So I hear Mike Wazowski, coming from the monitor (coming from a stuffed monster that talks) and then I wait. . . Yep, Paxton's crying. So I comfort him and he goes back to sleep. But I couldn't. For the first time in 3 years I could not go back to sleep. Very frustrating.
But I got up, cleaned a bit, ate something, then Xander got up. Then the twins. Then we all got dressed, picked up my mom, and went shopping for a bit. We weren't really on a big mission to find anything specific besides a pencil box for Xander for school (we got it), but I did score an outfit - tunic and leggings - for Piper for $0.13. Not thrift store. Just good shopping.
Then we came home and ate lunch and hung out a little while, then went to a friend's house. Well, the house of many friends. It's actually our youth leader's house and there was a meeting for the small group leaders (I lead the high school girls), but since Lucas is still gone I brought the kids too. They have a boy who is just 5 months older than Xander and they played hard. They had so much fun. And they have 3 girls who are older than that, and they watched and played with the twins. And they have a kitten, so there's an hour of entertainment right there.
So all that to say - great day, but I'm so tired. I came home, did a super quick bath and bedtime for the twins, and it was already 9:00. So I'm going to throw some pictures up here then me and Xander are heading to bed too. Here we go.
|Day 321 - This girl.|
|Day 322 - Soccer games! Xander rocked at soccer this year. He was really aggressive and scored a bunch of goals. And we know a lot of players on all of the teams, so it was really fun to watch.|
|Day 323 - This guy.|
|Day 324 - Just hanging out on the trampoline, peeling apart "helicopters." (I have no idea what those are actually called, but that's what we've always called them.|
|Day 325 - Funny picture, but they wouldn't sit still for a good one. We rarely go out to eat, but this day we met Mimi for lunch because a) she's always up for a chance to see grandkids and b) I'm always up for a chance to eat pizza.|
|Day 326 - I co-threw a baby shower for the lovely friend in the middle there. (My lovely co-host is on the left.) She is the mama of the twins' good buddy Evan and now to another sweet boy, Salem.|
|Day 327 - My cousin Chase got married to this pretty gal and we celebrated with a crazy-long edition of The Newlywed Game (in which they beat us in Round 428) and with food, family, and mustaches.|
|Day 328 - Field trip day! Xander and 3 others got chosen to stand in front and close their eyes, and they put a snake around all their shoulders. Everyone else bolted, but Xander loved it!|
|Day 329 - Last day of soccer for the season. This was his team - the Teal Flames (yeah, I don't know). I love these kids and the way the boys have their arms.|
|Day 320 - Me and Paxton had a trip to Walmart - just the 2 of us. Among the impulse buys were a roll of fun wrapping paper for me and some mini cookies for him.|
Bed tiiiiiiiiiiime! Peace out, homies.