So, at 9:15am, when I got a text from Terra saying that she'd JUST left post for Savers, I was in scramble mode. Because I was totally still in bed and asleep - hehe. I hopped up, threw on some clothes, pulled my hair back, grabbed some yogurt, and Eme and Tom and I headed for Savers. 15 minutes after I woke up - ha!
Jake and Jim and Joe stayed home to play, but Tom and Eme really wanted to come. So off we went. And yeah, I don't think that Savers was what Tom expected. After being SO excited for months to go, it was kinda a let down - hehe. He did end up with 3 new shirts, though. Jim got a pair of pants, and Eme got 4 shirts and a jacket. Me? Nope, nothing this time. That was my goal! Since I still haven't put away all the clothes from last time - ha!
I ended up only spending $10. And that came out of the Kid's Clothes fund. Pretty cool, huh ? hehe. I was proud of myself. Terra and her twins and her 12 year old and 2 of her friends were there too. I think they had a good time as well.
Then, we all loaded up, and headed to Dollar Tree. I needed bread. But they were out. Crap. I did get some bowls (finally) and some swim stuff. Since we were going to the pool today. A few beach balls and some swim noodles and some goggles. And a snack for Eme and Tom, and we all loaded up again, and headed to the Mall. Terra's girls wanted to go to the Jewelry box. And I'm always up for a trip there.
We looked around there for a few minutes, but I didn't see anything I couldn't live without. I did snap a few pics of us in the mall, though :)
We got home, and I had the kids do their chores (a little bit), and we had lunch, and I cleaned out the truck (Dude, how did that many dishes and trash and clothes end up in the truck????), and got ready for the pool.
And it was Terra and kids and Kari and kids and me and kids, and Tara (Terra's friend) and kids. And we really did have a good time letting the kids play and chatting. Good times :)
Check out the goggle marks on the poor kids face - ha!
It's official! All 5 of my kids know how to swim, and they've never had a swim lesson!
We were home by 3:30pm, and I was exhausted. I had my snack, and made the kids clean up. Joe and Jake wanted to spend the night at Leo's house (Kari), so I told them that they had to have their chores done, AND their rooms cleaned first. Worked like a charm. hehe.
Once things were cleaned, I laid down on the couch and tried to nap. Yeah, napping with 5 kids mulling around and a dog is NOT very productive. Not very productive at all. hehe. Once Jake and Joe left for Leo's house, I retreated to my room, and got in an hours nap. And woke up at dinner time, but still felt sleepy. Not sure what that was all about.
I made a Biscuits and Gravy casserole for the kids, and my normal turkey burger and steamed veggies. Jimmy helped me make the casserole. I took 2 packages of refrigerator biscuits, and cut them in quarters. Then added 1 lb of cooked turkey sausage, 1 can of chicken gravy, and 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. And mixed really well, then put in a casserole dish, and baked at 400 for about 30 minutes (it could have been less, I wasn't really paying attention). My kids devoured it!
I sent Eme and Jim to bed at 8pm, and Tom and I watched 2 episodes of Chuck. Well, are watching 2 episodes of Chuck, to be exact. It's now 9pm. And the 2nd episode just started. I'm gonna go watch my show with Tom :)
Tomorrow, we're gonna go to McDonalds Playland, and let the kids eat and run and have fun. Should be a good time! We may or may not catch a movie afterwords. We'll see how it goes :)
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Awe, sweet layout! Is that her grandpa? Thanks, Sharon!