We slept in, which was nice. Of course, I forgot to blog the night before, so I was busy doing that when I first woke up. When I finally came out of my room, the kids were watching a movie, and my Mom and Dad and sister and Lily had gone to the PX.
Here's me, ready for the day
I made pudding for the kids for a snack, and Captain America headed over to Joe's to help him pack and work on his truck. After getting ready, my parents, sister, I and all the kids headed out to lunch. We went to the Burger King off post, since it had a playland that had A/C. That's a big selling point for my mom - hehehe.
Me and my big soda
I brought my own cheese, and got 2 side salads. Works pretty good. The kids ate and played and had a good time. After lunch, we headed to Walmart. And why we needed to go to Walmart (in El Paso) on a Saturday is beyond me. Sigh. The line to get into Walmart took about 15 minutes. It was INSANE! And it was 100 degrees. And I have no A/C. Yeah, it was lovely. hehehe.
Anyway, we fought the crowds, and got what we needed. It was a short trip with 7 kids... After Walmart, we headed to the Mall. I needed to pick up the phone case for Captain America. My parents and sister stayed in their car (it has A/C), and I took my truck load of kids into the mall. I made them partner up. Jake and Ella. Joe and Eme. Me and Jimmy. We walked in, got the case, and came back out. It took about 20 minutes. It's a long way to walk with little people :)
Then we headed back home. We stayed home most of the rest of the day. We watched a few movies in the afternoon, then made dinner. The kids ate it pretty well. After dinner, we hooked up the slip n slide, and let the kids play. They had a TON of fun. Check out some pics from the evening.
Me in the backyard
After about an hour (maybe not quite that long...), we hosed off the kids, and cleaned them up. I straightened up the backyard, and came inside. We got the kids all settled down, and ready for bed.
At around 7:30pm, the grown ups headed out again (minus Captain America, who was still working at Joe's). We headed to Fallas Paredes, and went shopping. My parent/sister hadn't been there before, and I just HAD to show them my favorite store. I got a few new things. I like new things, you know :)
After shopping, we headed to dinner. We went to Applebees. We got seated right away, but the food took FOREVER. Or it seemed that way, at least. hehehe. Maybe I was just REALLY hungry. That could have been it.
I got my Shrimp and Spinach salad, my sister got the Turkey Club sandwich, my mom got the Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich, and my dad got a Philly Steakburger on a hoagie. Mmmmm.
After dinner, we stopped at Circle K so my sister could get some non-skim milk for her kids, and we got big sodas (since we just had water at dinner) and headed home.
Now, my sister is a runner/jogger. She does pretty good. And, just because I was curious, I wanted to go jogging with her. So, when we got home and put the babysitters to bed, she and I went out jogging. And I think I died. hehehe. I didn't pass out, at least. I just proved to myself how incredibly out of shape I was.
I jogged at a fast for me pace for about 1/2 a mile, then couldn't do anymore. Actually, I don't know how long it was. I'm gonna have to drive it tomorrow to see for sure. Anyway, after one lap, I was DONE. Sorry, Maddie :) I'm proud of you for doing another 2. You ROCK!
So I drug myself into my bedroom with my laptop after running, and sat on the floor and designed, cause I couldn't make myself get into my bed. hehehe. Luckily, it's been about 30 minutes now, and I'm feeling much better. I can breathe again. ROFL! We'll see how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully I won't wanna eat everything in site :)
Today's WordArt is from a Conference Talk by Henry B Eyring, and can be found HERE. Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!