I finally got out of bed around 8:30am, and had breakfast, and went to see what the kids were doing. Fighting, of course. Well, not bad fighting, but "I've been in this house with these people for going on 6 days" kind of fighting. Yeah, not so good :(
Anyway, I got my stuff together, sent the kids to their rooms, and headed out for errands. I think it was around 9:30am or something like that. I stopped by the DMV on post, so I could renew my Texas tags. And yeah, of COURSE they sent me to the wrong line to wait in. But I didn't know that. Until I already waited. Hmpf! SO not cool.
By the time I figured out I was in the wrong line, I didn't have time to go wait in another line. So I left, and headed to the commissary. I'll get the tags tomorrow. Please, Mr Policeman. Don't read my blog. Don't see me planning my procrastination step by step.... hehe :)
Anyway, here's me on the way to the commissary. Proof that I DIDN'T shower like I wasn't supposed to. Just doing my part to conserve water, right???
I picked up some water, and some paper products, some apples, some stuff to make that yummy fruit dip I made the other day, stuff for pigs in a blanket, and a few other things we needed around the house, and headed back home. Luckily I had few enough items to use the self check out.
I got back home, and had the kids do their chores. And they spent about 1/2 the time in their rooms in trouble, and 1/2 the time cleaning. Sigh. Come on, you guys! Can't we all just get along! hehe.
And around 11am, I started getting ready for the picnic at the park. I sent the boys outside to play, and Eme and Kayleigh (Leigh's daughter) helped me cook. We made pigs in a blanket, and I cut up apples, and I made more football cookies, and I made the fruit dip. And we got everything ready, and headed to the park at noon. Leigh came over and helped me carry the stuff. Thanks, hon!
It really was a fun picnic. We FROZE, but tried to all stay in the sunshine. Leigh and kids, and Kari and kids, and Heather Shoaf and her new baby, and Terra and kids were there. And between us, we had a ton of kids at the park. hehe. The kids ate and played and the moms chatted and laughed and got a break. A much needed break, I might add.
We were all home by 1:30pm, and I still made the kids play outside. I instituted the no electronics rule for the day. No TV, no computers, and no Wii games that weren't exercised based. I'm SO glad that it was warm enough for the kids to go outside and play. It was around 55 today, I think. OK, so we really didn't freeze at the park, but it WAS warmer in the sunshine than in the shade - hehe.
We found out that school was gonna resume tomorrow, but that they wouldn't have water fountains there, so the kids were supposed to bring their own waterbottles. OK, I can do that. As long as they GO back. hehe.
So that knowledge in and of itself made my day go SO much better. hehe. I played on Facebook for a bit, and designed 4 WordArt packs, and played a few games on my Fan of Page. Or whatever they're called now. I had the girls guess how long it would take me to design a WordArt pack, and whoever guessed the closest would win it! First pack took 12 minutes to design, 2nd pack took 16 (photoshop was running a bit slow...). Either way, I'm fast, huh? hehe.
Around 4 or so, Kari and family came over so her hubby could start Captain America's truck and drive it around a bit. Kari and the kids and I played Just Dance 1 (we're switching for the week) while Brian worked on the truck.
See, the battery had died. So he grabbed the suburban keys to jump Captain Americas truck. And then it wasn't an easy jump, and he saw that my truck was almost out of gas. Oops, I'd forgot about that. He said he'd go fill it up, so I sent him to the gas station with my debit card. I HATE filling up the vehicles. I think that has something to do with being an Oregon girl, and being used to them doing it for you... You know it's illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon, right??
Anyway, he got back, and finally got the truck jumped. And it started, but had something else wrong with it, and he couldn't drive it. Poor Brian. He was trying SO hard. He did check my fluid levels in my suburban for me, though, and said that I needed an oil change, and a transmission line flush, and he topped off some other fluids, I think. Thanks, Brian! You're the BEST!!!
Here's a few pictures of the kids dancing.
They went home around 6pm or so, and I went in the kitchen to cook dinner for the kids. And Tom and Jake were fighting SO bad over what I was gonna make. Tom wanted Hamburgers, and Jake wanted Biscuit and Gravy casserole. And they were arguing and bickering and being SO annoying. FINE! I finally said, we're not having EITHER one for dinner. And I decided to make instant mashed potatoes with hamburger/sausage gravy.
I sent the 2 fighting kids to their rooms, and I cooked dinner in peace. And let them come out when the food was done. Geese! Things shouldn't be so hard. I think they're getting on each others nerves, just like their getting on mine - hehe.
Oh yeah, check out the new book that I just got in the mail from my mom! Thanks, mom! Looks like a great one!
And I was SO done with kids for the day. I made them all go to bed at 7:00pm. And they could read, but they just had to go. Jake and Tom SO wanted to watch episodes of Chuck with me, but I was NOT gonna hang with them anymore. Not after all the fighting. I think not!
So here it is, a little after 9pm, and I'm done blogging. And I think I'm gonna watch some TV. And get a soda. Or maybe get a soda, and boil up some water and make herbal tea. And I'll drink it before bed, because it takes AGES and AGES to cool off. (Our water boil is still in effect). Oh yeah and we can use the water again at 10pm. So I'm gonna do laundry and a load of dishes! Yes!
So, here's to hoping that Tomorrow is absolutely fabulous WITHOUT a house full of kids. hehehe :)
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ADORABLE!!!! Love it, Sharon!