Today was set up to be a bit of a stinker. I got a 2 am text from my day home provider that her son was sick, meaning that I couldn’t go to a course that I was really looking forward to. On top of that, for the first time since graduating from overnight diapers about a month ago, Gracelyn peed her bed…and then later peed ours. Brutal.
But, after an early morning nap on the couch while my mattress dried, the girls and I woke up to the sun shining. We decided to make the most out of the beautiful day.
We opened all the windows, and whipped up some fresh berry oatmeal muffins. Mixed with some hot coffee (for me…and maybe a bit for Gracelyn…judge me not, she loves it), it was a great start to the day.
While I tidied up the kitchen, the girls cleaned the living room (seriously, the $5/week each for allowence is the best money I could spend). I got dressed as the girls raced around the backyard chasing the dog with a brush, squealing and errupting into peals of laughter. Music to my ears. We rounded up the recycling and the dog and head out.
We recycled a million boxes and washed the dog and rewarded ourselves with some frozen yogurt. The girls kindly shared theirs with Ellie.
After lunch, the girls napped while I did a bit of tidying. It was actually refreshing with the sun shining in and the wind ruffling the curtains. After lunch, we met up with my mom. She wanted to buy the girls their birthday presents now so that they could use them all summer. Abrielle was thrilled to get a new bike and rode it to the till and out of the store :-)
Gracelyn got a new go-kart, but unfortunately after it was almost all assembled Ty realized it was defective and is back getting a new one now. The girls soaked up the sun biking, scooting and going for walks. Abby even asked Ty to take her training wheels off, but lost her nerve after a few wobbles. I grabbed my cruiser, but I have a flat, and wasn’t keen on riding my road bike. Another day!
For a day that I didn’t have high hopes for, it turned out to be pretty perfect!