Three day weekends are annoying. Yesterday was Monday, but it felt like Sunday to me, since the kids didn’t have school. In addition to having Alyssa and Ryan underfoot all day long (thus making any attempts at getting any real work done completely laughable), Sophie, Amanda’s sproglet, was with us too.
Which takes me back to Sunday – tacos, friends, and sproglets, oh my! Amanda and Sophie arrived around 3, bearing gifts in the form of corn bread mix, creamed corn, and sour cream (mix + creamed corn + sour cream + milk = best cornbread EVAH!1. Jason arrived a little while after, and we all settled in with tacos, tortilla chips and salsa, super-yummy brownies (mix + cream cheese + vanilla extract = best brownies EVAH!) and watched TV and babbled about whatever, while the three kidlets played, and Leah soaked up plenty of attention from all of us.
Amanda left around 8 or so, and after getting the kids settled down (and coaxing Sophie into climbing up the ladder to Alyssa’s 72″ loft bed2, I laid down on the sofa with the intent to watch a little TV with the guys and read some of an Allure magazine. Instead, I fell asleep. And apparently half-squished Leah, who was loving every suffocating moment of being so close to her mistress (seriously, this dog’s favorite pastime is being as close to me as possible).
Yesterday was a blur of kid stuff. Breakfast, video games, games, setting up Tangled on Alyssa’s iPad for Sophie, making lunch (and on a whim, cleaning out and organizing my fridge3, making cake pops (delicious but messy), handing out snacks and juices, bathing Ryan4, tie-dying a shirt (Sophie), undershirt (Ryan), and pants (Alyssa), bathing tie-dyed kids, and finally, gathering up Sophie and her strewn-about belongings and taking her back to Amanda.
So. Today is my Monday. Here’s to hoping I can make it productive!