Monday, September 26, 2011

Since You've Been Gone: Monday

As soon as we dropped you off at the airport last night, and pulled onto the freeway, our brake started making that squealing noise again.

This prompted me to burst into tears.

Which made Grace ask, "Mom, why are you ALWAYS crying?"

That made me glare at her.

And so on.


Josh woke up as soon as we got home.

And decided to stay up until 2:30 this morning.

I got up with Adam and Grace at 6:30 this morning.

Which meant that Diet Coke became a very good friend today.


I got Adam to school, only 5 minutes late.


Then immediately went to Hobby Lobby.

(A girl has to take advantage of night craftin' when her husband is out of town, after all).

I got ribbon, black felt, and purple paint.


Grace and I did homework and housework. We played with a grumpy/tired Josh. We ate lunch, and I got her ready for school, and drove her down there. On time.


Josh fell asleep in the car again.

This time, though, he stayed asleep when we returned home.

While he slept I made a Halloween ribbon wreath that I saw on Pinterest:

I am trying to pretend to like it (because I spent 2 hours on it), and keep telling myself it's cool in a hip-and-busy-sorta-way.

The spider keeps freaking me out.


After school we did Adam's homework and chores.

I made baked potatoes and a green salad for dinner.

I'm pretty sure you can guess how well that went over.

They loved it!


They did, however, love the leftover pumpkin cake that I bribed them with. I think a little Vitamin A is in it... somewhere... buried in the sugar and cream cheese frosting...


I decided that I couldn't have another night like last night.

No more babies up all night!

So, I took them to the park and ran them ragged.

Grace learned how to pump the swings all by herself.

Josh went down the slides over and over again, as I ran behind him growling.

Adam kept falling: off the swings, the slides, the sidewalk.

I think he has your balance.


I gave them baths, brushed teeth, read scriptures, read Stuart Little, said prayers, and replaced Josh's sheets 4 times (you know how he loves to take them off).

I was trying to be soooo patient, and had the inspiration to put another sheet on the other side of the crib mattress, making it impossible to take off. Well, at least more difficult. I'm sure he will figure it out.

Tonight, though, he didn't.

And after 3 drinks from Grace, 2 complaints from Adam that he heard ninjas outside trying to get in, and Josh throwing puzzle pieces at Grace once, they went to sleep.


I am going to eat the last piece of leftover pumpkin cake and watch The Office on Netflix.

Because I didn't cry today at all.

(Booyah to you, Grace!)

So, I soooo deserve it.

We miss you!


Grammy Suzzy said...

Awesome Monday! So proud of you all! Allison, that wreath is just awesome!!! I WANT to make one just like it!!

Girlie, I DO have to tell you, or remind you, that the BEST part of Daddy out of town is eating not healthy meals, especially cereal for dinner! It has been proven that the week of non healthy quick meals while daddy is away is good and cleansing for both mind and body. Just check out the surgeon general. I remember I would always cook the stuff for you guys that dad didn't like. Keep up the good work!

Shelbey said...

I'm loving your Halloween wreath!

And I'm pretty sure one day I'll be asked the same question, "Mom, why are you ALWAYS crying?" So just know that you're not alone :) I'm a crier, too.