August 13, 2011

Celebrating Nonna's birthday!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)
  • We tried our best to make our room like a hotel this morning-fan going, dark curtains, kids sleeping everywhere on the floor and it worked until almost 9.  Soon we were loading up going to Nonna’s and Pops’ house
  • The kids spent the morning over there so we could unpack and all.  We spent more of the morning running around than unpacking.  We got the oil changed, washed and vacuumed the car, went to pick up Robby’s car from work, then Robby headed to the grocery store for that much needed milk (we had milk from a kiddie meal at a restaurant last night to pour in their cups and Anderson would have none of it saying it tasted funny-anytime we have milk from a carton he will not drink it-odd).  We did manage to get most of the laundry started, do the dishes, go through the mail and straighten the house a bit
  • The kids had a big time at Nonna and Pops’ house-mostly they ate and had baths.  Campbell even had two baths-she got out, got ready and then decided she wanted to get back in with the next bather.
  • On our way home, we stopped by Grannymom and Grandpa’s house to see them for a few minutes and Campbell was all about showing off how she jumped into the pool.  She had showed Nonna when Robby asked but this time she walked in the door and immediately started showing Grannymom
  • Back at home, Campbell, Graham and Robby had naps.  Reagan and Anderson played and I…well, I’m not really sure what I did but I never did get that nap.  I am going to miss my naps that I became used to on the beach.
  • Soon it was time to meet Jason, Nonna and Pops at Palio’s for Nonna’s birthday celebration.  Earlier in the day, Reagan had gone shopping with Pops to buy Nonna a present and picked her our a lovely bracelet that even matched Nonna’s outfit.  Reagan was so proud of this present-and Pops agreed that Reagan takes quite a long time in the stores.  He even said she might be a slower shopper than Nonna! 
  • After supper and our delicious pizza (although they are no longer serving their apple strusel-which I never had the chance to get and am very disappointed about) we headed to Orange Leaf for a bit of dessert. The kids all had their own bowls and Campbell was the only one who devoured hers.  That little booger can eat!  Graham said he loved Orange Leaf because his favorite color was orange. 
  • When we made it home, the kids all helped (I use the term helped very loosely) with putting away the laundry and then Robby let them sleep in our room one more night.  Since they are in here, Robby and I are also doing our computing in here so we probably will manage to go to bed a bit earlier than usual.  From the sounds of things, most of the kids are already asleep. 

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