Monday started off with a bang as Kira awoke a whole year older. Well, technically she was just a day older, but it was a special day older. Kira started off the day sleeping in a bit, and then got taken to breakfast with a few of the ladies in her branch. That was a nice outing, and while she was gone, the boys and I made some treats at home, including the frosting for her cake. She baked a gluten-free version of her favorite childhood recipe, but it turned out like most gluten-free cakes: a little flavorless and loafy.
For part of the celebration after presents and cake, we all went to look for a mall, mostly at Carver's request. He'd been whining to go to a mall, because in Illinois there was a mall with an indoor play area that he enjoyed, so he assumed that every mall on the planet would have a similar play area.
I took on a bigger project in the attic yesterday and today when I made sure that the main bathroom is venting outside instead of to the attic. It turned out to be a much smaller project than I'd expected, so that was a big relief. My next big one is resurfacing the driveway, which was neglected for several years, so it's going to be a big one.
Kira was called to be the primary chorister and was sustained today. She didn't expect to start today, but the person who normally does it was called into work at the last minute, so Kira took over. She said that it went alright, but hopes to make the calling her own soon. Fortunately, the branch combines junior and senior primary so that she'll have to do it only one hour rather than two each week.
More projects around the house this week! We'll get this place ship-shape before too long!