Mallory came to stay last weekend with us*. We made her earn her keep. Only we wouldn’t let her wash the dishes.
We surprised her by showing up for her play on Friday night.** Then we went over to see Rick, Ginny, and Skyler for a little bit and played nerts. Being Martin’s birthday, we called to sing him “Happy Birthday”, but poor Ashley had to hear us instead. When we got to Macomb, I gave Mallory about 30 wipes*** to clean the stage make-up off of her face. We got up early the next morning so we could go be time/score keepers for the stake basketball tournament. That was fun, just ask Mallory. She and I then left Jacob at the house and we went to the pet stores to get me some fish.**** Mallory had never seen Johnny Lingo so I had her watch that as we were trying to get up the motivation to make some bread. It was yummy. And we made some cinnamon rolls too-they were delicious. Good job Mal, I made her do a lot of the work.***** We made lemon-lime pepper chicken, homemade french-fries, and peas for supper. Mallory was in charge****** of the peas, and mostly the fries. And I had her be the taste tester for the Chicken. Oddly enough, all that was left-over were the peas. (I ate them the next day.) We went over to Jacob’s parent’s house and played more nerts. ******* Sunday Mallory helped out in the nursery because our regular teachers were out of town or sick. I hope she had fun in Macomb, even if she did have to sleep on the futon.
While they waited for me to finish cooking the chicken, Jacob gave her a lesson on cymbals.
*Not this last one, the one before it. I am just getting slower at documenting things.
**Martin’s Birthday-the real one, not the one we normally celebrate for him
***So she probably really only used 5 or 6, but you get the idea, there was way too much make-up on her face.
****Yes I finally set the tank up after all the fish died last summer. However, there are only 2 fish left. Sonny and Cher. They look like they will survive. I hope so, I am done with dying fish.
*****It is kind of hard to say we made her do it, she volunteered to do everything.
******We even had her wearing a Chef’s coat.
******You would think we like the game or something.