Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Sleepover

We spent most of the week after Mark went back to Charlotte getting over our colds.  By the next weekend we had recovered and had things to do.  Mark's sisters invited the kids to their first sleepover on Saturday night.  This worked very well because we had an Open House scheduled on Sunday and I could finish cleaning in peace.

The kids had been excited about the sleepover but as the time got closer Katie got nervous because she thought she was going to miss me.  However, after Aunt Vanessa called and told her she was going to sleep in a new sleeping bag she was fine.  Apparently a sleeping bag wins over mommy!

They had a great time!  McDonald's for supper, pancakes and bacon for breakfast.  They took 2 walks, watered the plants, played games, blew bubbles and had a "picnic" of fruit and chips on the driveway right before I picked them up.

In the meantime, I cleaned.  Putting 2 coats of polish on the hardwood floors was SO exciting!  They do look better, though.  I let the kids have one last ride on their ride on toys before they left.  I think the train we got from my parents' house after our other ride on broke is what was scratching the floors so bad.  Besides, they are 4 years old and getting big for them.  It was kind of bitter sweet for me.  They have had so much fun with those ride ons the last 3 years.  I think I was sadder than the kids, but they do miss them.
Ben on the train
Katie on the car

Abby on the rocket

While waiting for the first coat of floor polish to dry, I did manage to sneak in some fun.  I went shopping by myself.  OK, it was all stuff for the kids, but alone time hasn't happened much the last month.  I also picked up some take out from Quaker Steak n Lube.  No cooking and being able to eat without waiting on kids is a treat by itself.

Sunday morning I did the last minute cleaning and picking up for the Open House and picked up the kids.  They were very excited to tell me all about everything they did at the sleepover and show me the gifts Aunt Luciann bought them.  As with most sleepovers, there wasn't much sleep.  I had 3 cranky, tired kids.  Since we had to kill several hours, the first thing I did was drive around so they would nap.  Then we had a late lunch at Burger King where I let them play on the play area and a trip to Home Depot to kill time. 

The Open House wasn't very successful.  We had some people come through but none of them were serious buyers.  I love spending hours cleaning for nothing.  At this rate we may be living apart from Mark forever. 

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