Friday, September 19, 2008

Unbelieveably Perfect!

Yesterday was one of those days that was a picture perfect page from a stereo-typical "Stay At Home Mom" lifestyle.

You know like in the magazines or movies....those times that seem to be too good to be real, those times that only happen in la-la land?

Well yesterday was one of those "watch soaps and eat bon-bons" kinda days. (Don't be led astray people...I neither watch soaps and haven't since the summer before 7th grade and I've never had a bon bon - I don't think.)

Yesterday my SIL and I took the boys to the local "aquarium". I guess you can call it an aquarium since there ARE fish and octopus and jellies and sharks, etc. But it's really only a temporary exhibit while they raise funding to build the real thing. We used to be members at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so everytime I go to our aquarium I kind of giggle....however, the boys....THEY LOVED IT! Now JM was a tad of a challenge cause he's like a dog that just wanders around thinking to himself, "where can I go...where can I go....where can I go". But Aaron and Drakie (sorry...I have to call him Drakie, can't help it), had a fabulous time! What a riot it was to watch them at the shark tank. The true highlight of the day.

After the aquarium we went to lunch at The Olive Garden, which was actually MY choice. (GASP! For those of you that know how much I *heart* The Olive Garden). I was just hankering for some breadsticks and salad, but ended up getting a pizza as well. The boys were so good (oddly enough) and I didn't even have to pay since it was my RAK from Michlle for winning Bingo at KT Crafts this month. Thanks Michelle!

Now the miraculous part....both boys fell asleep on the way home, so I curled up into bed with my book - The Second Summer of The Sisterhood. I read a few pages and fell asleep myself until 4:00!!! It was soooo nice.

It was "leftovers" night for dinner (much to everyones dismay), but that meant I didn't even have to cook!

Then Tracey, yes, TRACEY mowed the lawn and then took us for ice cream! (Maybe had something to do with the fact that the next 2 doors of neighbors MEN were out mowing. ;0) - I love ya baby!)

All in all it was a "soaps and bon bons" kinda day! The only thing that would have made it any better is if Jana and her boys could have been with us as well. (Dang that afternoon kindergarten! ;0) )

Well, wish me luck today! I'm teaching my card class at the Scrapbook USA Expo. I'm sure there will be extra kits available so I'll be sure to let you know if any of you are interested!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

How sad I couldn't go. Well here's hoping for morning Kindergarten when we move! Very cool pictures.

Hey I tagged you on my blog!

Chris said...

Sounds like a super fun day! Wish I could take your class today =}

Sheryl said...

Hope the class goes well. Sounds as if you all had a great time - and I love those pictures!

Alison said...

Wish I had more of those days! You know I would be there in a heartbeat to do your class if I thought that I could get away with it. I think hubby would notice if I left the country though ;-). It'll be a walk in the park for you, you're a PRO girlie!!!

CKMommy said...

Aaahhhh arent those days wonderful~ So happy for you. I need one of those days. Haven't had one in a while. :(

I wish I was there to go to the expo with you!
Good Luck...I know you'll do a super duper job!!



Shellieh said...

I need one of those days, send one my way, will ya? :D

Mer said...

I hope your class went well!

Great pics...I'd love to take Sadie there someday soon. I think the rest of the kids have seen it.

Glad you had a perfect day!

some kind of wonderful said...

don't you love when the planets align!