It was a MUCH easier day for me. Other than waking up to the kids already awake and fighting. So I got the kids busy with chores--we've become lax with the kids chores for the last week or so since we've been so busy getting ready for daddy to leave. Both kids cleaned their rooms, took showers/baths, and cleaned their bathroom. Ashleigh also emptied the dishwasher and Preston cleaned up his toys around the house (minus the family room). I did dishes, laundry, cleaned the kitchen, organized the office desk, cleaned my room and the bathroom toilets.
Once everything was done I took the kids grocery shopping (another thing we've not done lately and definitely NEEDED to do!!) I remembered why I HATE taking Preston shopping with me. Ashleigh was so wonderful as usual, but Preston was a complete pain--tantrums, whining, etc and drove me SO nuts. I was saying the "serenity prayer" just to get thru... I wont take them again unless I absolutely have to. I'll just go shopping after work/before I pick up Preston from who ever is watching him that day.
We got home and I got busy putting the groceries away. I talked to Nick on the phone for a bit and got a few pictures from him that he took in Ontario, OR where he slept the night before.
Then I loaded up the kids and we went to Kevin and Jana's house to help celebrate my nephew Nathan's birthday. It was SO nice to be distracted and busy and see a lot of my family.
We had hot dogs cooked over their fire pit, black bean and corn salsa, and a pasta salad. It was all SO good and I ate a ton. We had good conversations and good company and I really enjoyed myself.
Amelia waving to uncle Nick
Best buds...it's going to be HARD to tear these two apart when we move. :-(
Same with these girls....so hard to leave them!
The birthday boy, Nathan and Amelia
Happy birthday, Nathan!
Later I went to the basement where the kids all were and watched a few episodes of Phineas and Ferb, and Sean and Sheep on their big projection screen TV.
It was getting late for me so I got the kids and we headed home. Thanks KnJ for the "invite" (ha ha ha) and for the good time. I needed to be busy and I needed the distraction. I appreciate it!!!
Day 2 done...52 days to go... (oh ya, we've whittled it down to 54 days total, not 82 days. YAY!!!)