I taped Alise last Tuesday night at gymnastics (no pun intended with the Flip title). It wasn't one of her better nights. Why? One, because she was picking her seat most of the night (the panty issue again) and two, she insisted on wearing socks, which I don't think the instructor likes too much (she took them off later). She usually sticks most of her bar exercises and I think she got in too big of a hurry on her balancing pieces. However, that last cart wheel looked pretty good to me! You might even be able to hear me on the video.
The Horton's had a very low key weekend. Wayne was back at the camp Friday night, so Alise and I snuggled on the couch and watched movies. We slept nearly twelve hours and stayed in our pj's until 11:00. It was so cold and dreary here and Alise wanted to go outside, but she' got a cold and I wouldn't let her. You know you're really a mom when your daughter blows her nose and you look to see what color the results are (I'm sure you appreciate that one). What's even worse is when she blows her nose and tells you what color it is herself. Sorry. I'm just sayin'.....
Wayne got home in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday and I high-tailed it to the activity center to get in some exercise. I guess he didn't like me walking in my blue jeans (why, I have no idea), so he gave me some money to buy some "exercise clothes." I didn't ask questions. I just took the hand out and headed to Academy after my walk. I bought two pair of cute cotton draw-string capris and a t-shirt. Can't wait to wear my new duds. What motivation, let me tell ya. How's everyone doing on their diets? I've lost 6 pounds so far! And that includes eating birthday cake! Woo-hoo!
While I was running errands, Alise and Wayne were at Petco buying new aquarium supplies...as in fish, filter, and rocks to go in the bottom. They weren't exactly dressed to go out to eat (I can't believe Wayne let her out of the hosue with that get-up she dressed herself in!), so I contacted my next best choice, Leigh, to see if she could go to a movie. We went to see "Last Chance Harvey" with Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman. It was really good. I told Leigh it was probably the cleanest movie I've seen in a while.
Lo and behold, we noticed tonight after church that Alise is a new "Moma" and a proud one at that! One of her three new fish had babies!! They are SO tiny! We counted seven or eight. What a perfect opportunity to teach her about the blessings and creativity of God. With fish, of all things! We prayed and thanked God for the new fish. Alise said they were "so sweet" and that "God was so sweet to give them to me." Sounds like a proud Moma, doesn't it?