Monday, August 1, 2011

Daily Doings (Aug2011)

0831 (Wednesday)  After I got the kids to school, I did go out shopping. Sometimes I'm hesitant to waste my "alone" time, as I usually can do most errands with Colton in tow, but if I don't get out in the mornings, sometimes I don't make it out at all. I dropped of Keaton's basketball signup at GeneFullmer and picked up some bread from the day old store. Then stopped at Walmart for some school supplies (as the kids bring home a list of "needed" items) and Callahan wanted to buy another Nerf gun. No calls from Cooper, I wondered if he would today as it was a little windy. After school, I had a meeting at the district with a counselor. Of course Cooper was very upset about having to go, just wanting to go to his room after school. We'll see where it leads, I'll know more on Friday. I stopped by MarvJensen on the way home and signed Colton up for soccer with Uncle Clay and Cousin Addie ... that season will start when ours ends. I hope Colton doesn't get sick of soccer! At home, we had ribs (Keaton's dinner request) and some lemon jello cake. Gray and the older boys had scouts. Colton and his little friends drew with sidewalk chalk ALL over the cinderblock fence (it was actually rather cute!) I had ordered a Nerf Gun set from Amazon, and really hoped it would make it here by his birthday ... it arrived at 9:30!

0830 (Tuesday) I'm dropping Callahan off at school now, it's pretty congested, but I take a reverse way home to avoid the worst of the traffic. Pickup isn't too bad, as I come a little late after many of the cars have cleared out already. Today, we got hit with a rainshower right as I left to pick up, I hoped Cooper would be ok, I didn't hear from him. I'm also dropping Brendan home, it's not exactly on the way, but oh well. Landon's been getting home a little late and I found out why today ... he's been walking home! It's probably 2.5 miles. The carpool situation is a little uncomfortable I guess ... being his former girlfriend :(  Not sure what to do, I really can't drive him TO school as it's the same time as Callahan's, but in the opposite direction, there is a bus home, but he seems unwilling to try it. Colton had a soccer game in the evening, we creamed the other team. I just have too many good little players! At least the other team did get one goal (we got at least 10)!

0829 (Monday) Good weather day, so Cooper didn't complain too much (he still does, as school is too long and too hard). I loved having a few solo hours! Even got some sun in. After kindergarten, Colton was invited to Randon's for a playdate. I ran some errands (Blockbuster, Post Office, Bank) and picked up an ice cream cake, checking with Fun N Motion that I could bring my own. After school, we headed over to Fun N Motion with Bailey and Jacob, and Tony and Marc met us there. I think the kids had fun, ironically both Keaton and Cooper said they don't really like laser tag that much! Cooper was the first done of course. Maga stopped by, so while she stayed to supervise, I quickly ran Coop home. The other kids stayed until the place closed at 9:00!

0828 (Sunday) Happy Birthday Cooper! There was a storm forecast for the afternoon and evening, and Cooper started stressing about it early. He worked himself into such a state that we had him stay home from church. They storm didn't even materialize!

0827 (Saturday) Cooper had a 10:00 soccer game, which he wasn't very interested in doing. I finally convinced him to try it, but he looked pretty miserable. I was too. He did play a bit, and even got a goal! I really hoped the excitement of everyone cheering for him might help him overcome his anxiety, but alas ... it didn't. At least it answered that question in my mind. While I'll probably keep asking him if he wants to play, I don't think I'll push him. It was team pictures, but he refused to stay, and I needed to get to the next game ... Callahan playing basketball at 11:00. I had arranged for him to get picked up so he wouldn't be late (as I was). They lost but our boys had a good game. Then Colton's soccer game was next (at 1:00), it went well. I sent Colton home with the neighbors and headed out to Keaton's game (again, had arranged a ride for him, as I was late, it started at 2:00). They also got beat, but it was pretty close. That finishes up basketball, for a couple weeks anyway, until Fall season starts. Colton's soccer will keep us busy, and hopefully Cooper will decide to try again too.

0826 (Friday) Cooper was actually ok going to school today. The weather looked good, it was a short day, and they were having a party to celebrate birthdays ... one being his! He took some treats to share.

