Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy Mama!

Last week I was a sad mama thinking of my baby girl leaving home but this week I am a happy mama because I just spent 2 days with my boys!
The week started out with a fun family trip to the corn maze on Sauvie Island - it hasn't rained in Portland in several weeks but the corn maze was SO MUDDY!!! I am so glad we took boots!.

I spent a lot of time at the grocery store the first of the week getting ready for Cali's birthday party, a luncheon for 40 women I was in charge of the food for and the Halloween party Tessa decided she had to have at the last minute! Oh - yeah and Cali and I attended a funeral of the grandmother of a friend of hers in the middle of all that getting ready.
The girls looked darling for Halloween - Tessa was Wonder Woman so we painted a tshirt and shorts for her. Cali wanted to be an 80's girl and asked what I had in my closet from the 80's - when I told her NOTHING! she went to a friend's house and found an old tube skirt her friend's mother still had in her closet. Tessa had a group of friends over for pre-trick or treating dinner (I told her a high schooler was too old to trick or treat but I was voted down by everyone including Jim) after they came back for some apple bobbing and doughnut on a string fun. Cali went to a party.

Thursday morning Jim and I headed to SLC. Jim had appointments there Thursday and Friday and I tagged along using one of his frequent flier tickets. I was so excited to see my boys!

We picked up a rental car and headed south towards Provo. Since Jim had appointments Logan met us in Draper and we had lunch at Cafe Rio - yum O (no trip to Utah is ever complete without at least ONE trip to Cafe Rio)!!! I had so much fun hanging out with the boys in between their classes, work and rehearsal.

Logan had a dress rehearsal for Young Ambassadors Thursday night so after taking Clark to dinner we went to Spanish Fork to watch the dress rehearsal (Clark opted to go back to his apartment and study). It is a fun new show and of course I love the two numbers that Logan solos in the most ( A Billy Joel number and "Seize the Day" from Newsies)! There are also some great numbers from some of the newer Broadway shows - Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked and Mary Poppins.

Friday, Clark and I did a little clothes shopping for him since his post mission wardrobe needed a little help. Logan and Shayla met us for lunch at Brick Oven Pizza. Clark had to work from 3 - 6 and Logan headed down to get ready for the show. - Thursday we stayed at a hotel thanks to Daily Access and spent Friday night with David and Tricia.
On Friday, as part of his training, Clark listened into the calls coming into the help line for the BYU website. The first call he listened into was Shayla calling in for some help to reset her password - what are the chances of that!

We met some of the Wilkes for a quick dinner at Bajio Grill in Spanish Fork Friday night before the show. It was fun to see the show with a live audience - everyone loved it and they have so much energy!!

I headed back to Portland Saturday morning and Jim stayed behind so he could go to the BYU football game with the boys. I had to get back because six hours after getting home we were having an 18th birthday party for Cali for about 30 of her friends. I had gotten most of the shopping done before I left, just needed to pick up a few things and then get everything set up. We had draped off the garage so they could dance, set up the fire pit ready for a fire and had lots of food including a chocolate fountain which is always a hit. The kids seemed to have a good time.

Since we weren't home the morning of Cali's birthday she had breakfast in bed this morning and then birthday dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Best. Cali requested a strawberry/cream cheese pie - lucky for her Costco had strawberries! What a wild but wonderful week!!

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