It went well. I am really tired, and have yet to get the kids to school tomorrow, but it was a good week-end. I have to say that I have a great deal of admiration for Kristen as she handles this sweet chaos every day - and I even have good help. I haven't been to the grocery store - we have "made do" all week-end with meals. But I just didn't have the energy to take all 4 of them grocery shopping. We did have to go to Wal-Mart to get a birthday gift for one of Care Bear's friends - the party was at Chuck E Cheese at noon today. Whoever heard of a birthday party at noon on Sunday?? We had to rush from church to get her there. Then we went ELSEWHERE for lunch - anywhere else! My word, I can't believe how many people have birthday parties at that madhouse of a place on a Sunday. She had a good time, and that's what counts. I just hope that I never have to step foot in there on a Sunday ever again. It wouldn't hurt my feelings to never have to go there any day ever again. But I am off the subject. It's always a challenge taking all those little girls shopping for a birthday gift. They have a price limit, so watching them make choices is entertaining (and nerve-wracking). The bad news is that they want one of everything for themselves, too. I keep having to remind them to "focus" - remember why we're there. I never did make it back to the grocery store. Saturday was full of photo ops. Here are a few.
Sure I miss Mommy, but Grandma's okay!
Hey, clean towels make a pretty comfy bed! Maybe I'll sleep here tonight!
Hey, that looks like fun - put me in a basket, too!
Hey, Grandma, that pbj was delish!
Good grief - I thought when Grandma found out that gate didn't work, we had full reign of the steps! This is the pits!
I am SO BIG!!
Let's see if we can pull everything from the closet and the shelves and put them in the middle of the floor!!
Since we made such a mess upstairs, maybe we should help Grandma with the dishes!
They're all in bed sound asleep. Here's hoping and praying they stay that way all night.
Last but not least, here is a bonus that the photographer gave me - she put all of my picture choices into a collage - the picture of the picture isn't the greatest, but you get the idea. I just love it.
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Have a wonderful week.