Shanny over at Bless Your Heart is holding her spring Photo Bloggy Days, where participants take a snapshot every hour or two to show what's going on in their lives on a typical day. I was supposed to do this on either Friday or Saturday, but didn't read the rules until today. Oops. Oh well, here's our day anyhow.
7am wakeup (girls' choice, not ours)
7:30ish make Batter Blaster pancakes for breakfast. Have you used this stuff? It's fun and tastes pretty good too.
8:30 chillin' on the recliner couch in syrup-covered PJs.
9:30 hitting the pool early to keep cool on this blazingly hot day. Water was almost chilly. Sweet!
While TubaDad and the girls were swimming, I curled up under a shady umbrella and read a little. Has anyone read this book yet? I'm liking it so far (just started) and will post a review of it when I'm done.
11:00 we completely ran out of snacks and had to leave the pool to go grab sandwiches. Tactical packing error on my part, I forgot how hungry the girls get when they're swimming and should have brought WAYYYY more food.
12:30 I had to pick up a prescription and some more sunscreen (we've dusted every single can in the house this week), so TubaDad and the girls walked around a nearby Farmer's Market while I ran in the drugstore. They got some strawberries.
1:30 naptime, ahhhhhh.
2:30 working on this post, while watching a little tv (The Real Housewives of NYC Reunion show, which, by the way, was insane. These women could not have fought more if they had donned spandex and starred in their own Women of Wrestling show. Holy catfight, batman.)
2:30 and TubaDad is off getting the van's oil changed and hitting the car wash. He just sent me a pic snapped with his Blackberry. Damn!
3:30 Ree's up and wants to "do someping." So we made some refreshing spa water and sucked down half of it. Will have to make more when Ro gets up. If you want to make it, just fill a pitcher with water, add a sliced orange, sliced lemon, and sliced cucumber and put it in the fridge for at least an hour to chill and soak up the flavors. Pour it over ice and slurp it down. The stuff rocks. (Oh, and we used lemonade here instead of lemons because the fridge is empty, um, not the same.)
Alrighty, have to go—typing on the computer when the girls are awake is just foolhardy. So I'll finish the rest of this day-in-the-life peek tonight and update the post. More later.
4:30 TubaDad hosed down the patio and table and the girls played their heineys off in the water for about an hour and a half. There's hardly anything better than some buckets and some running water, is there?
6:00 we sat down at our newly clean outdoor table and feasted on crab legs, artichoke, garlic bread, and cherry tomatoes (well, everyone ate cherry tomatoes but me, I don't like raw tomatoes).
7:00 we topped off the gourmet feast with some Ding Dongs for dessert. Quite a hit with the ladies.
7:30 we shucked off our crabby clothes, hosed the table off again, and all took showers and baths.
8:34 (yes I'm counting, haha) the girls are in bed and TubaDad and I are going to clean up the kitchen and then plop down on the couch and watch some tv—I might even sit through that Real Housewives reunion again just so he can see the trainwreck for himself. The girls were so wound up after bath, by the way, that we had to do separate bedtime routines, each girl in her own room. Worked like a charm, as usual. The second we separate them, the activity level abruptly goes down to what I imagine is "normal" for non-twins.
Hmm, the last parts of the day were almost all about eating. :-) Well I guess that's pretty typical for us. The rest of the day was a pretty typical one, too. If it hadn't been so hot we probably would have gone out for a quick afternoon activity before dinner, but otherwise a pretty standard day in the life.
G'night all, the couch is calling my name.