Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturdays With the Wife and Kids of Riley

The other week Matt told you about a typical Saturday on his job, Whatever...boring! So, I decided to bore, I mean regale you with how I spend a normal Saturday while he's at work.

After the normal amount of time getting up, writing a post, fighting with Emerson to get up and ready we were out of the house and in the car at 9AM.

Our first stop was the Chiropractor, where I argued my bowling case one more time and got an adjustment. With promises that I would exercise and a few new stretches to try, we were off to our next destination.

There was just no way I was going to be able to face the rest of my day without some sort of caffeine fix. Our, that is Em and my favorite is Caribou Coffee. I get the Campfire Mocha which tastes like a smore, and Em loves their kid's hot cocoa, they make it just the right temperature so she can drink it right away.

On to bowling. This is Emerson's first year and she really enjoys it. Her average is 33 and is going up every week, which is more than I can say for myself.

This Christmas she got her own ball and she likes to use my bowling bag. Matt drew a skull and bowling pin crossbones on it for me. I usually keep my ball in a locker at the alley so I don't use it too often.

Let me explain about Emerson's face. Last night I took her to the movies and the first preview that they showed was for a horror movie called A Haunting in Connecticut. She was freaking out! On the way home, she said that the worst part was that it said it was based on a true story. I tried to explain that there is something called "Creative License" and the only true part could be that there is actually a state named Connecticut. We decided to look it up on the Internet and when we googled it, the trailer came up again. Em insisted on showing Matt. After it was over Emerson was sitting on one side of the sofa and Matt on the other. He decided he was going to try to startle her and when he jumped at her, he didn't realize the cat was between them. He startled both of them and the cat then jumped and ran over Emerson's face.

This is Emerson with her friend and teammate Tyler. ( Is she blushing?)

After bowling we had to go to another doctor. This week I needed to get a B12 shot from the diet Dr. I get one every 2 weeks and once a month I get weighed in and the prescription refill.

I got the shot in the ass this time because I still have a bruise in my arm from 2 weeks ago.

Our next stop was to pick up Vivi. Every Wednesday Vivi gets picked up at daycare by Matt's mom. She keeps her until Saturday and then we do what I like to call the Vivi hand off. We meet in a location that is 1/2 between our houses, so it's 45 minutes to get there, but at least it's down the street from the doctor.

I must have caught her mid-blink, she usually doesn't look this stoned.

Everyone wanted a take and bake pizza for dinner, so we stopped at the grocery store to get one. They were on sale for $5, so we got 2.

Earlier in the morning, I promised the Chiropractor that I would exercise. Which meant I had to go get the recommended tools. He wanted me to get a balance ball and some resistant bands. I truly didn't have the strength to go all the way to the sporting good store (another 20+ minutes) so I decided to go to Target instead. They had them and we shopped around a bit. $150 later, we left Target and headed home.

The girls got the movie "The Secret of The Magic Gourd" I made some popcorn and we got into our pj's and we watched the movie.

Now isn't that much more interesting than some heating and air problem? I didn't think so either.


Denise said...

I LOVE it! What a fun day! And yes...she was totally blushing! She has a crush on that boy!

Anonymous said...

Oh ya.. much more interesting... I understand the face thing... the kitty scratch on her face. My granddaughter's face looked pretty scabbed up this past week, she's 9 months and getting VERY mobile, fell and scratched her face. Had scab on chin and nose... seems when they are young their faces take a lot of abuse... poor things... hope Emerson's face gets well soon!

The Blue Ridge Gal

ChicagoLady said...

Hey, I was at Dominick's today too! They have an awesome sale on pop, italian sausage and ground meat.

That picture of Vivi is hysterical! She does look stoned. I was wondering what Matt's mom does to her from Wed-Sat, lol.

I love those popcorn bowls! They are so cute, where'd you get them?

R Susanna said...

Yep, she was blushing and I don't balme her, he was a little cutie! Love that pic on the bowling bag!

Kimmy said...

OK, I have to say I LOVE your bowling bag! Matt did an awesome job!!

And don't you just love Target??!! After Matt did a day post, I was tempted myself and now that you did, I'm REALLY tempted now! Stay tuned for mine..... :o)

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Heather said...

WTF with the comment above mine?!

Does it have to do with WOW? Or simply spam? I was afraid to click on the links...


I loved your day-in-the-life post. I just might copy it. My life is just ever so exciting, I tell you.

Call Me Cate said...

Aww, Mr. Wow Gold not only loves you, he's offering Warhammer Gold. He must've been really impressed with your day.

Target is dangerous but I actually got in and out of there for only $13 yesterday. Maybe because I was having a panic attack at the time and they also didn't have half of what I was after.

Hope your daughter's face heals soon - when cats are scared, they take the craziest routes away from the terror.

Tori_z said...

Sounds like a busy day.

TMI on the shot location. LOL!

I was just thinking "what about Vivie? Where's Vivie?" But then I got to the part about the "Vivie hand off"... So I guess that answers my question. LOL!

I keep meaning to say this...

I like bowling... I'm crap at it, but... *Shrugs*... Oh well! Haven't been in ages though. I think people assume I don't want to go because of what happened last time I went... I lost my balance, stepped on the smooth surface of the lane, dropped the ball and ended up on the floor... Had to be helped up because every time I tried to get up I just slipped again. But actually I found it kinda funny. I was laughing so hard that even with help I had a bit of trouble getting up. LOL!

Queenie Jeannie said...

That is so cool!! I like the idea and may borrow it....if I ever do something interesting, lol!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Her poor scratches hurt!!!

I haven't seen the preview for that movie yet.

Cute popcorn bowls!!!

Anonymous said...

How cute the girls are! What a busy day.

Intense Guy said...

Pssstt... Tyler... she's waaaaaay cute but remember you get the whole family if... well you know...

hey... your mom and dad-in-laws will be pretty cool... and the sis-in-law, if she gets rehab and comes back from being stoned - will be pretty cool too.

Becky said...

What a busy Saturday! Emerson has such a cute haircut, and sweet face!

Loved their jammies:)

A. said...

Awesome post! It looks like you had a busy Saturday! I love that bowling bag!

I hope Emerson's face gets well soon!

heathersister said...

That was a cute day. I should do that sometime. Matt has it easy going to work, that was a hard day.

I love it that she is bowling like mom, that is so cute. But, you know what is cuter. Seeing the two of them together, it's like looking at a little Matt and Becky. Do you hear that a lot??

Tammy and Mike said...

busy day!

p.s. your girls are cute!