Friday, September 19, 2008
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!