Argh. Just found out my hours are being cut at work. Not good AT ALL!! I’m trying to avoid going into panic mode, so I figured I’d update while it is still lunchtime.
(I’m typing this on the iPad…so don’t be surprised if you find weird typos, heh. I wanted to remove the auto-correct deal but my babe finds it useful >_>.)
I can’t remember many of the details from Friday during work (what is happening to me?!) but I went straight to pick up Eenan and we stopped by John’s apartment so that I could throw out his old fridge food and clean up a bit. When we were done, Eenan and I got home and I started on dinner. They all settled down and watched TV and my babe had his friend over. Not exactly what I had in mind for my Friday night, but I gave him his guy time and watched TV with the kids.
I lazied around in the morning, fed the kiddos and just kinda slothed around all day, except for getting a few things at Target, dropping stuff off for Gramma, and stopping for burritos for lunch, a request from the boys of course, hehe.
I was feeling a little down–could have been the Girl Sickness or just the stress of bills–so I snuggled on the Cuddle Chair with Emily and watched Lifetime movies. There was one that got all 6 kids’ attention (about a psycho nanny) and they watched it with me. Emmy was with me, 2 boys sprawled on the rug, and 2 boys flanking Alaethia on the big ottoman. We’d get into discussions about it during commercials and then they’d all shush each other and their undivided attention was on the movie. It was really cute.
All the kiddos played together; tv, wrestling, chasing Ruffles, all simultaneously quieting down and playing on some sort of handheld device. It was wonderful :).
My babe got home from work and I grocery shopped. An easy dinner of hotdogs :). We sat outside on the back patio, talking :). I love those nights. All our kiddos fell asleep in the boys’ room…until Emmos woke up of course and we took her to our bedroom :). She has the habit of wanting us to drag her toddler bed mattress to our room and she sleeps there. She says, “I pwomise I’ll go to sleep.” Aww! Who can resist that?
I woke up the next day and made pancakes for all the kiddos while they bathed. We ate, got ready, and then my babe dropped off his boys as my kiddos and I went to church. We went to Sacred Heart, my childhood church, and it was so nice to be back. It is just as I remembered it :). Eenan said he loved the church, Jaylen said he loved that it went by fast (LOL), I loved that the Priest’s readings involved the kids and they all loved being in the Cry Room upstairs, overlooking everything :).
We got back home and my babe was napping so I took the kiddos out to the patio, where they blew bubbles. I’d bought them some green Crayola ones and OMG, those things are messy! I put them away pretty quickly heh.
I made lunch and later we went outside to just chill out (well, my babe raked up the backyard and I watched, heh). He filled up the kickboxing target and then we played frisbee with the kids. It was so much fun! Even the baby girls got into it. And it was so hot that we turned on the water hose and had a water fight :). Gotta do that again!
I asked Mario to let me keep the kids again but he wanted to see them so I took them back :(. My babe rented a movie and I stopped for Red Mango on the way home from dropping them off and we had a great movie night :). It was “The Mechanic”. I TRIED staying up with all my might, but I crashed out at the end. My babe’s so sweet and just lets me fall asleep with my head on his shoulder till the movie is done. It happens quite often hehe.
Gosh, that was just such a great weekend. I’m so, so grateful for everything in my life :).
Ok, that took much longer than a lunch break! Typed up parts here and there throughout the day. Time to go!