Rowan, Laurie's little boy, was dropped off at my house around 7:15am. And I was still in my jammies. I'm sure Spencer (his dad) loved that - hehe. Oh well, 7:15am is WAY too early for people to be up and dressed.... That's my story, anyhow...
The kids were excited to see him before they left for school!
Got the kids out the door at 7:35am, and put on a show for Jim and Rowan. And I got ready for my walk. Kari was gonna come with her stroller, and push Rowan, and I was gonna push Jim.
I tried to put in my contacts, but the right one burned so bad, I had to take it right out. Crap. It was gonna be a glasses day today...
We left for our walk at 8:15am. and it as pretty nice outside. I still put the little boys in jackets, because although I was warming up, they were just passengers... Check out what we found in the sports fields by Cassidy gate!
And we let the little boys out of the stroller to look at the fountain. Aren't they cute!
We had an hour walk, and it was very nice. We only had to detour slightly because of sprinklers. hehe. But it was all good.
We headed home, Kari dropped off Rowan at my house, and she headed home. And I swear, it wasn't 3 minutes after we got home, that the smoke alarms started going off again. Sigh.
I'd given Jake new batteries yesterday to put n the smoke detectors, and they were still beeping. On and off. Well, this time, it wasn't off. After I pushed buttons, and did all I could think to do, I finally resorted to calling housing. And she could hear them going off, and said she'd send someone RIGHT over.
Yeah, 45 minutes later, right over... I guess that's fast. Unless you have to listen to this the whole time:
So, to distract myself, I decided to cook the Angel Food cake. In my cute new muffin bundt pans. Cause that would be fun, right? Yeah, not so much. I KNOW it's not supposed to look like this. Is there a trick to Angel Food Cake? I didn't spray the pans like it said to, and it stuck. HORRIBLY. SIgh.
Maybe it was because I didn't have on my lucky apron. And I didn't have a chance to shower, either. Because the maintenance guy was on his way. At some point. In the future. And you'd better bet, if I hopped in the shower, that he'd be on my doorstep...
And after about 45 minutes, Sergio, the repair dude, came to the door. And checked all the smoke alarms. And yeah, Jake had put the batteries in backwords. Oops. But now I know how to disconnect the smoke alarm. And I think that was worth it... hehe :)
The downstairs hall battery was low, so he replaced that one too. And checked my room and Jake's room. They were good. THANK GOODNESS! Now maybe we'll get some sleep at night/morning. hehe.
I cleaned up my mess from the broken cake, and made up some Hot Dogs for the little kids at the picnic. Yeah, my bread had gone moldy. Couldn't make PBJ's out of that, you know...
Rowan and Jim and I loaded up in the car, and drove on over to the bus stop. And Jim got on the bus, and Rowan and I headed back to the house. It seems a waste to drive the 3 blocks to the bus stop, but we now have to walk on a MAIN road, and I don't like taking the little kids there... Makes me nervous.
Around 1125, Terra came and picked up Rowan and I, and we headed out to Howdy's and El Taco Tote. Score! First stop, Howdys! I totally wore my sunglasses OVER my regular glasses, sicne I couldn't put in my contacts today.
Terra said that I could borrow one of her cups. Yeah, no. Sorry, my dear, but size DOES matter sometimes...
Next stop, El Taco Tote! I waited in the car with the 3 kids, and Terra headed on into the restaurant. And Andrea called me the SECOND that Terra shut the door. How cool is that! We chatted for a bit, then Terra was done, and we headed back to post.
Check out how ADORABLE the little twins are :)
Terra passed out some chips to the kids to keep them quiet, and I got one too! SCORE!
We got to the park around 12:15pm, and Amanda and Austin were already there. Rowan and Austin played SO nicely together! The girls and I stayed and chatted for about 2 hours. It was a grand time :)
Here's Terra's and Amanda' and my sodas. It's like a little family of sodas :)
I brought hot dogs. Amanda brought fruit, and a pie. Terra brought El Taco Tote. Great picnic. But I think the kids were WAY too excited playing to eat. hehe.