0825 (Thursday) Cooper was still fairly upset this morning, we had to take two walks around the block before school started. Callahan had a half day and got a ride to school with a girl who used to live in the neighborhood (I don't think she does now, so I wasn't expecting to have any help with carpools ...). Landon also had an orientation at the high school. I actually re-arranged the Columbia kids carpool, so I'm no longer having to drive the kids to school (they go with Shaw's) and it was good today, as I needed to get Landon to school at 9:00. His day was only until 11:00, I picked him back up and we stopped at Dunford's for donuts and cinnamon bread. I picked up Callahan at 12:00. He got a call around 2:00 from his buddy Stockton, so I dropped him off there to hang out ... then the storm rolled in. It was a pretty good one. Thunder, lightning, rain, wind, dark skies ... I wondered if I should wait for the school to call or just head over. I didn't get a call immediately, I tried to wait but did end up calling the school and Cooper was in the office. I went in, he was talking with the school psychologist, he wasn't as out of control as yesterday. I suggested going back to class, saying I'd come sit (there was an hour left in the day). We did that and he was fine (I don't know how teachers do it, the class is a handfull! I corrected some papers while I waited). In the morning I talked to a counselor Courtney has talked to a lot about Addie, and I also got Cooper scheduled for an "intake" at the district level ... so we'll see where it goes from here.  Cooper and I took another walk in the evening. Gray was in the kitchen with a neighbor doing some work stuff, so Cooper took a shower downstairs. I went to pick up Callahan and we stopped at the store on the way back. At home there was a small situation. Colton had also decided to take a shower downstairs and he didn't know how to turn the water off, so he just stayed in the shower and stayed and stayed, crying ... Grayson finally heard him and investigated, saving poor Colton stuck in the shower! Unfortunately the water leaked all over the floor of the bathroom and into the carpet of the neighboring rooms.

0824 (Wednesday) Emotionally draining day today ... got a call from the school that I needed to come get Cooper. I had a couple things I wanted to try with him, not letting him just escape to the safety of his bedroom. I told him that all the time he SHOULD have been in school, we'd either be doing school work at home, or working in the yard (outside) and we did both. There was a lot of cloud cover, but he did ok outside with me pulling weeds. I made him come with me when we went back to the school to pick up the kids. It had turned a little storm (more wind, a few rain drops) when we got back, and I suggested Cooper come sit on the porch with me, but he was pretty hysterical. I tried to just have him sit with me inside and look out the window, but he fought physically to get away. I told him he could watch his show out in the kitchen area (which he avoids because of the windows), but not in his bedroom and he was SO mad at me! He had soccer practice in the evening, but he was not in the mood to even try it. Grayson and Landon's scouts went shopping and then came back to the house to cook up dinner. Cooper and I took a little walk around the neighborhood in the evening.

0823 (Tuesday) Colton's first day of Kindergarten. I drove the kids to see him off. I didn't feel overly emotional, even though he is my baby. Maybe it's that he's so ready, or that I'm on emotional overload with Cooper. I ran to Kohls and Walmart after and was unloading the car when the phone rang ... it was the school. Not Cooper, not Colton ... Keaton. He had fallen in gym and they thought maybe he had broken his wrist. I went in and collected him, but after laying a bit on the couch, he was able to move his wrist and felt fine. I made the three older boys help with weeding (they are WIMPS) and I got the lawn mowed. I was a little late picking up the kids, but they were ok (I had been a bit worried, especially with Keaton not there). I picked up pizza for an early Dominos Dinner. Gray and Callahan left for a derby. Keaton really wanted to go ... or rather really wanted to earn some money, but he had scouts. I had our team meeting and practice for Colton's soccer. I took Randon and Bradley, and even Cooper came voluntarily and played quite a bit. He expressed a desire for me to be his soccer coach ... hmmmm. Practice went fine, I don't know that we'll have a lot of practices, as there are two games a week (Tues/Sat).

0822 (Monday) It was pretty windy in the morning, and sure enough Cooper was freaking out. I took him outside and we took a little walk, then pulled weeds and got him calmed down enough to go to school. I did get a call around 10:30 with him sobbing, but they said I didn't need to come get him, that they were just having him touch base with me but were working with him there ... and he made it through the day. Yea!

0821 (Sunday) The dishwasher needed unloading, and I asked all four of the older boys ... but no one did it ... so I did it and did NOT make the usual Sunday Circles breakfast. Keaton took it very hard, was practically in hysterics. Grayson was also upset with the boys for not helping, so he confiscated all ipods. At least not having the big breakfast should help with my calorie count for the day. Cooper had a bit of a freak out at church, I told him I'd be on the piano, so he'd know where to find me, but he made it through his class. After church we went up to Maga's house. I even drove! I figure if I'm trying to get Cooper to work on his anxiety issues, I should work on mine. It wasn't too bad, but it was a Sunday with little traffic, good weather and daylight. Legacy Highway isn't a problem, and I'm better on 2-15 than I-15, but still, with freeway speed and merging and exits and such, I get nervous. I can say I've done it now though.  Dinner was french dip (which the boys said was better than mine) and then cake and ice cream, celebrating Courtney's birthday, and also going ahead and singing to the three Blackham boys. I let Grayson drive on the return trip.

