Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Day with Kids

We did it! Get those minds out of the gutter... We slept in and I mean slept until 9am that is an all time record for Cowboy and I. It sure was nice. We are usually up and going around 7:30 so this morning was a real treat. Cowboy was off to go to his son's to build a cement block wall. My niece and nephew came to town to go to an amusement park so I was the lucky one and got the great niece and nephew. D is 5 and Katybug is 2--what an adventure.

We started the day by going to Wal-mart to the flower department and then McDonald's for lunch. That was more than enough to wear me out. Katybug fell asleep on the way home so I thought it might be a good time to get D to take a little nap. As soon as we got out of the car, they were both awake and ready to go. I took them to an awesome playground less than a block from the house. WEAR THEM OUT. We then came home to plant the flowers.

It was a handful, D was a huge help and Katybug kept getting into the mud from the dirt that we had delivered. Sadie was trying to catch birds. Now I know how my mom felt with three girls under 2 years old. (Yes, I have to older sister's less than 2 years older than me, not twins). I didn't have enough arms, eyes (not that they are working well) and energy to keep up with them all. I actually managed quite well. However, their clothing was a mess.

Here is part of our finished product. I just got all our pots done and didn't get to work on the flower bed, thanks to the thunderstorm and rain around 5a. They headed in for a bath, then it was supper and now, they are sleeping.

Cowboy thought it would be a good challenge for me. He doesn't think I'm serious about kids but he is so good with them and I would love to have one or two. I can't let him know that I am TIRED.

Back to the eyes, they were really good today--both distance and close up. It was weird putting in my contacts this morning. I wore them for 22 years and then have been without them for 8 years.

Cowboy is tired and trying to find some western on TV. So I'll sign off and go snuggle with him until the kids get home--the older kids, that is.


Caroline said...

Today was the perfect morning to sleep in because of the rain. I had to get up around 7:30am since Time Warner was coming by.

Sounds like you had your hands full today with the kids and Sadie, but it sounds like it was a fun day.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are a "great" aunt in every sense of the word. Thanks so much for taking great care of my kids and grandkids. They are so lucky to have you, so am I. It sounds like you had a great day.
D loved it, he is such a good helper. I know Katybug can wear you out fast, she is a very busy girl. Thanks for putting them up for the night, it's great knowing they have a safe place to go when they are in the city. I hope the rest of your weekend is peaceful, I'm sure your house was quite noisy this morning with 6 extra people. Maybe you can get to the lazy part of your weekend after they leave.

Monogram Queen said...

Kids can be so much fun when they are helping - and they love it so!