thursday night nate worked until it wasn't thursday anymore. very late night. i made waffles with strawberry sauce and whipped cream for the kids' dinner. they couldn't have been happier at chuck-e-cheese; they thought it was soooo delicious and fun. i felt happy that we made lemonade out of late-night-for-dad lemons.
friday night nate & i slipped out for a date. dinner didn't dazzle, but driving to a favorite spot and talking about our dreams did.
saturday morning i went to a church leadership training meeting while nate caught up on sleep (and the kids watched how to train your dragon). when i got home the jehova's witnesses were waiting for me in my driveway; always good to get the latest installment of the watchtower ;)
saturday afternoon we "lived in the sunshine and drank the wild air," just like emerson recommends.
saturday night nate worked late again (this time from home...so much better.) i sat in his office and read the friend (looking for a family home evening lesson and just enjoying the overall greatness of that magazine) and texted my mom :)
this afternoon henry and i curled up on the couch and read the rest of his magic treehouse book while lily napped. i love to read with him. at dinner tonight he told the whole family every plot detail of the entire 107 page novel. we're not worried about his retention/comprehension skills at all.
and tonight? we had a family guess who tournament, read scriptures, and did pull ups.