Nothing exciting to report from the ESPN house ... Chatty was almost sold to the highest bidder three nights in a row (darn homework and sassy mouth), but she redeemed herself last night after I pulled out the big guns - no not my sculpted biceps, rather the promise of not going to our neighbors for a party tomorrow night and missing the opportunity to ride the school bus tomorrow. She did an awesome job last night so let's pray (a lot) that she does well tonight too - which is questionable since we have soccer practice to add to the mix. Speaking of soccer, I think this Team Finance Mgr could seriously be a part time job - what the heck was I thinking???
Mr. ESPN said Bia's internal clock is out of whack. She wakes up when I am in the shower (between 5:00 and 5:30 am) during the week and climbs in our bed. She is quiet and usually dozes back off so I am ok with it. Plus she has quit bringing her entire entourage (aka hoards of stuffed animals) and limits herself to one blankie and one animal, so I really can't complain. She is obsessed with Band-aids and it's getting expensive. The other night I found her up on the counter in the medicine cabinet trying to get one (or three Band-aids) for her imaginary boo-boos. Needless to say the Band-aids have been moved to a locked drawer.
This weekend Chatty and Bia are having a sleepover at Nana and Poppa's. I am not sure who is more excited - Chatty, Bia, Me, Mr. ESPN or Poppa (yes Nana enjoys having them too!). Mr. ESPN and I will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary (yes we were oh so young when we got married!) on Sunday - alone! Hallelujah! If I was a good wife I would have tried to think of a gift prior to 3 days before the big day, but I didn't. Usually we don't get each other anniversary gifts but I think he is buying me a watch (because I lost mine last month and he didn't have to think of something to get me since he knew I needed a new one) so that makes me want to get him something too. I just looked it up and it said the traditional gift is silk/linen, which is not very Mr. ESPN. We'll see what happens.
College football starts this week!! Yeah!!