0820 (Saturday) Gray and the two older boys were off early for a church service project which lasted a good portion of the day. I did some housecleaning, then had Bailey come over to babysit the little ones while I took Keaton to his first game (3rd/4th). It was an easy win. It was at Taylorsville, and this next game was at Gene Fullmer, so we had to leave after the 3rd quarter. The 5th/6th game was against Jacob's team, and they only had five players, missing two of their top kids, so again, Keaton's team won easily. Keaton did take a bad fall and hurt his knee pretty bad, but managed to get back in the game eventually. He got a ride home with Lavalee's, and Gray dropped Callahan off, as his game was up next. This was the a repeat, against the team we had won before, and we won again. I had the video camera plugged in as I knew the battery wouldn't last, but I was still a little surprised it made it through three games without overheating. Gray and I went to a movie in the early evening. I had bought the makings for french dip, but we left before I got it made .... so Landon made it for himself and the brothers.

0819 (Friday) So after the Nerf wars yesterday, the boys looked up the various guns and such available and asked me to take them to the store so they could buy some more. I needed to make a trip for groceries anyway, so we (Landon, Callahan and Colton and I) went to Walmart. We got a few guns (some with their own money, some for upcoming birthdays). While we were gone, I guess Cooper called from school. Instead of trying my cell phone next, they called Gray, and Gray talked Cooper down with a promise of blow gun if he made it through the day, which he did (although he had to spend recess in the office rather than outside). After school he seemed good, even helped pick up the toys on the lawn (so I could mow) and then did some basketball and jump rope. In the evening, C&K had basketball practice, they hitched a ride with Jacob at 6:00, so I only had to pick up Callahan at 8:00.

0818 (Thursday) Gray took Callahan into work with him today, just some office work for him to earn a little extra spending cash. At the end of the day they stopped at SmithAndEdwards and picked up four spools of paracord ($50 each!). Colton seemed a bit bored, so I invited his little friend Bryce over. Landon uncovered some Nerf Dart Gun sets I had picked up on clearance. They were just a good price, I thought maybe I'd give them as gifts ... but Landon wanted to use them, enough that he bought them off me ($10 each) and then he and the little kids had a big nerf war in the downstairs hallway. When the older boys were home, there was another war. All the barricades and such make it hard for ME to get through the hallway. I got a call from the school around 1:30 from Cooper, not feeling well. The weather really isn't bad, maybe a cloud or two, a touch of wind, but I guess that's enough. I decided to humor him today and brought him home, where of course he was fine. Thursday is usually date night but Gray came home exhausted and crashed.

0817 (Wednesday) I ran to SamsClub for milk and such, stopping at OldNavy, as Gray went shopping there on Saturday, and they didn't credit him his coupon or cashcoupons as advertised. I got in my cardio during the day. In the evening, Cooper had soccer practice which he didn't want to go to, but I wanted him too. He says he's been playing a little at recess ... will he get over his aversion? He did fine at practice although he said he didn't like it. Callahan went swimming with the scouts, Gray and Landon were the only ones at theirs, so they were back home early.

0816 (Tuesday) Cooper did much better at school today. It helped that it was a totally clear, non-windy day. Colton was a little bored, so I took him and Callahan bowling. Landon was invited of course, but didn't want to come. We got in our full two games and the boys played a little in the arcade. I got in cardio and weights. In the evening, I went over to Gene Fullmer for a coach's meeting (Colton's soccer) ... besides Randon and Bradley, there are a couple girls from the Spring team. Dark blue uniforms. I hope there aren't too many conflicts with Cooper's soccer (if he plays ... he did say he played at recess today) or Fall basketball ... Keaton had pack meeting, which we skipped last month in favor of basketball practice, so we did have him go to scouts, skipping practice. It was at the park, Grayson took the little boys and there were water games. They did a little blow dart in the basement after (Cooper LOVES blowdarts).

