walk that day. (She was trying to get her vitamin D.)
Jill quite often asks me to put my camera away, or turn it so it isn't antagonizing her. I've never even noticed or thought about it – does it look aggressive to you?
The girls eating lunch on the kitchen floor. Interesting choice. Good thing Jill's floors are clean!
Landon left for a campout/hike while we were there. He got himself completely packed and ready, food and all. Seriously, that kid is one in a million.
There was some discussion about him being dirty before going on the campout which caused him to explain that he was only going to get dirtier. I found it quite entertaining.
This picture is hilarious to me: Jill was eating Reese's Pieces but trying to hide them from me so I wouldn't be tempted. I knew what she was doing and was totally okay with it, but she hid them nonetheless.
Last Friday, we went back and we were quite pleased with ourselves for getting back to our regular C.F.s and back in our groove.
I brought a salad and Jill brought home Cafe Rio. This felt wrong somehow, looking over and seeing that deliciousness. But I have lost 19 pounds so far, and so I am sticking to what is working.
Jill's nieces were over, so Eva had 4 friends to play with! She was utterly in heaven.
(Incidentally, she had her hair in twisties so her hair would be curly for her dance recital that night. She was so worried that the girls would make fun of her that I warned Jill ahead of time, and Jill duly warned the girls not to make a big deal out of it. Then she actually had the gall to say something about their lack of teasing! What the?)
For the first time in forever, I was using punches, ink, tags, buttons, and embroidery thread!
The boys played basketball and video games. I just love it that they get along so well.
This week we have to skip C.F. because it is Max's birthday and our anniversary, and I have been busy getting ready for girls' camp. It's a shame to have this interruption to the great streak we've had. But I don't have any more trips planned, so after camp we have some catching up to do!