Wow! Three posts from me in three days! You know it's GOTTA be NaBloPoMo!!! LOL!
Today was a pretty typical day. Woke up, got the kids up, cut the coupons out of the weekend paper, started the first of three loads of laundry, fed said children, organized the things I needed to do today and then took the kids to Ikea. Ikea? Why Ikea? Glad you asked! Because they have a play area where you can actually drop the kids off and then come back and get them a while later! I know they intend for me to spend that time shopping the multitudinous good stuff that they sell, but I prefer to use the time to buy a cup of coffee (and occasionally an open-faced shrimp salad sandwich) in their awesome cafeteria and spread out with my bills, coupons and selected recipes and spend the precious time getting some important stuff done!
Last time, I got lucky and they gave me 90 minutes; today was the usual 60, but it was still great!
After Ikea, we came home and I started on some home chores while CutiePie watched Spiderman 3 and HandsomeBoy visited his friend next door.
When RockStar got home from work, we piled back into the van and off we went to a hayride sponsored by the children's youth group that HandsomeBoy recently joined. I don't want to actually say the name of the group, but for those of you who like sophisticated word games, we'll just call it "Rhymes-With-Pub Rhymes-With-Sprouts). I was rather hesitant to get involved with the organization for reasons I'll expand upon at length at a later time, but HB reallyreallyreally wanted to join and has been very enthusiastic. Personally, I was involved in a co-ed program that organization used to oversee for teens and young adults which was called "Rhymes-With-FlExplorers" when I was in high school. As a family, we love hiking and outdoors activities, so most of the activities will be right up our line!
Anyway, we had a great time at the hayride and party. Although most of the day was cloudy, windy and cold, the evening was clear, still and beautiful!
One of my favorite quotes of the day: as we were leaving, RockStar wanted the boys to go potty before getting back in the car and told them to go use the PortaPotties. As we walked over there, CP started fussing and saying he didn't want to go in there because it was scary. HB told him, "It's okay, you can come in the PartyPotty with me!" That just cracked me up!!!
Have a good night and don't forget to turn your clocks back!