Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Just swell


We got up bright and early today, always a good start! Before waking the kids I made scrambled eggs (our favourite morning food) I don't dare say breakfast since sometimes we don't get around to eating till 11:30. I wolfed mine down, got the kids up and dressed and Kaitlyn ate hers in the truck on the way to the leisure centre. We spent the rest of the morning swimming with Emily and Philip and hoarding the pools toys. Ethan who is still not feeling very well sat with my mom watching from the sidelines, I am sure just aching to join us.


After joining my mom and the kids for lunch we headed home for naps. So far our day had gone smoothly so my hopes were rising for a good afternoon. I need to stop doing that and take everything in stride! Kaitlyn was just about down for her nap when Ethan cried and she was up. Chapters then called so we headed out to pick up the tea set I had ordered from their web site. I should have left once I got it but decided to take a look at kids books.....stupid idea.....hello.....they haven't had their naps.....I try not to think, thinking it will spare me, but then I under think and end up whacking myself upside the head and trying to kick my own butt because the kids are overtired and throwing massive screaming kicking arm flailing tantrums in a quiet bookstore. AAAggghhh!!!!! It was a huge disaster, all these quiet book readers staring me down. For the first time I did NOT feel that warm blushy glow rise through my cheeks. But just grabbed the screaming child in one arm, the cranky child, the huge Dora and the bag of book store goodies in the other, look those people back in the eye and say "we won't skip naps next time" and drag them out of the store. Of course once out Kaitlyn is smiley and wants to help me carry the bag. Fine.
Back home I tried to get them down for naps but they kept each other going and we had a miserable afternoon. Lots of snot and tears. But at 4:30 they went down, both of them from exhaustion, I was so thrilled! A little me time and I was good to go, back on track!

Our evening was lazy, I hadn't made anything for super (seriously people I am not superwoman) so Dave took us out for sushi, mmmmm. We then went to see a swanky new house with Brett, just for fun......not tempted, really.
Every house we see helps me decide more what I want in my head. The last few days Dave and I have been talking about buying some land, then we can build what we want and hopefully have a view. I would love to have a studio with a wall of windows overlooking the lake or valley, inspirational!


Kaitlyn mastering her chop sticks, and Ethan flailing madly trying to get sticky rice off his hands.


Floss those little pearly whites. She loves the taste of the floss and wanted to take it to bed with her. Silly little monkey!

6 comments:

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I miss those leisure centers. I can't wait to have kids to take to leisure centers. There is a really great one in Bellingham with a waterslide.

beck said...

Oh man does a swimming pool and sushi sound perfect right about now...

BeachMama said...

I love that leisure center. We have one here, but sadly I have to admit that I haven't taken J! Something to do for the summer.

I know those days in Chapters, glad you were able to regroup for the evening though.

Holly said...

Hey Anna,

Wierdest thing: My boss and her kids and I were going to go swimming wednesday, because we usually go weekly, but Eli wasn't feeling good so we went Thursday instead. we missed you by one day! would have been fun....

Anonymous said...

What a cute tea set! I would have loved to have one like it when I was younger. Tne ones way back then were porcelin and weren't used, but displayed. But I can't complain too much because of how many I have now. Hope the kidlets have many hours of fun!

love Aunty Kathy

familymclean said...

We, will have to bring it and have a tea party with you (Aunty K)this summer, K just loves it!