0815 (Monday) First day back to school. Landon had school pictures at the high school, but he went with Kayla and they were off very early. Cooper had a rough morning, with a breakdown before we even got off. Once at school, seeing all his friends he seemed ok. I had to come back at 10:00 for Colton's kindergarten assessment. I did talk to the office staff about Cooper (so they would be aware if he got too stressed) and also talked to the school counselor. It is probably time for some professional help for him :(  Colton and I stopped at Maceys on the way home, picked up a couple things they had been out of on our last visit. Spent some time in the food room getting everything straightened and put away. I did get a call from Cooper around 2:30, so I went to the school to talk to him. I got him to go back to class reluctantly, and told him I'd be there waiting right when school got out. It never really stormed, but there were some dark clouds (combined with recess and big windows in the classroom) that stressed him (although he didn't completely break down). I went back after school and met him at the doors (which confused Keaton and Jacob as the car was there but locked). First day down ... I picked up pizza for dinner (Callahan had been craving) and took Keaton to his basketball coaches house, as Steve wanted him to come see an AAU game they were playing (they are looking to Keaton joining the team). Gray came home and took a little nap after work, which made for a bad night of sleep (or lack thereof).

0814 (Sunday) Gray had planned on a bike ride and checking out the Tour of Utah, but with the rain, thought the trails would be too muddy. Cooper was quite concerned about the weather today ... I should have anticipated it more, as he didn't make it through church. Gray stayed home with him the last hour. The storm didn't really materialize ... until that night! Lightening, thunder, it was quite the storm. Luckily Cooper slept through it all (I didn't!)

0813 (Saturday) Gray had to work today. I had Callahan tend for Keaton's first game (at 10:00, Klint's 3rd/4th grade team). It was an easy win. We went home for just a bit, then I had Bailey over to babysit.  Callahan had a 12:00 game at Taylorsville, Keaton's game was at Gene Fullmer at 1:00. I dropped Keaton back off at Gene Fullmer. It was an hour early, but it was that or be late. Callahan's game was pretty exciting, they lost by one point! Keaton's game was good, still a pretty easy win. Landon made it home from his scout camp. Gray did a little shopping in the evening. We had ribs for dinner (Keaton's favorite).

0812 (Friday) So ... not a great night. I was feeling ok in the morning. Our annual "end of summer" breakfast had been scheduled for today, but that was before I knew Landon would be gone. And then with me not feeling 100%, and Keaton sleeping in until 10:30 (that was his last sleep in day ... school starts Monday) ... anyway, we didn't get out. We had plans to meet DiFrancesco's at Jump for one last day of bouncing. Cooper was having a tough day again, we didn't stay quite as long as in the past, but we certainly got our moneys worth with the month pass! We brought Tony and Marc home with us to play some more, and dropped them home after taking Callahan and Keaton to basketball practice at 6:00. We did have our belated French Toast Friday for dinner instead of breakfast. The little boys and I stopped at Blockbuster and Smiths on the way home. I went back at 8:00 to pick up the boys, then Gray and I watched a DVD.

0811 (Thursday) Callahan and I went to West Hills for our 9:00 appointment with the counselor to get his schedule. Then we walked around the school, finding all his classes and chatting with the vice principal. Then I dropped Callahan off at Brendan's birthday party at 11:00, they were going to ClassicFunCenter for the day. Colton had been invited to go to the zoo with Randon, but he thought that would be too much walking, so he just stayed home and took it easy. Landon left for a scouting trip with the Venture scouts (he wasn't technically old enough, but with his birthday coming up so close, they invited him). He'll be gone through Saturday. In the evening, Gray and I had our date night, the movie Captain America. there was a discrepancy in the time, so we ended up there an hour early. We got some food from Pizza Hut ... and then still had our popcorn and treats. I hadn't eaten much all day, and the overindulgence came back to haunt me around 2:00, as I threw up. Bleh.

0810 (Wednesday) Colton got invited to go to a movie and Kearn's waterpark with Randon ... we actually passed on the movie, but I did let him go swimming. Cooper was actually pretty upset about it, wanting to go too. I even considered taking him and any of the other boys who wanted to go, but then didn't think I was up for another day in the sun (after yesterday). Instead, I took Cooper bowling. The other boys were invited but they didn't want to go. With the "free" bowling coupons, it just cost $2 to rent shoes for Coop. It was really fun to play just the two of us (not as much waiting) and I actually did quite well (145). We had two games each, but Cooper was done after just one. He didn't even want to spend much time in the arcade ... he was worried about the weather, which was hard to understand because it was a beautiful day out. Frustrating. In the evening, he had soccer practice, which of course he didn't want to go to. It was being held at Terra Linda Elementary as there was a big soccer tournament going on at the fields. I tried to get Cooper interested in going, promising him we could play on the playground after, which he really wanted to do. He did end up going and did great at practice. He and Colton had fun playing after too. Gray and the boys had scouts.

