Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Park, Playdate, Practice...Check!

I have had three crazy busy days in a row, and I am so relieved that they came to an end. A brief end, but an end. I'm so tired, and yet, here I sit at the computer. Computer detox, anyone? Okay, moving on.

My plan for tomorrow is to do nothing. Okay, so that's not entirely true. Enjoying the 80 degree weather outside with my kids, cleaning the house, balancing checkbooks, and putting away laundry is in the works, but I'm not going anywhere! I am not. leaving. this. house. (Dear kids, please do not injure yourselves and require a trip to the ER, because I really don't want to go anywhere.)

Our day started off with an 8 AM trip to WalMart to pick out Dylan's snack for school. It was his last snack day of his Pre-K career (I'm tearing up) and he wanted to pick out something special. Something special to the tune of $16, but his class really enjoyed his snack.

Confession time: I took my kids shopping in their pajamas. Anybody that knows me is probably gasping in shock right now. I almost...almost...fit in at WalMart...aka The Alternate Universe.

Mental note: those people that go grocery shopping in the early morning are really onto something. The store was practically empty. I could actually move. And hear myself think!

After Dylan ran a few laps with his friends and girlfriend of the week (oh yeah, he's a ladies man) after school, we met my best friend and her boys at the park. The kids burned off some energy, and Jocie and I got to talk.

Sibling love.

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Lexie loves running around with her BFF!

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This squeezable little man gets me every time. Oh, that smile and those baby blues!

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After almost 2 hours, the kids were getting tired and grumpy, so it was time to head out to our next location.

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Lexie took a little nap as we drove over to my sister's house. She and Dylan love visiting my sister and playing with their cousins! It was nice to talk to my sister as the kids played. We don't get nearly as much time to visit as we once used to. Suddenly, both of our schedules are much busier.

Tonight began our era of rushed dinners and running off to practices. I have never had to cook and eat this quickly before! Hello, convenience foods!

It was Dylan's second T-Ball practice, and he's getting the hang of the game. Dylan is a power hitter, but not very interested in the outfield aspect of the game. He's used to being pitched to, instead of hitting off the T-Ball stand, but he's handling it well. He is really enjoying it, though, and that is what matters!

My boy melts my heart on a daily basis. He was sitting on the bench, waiting to hit, and I lifted the camera to snap a picture of him. He looked over at me, smiled, and blew me a kiss. I love my little man more than words can say.

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As soon as we got home, it was already time for a bath, and shortly after, bed. This new baseball schedule is going to take some getting used to!

9 comments:

  1. The early morning Walmart shopping or late afternoon makes a lot of sense. I need to remember to do that more..so glad you found my blog again. You've got some cute kids there. Love the pic of your son blowing you a kiss :-)

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  2. Did he really blow a kiss oh he will be a ladies man!!

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  3. Baseball season is rough, especially for the little ones. We had a couple 7 p.m. games last year and my kids are normally in bed by 8!

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  4. I'd make a few meals in advance to freeze and then pop them in the oven on those days! Much easier and less stressful.

    As far as early shiopping goes, I love it! Everything in the produce section is not always stocked, but nothing beats an empty market!

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  5. Cute pictures! I love Lexie's dress...where did you get it?

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  6. the alternate universe! OH MY-- love it. we have some friends that also refer to walmart as the alternate universe...thats so funny. and yes I have taken sofia ONCE in her pjs at night there but never again. the stares I got were a bit too much even for me...lol.

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  7. Your kids are precious! Love the name Dylan. I am an early morning shopper, or let me rephrase that, before GG I was an early morning shopper. It's great to get in and get out before it gets busy! I'm a new follower! Looking forward to reading more. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Lexie looks like a little socialite in that dress!! Cute.

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