Here is a week's worth of posts in one.
Monday we had birthday breakfast with my sister Noelle - She turned 9 and yes we have the same parents and no she wasn't really a surprise. After breakfast we had a marathon trip to Target to try to get the kids Enchanted, but I scoffed when I saw it was $19.99. Puhleeze. But instead I spent $40 on various crap no one really needs. Shoulda just gotten the movie.
We went to my grandma's house where we had lunch and watched the copy of Enchanted that my mom bought for my sister. We then met up with the family at 6 for birthday dinner with my brother who turned 22. Went to bed at 8:30 because I wasn't feeling well.
Tuesday we babysat for a friend in the morning, went to Fairytaletown at 11, had a picnic and played with the cousins who were visiting from Southern California. We were home by 3 pm and had to call off dinner with some friends because my allergies were so bad. I crashed at 7:30.
Wednesday I had a doctors appointment for the allergies and finally got some medicine (which I actually haven't had to take because naturally as soon as I went to the doc, I started to feel a little better). My mom and sister in law came over with my sister and three nieces and nephews making the grand total of children in my 1000 square foot home 6. They proceeded to tear up my already torn up home even further (who knew it was possible) in the hour I was gone. All this occurred while our tile guy was putting tile in our kitchen. The man is a saint.
We then went to Granny's house for lunch and to play, but I could only handle the noise for about two hours before I made my kids pack up and go. The fuss at having to leave their cousins, was such that the neighbors must have thought they had severed a limb. We went home and took naps until 5 when we picked up Aaron from work and went to a potluck at a friends house at 6. We were home by 8 and I was asleep by 9.
Thursday we got up and went to get coffee (me) and scones (them) and met our cousins at the zoo. The wind was so cold it cut through our jackets so we decided we should leave the zoo and go to an early lunch instead. We get to our lunch spot and find out they are not serving lunch for another 30 minutes and no they would not let us look at the lunch menu until then. So we wrangle 5 kids into their seats, try to keep them occupied and not screaming/burping/farting/hitting or otherwise misbehaving until the waitress gives us the menus early because i am sure that she figured the sooner we order the sooner we'll leave. We eat and have an hour and a half to kill before I have to take my kids to pick up Aaron so I can go to a dental appointment.
We decide to take them to a local park to burn off energy, which they do while we freeze our butts off watching them play. We wrangle the kids back into the cars, say tearful goodbyes to the cousins who are heading home tomorrow and go to the next thing. When we reach the Capitol to pick up Aaron he says, oh by the way I have a doctors appointment at 4 to check out my knee. Cool. We can hang with that. After my appointment and a trip to the bank to get money to pay our tile guy we hop back into the car, drop off the moola and go back to the doctor. While Aaron is at the doctor the kids in I go to the grocery store to get some stickers for a calendar project we are doing.
The first store does not have stickers in the size we need. Nor the second, nor the third. In actuality the last store didn't either, but they did have a paper punch in a decent size so we just went with it. We picked up Aaron from the doctor and he wanted to stop at Home Depot. He ran in while we waited in the car because as Monkey says "Home Depot is boring."
After that I told Aaron I really didn't feel great, could he cook? Sure he said and turned into the Dos Coyotes parking lot where we had dinner. Now we are home, my kids were wound up tighter than tops due to a two hour nap in the car while we did various errands, and are sleeping aka jumping on their beds. I'm too tired to care and am going to call it a night.
It's 7:15 pm.