Emily is involved in some special group at school that helps kids focus on college and find careers they'll love. Emily still doesn't know what she wants to do when she grows up, but she had a fun trip down to Phoenix with the group on Wednesday. They got to tour Grand Canyon University and go to the Humane Society. Emily loved the kittens. Oh, and she loved that the college had a Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, and Panda Express. Hello, freshman 15! HA! Plus, she got a cool swag bag full of goodies. It was a neat experience for her and I'm glad she went.
Noah came home from school on Wednesday not feeling well. I don't know why he didn't go to the nurse earlier in the day, but he didn't. He gets a cold and basically runs a fever and coughs for a day straight. Then, he's totally fine. It's bizarre, but, it's how he rolls. It's a good thing we still have the breathing machine from when he was a baby. We just put saline water in it and it's like a personal humidifier. And it's typically the only thing that helps.
David and I went for a walk that night and David talked about how exhausted he was. He had an overnight the night before and slept beneath an elephant at the hotel who was walking around at 5 AM. We get home and this great husband of mine sat there and held Noah for like an hour. It's just another reason why I love him. When he feels like he can't give more, he somehow manages to do just that.
Noah didn't wake up the next day until after noon. I couldn't believe it and had to check to see if he was still breathing a few times. I'm so lucky to work from home and I can just take care of him when he needs it and still get my job done. Poor little guy woke up for 2 hours and then was out again.
Luckily, he was better on Friday and we had friends over for smores at our new firepit.
David and I were going to have a date day today since we didn't get to go out alone for our anniversary. But, Emily woke up and seemed like she needed some time with us. So, we took her with us. We scraped the movie and took her shopping and to Canton Dragon, our favorite Chinese restaurant. This is me having the egg drop soup. It's so yummy. I took this picture and sent it to my friend, Dakri, because it's her favorite and I'm just evil like that.
So, while we were out shopping, we found a sofa that we liked at Sam's. We bought this sofa less than 2 years ago, but the leather was so disappointing. Literally, the color was totally come off of it. We tried to buy dye and color it and that just came off too.
Here's a close up of the seat. This is where Emily puts her feet all the time. Leather shouldn't do this:
We bought it at Costco in February of 2015 and the last time we were there, we talked to them about it. Guess what? They'll take it back. Costco rules. So, we got to talking about the sofa we saw at Sam's and it didn't have a loveseat, but do we need a loveseat? We never all sit at the same time in here. And, even with the sofa and the recliner chair, we also have another recliner, so we still have room for 5. And then, we found this like bean bag chair at Sam's. It was $60 and quite possibly the most comfortable thing I've ever sat/laid on. I was ready to get 5 of them and call it a day.
But, we got home and David said maybe he should just return the sofa to Costco and get the one from Sam's today. Ok, so we got the sofa loaded in our mini van. Yes, it fits in our mini van, but he'd have to make two trips and get the loveseat on the second trip. On the way home from Costco, he'd grab the sofa at Sam's and then when he returned the loveseat to Costco, he'd swing by Sam's again and get the recliner. So, he took off after we loaded it up. And Emily and I vacuumed and played with the cat. Emily put marbles in the box. This cat loves marbles. Especially at 5 in the morning.
David actually ran in to one of our friends who lives around the corner at Sam's and she was able to get the recliner in her truck. So, we got everything set up. David still has to return the loveseat to Costco tomorrow. It looks very similar and it's leather. Hopefully, this one will hold up.
Oh, and this was our nuclear spaghetti of a coffee table. Wires everywhere.
And in this new sofa, the armrests have USB ports and plugs, so the kids can put all of their devices in the armrest! How cool is that????
And here's what it all looks like. And that's the bean bag chair on the right. We bought a soft big fluffy pillow to go on top. I could sleep on it. Seriously, it is the most fought after spot in the house. The good thing is 2 kids can easily fit. Actually, I fit on there just fine with Emily and Noah, so it's plenty big for several of us.
And Emily found these super cute fox pajamas today. Thanks, Aunt Pam for the gift card! I think she just needed to spend some time with the 2 people who love her most in this world, a little retail therapy and a Starbucks because she was good to go after our little date.
David is taking the boys to see Doctor Strange tomorrow, so everyone gets some date time this weekend.