We had a pretty fabulous weekend here at Casa de Higgins and I surprisingly did a decent job of documenting it on film... lucky you. :)
The weekend started off a bit shaky with a phone call on Friday, from the elementary school, letting me know that "Calvin is okay" (I love how they start off a phone call like that. I remember when Emme broke her arm at school... "Emme seems to be okay, but we have her here in the office, she fell off the monkey bars and seems to be in a lot of pain...") Anyway, so "Calvin is okay, buuuut he and another kid crashed into each other and he has a bit of a bump on his head, I sent him to class with an ice pack, but when he comes home, you might want to check it out and keep an eye on him..."
Yeah, that's quite the bump... poor kid, I'm sure he had quite the headache.
Anyway, besides the bump (which he was impressed that I already knew about... I keep telling my kids that I know all and there is nothing they can hide from me) he was quite his rambunctious self and seemed to be okay.
I did manage to get my super low calorie, sugar free, healthy (ha ha) after dinner treats put together and I think they turned out almost as good as the original thing. My kids were of course curious who I made them for and were practically in shock that I made them for us, "just because". Especially considering that earlier in the day I had banished them all to their rooms with threats of not letting them out... ever (it was kind of a rough afternoon).
Jonny really enjoyed them and wanted more.
In the afternoon, we took a picnic to the park and enjoyed some quality time together as a family.
|this sweet little boy kept bringing me flowers|
Leona found a worm in the sand that she aptly named "Sandy" and she spent a fair amount of time carrying him around and playing with him. We convinced her that he would be happier if she found him a nice home in the grass. It seemed like a good idea until she tried to find him again and couldn't. She was absolutely devastated. Calvin was feeling extra compassionate (maybe it was the bump he got on his head) and spent the next 5 minutes attempting to console her. It was the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time.
What a poor pathetic little girl.
She did finally come around when Calvin found her a new "Sandy", a blade of grass, that actually managed to come home with us and is now living on our front porch.
Emmeline spent quite a while attempting to fly....
and takes lots and lots of concentration.
|I swear Emme had fun too... she just has a different was of showing it. :)|