This week the weather has been georgous so we've gotten to spend lots of time outside. You know, you can fix most any problem a child has just by going out side!
Last weekend James, Audrey and myself attended our first Mule Day here in our little town; population of perhaps 200 souls. There are approximately 65,000 people who attend this event every year. Yes you read that correctly. 65,000 people. It's a big deal, at least for people who like arts and crafts like myself. Jon had to park cars for his school so it was just me sporting the youngins and our double stroller through all those crowds. It was fun though and the twins really enjoyed seeing all the sights. We met up with some people from church to watch the parade of mules, horses, bands, beauty queens, old cars and Santa clause. I thought it was a little early for old saint nick but whatever. Audrey apparently agreed with me because she started screaming like a banshee when he walked by. I guess we will just be throwing her list to him this year! She was interested in everything else though. James started screaming when ever there was a loud noise. There were 4 school bands marching in the parade so I had to cover his ears while they went by. We were exhausted by the time we got back to the house and the kids were starving but I'm glad we went. Next year I'll have to leave the kids at home and take the stroller as a shopping buggy!
-Totally worn out from chasing babies till 7:30 at night by my self
-Sick of changing teething related poopie diapers 6 times a day
-Missing my husband(he's been pulling some late nights at our new house) and adult company
-Frustrated beyond belief because I cannot seem to keep my house clean or straight for more than 30 seconds; this is when I told her "I don't even know where my can of pledge is"!
But alas, I found it today so now my house smells all lemony and clean. Oaky, okay. I really knew all along where that can of pledge was but I was telling my self I didn't so I wouldn't have to dust! It's sad but true!
My physical part in the home renovations has been few and far between since we don't want to wear people out around here keeping the kids. We would like people not moan and roll their eyes every time they see our name come up on their caller-id! So Jon alone has been doing the bulk of the work these last two weeks. But I have been scouring the internet for paint colors, counter tops, carpet and other things. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece and nephew are coming to stay the week next week and keep my chillins so I can devote a good three full days to the house! And my mom will be coming on that Friday so we can work all day Saturday and perhaps have a few people from church help us out. We hope to get a lot accomplished next week!I told you yesterday that James can stand up at his leap frog table. Well when I went to get him up yesterday afternoon from his nap, I found him like this!