Things have been quiet here on the blog for the last week or so because:
1. Hurricane Hermine (will post all about that on later)
2. The most adorable little girls EVER!!!
We kept the girls for eight days starting the Saturday after the hurricane and meeting their dad on this past Sunday.
It was a lot of fun and we had many adventures, but BOY was I tired!!! I forgot how tiring it is to keep little ones day in and day out - especially at age four and two!
We met their mom down in Ocala on Saturday (it's about half way for both of us) and had lunch at McDonald's before loading all their stuff into my car (in the rain) and heading for home. Saturday afternoon was pretty laid back as they became familiar with the house and checking out the videos they could watch.
Sunday I fixed a big lunch and the girls Grump Pa and Aunt Tul came down from Cuthbert Georgia for the day. Aunt Tul had driven down to her dad's from Nashville on Saturday and headed back home Tuesday morning I think. Anyway, mom came and had lunch with us too - Chicken, squash and zuccini, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, green beans w/ new potatoes, and apple pie with ice cream for dessert. Grump Pa brought down the pool the girls had at his house for Lorelai's birthday in June and it was used during the week. The girls had fun coloring and playing with Aunt Tul.
Monday was Labor Day and we went down to the "big" outdoor pool - as it was opened since it was a holiday. The girls had a really good time swimming and playing in the pool.
Tuesday was a quiet day (as quiet as it gets with a four and two year old in the house), but they played with their toys, colored lots of pictures, played with stickers, watched a movie, and went for lots of golf cart rides.
Wednesday we played in their little pool and went to the Dollar Store to pick up some stuff - why do I mention that? Well, don't ever go to the Dollar Store will little ones if you don't intend to spend more money then you think. HaHa!!
Thursday afternoon we decided to go and feed the fish - that was a great hit - we had to go everyday in the afternoon as they really enjoyed feeding the koi fish. There are at least a hundred in the pond by the nursing home and the girls had such an awesome time feeding them and watching them.
They really enjoyed themselves.
(Thanks Ms. Patty)
Saturday was playing at home again - and getting all the laundry done and packing up all the toys - searching the house to make sure you don't forget anything.
Sunday morning we were up pretty early and loaded in the car by eight - heading back to Ocala to meet the girls daddy, while mommy stayed home unpacking boxes.
Dan and I had such a great time with the girls, but I sure was tired when we got back home Sunday afternoon. I just spent the rest of the day lying on the couch watching football, but I wouldn't trade the memories that we made for anything.
Love these girls!!!!