Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pulling out all the stops

Bob is in Baltimore...Maryland. My back-ups, my parents, are in Lexington. I'm at home...with the myself....ALL weekend. :-)

SOOO....I've pulled out all the stops to keep everyone in good spirits, not whiny, and not stir-crazy. Yesterday, we went to Blockbuster and I let each girl pick a movie for "movie night" in my bed, which Beth LOVED. And we also went to Wal-Mart to look for napmats for Beth, and ended up ordering on Ebay instead. We ate dinner on the floor, the girls had a long bath and we called it a night.

This morning, we stayed in PJ's till 9am, then we went for walk (since it was only about 70 degrees) up to mom and dad to get their mail and newspapers, and then we stopped by an empty lot and picked nice, ripe red apples off the tree (which I cut up during naptime and threw in the crockput to make Applesauce). We relaxed for a while at home, then went to McD's for lunch and what ended up as an HOUR on the McD's playground. A cousin of mine was there, so I chatted with her while the girls played. They both took awesome naps and then it was up and out the door again, to another local playground. Dinner in the den again, and the evening in the backyard...with sidewalk chalk...then buckets of water and paintbrushes...which ended up being a water fight. Bubble baths, homework for Beth...then bedtime!

And we get to do it all again tomorrow...and we are throwing Church into the mix. I'm tired.


Melissa said...

Yes, life alone can be difficult! I thought I'd go crazy last year when Gus was gone for 3 months!

They approached him last month and wanted him to go to MONTANA for 3 months-I insisted that he tell them that I really didn't want to do that again on my own! So another guy (single and wanted to see Montana anyway) is going instead!

Sounds like you had a fun weekend!