Thursday, May 8, 2008

Super Day

Today was one of those busy, unproductive, yet sort of fun and good days. It was another cool, cloudy rainy days, the kind that should make a person sleepy unless your a kid and then its just another day to wake up early. Avery was up at 6:00am, which is usually fine cause Lillie has been getting up about then to eat...wait a minute, Lillie isn't up!!! That was the first thought that ran through my mind as Avery crawled into bed with me so early this morning. Her routine had been to wake up in the wee hours of the morning, between 2 and 4 for a little bit extra to get her through til morning...but not last night - the first night of sleeping through the whole night, 9 til 6:30ish, and obviously I slept right along with her.

Everyone was up by 6:30, we were all dressed by 7:30, so I went ahead and piled everyone in the van so that I could drop some supplies off at the church and give some "assignments" to my wonderful "assistant" Ms. Helen. The boys totally go crazy when we step through the church office doors. Just drives me nuts. They can be well behaved, sweet kids and the moment we enter the building they become crazy, greedy little urchins that want anything and everything they can get their hands on. I always end up losing what little control I might have on them and I know after we leave everyone is breathing a sigh of relief that A.) they don't have to go home with them and B.) that they don't come to visit very often.

So after a good "talking" to about their behavior in the church building we all returned home and still had quite a chunk of morning ahead of us. We waded through it somehow - mainly by watching some PBS shows that Gran recorded for Isaiah, and by 11:00 everyone was ready for lunch...hmmm...what to do for lunch. I was tired of the same ol' stuff. So the great idea popped into my head to take all of the kids and go to a restaurant. Yes you read that correctly, I was either very brave, very desperate, or just plain stupid. I vote for a little bit of all three.

We didn't go to just any restaurant, we went to a quick Mexican place close to home that we all enjoy and that serves chips and salsa right off the bat - so no waiting for food and having to scrape things together to entertain everyone during the down time.

Here are the boys enjoying their food...













Then we returned home and Avery, Lillie and I got a nap and Isaiah and Huston played quietly and watched more PBS reruns. After the little siesta, the boys headed upstairs and got into their dress up clothes box...we had a couple of Supermans, a Spiderman, a tiger and a pirate all frolicking around and having a grand ol' time together...

The Tiger and contemplative Superman - the pirate is hiding in the "dressing room" (closet)



























An action shot - the Tiger and Superman "fighting"











The top bunk - aka, the superhero hide out...













Then everyone was downstairs playing play-doh and computer games and such and Lillie and I were have deep meaningful conversations. I was trying to get Miss Lillie to smile on camera and she wasn't cooperating too much. Then Avery entered the picture and you can watch the rest - its in two parts cause Mr. Avery decided to grab the camera out of my hand, as you will see! Avery has become very sweet to his "baby sister" - you will hear him ask to "take her" which is what he says when he wants to hold her. I also like how he pats her belly toward the end of the second clip to calm her when she starts flailing a bit...



Now I am sitting here typing and guess what I am listening to? Shhh....that's right, its absolutely quiet around here. Steven loaded up the gang and is heading to his parents house for the evening, allowing Grandma to have some grandma time and mommy to have some alone time. That means a night to listen to my radio and clean the house without little ones following me, interrupting me and undoing what I just did. A pretty super end to a pretty super day!

3 comments:

Our Four Sons said...

Ah - so sweet!

RK said...

Great video for sure. Love the repeated Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy. Priceless. And that grin on her when big brother had her. Cute as pie!

Jessie said...

aren't they silly...kids bring smiles for sure!