0809 (Tuesday) I had contacted Courtney in the morning to see if Addie and Will wanted to come play. She was heading out to Herriman Beach (Herriman has a beach) and invited us to come along, so we did ... Callahan, Colton and Cooper anyway. It was just a small little lake, similar to the man-man reservoir at Daybreak. The sand was quite rough and there was no shade, but I think the boys had fun. On the way home we stopped at Wendys and then at a park to eat. The park had a splash pad, but the boys weren't too interested, maybe if we hadn't just come from water ... In the evening Keaton had basketball practice. Callahan went too. I dropped off the soccer signup for Colton (and Randon and Bradley). Jason was there and asked if I was going to coach again. I had not put that on the sign up, but as I walked the park I had a few brainstorms, and I think I would like to try it again, so, we'll see. I've been doing good eating, I'm not sure what has made the change, but it hasn't been as hard lately. I hope I can see a difference on the scale soon.

0808 (Monday) Took Landon to the high school at 9:00 to get driver's ed off his schedule as he took it in the summer. We had plans to hit Jump 'n Bounce in the morning, but DiFrancesco's had to cancel as Mara was sick in the night. I sent a text off to Gunderson's to see if they might be available, but Cole had been sick in the nick. As Jump just isn't near as fun without friends, we changed plans to Fun 'n Motion instead. Landon had been setting up plans with friends to go. I got frustrated with him as he refused to come with us, not wanting to go if his friends didn't go ... really? He'd rather sit home and do nothing then come play laser tag with his brothers? We left him, and just barely got checked in when he texts asking me to come pick him and his friends up (I thought they had a ride ... but apparently not). I left the little ones (which you aren't supposed to do) and went and picked them up, of course two of them weren't ready and DID get a ride over just a little later. Grrrrr. It didn't go as well today though, I don't know if there is a saturation point or what. The boys just seemed off and ornery. We did stay for three hours then I brought the little ones home. The older boys stayed until 6:00. At home I mowed the front lawn and got some cardio in and tried not to eat. I should have plenty of fat stores to sustain me. Didn't feel as bad as yesterday, when I really got the sugar shakes. I think I kept calories at about 1000, which I know isn't sustainable, but every once in a while I like to just see if I can. Spaghetti (and Colton's favorite noodles for him) for dinner. Got some cleaning in too. Gray and Landon did a weight workout.

0807 (Sunday) One last week before school starts back up. With the return to the routine, can I get back on track (was I ever really ON track?) with eating and up the exercise and get back to an acceptable weight? I've been unhappy with the view in the mirror or any pictures taken :(  Grayson went for a run with his new Garmin, then took Keaton (and an unwilling Callahan) on a hike (needed for scouts). We did the usual Sunday Circles for breakfast. I got some cardio in, a good day for a Sunday. Walked to and from church (x2), just played piano for the second hour. I was thinking of gingersnaps for the Sunday treat, but the boys wanted homemade oreos again, and they are actually easier and no leftovers (but also nothing to share, which was my plan). I did eat ... but kept calories at about 2100 I think.

0806 (Saturday) Cooper had his first soccer game at 9:00, and Keaton was playing with Klint's 3rd/4th team at 9:00. I took Cooper and Gray (and Callahan) went to Keaton's. Keaton's game went well ... Cooper's not so much. He started fine, but when the coach asked who wanted to come out, Cooper was the first to volunteer, and once out ... breakdown. He was in tears and near hysteria, saying he did NOT want to play anymore. I ended up bribing him, saying I'd take him to SubZero ... and he wanted that enough that he did go back in. The game was a tie, which Cooper was pretty happy about. There isn't a game for the next couple Saturdays, so we'll see if a little time, and going back to school (if the kids are playing at recess) makes any difference. Home for a bit, then off to Keaton's 5th/6th grade game at Taylorsville ... they got creamed. We had dropped Callahan off at Gene Fullmer before and picked him up after, as he wanted to watch the game going there. A stop at the drycleaners to pick up Dad's shirts, and home. Then it was time for SubZero ... all the boys got to go, not just Cooper. Then Callahan's game was at 4:00. Mason wasn't there, which usually means more playing time for Callahan (as they are the same position) but today, Callahan was in early foul trouble, very unusual for him. He had FOUR fouls in the first half, he was very down. Several of our boys were in foul trouble, two fouled out. It was a frustrating game because they didn't dare play. It was close, but the other team won. Back at home, Gray was cooking up a roast. I ran to the store to stock up on milk, bread, etc. Didn't get a lot of cardio in during the day (just 60 minutes) but my legs felt very tired!

