(8/19) Work day for Dad & me, visit for the girls and Kathy had the rest of the kids. Our younger girl was a disaster today - she gets really amped up for visits, and she was coming off of a sleepover with her friend. She had her ears turned in the off position and I hear it was a challenge to get the girls out the door. She missed her check-in when I returned home too and won an early 'in for the evening' prize. The middles were really edgy today, and I was grateful when bedtime arrived. Our teen had orientation at school today and came in all excited for all the stuff she has planned. We are excited for her too!
(8/20) Busy, busy day today. This morning I ran C in for this cough that refuses to go away. The Dr. wrote us a script to fill by Friday if it didn't clear up. Then we came home and Nanan arrived to watch the littles while I ran C to his dentist appointment. I brought along our younger girl and told them both I'd buy them lunch if they behaved themselves. They did, so we stopped for lunch and they ate while we drove over to Granddad's real quick to help him move a cabinet. Turned out my brother was in town and had beaten me to it, but it was nice to visit with everyone for a bit before heading back home! Nanan took C home with her and the girls were in and out all day. All was well until I looked out the window to see our younger kiddo whizzing by on a bike without her helmet and her playtime came to an abrupt end. Sorry chica, that's not a rule you can 'forget.' It was 8p anyway, so I called it a day and had her go in and scrub her teeth and get ready for bed. The teen spent the day shopping. First she got to go for some goodies for her locker with Nanan and then out clothes shopping with Grandma. She had a great time and came home with lots of fun things.
|Hangin' with Biebs at the dentist|
(8/22) Work day for Dad and me and Kathy had the herd. The girls are off this weekend to their sister's house for a backyard campout with all their siblings. So awesome of their sister's foster mom to host them all! Work let out early, so I got to spend the afternoon with my favorite men and had them fed before Granddad got there. He came over to watch the boys while I attended a training this evening. I told Granddad that 'grandparent rules applied' and to let the boys stay up if he liked. They had a good time.
(8/23) Fun day for me! I got up early and went out to the Run A Muk race. My plan was to do the 5k since I haven't done a lot in the way of training lately. Grandma and my sister broke themselves though, so I swapped bibs with Grandma and ran the 10k with my dad. After the race, we walked back to Granddad's and had a pancake and egg breakfast. Yuuum! We visited for a few hours more and then I wandered back home where Nanan had the boys. I talked Nanan's ear off and she didn't escape nearly as soon as she wanted too. Oops. Dinner tonight was a massive fail, and since we had to run to the store anyway, I treated the boys to ice cream. It hits the dairy, chocolate and peanut butter food groups, right? Heh. Even sugared up, we still managed to have a very nice evening.
(8/24) We all slept in today, which was heavenly. I took the boys over to Sarah's after breakfast so we could walk to the park, while the big boys rode their bikes. We returned around lunch, I fed the littles and then put them down for a nap. I made the mistake of sitting down on the couch and fell asleep myself for a bit. I had to return C's Ninja Turtle sweatshirt because the zipper wasn't working, and ended up at Kohl's ALL BY MYSELF. Woo! I cleaned out their clearance section and then came home. I double-checked the pickup time for the girls and discovered I needed to grab them in 20 minutes. I ran out to grab them and bring them home. We had dinner, watched some TV and then the bigger kids went out to play and visit with friends, and I put the littles down for the night. Sounds like the girls had quite the adventure. And the break was helpful too.
(8/25) Work day for me and Dad has the kiddos. Last full week of summer before school starts. Eeps! Did everyone's summer fly by?