On Saturday I went to a bridal shower for the older of my two younger sisters. I’m happy for her, of course, but I have to say it was odd for me. I’ll spare you all those Growing Up Too Fast Where Does The Time Go cliches, but I am thinking them.
I got there a little early so I could help out. My sister’s friend hosted the shower, but she lives hundreds of miles away and so the shower was at our mom’s house. While I was in the kitchen (making icing for the cupcakes), my step dad was in the den watching football on the television that is (seriously) bigger than my couch. I’m not much of a football watcher, but I discovered that I LOVE to be in the kitchen cooking while football is on the tv in another room. It reminds me of being a kid and it reminds me that fall is coming.
The shower was really nice and we didn’t have to play those awful fru-fru games. The only game kind of thing was a mad lib based on a couple of paragraphs about my sister and her fiancee. It turned out really funny. There was one line that ended up "In her spare time she jumps everything she sees," or something like that. The house looked great, like a magazine. I love the cupcake tower my mom set up. Here, look for yourself.
On Monday, Nathan decided that he wanted to learn to ride his bike. Santa brought the boys bikes years ago, but I have always been a little nervous to teach the kids to ride. Our street is fairly busy, and Lex has broken his arm three times, so I got them scooters instead.
Anyway, Nate decided it was time, and he just got on and did it. He’s so very proud of himself. I’m glad he got to do it on his own like that; it was excellent for his self esteem.
Lex couldn’t be outdone, you know, so he taught himself, too.