0805 (Friday) I followed up on Cooper's soccer insurance (as we're getting bills from the ambulance wanting to get paid) and they STILL say they haven't received anything! I included all the paperwork with the original claim, then after waiting four weeks, sent in a fax ... I forwarded the faxed PDF via email. Between this and phone calls, I only got in 10 minutes cardio to start the day. I needed to go to West Hills to finalize Callahan's registration, and I stopped at the library on the way home. We hadn't been swimming in a while, so I took the kids out to Grandpa's pool, stopping at the doctor's office to pick up a copy of Callahan's immunization record, and grabbing a couple boogie boards on sale at Big5 ... which didn't last 10 minutes before Landon broke at the pool. It wasn't a great swim day, the boys seemed ornery and Cooper was awfully whiny. We had to get back home, as Keaton had a birthday party to go to at 3:00. I picked him up shortly before 6:00 and dropped both he and Callahan off at Gene Fullmer for basketball practice. Keaton got a ride home after with Jacob next door, but then we had to go back at 8:00 to pick up Callahan. I took the little boys and we went early to play at the park, and had Keaton recreate his cute letters that I had taken pictures of last week, but lost due to camera malfunction. Home again home again ....

0804 (Thursday) I had stopped by the gas station on the way home from soccer practice last night, as we needed gas for the lawn mower. I was able to get the lawn mowed this morning before the garbage trucks came to pick up the clippings. I told the kids we could go to Fun 'n Motion again today. I actually bought four more coupons from CityDeals, and had an extra, as Landon wanted a friend to come along. The older boys got the unlimited play, while I got a pizza and tokens for the little boys. The place wasn't very busy, so the attendant let Colton and Cooper do the laser maze, which they enjoyed. I ended up paying for a laser tag game for each of them to try (the jackets were HUGE on them) and I think next time the little boys will want the unlimited play too. We stayed for three hours, then I took the little boys home. The combined their tickets for a basketball with money printed on it. The older boys stayed another three hours before I finally went back to pick them up. In the evening, Gray and I tried out a new restaurant (Mark Anthonys) which I had purchased a Groupon for. I don't think we'll be going back there. It was a stormy night and Cooper was having a difficult time with it.

0803 (Wednesday) Didn't have a lot on deck for today. Gray wanted me to pick up donuts for the scouts tonight, so I stopped by Dunford and grabbed a couple boxes of seconds ... resisting buying any for our family (although a couple got eaten before evening). Dropped off Gray's drycleaning, forgetting Landon's shirt (dang it!). Trax was offering free rides on the train today, and I thought that might be fun to try, but the kids seemed pretty content playing, so we didn't get out. Landon even went to Eli's for a while. I got in some cardio and weights. Cooper had soccer practice in the evening. He's saying he doesn't want to play, I'm not sure if it's fear that he'll break his arm again, the weather, both ... I'm not sure how much to force him. I told him I wanted him to try at least one practice and one game and he agreed to that. He seemed to be having fun during the practice, but was still pretty adamant that he didn't want to continue to play :(

0802 (Tuesday) We met up with DiFrancesco's at Jump 'N Bounce ... one month pass is about perfect, I think the kids, while still enjoying it, are close to having their fill. In the evening, Keaton (and Callahan) went to Gene Fullmer for basketball practice. I walked the park.

0801 (Monday) Rainy morning ... Cooper seems to have had a complete turnaround regarding rain ... he says he LIKES it now ... not sure where this came from but I'll take it. There was still quite a bit of discussion about the rain (it was off and on all day today) but it was nice to not have him hiding downstairs all day.  I went to West Hills to see about Callahan's school registration. I think it will be ok, I'll need to go in next week to get him a schedule. I then went to West Jordan to turn in Landon's registration and try to get his driver's ed changed, but that will have to be another trip next week too. I hadn't really planned anything for the day, not knowing how long these errands would take (I was actually back pretty early). After being at Youth Conference, I think Landon was content to have a day to just sit around, the other kids seemed to keep busy too. Landon did a little shooting with a slingshot in back. I got in some cardio and weights and stopped at the store and library. Landon and Gray did a weight workout in the evening.

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