Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Break

I want to capture more of the little moments - with week recaps to include the cute stories. We'll see how well I do.

Olivia had Good Friday off from school and all of this week. I wasn't sure we'd survive over 10 days without school. After a long weekend Olivia is sick of us and ready to go play at school. She has a ton of energy and needs to get out and do things. 

After the long weekend and too much sugar in from her Easter basket candy, Dan told me he had to be at work early Monday morning (probably an excuse) and got the H out of dodge. Two - ten minute TV shows later and Olivia was crazy and already sick of all of her toys. 

So we just started making plans. We went over to a friends house who has a son 3 days older than Olivia, AND twin 5 month olds. Two adults (are we even adults? I'm not convinced) and 5 kids and it was all sorts of chaos that the toddlers loved. They ran around the playroom and outside, had some lunch, had a couple pre-nap meltdowns and we were on our way home. Olivia took her once a week nap that day. 

Once she was up, we packed up the car again and headed to another friends house. It was two girls from her class and the three of them are such a hoot - and get into so much trouble - when they are together. We played a little at their house and then walked to the neighborhood playground. I was feeding Emma when Olivia runs up covered in dirt saying, "Mama - Emmy and Lorelei fell in da mud!" I asked "how'd you get dirty?" She goes, "Ummmmmm... can I have candy?" Good distraction. No.

We then decided no one could get in the car or the house so muddy so the girls took a bath (read: created a flood) together - and then all ate dinner outside. Luckily I thought ahead and brought a change of clothes for both girls (blowout for Emma!). 

Tuesday we had to run to the grocery store. The fairies still do our grocery shopping, we just forgot a few things. Then we went to story time at the library. We found out that none of us are fans of story time. Olivia sat there with a RBF staring at the kids participating. When I tried to tap her head, shoulder, knees and toes she looked at me like 'you cut that crap out.' Emma didn't mind the stories, but whenever the kids all sang she was pissed they woke her up. 

"I gonna wear pink and purple to match my Frozen couch." ..normal.
After surviving story time, we headed to the mall for some chick fil a and their outdoor playground. Olivia met one of her little friends there. On the way there she burst into tears. I asked her what was wrong and she said "I wanted to meet my friend at TARGET!" This girl has a love for Target like no other. We don't even go that often? She is obsessed. And will find things to run out of so we have to go to Target. "Ut oh mama, used all the wipes. Let's go to Target."

After lunch, it was time for everyone to not take a nap while I cooked 3 dinners (who has time to cook every day?) Then I took the girls and the dog for a walk. Disaster. On the way back home they closed part of the sidewalk to install the AT&T fiber optic cables. Koda was terrified of the trench digger and her first instinct was to run right into the busy road to avoid it. Not great survival skills, Koda.

To continue the entertainment, I had stuffed some leftover Easter eggs with 1 jelly bean or 2 mini M&Ms and we had an egg hunt for the kid next door (one month older than Olivia). They had a blast finding the eggs and then sitting and eating all of the candy and then not eating their dinner.

Grandparents come this afternoon - reinforcements!


  1. Olivia sounds a lot like Jack-needs a lot of things to keep him busy. Jack loves school and so does Mama. I hope y'all survive the week!

  2. Yay for grandparents! Love that Olivia loves target as much as me! Hang in there momma!

  3. That's so great that Olivia has so many friends to play with!

  4. Laughed out loud reading Olivia's hilarious antics. I especially enjoyed the RBF during story time. Bahahaha I love when I'm acting more into a story or kids song with hand motions than Lawter is, and she just looks at me like I'm a moron. Jealous y'all have peoples houses, playgrounds and activities nearby at least-that's the worst part about living in the boonies, is when the weather stinks and there's absolutely nothing to take Lawter to do like play areas or museums, or even a target. Poor girl has to hang out in Walmart

  5. She's the best!! A. I love her pink sandals, B. Girl already understands how wonderful Target is C. She's got the best distraction techniques and D. I am impressed with you taking the girls + Koda on a walk. I've yet to go on a walk with my two and I'm sure we'll need some practice to get the hang of it.