Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 30th - Got to Babysit All Day!

Lisa dropped the kids off late morning so she and David could do a bunch of things without dragging them along.  They both came barreling in with big smiles!  Love it.  As usual, Brooks headed straight to the "Elmo box," the big box of Elmo books.  Of course, it didn't take long for him to get all the hot wheels cars out.  He drives them all over the top of the bookcase where the kids books are.  I find tons of little cars behind the bookcase when I clean.  Ashby was into her Barbies and had them and the Barbie car out.

Brooks went down for his nap shortly after they got here.  Bill had his job for the day get rescheduled, so he took Ashby to run some errands.  He is leaving tomorrow for his niece's wedding and he needed to pick up his new suit and some other things.  They ended up being gone for several hours.

In the meantime, Brooks woke up and had some mac and cheese for his lunch.  He then played with all sorts of things - making quite a mess in the living room, but having a ball!  When Bill and Ashby got back, they all had a quiet time and watched an episode of Ruby and Max while resting on the couch.  Then they were ready to go at it again.

The day was beautiful, although quite warm, so we got swimming suits on and went into the backyard to play in the plastic pool.  It was getting late enough that there was one tree shading part of the backyard, so we set things up there.  They played for the next hour or more and were hilarious!  It is amazing how much fun water is to children.

Then came dinner - spaghetti - and then the bathtub.  Brooks was happy to play in the tub for a long time, but Ashby didn't even want to take a bath, so she played in her own world.  Lisa and David got back by 7:15 or so and the kids were all excited to see mommy and daddy.

I didn't get a whole lot else done, but it sure was a fun day!

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