Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Guessed It...

We are now officially a week and a half past the time when we were supposed to get news about Jake, but I still have nothing to report.  Jake actually had a guy from SF call him last Thursday just to say he's sorry they don't have anything to tell him right now.  Well, at least we can all agree the situation kind of stinks.  Still, there is plenty else to focus on, and so we do...

Jake took off the third week of September as "vacation."  Really, it was just time he could be assured that work wouldn't bother him, so he could focus on work that needs to be done on our house in Louisiana before it is suitable for renters.  He renovated one of the bathrooms (which I will see on Sunday and hopefully get some good pictures of), and planned to start on the second one today.  They are the two rooms we saved until last to rework, thinking we'd have time to mull and make them just perfect.  So now that we don't have to time to mull, we're in a huge rush.  Fortunately, our neighbor in Louisiana is a contractor, and is helping Jake with the work and charging us very little to do it. That's a God-send!

As the header image might suggest, Jake and I went to see a Beauty and the Beast at the Hobby Center this weekend.  So glad that Broadway Season is back! It's the time of year we are guaranteed some dates! It was a great performance, and it was nice to have some time for just the two of us.  As always, the staff at the Hobby Center went above and beyond. Before that, though, on Saturday we took Howie to Incredible Pizza.  For toddlers, it's also known as "the place where all the old rides outside of grocery stores go to hang out together."  And they still cost a quarter! Howie had a blast on the many rides, such as:

The Not-Quite-Nemo Carousel!

The Smurf See-Saw!

Notice Daddy likes to bug him every chance he gets...After the Smurf See-Saw came the Rocket Ship!

Followed by the Tiny Tea Cups!

And last, but not least, the Choo Choo Train!!

He's sad because the ride is almost over.  We would have let him go again, but other kids were waiting.  Anyway, Howie had a blast and it was nice to spend the day together as a family.  It doesn't happen nearly often enough!

I learned (or perhaps had reinforced for me) a very valuable lesson in this outing: your teeth are not scissors/pliers/any other cutting or bending device.  Howie got a fork that was all bent out of shape. I tried to fix it (with my teeth) and chipped one! It's not really noticeable, but still feels annoying.  It reminded me of a story a friend told me many years ago about chipping a tooth trying to bite through thread.   Needless to say, I won't be repeating that mistake again. Teeth are for food!

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