Ken’s training is easier and easier to deal with at the kids settle into the idea of longer periods of time without Daddy at easy reach. We kept busy with school and just general hanging out.
The 18th marked the end of of the first week of training. I don’t think Ken learned much but he did not feel it was time wasting. For us, Friday was our last projected nice day… so my plan was – SEND THEM OUTSIDE!!!!
Of course we still had other things to do – spelling tests… dinosaurs… Emanuel made his own tally of what we have covered to date.
We also rolled hotdogs in crescent rolls to make lunch with Nana! The kids loved it!
We finished our evening with a dance party… being restrained is NOT the way of our kids!!
On the 19th we had our last full day with Karyn… and with Ken and Bree’s help we made it a busy and fun one! We hit Mall of America on a rather busy day and shopped our hearts out.
Add in lunch at an Italian restaurant when we first got into the mall.
And supper at BW3′s and we had great food, great company and some AWESOME deals.
I can truly say my Christmas money is well gone and spent. At MOA I got EVERYTHING I purchased ON SALE. Including my most unexpected purchase – a dress from an amazing store called Bettie Page! Bree and I are totally going back to play around and buy dresses later in the year. So much gorgeous!
We stopped in at a real hat store, perused the books at Barnes and Noble and tried on bras at Victoria’s Secret. I picked up a set of headphones from Typo for a mere 10.00. I love the look of the buds but they really do hurt my ears.
So our very last day together with Karyn was pretty much kid free… we got out, about and around. I am so glad that we did!