But I digress.
My point is - I tell strangers things like this, but I can't post "My husband is gone for the week." I just don't like everyone knowing when I'm here alone with the kids. That's weird, huh?
It seems we are busier when Lucas is away. I'm not sure if I unconsciously fill my time, or I'm just twenty times more tired, so it seems like I'm busier. Either way, we had a great week. Even with the Ointment Ordeal - where Piper got elbow-deep in a tub of Zinc Oxide ointment. I'm telling you - that stuff is HARD to get out of hair and off of glass. That girl. . .
And now - here are my Instagrams!
|Last Saturday we went to Tweetsie Railroad, even though it was calling for rain. We got in several hours of fun, then it started raining on us while we were on the Tilt-A-Whirl. And it was actually awesome. We were both belly-laughing.|
|Here we are before the rain started. We pretty much had this train car to ourselves - the park was nearly empty. I love the threat of rain at amusement parks!|
|This was us on Mother's Day. Typical.|
|Piper and Paxton think they get to be big kids all of a sudden.|
|This one wasn't on my Instagram feed because I sent it as a private message to Lucas. I felt it was too blurry to post. But good grief, how cute is Piper in my hat?|
|My girl. Relaxing with some popcorn. Which she dumped out of the bowl because obviously it's more fun to eat off the floor.|
|This is another I didn't post for everyone to see - just sent it to Lucas. I thought maybe Piper would want to potty if I gave her a balloon to hold. Still no "using" the potty, but she sure did have fun with that balloon!|
|This was taken at a friend's house and I only posted it because I can't believe the twins are on real "big kid" swings, just playing right alongside their big brother. Unreal.|
|Oh, and here is the Ointment Ordeal. I'm serious you guys - it was even messier than it looks. THE hardest-to-clean mess any of my kids have ever made.|
|And here is the result of the above escapade. His hair had been washed 3 times at this point. No - that's not gel. Just THAT much ointment in there.|
We have a fun weekend with family ahead of us. In fact, Xander is spending the night with 3 of his cousins right now and I'm sure he's having a blast.
Hope you guys are having a good weekend too! If you aren't, just remember - at least you don't have diaper rash ointment stuck in your hair. That's a plus.