Last weekend, Carol and Taylor flew to Arizona to attend the LDS Missionary Farewell of our good friends' son, Paul. We've all been friends since Liza was just about five years old. So, it was a great chance for Liza to have some "family" there in Arizona. She attended the farewell and spent the afternoon with them all. I had struggled all day Saturday with the fact that Liza was being given another baby shower in her new Arizona home and that she would be spending Sunday with Carol and the Burbanks and I would be hear whining sadly that I was missing her! Late in the afternoon, Carol texted this photo to me. I responded, "This makes me cry...happy and sad tears." Carol's response, "Liza called the tears." They know me so well. I'm thrilled that Liza was able to be there, thrilled that she got to spend some time with Carol, sad that I couldn't be right there in the middle of it all, enjoying it with them. But, look at my baby girl! She's gonna have a baby in six weeks!!! Gosh, that makes me cry all over again!
Yesterday, Zaylee was crawling/running around the kitchen, pretending to be a wolf. She closed her eyes and ran straight into a chair at the kitchen table. Last week, she went to her DCFS visits with 9 mosquito bites on her face because a rogue mosquito was on the loose in the trailer. This week, she'll go in with a shiner. I hope that don't start to worry about my competence! On the other side of the spectrum, Zaylee informed me this morning that living at Gwammie's house is "the best place ever!!!" She does seem to be a very happy child!
Zaylee says about ten times a day, "Gwammie! You hate Wal-mart!" It's random, and it's most humorous. Speaking of random, this morning, she told me again, "If my mom and dad keep making bad choices, I'm going to go to Arizona and live with Liza and Buddy and be Baby A's big sister." This has been her little mantra for the past week and she has not been prompted at all to know this.
Last night, Doug and I had a spontaneous date...dinner at Texas Roadhouse and then we saw the movie, Paranoia. I was so excited about seeing a good Harrison Ford movie. Hmmm. I have to say that I wasn't a fan of his hair. But, it's a good movie. Intriguing. I was not amused to see the "hop in the sack" after one kiss on a dance floor scene, nor the second "love scene" (This is not love, it's LUST!). Why Hollywood couldn't have kept those two scenes out, I have no clue. They weren't necessary to the plot. Other than that, it was a good show. There's NO way, I'd want my kids seeing this and especially on a date! (Not that they're dating yet!) Great story. Great suspense. Nice cars and homes. 1 F-word. 2 sex scenes. We wouldn't buy this one. Date night was great. It ended at 7:30, when Doug went straight to bed to be up at 1:55 for work!
Also another treat yesterday was meeting one of my blogging friends, Diana, who was so sweet and thoughtful! She picked up a roll of cello wrap from Taipan and delivered it to me in Logan because she was coming to town! I love the chance to put names and faces together!
Zaylee has requested that we go to Habalabalalaba. She's just informed me that it's time to get ready! My happy thought this morning was listening her to play with her number flash cards, "32, I am special! 33, My family loves me! 34, I am so smart!" She's happy, which makes me happy. Life is good! And so are datenights, even if they only last three hours!
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.