We went to see the movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" yesterday with Grandma (totally cute! I recommend you go and see it. Two thumbs up from this girl!).
Today was church and the start of CCD for Elizabeth. Exciting year this CCD year - First Communion. Of course, Elizabeth is pretty much only excited about maybe getting a party and a pretty white dress, but I'm SURE she'll appreciate the significance of it soon*.
*By soon, I mean in about oh......20 years or so.
Anyway, after we got home, I decided that since I'm usually the type of Mom who says NO to pretty much everything, I would let the kids just kind of do whatever they wanted for the day. And to make it even better for them, I wasn't even going to drag them out on a boring shopping trip. Whoa! Could it get any better?
So after they'd dragged 1/2 their toys out to the yard and then brought them back in again (at my suggestion), they disappeared upstairs. I took advantage of the quiet time and sat down to look through the paper. Then, Elizabeth called me upstairs to look for Alexandra - she couldn't find her.
I wonder why?
I took a picture (of course!) and then went back downstairs to "relax" again.
After a bit, I started hearing large crashing sounds on the ceiling. But, there wasn't any crying following, so I just ignored it. Finally, Elizabeth called me to see what they were doing.
*yes, Alexandra is wearing stripe-y pants, and a stripe-y shirt with totally different colors. but remember: today was my day to not say NO, but to say YES!
Needless to say, there was a HUGE mess in the hall (all blankets and pillows in the house for jumping onto - the large crashing sounds) and in both of their bedrooms. I was unable to enter Elizabeth's room because of the stuff in the hall, but I just know it - it was messy.
Dad finally came home around dinner time and I escaped to the grocery store.