Yesterday began with a 5 a.m. wakeup call to drive to our last regular swim meet about an hour away. Cora tried to put herself back to sleep multiple times while we tried to get out the door, but we ended up at Granbury City Park just before sunrise, as bright eyed and bushy tailed as we could be with the sun literally rising behind us.
The meet started out breezy and surprisingly nice but got pretty hot and stagnant around noon. We finished up at 1:30 (because James and Landon swim the last two events, yay) and then yelped our way to a delicious restaurant in the Granbury town square for lunch. Cheeseburger with avocado and a fried egg, french fries, plus a funnel cake and a giant cup of thrice-refilled iced tea? YES PLEASE. Our far flung meets have led us to some super cute and tasty main street type restaurants in neighboring towns, so that has been fun. We need some sort of passport book.
Actually, it wasn't too bad because I kept things SUPER simple. He had invited over his 6 closest friends, 4 of which could make it, for a faux sleepover that involved the boys coming over at 5 to swim, play, eat, swim, play, eat, and watch a movie, and then go home about 10:30 when the movie would end and everyone would (or should) go to sleep anyway. I did this mostly because I wanted to wake up on Sunday morning and be lazy in my bed because my kids are old enough to fend for themselves and I'm still not done soaking up that little miracle, and also because I wanted Landon to sleep (and sleep in!) after the swim meet, but really mostly because of the lazy morning thing. We didn't even shop for the party until Friday, when Landon and I went on a date to party city to pick out the decor- he went with a ninja theme which I found surprising until he explained, "Mom, it's because the party is at NIGHT."
Thrillist breaks it down for you. But its harmless and the boys loved it. At 10:30 I drove them home.
Today the girls were up at 6:30 as usual, but Landon slept in until 8:30!! I left for yoga at 8:15 and came back to the kids running around the front yard in the "cool" low 90's morning temps. James told me Cora had a new trick - biking over obstacles just like the big kids!
She kills me. Sometimes almost literally.
It is now 11:00 p.m. and I'm doing Orangetheory in the morning (lol, my morning self promising I'd go to bed early tonight), so to wrap up- at some point in the afternoon I had to get off the couch and turn off Property Brothers to be a parent, wake up Cora, and supervise Claire and a friend in the pool. And then James and I got to go on a date! It was lovely and full of all the food (7 dishes; 2 apps, 1 salad, 1 pasta, 1 pizza, 2 desserts), drinks (3; we had to be reasonable somewhere), and chatting. We got home right at the sweet spot, just after bedtime when the house is clean and quiet and we get to give snuggly kisses to sleepy children and continue on with our grown-up evening.