What I Do When the Kids Are Home
We had a low-key Father’s Day for Jorge, which is what he wanted 🙂 . I started his day off by letting him sleep in and making him a good hearty, fatherly breakfast 😀 .
We gave him his gifts as well and then we lounged around. Well, he lounged around, as he should on his day. I puttered around the rest of the day being awesome and doing laundry (though, I admit, not as good as he does it!)
My kiddos were picked up by Mario the night before to celebrate Father’s Day with them, but he brought them back by 3pm Sunday, just in time for the botana from Espi’s for lunch.
The girls gave my love his gifts (letters and drawings) they made for him.
And then Emily went straight into Mommy mode and made everyone giant chocolate and sprinkles-covered marshmallows.
Then she made Jorge a Funfetti cake, all on her own, I just supervised and took the pans in and out of the oven.
She mixed, baked, iced, sprinkled and served it, all on her own. Brings a tear to my eye!
The girls (and sometimes the boys) take turns helping in the kitchen.
We watched Finding Dory, which made us all pretty emotional at the end. Emily and I actually clutched each other, in tears, and Alaethia ran to the bathroom, heh. It was a good, cute movie, though!
Eenan had an appointment Wednesday afternoon so I quickly finished my to-do list at work and was out by 3pm. I went to pick up Eenan and Emily, who wanted to tag along (my little shadow!)
I love that that little lady wants to follow me everywhere! Since she’s my “last” baby, I embrace it, as once she stops following me around, that’s it! No more babies to follow me! 😥 Anyway. That was depressing!
While we waited, we took Snapchat selfies.
After the appointment, we went next door to Stripes because Eenan and Emmos wanted Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. And then I threw in some Butterfinger Cups, sour watermelon gummies and a Snapple, because they were on sale. Oh. Em. Gee. Someone must stop me 🙁 .
We visited Gramma right after and spent some time with her. Then I got home to make dinner.
I managed to go walking at the park 3 times out of the week and even asked the boys to go, but of course they had more important things to do, like play Playstation, or Xbox, or sleep (*cough* Eenan *cough*).
Right after I had my surgery, they kept asking to go running, which of course, I couldn’t. But now that I can walk briskly/run in intervals, they don’t want to go 😐 .
Wednesday night after I’d come back from jogging, Jorge accompanied me to HEB to get some water and milk. We ended up with a bunch of brownie mixes (they were buy one get one free!) and we already had free cookie dough.
So Emily jumped on the counter to mix the brownie mix and Jorgie and Alaethia pressed the raw cookie dough into the bottom of the muffin pans. The end result was rich and delicious and probably extremely unhealthy!
We ate them while we watched a movie–I lie, I immediately passed out during the starting credits!
Oh Thursday, the day the other parents and us “switch” the kids, I had a doctor’s appointment and then I rushed home to pick up Jaylen, Alaethia and Emily so I could take them to Sky Park’s ribbon cutting. Eenan didn’t want to go so he stayed with Mom (typical) and Jorgie, Justin and Jules had already been picked up by their mother. Our work was specially invited to take our kids. Little did I know that jeans weren’t allowed, so poor Jaylen didn’t get to play, but he said it was worth the trip for the food alone 😆 .
The kids are on summer break, of course, but since I no longer have a job that allows me time off during the summer with them (well, since 2009 lol) I have to make do with the little time off I have, so we make the best of it!
Since the girls don’t have phones yet (and yes, at 7 and 9, they have already asked!) we communicate throughout the day on Pinterest messages 😆 . Love these kiddos! I need to make time to come up with activities to do with them and make some memories!