For the first time in I-don't-know-how-long, we had a mostly free day. To be fair, not totally free but we were finished with what we had to do by 9:30 a.m.
Out the door by 8 a.m., home by 9:45, and then just the day to do what we wished. The mailman was doing his mail thing and Paige was at this event. And the 3 younger kids and I stayed in.
i did yoga meltdown dvd (have I mentioned that it IS TOUGH! today made the 2nd time and IT WAS TOUGH!)
kids played with waffle blocks and little tiny people and lightsabers (and there were injuries, which resulted in all 3 kids sitting on the blue couch watching me do the yoga dvd)
middle kids taught Bea her letters ("when 2 vowels go walking, the first one does the talking" Henry told Bea as he attempted to teach her how to read the word "eat")
all 3 younger kids built a huge Webkinz jungle gem with these fun building straws
i made pizza dough from scratch again. one to bake for supper, and one to freeze (it is rising as we speak)
i cleaned. a lot. and trust me the house needed it. bad.
and the kids cleaned, against their wills, really, but still, they cleaned.
and now I feel I can breathe again in this house. It had gotten so cluttered and so overwhelming. and our days had been so busy, it was just nice to stay home and have the day to ourselves.
Tomorrow will be another busy day with church, a birthday party, JBQ, and preparations for the week. But for once, we had just a day.
and it was so nice!