Memorial Day weekend we went to the Grand National in Auburn for a few nights because they have an amazing swimming pool, and we knew Reese would love the tunnel slide! The water was painfully cold, but she still had fun .
They were being secret agent spies, not having to be quiet. ;)
We have spent all of our time at MeeMaw and PeePaw's pool where Reese has perfected her swimming. She only wears her floaties in the deep end. She dives in the shallow end to get diving sticks, and jumps off the side and swims to the steps, and does back flips in the water. She even tried to teach Addie how to swim last week when they came over to play.
I always like to look back and see what we did during our long summer days together. Today this is what we have done. Let's start last night.
Elynn went to bed at 8:30
After laying with Reese and playing with glow sticks for an hour, she finally went to sleep at 9:50. (That's at least an hour past her bedtime. Plus that's after a day of swimming at Anna Kate's party and no nap. I really don't think she needs much sleep because most kids would be fast sleep after a day like that.)
Around 11:30 Elynn was up again.
Elynn was up again sometime around 1:45, and again about 3:30.
Elynn was off and on awake from 6:30 till 8:30 this morning. (Clearly, I never made it to REM sleep last night. Or any night in the past eight months. Sigh.)
Reese came running in my room and jumped on the bed at 8:30 requesting milk and "cim-ma-mon rolls." (We were fresh out of cinnamon rolls so we had biscuits instead.) At exactly 8:50 Reese started whining about something, I never did figure out what exactly. I met with Jesus for a minute and begged for his mercy because momma could not hear all the whining today. Jesus heard and granted my wish because Reese straightened up after that. Now Elynn on the other hand....The thing about having multiple kids is this- somebody is always whining or mad or hungry or needing to use the bathroom, or tired.
We played from 9:00 till 11:15 when we packed up and headed to town. I dropped them off with Adam's unsuspecting Aunt Janet while I went to the gym. Allegedly Elynn wasn't exactly a cupcake while I was gone, but when I picked them up she was content.
We got back home at 1:15 after a trip through McDonalds drive thru where Reese wanted "unsweet, unsweet." Adam and I drink half sweet/half unsweet sometimes and she thinks we are saying "unsweet unsweet."
Elynn napped until 2:30 while Reese watched a few carcoons and I tried to upload pictures to the blog. Nothing like living in the middle of nowhere and having the likes of dial up. I swear we may move back to town.
After that we spent the afternoon painting, coloring, and cooking dinner.
Adam got home around 5:00 and we ate, cleaned up dinner, and gave the girls their bath.
Since Elynn didn't get an afternoon nap, she went to bed at 6:30 (I will pay for that around 4 in the morning.)
Reese is playing in a tent she built in the living room while I have myself shut in the pantry writing this blog (and hoping they forget I'm in here for the next 30 minutes or so;))
If I'm lucky Reese will go to bed quietly tonight after I read somewhere around 32 books of her choosing.
And tomorrow we get to do it all again. And for that I am thankful because even with all the whining I adore them and am beyond blessed to get to be their momma.