Thursday and Friday the kids went to Ms. B's because we both had to work. We (myself and the kids--Jason was up and gone before they woke for the day) managed to make it through our morning routine without too many tears, arrived at Ms. B's on time and was able to get to work with minutes to spare. I learned that preparation is key! We laid out our clothes, planned breakfast, packed our lunches and loaded the car with all the necessities before we headed to bed for the night.
I was able to get off work, on time, both days so I could pick the kids up before Ms. B closed up.
evening, we picked the kids up and then met a lot of the anesthesia
residents at Troeg's Brewery. The brewery is in a huge warehouse and
it's loud so we didn't feel like the kids had to be quiet during dinner. A lot of the new residents were there...it was nice to get to know them outside of the hospital. We finished at Troeg's around 6:30pm and we headed home to start the bedtime routine. Since it was a Friday night (bunking party night), Daddy took Amelia downstairs with some snacks and a movie and I rocked and snuggled my little boy.
Saturday morning we had some errands and some house chores that we needed to take care of but as soon as they were finished, we loaded up and went to the pool. One of our friends allows us to use her pool pass so we are at the pool all the time! Amelia begs to go to the pool...like within an hour of waking up she asks if the sun is coming out and if we can go tot he pool.
Amelia loves to swim in the big pool with her puddle jumper so we aired up a floatie for Barrett so he could join in on the fun.
We always make sure to change the kids out of their wet clothes before we drive home because they are asleep before we even get a mile down the road. Amelia was hogging Barrett's cheese puffs and she fell asleep with her hand in the tin.
Sunday morning, we were all moving a little slower and we all seemed a little bit grumpier than Saturday. We talked about going to church but the kids have been crying in nursery and we've been sitting out in the foyer with them so we decided to pass on church this week. We knew if we didn't get outside immediately, then our day was going to be long and painful.
Jason wanted to wash the car and the whole family got in on the action.
I worked from home on Monday because I couldn't take the kids to Ms. B's--we enjoyed a walk, some laundry, some yummy breakfast, a little bit of time at the pool before we picked Nannie up from the airport.
We had such a great time with our little family over the past five days! We felt stronger as a family and empowered to tackle some challenging situations (ie. dinner with both the kids, pool days, etc). We have one heck of a special family and I'm so thankful for our time together!!