Monday we had our usual morning...gymnastics and then piano lessons. Jenessa's soccer practice was cancelled due to rain. The girls' piano teacher has been doing a contest with her students...the students earned a ticket for a raffle for various activities. That evening we discovered on facebook that Sienna won a fish from the raffle!
Tuesday we picked up the fish...there was a lot of excitement over this little goldfish! Sienna had the fish in her room and I think it was too accessible to the boys. When Ryan got home that evening, she went to get the fish to show him...the water was looking kind of murky and there were a lot of food flakes in the bottom of the fish bowl. (We suspect some little boys were trying to feed the fish!) We cleaned out the bowl and hoped the fish would be ok with the fresh water. But...poor "jaws" was found the next morning floating on the top of the water.
Wednesday was our 20th wedding anniversary. I would have loved to celebrate it somewhere wonderful with Ryan...and I did (although maybe not the "somewhere wonderful" that I may have imagined!) We have a nice "new to us" home" and a wonderfully busy and healthy family...I really couldn't ask for more. I am truly blessed. It was a busy day with school, getting Kessiah's and Jenessa's stuff to EXPO, Mason's soccer practice, and youth activities for Kessiah, Jenessa, and Sienna...made it so Ryan and I didn't get out that evening...but he did bring me home some flowers and some easy to make dinner (chicken cordon bleu, rolls, and cheesecake). He is so good about bringing me flowers...this time I put them in a bundle to dry.
Friday morning I got up and went shopping first thing in the morning. Sienna came with me because I had promised to replace her fish (once...if this one died, she had to replace it with her own money!) So, 2 new fish in one week!
After a picture taking session at the Healing Field we enjoyed a family movie night.
Saturday morning Ryan and Kessiah left early to go take down the flags. I left soon after with the rest of the crew for a morning of soccer games. Ryan and Kessiah made it back in time to see Sienna and Corbin play. After lunch, Ryan took Kessiah and Jenessa to pick up their EXPO projects. The girls both got blue ribbons for their sewing projects. Kessiah got "best of class" for her coconut lemon bars and Jenessa got "reserve best of class" for her caramel popcorn.
That evening Ryan and I were able to get out and go see a movie (The Giver) and go out to dinner (Red Lobster with some gift cards that our realtor had given us after our house sold).