A whole week since I've blogged?
I must have spent my nights busy reading, watching Jack Ryan (thanks to the filtering of VidAngel), at mutual and attending additional evening Lifetime classes.
During the day I feel like we've gotten in this killer (new) routine and I love it. Once Macey stopped napping I thought my life would be over, but we've gotten in a groove and we've found more freedom for our days! Plus, a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning and a slight tweek in my eating habits and I've got energy to be out of the house the whole day. And let me tell you those kids never miss a 7pm bedtime now.
On Monday BVSD didn't have school so we invited all the youth and younger families to our pool and made a whole day out of it. As I walked from the hot tub full of teenagers, passed a handful of primary kids jumping into the pool, to the chairs where all the moms were, I was fill with such an indescribable joy I never want to forget.
Tuesday found us back at the pool with a smaller crowd. My friend came with her three kids and I'm not sure the kids even got in the water but I was so grateful they came because the conversation I had with my friend has been paying through my mind all week-- in a good way!
Somehow on Wednesday the kids convinced me to let them pick out tattoos at Party City before our trip to Costco. On the way to the store we had a nice chat about them each getting to pick out only one set of temporary tattoos and we came out with just those two .99 purchases. Doc McStuffins and Minecraft totally made that day rock.
I downloaded the Chick-fil-a app and found myself wanting to be a cool mom so I invited some friends to join us for lunch on Thursday. The kids had a blast eating fries and ice cream while the moms talked about fitness goals and motherhood while eating the free 8-count nuggets. Crazy straws from the Dollar Store and finding a new library storytime, that fit into our new routine rounded out that day.
And today was the most boring of them all, which is ok! After the gym we found ourselves at Walmart to pick up Melatonin for our Macey because we are done with her sleepless nights and ventured down the Halloween section (but not the costumes, because I already got them for 40% off at Target on Tuesday). Once we got home the kids played outside and had a picnic with Allegra and have since been counting down the minutes to go to their friend's house for the babysitting swap.
This weekend will be close to home thanks to the Primary program + rehearsal tomorrow, Stake Youth Standards night and a 1st birthday party we were thoughtfully invited to. Some days I can strongly feel that a change is coming our way, and in those moments the simplicity of our current life is exactly what I need.