Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Fun

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Fun

As Nugget's due date draws closer, I've been making an effort to spend a lot of time with Dylan and Lexie before life gets a bit crazier! I got plenty of quality time with my baby girl today!

I watch two of my nephews (ages 7.5 and almost 6) every Monday and Friday for a few hours. While they were here this morning, I learned some valuable lessons.

{1} It's difficult to get anything done with a 7, 6, 5, and 4 year old running around.
{2} Four kids can go through an entire box of juice pouches in an hour.
{3} Boys are gross. It's bad enough cleaning pee off the toilet from 1 boy. Add in 2 more and it's just disgusting. Aim, boys, aim!

Needless to say, by the time they left, with Dylan in tow, I was exhausted! I didn't have much pregnancy exhaustion in the first trimester, but it's sure kicking my butt now! After they left, I convinced Lexie to take a nap with me. I rarely nap, but I really needed it today. It was so nice to snuggle up with Lexie and get some rest!

Grant had some plans after work, so I decided to go on a dinner and shopping "date" with my baby girl! She chose McDonald's for dinner, and quietly sat next to me, eating her chicken nuggets and drinking her chocolate milk. I passed on the nasty fast food, but shared a milkshake with my beautiful date!


After she ate, I let her play outside on the playset for a few minutes before we set off on our 3 hour shopping trip. I have $250 worth of gift cards in my wallet, but I don't need anything. I didn't have much luck today. With Lexie's help, I did end up bringing home 2 pairs of summer pajamas with one gift card, and 3 shirts with Kohl's cash. Of course, she ended up with new shoes and a little doll! She's a great shopping buddy!

While we were shopping, Dylan was having a great time at the Lego Kidsfest with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews!


I'm so happy Dylan had so much fun at the Lego Kidsfest! I can't wait to see the pictures my sister took. Lexie and I had a great mommy-daughter bonding night. I loved spending time with my baby girl!

Once home, the kids ended their night with a movie and sleepover in Dylan's room. Actually it hasn't ended yet. They're still wide awake! I, however, am ready for bed!


  1. Aw, that's awesome that you got to have a special date, just the two of you :) The pic of Lexie at McDonald's is adorable!

  2. I've gotta hand it to you for having the babysitting patience while pregnant. I'm not sure I could handle the 4 kids even when not pregnant :D

  3. Glad D had fun, we can't wait to go. Lex looks so sweet in that pic. Glad u got some girl time!

  4. Mmmmm...a milkshake sounds delicious!

  5. What a sweet day! I bet Lexie enjoyed some special time just with you :)


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