Last Thursdayand Friday was parent/teacher conferences for the boys. We met with the boys' teachers Thursday before I had to practically fly to Normal for my midterm (see below). Both boys received an excellent report from their teachers. While DH and I both know they are great kids, it's always nice to hear it from someone else.
Due to conferences, the boys did not have school either Thursday or Friday. Friday was easy, DH was off work. Friday was a different story. We went out on a limb and decided to allow the boys stay with Anwen, the older sister of Josh's best friend. She has babysat for them before, but never for the whole day, and never when Jack (her brother and Josh's best friend) was around. All three boys are terrific kids, but the more boys you get together, their orneriness multiplies exponentially. So, after a long lecture with the goal of putting the fear of God (or the fear of Mom, whichever is worse), we decided to give it a try. Thursday evening, Jack's mom called to ask if a mutual friend could take the whole gang to the Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois. So, this brave dad and Anwen took 6 boys out for quite a day. A link to his blog and the whole story is below:
And, as mentioned before, I had a midterm on Thursday night. Let's just say that it was NOT the highlight of my week. As a way to ease the sting left fromt the test, I stopped by the mall to pick up my new Disney Crocs.....too cute!