So to start out the day Stuart and Clark hit up our local Lowe's store for a build and grow clinic. I signed them up for it about a month ago and Clark was very excited and has been talking about it ever since. I was a little worried it would be too hard because the recommended age for the project was grades 1-5 and Clark is 3, but we gave it a go anyhow. So glad we did because Stuart said Clark LOVED it and it sounds like they had a really good time. He came home and told me all about it and he was so proud of his work. It is super cute! He made a little wooden castle with a working drawbridge AND he got a FREE apron, hammer, certificate and patch. Yes, a patch. Every clinic he goes to he gets a little patch for his apron. How cute is that?! I will be sewing that on today because it is so cute. I loved that they got to spend time together and maybe, just maybe Stuart will learn a few things and become a handy man...what do you think? Doubtful,but still cute that they loved it so much. They are going back in a few weeks to build a dinosaur and I do hope that this clinic lives up to Clark's expectations because he is PUMPED for it. He asked this morning if they were going today. How cute is he? I am also so proud of Stuart for taking pictures of the event since I stayed home with the duo even though I contemplated loading everyone in the car just so I could play my usual role of paparazzi, but considered it was 17 degrees outside and thought better of it. I love the pictures he took. So cute and did I mention these events are all FREE!
|Love him and that super cute mini hammer.|
|Yes, of course I made him put the apron on and hold the certificate for a quick photo op.|
|Proud boy and his finished product!|
Last night after the big Lowe's event Sara Kate and I had a date night too! We went to Lexington with my dear friend Ginny to one of my favorite places- Joesph Beth Bookstore. We went to see one of her friends from high school who wrote a book called The Queen Of Kentucky and was having a meet and greet with her book. We had a great time in and I must say it was a little strange to be out with just one of them. I am not used to only having ONE baby to look after and take care of. I was totally out of my element and when people would ask how old she was, or comment on how cute she was I felt the need to tell everyone she was a twin and we left brother at home. Not sure why, or that anyone cared but it was just a little strange for me to only have one. Otherwise, I enjoyed myself very much and now I am totally looking forward to finishing the book. It is a young adult novel about a 14 year old girl growing up in KY and her life as she transitions into high school. I came home and read the first 3 chapters last night. It is just darling, I am loving the main character and I can't wait to finish it. If you have middle or high school girls it would be a perfect read for you and for them. I have a feeling I will be recommending it to everyone I know with girls. Of course Sara Kate and I got our copy autographed, but you can order yours on Amazon or if you are local they have it at Joe Beth.
|SK and Ginny. (sorry about the drool Gin.)|
So no, Shepard did not get a night out or even a trip to Lowe's, but I am planning on doing a little shopping today using some gift cards from Christmas and maybe I will take him along so he does not feel left out! ;) We had a great Saturday and the best part is we have two days of weekend left!! Today and NO SCHOOL on Monday. Who knows, I may even work on getting the duo out of our room and into their cribs...maybe!