Friday, December 14, 2007

Busy Elves

My three little guys...

So today was busy and lots of fun. I worked for a couple of hours this morning. We had a company meeting where we discussed these personality tests we had to take. It was interesting. Kind of. I learned some things about myself and my family members.

After that, I piled the kids in the car and went to Ikea with a couple of friends and their kids. We put all the kids in Ikea's child play area and walked around for an hour with just the babies. Then we heard our names being called on the loud speakers telling us to come back to the play area. Upon walking back, we were taking bets on whose kid would be the problem child. It was mine. It was Gar. He had gone into the bathroom and taken off his pants and couldn't put them back on. The girls there legally can't help with that kind of thing so I was called to help him. Basically he was in the bathroom sans pants and was playing with the toilet paper. I came and helped him put his clothes back on and then he decided he didn't want to stay and play so he came with me. It was way past lunch and naptime anyway.

We went to the dining area and got some Swedish meatballs for a snack. When we were done eating it was time to pick up the older kids. So we got them and piled Uly, Jay Jay and Amelia (all 3 years old) in a shopping cart and went back out into the wilds of Ikea. We got some good shopping done and I was able to check some Christmas items off my mental list. When we were finally finished with Ikea we headed home, exhausted.

By this time it had started to snow so traffic was slow and I got home around 6:30. My babysitter was supposed to be there at 6:15 and I had missed her. So I went and got her and then left to go to my Mom's Night Out dinner at the best little Italian restaurant in Provo called Gloria's Little Italy. YUMMMMM!!!!! It was really fun and yummy.

9 comments:

Ben Stier said...

they going to make you take the Meyers Briggs test? Thats is pretty much the only "test" that is accurate...most others are very erroneous.

Jessica Stier said...

It was the DiSC assessment test. According to something I just found online: http://changingminds.org/explanations/preferences/disc.htm

DiSC is more behavior related where Myers Briggs is more thought process related. It seems to be a valid test and I found it very accurate, as did most of my collieges. I definitely could see the value and where I fit in.

It also told you what traits you had naturally and what traits you have adapted. I am a Supporting Relator who adapts Relating Supporter traits.

It was pretty interesting actually.

kristina said...

sounds like fun! I love to here about your days, it brightens mine! I tried to find your number the other day but couldn't, i wanted to tell you that I found out just recently that your gift that will be arriving soon is a little smaller, actually minier than I thought it would be! hope you can still find some use for it!

Janet said...

Your little Elves pic is so cute. What a brave and strong Momma you are to go to Ikea with the Elves! Good Job you're doing there Girl! I'm going to google up those tests and check 'em out. I think knowing test stuff about yourself and family is very fun and interesting and helpful. Remember the Numbers Personality test that I brought to the Family Reunion years ago? It shocked me to prove so true.

Janet said...

P.S.
I checked out that site and clicked on the BLOG and really enjoyed the read. Lots of insite and stuff to learn for personal and business skill growth. Thanks! I've favorited it to check out now an then.

Trena said...

What a busy day! I love Ikea outings! They are so much fun. You are such a great Mom! I love that Gar could took off his pants and couldn't get them back up! I miss him sooo much. I can't wait to see you guys and give all the boys lots of kisses.

Kara said...

Hi Jessica...your boys are so gorgeous! I know that there is some Jessica in them somewhere, but they look just like Ben!!! I hear they're some of the sweetest boys ever. They sure do look the part. Merry Christmas!

The Andersens Four said...

moms night out party?? hhhmmm, sounds like something I might need to organize in my neighborhood......

Cutzi said...

I'm waiting... for a new post. I've given you 6 days into the new year. Now hop to it. I want to see some cute Christmas pics or something!

Not like you could possibly be busy or anything...