Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bookstore Date Night

For March's Date night we finally got to do the Bookstore Date.  This is a date I saw on Love, Actually's blog over a year ago and wanted to do, but I had last year already all planned out so it had to wait until this year.  It was a fun date and the way we did it...totally free too!
The premise behind the date is you print off check lists that have you go around the bookstore and find different types of books to share with each other.
Here are a couple examples of our check list items. We were suppose to find a new recipe that you would like to try. Cory came up with seared duck while I chose bacon wrapped shrimp.
Some other results were, Cory would like to try horseback riding for a future date while I chose to have a cooking class together. Cory chose a book on Utah Parks and found a picture of Goblin Valley for a place he would like to visit while I chose a picture book on skylines & picked New York. We both found children's princess books to fulfill the requirement of Happily Ever After.  Finally, for the topic of self help books that apply to us Cory chose a book about turning common household items into your own workout gym and I chose a book with lots of worksheets in it about budgeting.

We opted to skip out on the fourth set of challenges and instead just returned home for some free ice cream and to watch shows we had already had saved in our Hulu queue. This was a pretty fun date which got us talking about lots of new topics & even learned something new about each other. We both thought it would be just as fun to make up a new list of challenges and repeat the date again next year. 

Celebrating Green Day the Fergy Way

In the Fergy home we get excited about St. Patty's day.  In preparation for the celebration that would take place later in the week, we all donned on our green outfits for  church.
On St. Patty's day morning all the kids joined us in the bathroom as they do every morning. Phoebe especially loves to sit on the counter as Cory & I get ready in the morning. She feels it's her duty to remind me about us about our deodorant and to get daddy's shaver ready for him.
As we all approached the stairs, however they kids were all REALLY excited to see a little leprechaun had visited us in the night and left a green trail leading to his treasure.
The wins didn't really care to see what treasure was at the end of the trail. For them the trail was the treasure. After Phoebe followed the trail we quickly had to pick it up because the twins were quickly eating the chocolate trail without removing any of the tinfoil even.
Everyone enjoyed their St. Patty's Irish cereal, how is it Irish?  Well, Phoebe's Marshmallow Mateys are supposed to be Lucky Charms, but those were too expensive, Cami's Tootie Fruities cereal represents the Leprechaun's rainbow and Josh's Golden Puffs cereal is the Leprechaun "Gold".  The Leprechauns also dyed our milk green which Phoebe throughly enjoyed while drinking through her new shamrock straws & watching our new movie Mega Mind.
As I have mentioned in previous posts the kids aren't sleeping too well in their new beds so they are constantly tired during the day.  Cami put her new bag of cereal to use doubling it as a pillow.  We eventually had to put her cereal away because she kept dragging the bag around the house using it as a pillow and crushing it all up.
For dinner we enjoyed our traditional Irish fare of corned beef and cabbage, something Cory looks forward to all year long.  This year I added Irish Soda bread to the meal which turned out very yummy. Next year Cory has randomly requested turnips to also be added to the meal because he thinks it is fitting of the Irish dinner, however neither of us has ever tasted a turnip and we have no clue if we like them or not.

For dessert we enjoyed the green leprechaun trail...maybe next year I will actually get around to making one of he many, MANY yummy looking Green St. Patty's Day desserts I have saved in bookmarks.

I'm So Very Very Tired

It has now been 1 1/2 weeks since the big room change and I am sorry to say the sleeping situation is not improving at all.  Phoebe's new most common said phrase unfortunately is, "Mom I'm so very, very tired." You may feel sorry for her, but in fact she is the problem because she just wants to play and not sleep, which causes 3 kiddos to be very tired all the time.  Here poor Josh is sleeping in his lunch chair.
Side note: I did not feed him 1/2 box of Trix for lunch. I gave him cheese and pretzels and Phoebe poured all the Trix on his tray while he was asleep because I guess she thought it was funny???