Aubrey had croup in the middle of the night and Alaina was coughing a lot too, so I stayed home from church with them on Sunday morning. David and Jude went without us.
|We enjoyed our girl time :)|
We just hung around our house on Monday. The girls were still recovering, so we had a low-key day. My mom came over that evening, because David and I were going on a date! It had been 10 years since our fist date, so of course we had to celebrate! :)
I was debating on whether I should go to Bible study on Tuesday (the girls were still coughing some), but then our realtor texted us to say that we were having three showings at our old house that day. We desperately needed to do some yard work, so we went over there. David took the morning off from work, and we got a lot done. It was too wet to mow, but we edged and did a ton of weeding. We came home for lunch, and David got ready and went to work. The rest of our afternoon was uneventful. David came home that evening, and I cooked tacos. He then had to go to church for a meeting. The kids and I watched a movie, and then I bathed them and put them to bed. David got home right as I was putting Aubrey to bed, and we talked for a while and went to bed ourselves.
Wednesday was Jude's fourth birthday! As it turns out, he doesn't really like to have his birthday acknowledged, and he really HATES it if you sing happy birthday to him. This led to a major fit that morning :-/ We were going to lunch for his birthday, and I had to let everyone know in advance not to mention the "b" word. OMG. We went to Beagle Bagel (his choice) and David and our moms met us there.
We went to tutoring on Thursday morning, and then Megan and I took our kids to the playground and let them play while we chatted :) We had some unseasonably BEAUTIFUL weather. It was in the low 80's, no humidity, and a cool breeze. Unheard of for July in MS, but it was SOOO nice! David had picked Aubrey up while I was tutoring and taken her to the dentist. He brought her to the playground when they finished (no cavities - yay!) and then we had to go to the grocery store. I was taking a meal to a family that night and had to get ingredients. We went to Whole Foods so that the kids could get pizza for lunch. We ran into my mom having coffee with a friend! We crashed their party and sat at their table ;) My mom had to leave to go to the eye doctor, but her friend (who is actually my friend, too ;)) stayed with the kids and me until we finished lunch. We then did our grocery shopping. My mom finished her eye appointment and saw that our car was still in the parking lot, so she came back in and found us (I was so glad she did a few minutes later). We finally got checked out and went to get in the car. Umm, I had locked my keys in the car. AHHHH! It was naptime, and I had a buggy full of groceries. I called David and he was eating lunch with his dad at Cracker Barrel. I had to leave my mom at the grocery store with my kids (and groceries) and drive her car to Cracker Barrel to get David's keys so that I could get into our house to get the spare keys for my car. GOOD.NESS. So annoying. I'm just thankful that we live close to where David is now. And I'm super thankful that my mom was there! We FINALLY got home, and I put the kids down for naps. And then sat on the couch and recovered. Except not. I cooked a meal for a sweet family who just had a baby. David came home and cut the grass, and I left the kids with him while I delivered the food. I got to hold a SWEET little newborn girl. And I got an hour in the car by myself. Not too shabby :) We ate dinner when I got home, and then I went on a walk and David bathed the kids. Busy day!
Friday was a gloomy, rainy day. I wanted to get out of the house, though, so the kids and I went to the library. We got a stack of books and then came home and read them :) We ate lunch, and I put the kids down for their naps. I did some cleaning around the house since we were having Jude's birthday party the next day. When David got home, we went to Newk's for dinner, and then we went and got some balloons from Party City. I then ran in Kroger while David and the kids sat in the car. We got home and put the kids to bed. David and I watched the first Bourne movie and went to bed.
David took the kids to breakfast and to pick up Jude's cake on Saturday morning. I got ready and finished getting the house ready, and then our families came over to celebrate Jude's birthday! Jude had INSISTED on only inviting family. He didn't want any "children" at his party. Hahaha! That made it simple for me, so I didn't protest too much ;) We grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, opened presents, and then ate cake and ice cream.