This one is MY twin. She likes me best. And liked to try on my glasses, too! Ha!
Rowan and I headed back home around 2:15pm. And Terra had gotten our order of Scentsy! Woohoo! Don't you just love my new warmer? Isn't it pretty! It's Boy Scout, like. Cool, huh?
Rowan and I went to pick up Jim from the bus at 3:00pm. And the bus didn't get there till 3:20pm. Yeah, super strange. They're never late.... Oh well...
We headed back home, and Jim and Rowan watched some Scooby Doo. Then Jake got home, and yeah, Scooby Doo was quickly changed to Kim Possible. And then Tom, Eme, Joe, Phyrson, and Katyia came home. So I had 7 kids in my house. Dang, TONS of kids!
I threw on my apron, and started baking some pound cake. Cause I had strawberries and whipped cream, but NO angel food cake. And pound cake is perfect with strawberries and whipped cream too!
At 5:15pm, Rowans dad came to gather the kids. And I got Tom all prepped on what to do for babysitting, and dinner, and stuff, and Jake headed over to the neighbors house for a sleepover. Or whatever the "man equivalent" to that is. What do boys call it at 13?
Anyway, yeah, there totally wasn't time for a shower. Or make up. But there was time for Jeans. So I put on a tad bit better clothes (emphasis on the tad), and left for Movie night! I was pretty excited.
I drove all the way over to the North East side, singing my heart out. It's some of my favorite times of the day, my singing time in the car, you know!
I wrote Captain America and email while I waited for the girls to show up, then decided to go wait outside the restaurant. And finally, Paige and Lynette got there. And yeah, the wait was an hour long. And we didn't have that kind of time. So we drove over to Casita Linda, that same Mexican restaurant that we'd gone to on the Girls Night we saw "I Am Number Four".
We were seated in under 5 minutes, and had our drinks, and our food shortly. That's more like it! Here's my yummy taco salad :)
Lynette, Paige, Brenda and I were the 4 that came to dinner. And it really was a good time. When we went to pay our bill, it was funny, because we were joking about sneaking sopipas into the theater, and the waiter dude was like, yeah, I'm gonna bag some up for you! And he did! And I just remembered, they're still in my purse - ROFL!
Then, it was off to the movie theater we went. I pulled into the parking space right next to Lynette and Paige, singing into my plastic microphone, and having a grand old time in my car by myself. hehe. Yeah, they love me :)
We met Kristie (who now lives at Ft Hood - she was in town for a bridal shower, or was it baby shower...), and Krystal, and Krystal's neighbor there. And I had Paige take my picture next to this GINORMOUS beach ball. Isn't it cool!
We went and saw Insidious. OMGosh, it was a good scary movie. We were all on the fronts of our seats, jumping and screaming. OK, so some screamed more than others. I was in the group laughing at those who were screaming. It was pretty funny to watch, let me tell you.
At lot of time, PG-13 scary movies are dumb. But this one was actually pretty good, and truly scary!
We chatted in the parking lot for a while after the movie, then all headed home. And they all joked about me going home alone, with no one to protect me. Whatever! I'm tough. And scary movies (knock on wood) don't affect me. And I'm not tempting fate (ok, fate...).
And Tom had done everything I'd asked him to do when I got home, aside from putting kids to bed. It was almost 1030, and the kids were still awake. Minus Jim, we was passed out on the couch. Sigh. I'll have to leave clearer bedtime directions next time. He thought that because it wasn't a school night, they didn't have to go to bed. I explained how staying up later was good, but just not going to bed at all was bad. hehe. He'll get it down :)
I started blogging, and getting my pictures on my blog, and totally got distracted on Facebook. A new girl (well, new to me, anyway) at church and I were Facebooking back and forth. SUPER sweet girl! And we're about the same age. I told her we'd get together and hang soon! Should be a good time :)
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