Hey, you guys. Yeah, I never did go back and blog, did I... I guess I can catch you up real quick. Amanda rode with me to the hospital for our family counseling session at 1pm, which only lasted for about 30 minutes. Then we went to the dollar tree and Crispy Cremes.
We made it home in time to get the kids from the bus, and let them play at the bus stop with some branches that were cut down by the German club. The kids thought it was the BEST thing ever. hehe. As kids, we used to play in the bushes and with stuff like that all the time. The kids had a blast building forts and playing outside. It was a great evening.
Then my friends divided up my kids, and Amanda and I went back to the hospital for visiting hours. It was a lot of driving yesterday. We came back home, gathered up the kids, and that was the night. So that was the quick version.
I got to sleep in this morning. Oh yeah, gotta LOVE days off for that reason alone. Sure, I'm not crazy about having all the kids around by myself (hehe) but I do enjoy sleeping :) Although, the freaking smoke detectors were malfunctioning again. This time it was in Eme's room at 4am. And yeah, I don't think that our family quite gets it. It's supposed to wake us up in a panic, right? Yeah, not so much. I just laid in bed, half awake, half asleep. And wondered if someone else would make it stop. Until I finally woke up. Crap. That's the mom's job, right? To make the smoke alarm stop.
So I went upstairs, and found Eme trying to stop her smoke alarm from going off. It was the one tripping all the others. I tried to disconnect it from the power source, but it was taking forever. It wasn't disconnecting. Finally, I got it. And took the battery out. And headed back to bed. And then I couldn't go back to sleep.
I messed around on my phone for a bit, and eventually drifted back to sleep. And JUST as I was happily sleeping again, the smoke detector went off again. Sigh... It took me a bit to figure out that I needed to wake up, and stumble out of my room, this time getting Jim and Joe's alarm and turning it off. Sheesh!
So there ya go. That's another reason why I slept in. hehe. The kids woke up around 8am, but didn't get to watch TV. Because they had messy rooms and chores. So they just played and such. Cause heaven forbid they actually clean, you know. Jim came in and snuggled with me for a bit. Joe had spent the night over with Kim's kids, so Jim was like, Um, Where's JOE??? hehe.
Eventually I did wake up, and I had the kids start on their rooms. And I started on mine. I cleaned for a few hours, and it really did look a lot better when I was done. Thank goodness! Cause it was looking quite bad! LOL.
I put all my Hallmark cards away. They just barely fit in this box. Good one, huh?
I got a nap at some point in the afternoon, too. And then around 4pm, Eme and I went over to Kim's house to play. We started a fire in her fire pit, and the kids played at the bus stop. It was a GREAT evening.
Amanda came over, and the three of us chatted and had a grand time. And the kids played and made forts and such. Good times, good times.
At one point, Kim asked me if I'd ever had Hobo Pies over the fire. Nope. She couldn't believe it! You take bread and butter and put pie filling or jam in the middle of it, then put it in the cool contraption and cook it in the coals. Cool, huh???
Most of us picked the Cherry. SO supper yummy! A few of them picked peach. I tried Eme's, and I must say, I did enjoy it too. But yeah, cherry IS my favoritest! hehe.
I ended up heading home at around 7:30ish. One of Kim's kids (the 4th grader - um, yeah, can't remember his name...) spent the night. How sad is that, that I can't even remember the poor kids name. hehe.
I baked 3 boxes of cupcakes for Terra's twins b-day party tomorrow, then got the kids off to bed. And started blogging. And watched some TV. It's now 10:30pm. I'm either gonna watch one more show, or got to sleep.
Night, girls! Take care!
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Mud pies.... niiiiiice one - hehe. My kids were always getting dirty. Heck, they're still getting dirty. Great layout, Sharon!