Thursday, April 7, 2011

Amy's Day Off

Well, I didn't LITERALLY have the day off.  But it was pretty darn close!

The last few weeks have been quite busy "mom-wise" around here.  First Chad was gone for a week and I was home alone with the 3 kiddos.  Then his parents came for a visit for a few days (which wasn't work, but did involve cleaning and picking up and trying to keep the kids from undoing the work I had done to clean up ...)  Then Chad had a busy week at work last week which involved him leaving early in the morning and getting home late some days.  Then last Wednesday he went to the Phillies game with a friend (which I had no problem with at all but did mean putting the kids to bed by myself - again).  Then it rained for a few days which meant that the kids were all trapped in the house with lots of energy and not enough space to run it off.... etc.  All the "stuff of life" but tiring nonetheless.

So - late last week Chad said to me - I think on Saturday you should go out for awhile and get yourself some new clothes if you want. 

Then later he said - I think we need a date night.  Do you want to see about a babysitter?


So Saturday became a very good day. :)

I took Audrey to her gymnastics class and then worked out.  Which I can't say I totally enjoy but I do feel good about myself when I'm done.

Then I came home for lunch, put Chloe down for a nap and took off for the store!

Do you know how nice it is to shop without kids?  REALLY NICE.  I actually went in and out of the dressing room about 3 times trying on different things ... and had time to think about whether something actually looked decent or whether it was something I could really use or whether I really liked it or not.  Half the time I feel like clothes buying involves grabbing something off the rack, hoping it fits, and bringing it home and then regretting it and taking it back. :(

After my shopping expedition I came home and got ready to go out for dinner.

We went out for Mexican at On The Border.  Which has fabulous chips, salsa, fajitas and strawberry margaritas.  ;)

We walked around a bit and then headed over to Barnes & Noble for some browsing and coffee. 

AAH!  What a day.  And this time I didn't get a speeding ticket! ;)  You can read all about that here.

In other news ...  I don't know what on earth other parents do to get all the beautiful photos on their blogs .... but lately this is the best I can do.

 Today Carter started T-ball and had his first practice (with Chad as assistant coach).  I thought I would take a quick picture as they got ready to leave.  And this is what I got:  Booger Boy.

 Carter had "Crazy Hat Day" at school on Wednesday.  I found a great crazy hat in our dress up bin but of course he refused to wear that.  He wanted to wear his BASEBALL hat (I think the baseball thing must be genetic).  So Chloe was walking around wearing the crazy hat and looked so cute ... but of course the minute I got out the camera this is what happened...

 I don't even remember why I was taking this picture but obviously I missed the "moment."

Please, doesn't anyone else out there have this problem???  :)

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