Friday, February 15, 2008

The Air Out There

We're home - and what a week it was! I left my camera in Utah, so I have no pix to post, but you can get an idea from Roleplayingwithkids of how much fun we had. And thanks to K and J and the kids for their hospitality and all the good times.

There MUST have been something in the Utah air. We got home late Tuesday afternoon, and because of the 2 hour time difference and the fact that all the kids slept on the plane, I thought it might be a later night than usual. But, the Gods were watching over us. The babes were in bed at 6:30 and OG asleep by 7:30. We retired shortly after at 9PM.

Lord, if I have ever done anything good in my life, let them sleep until at least 6 am - PLEEEEEEEEZ!

They slept until about 8 - not bad. Me - very grateful.

Bedtime was back to normal - babes at 7, OG at 8.

Valentine's Morning - and they all knew it. Happy Valentine's Day Mama!

6AM - Cindy decides to work from home - gives babies bottles, calls in, comes back to bed.

8:34 AM - eyes open. silence. hmmmmmm. lie there a few moments, enjoying peace and quiet.
Brush teeth, wash face, go downstairs, make coffee, look for kids. house empty.

9AM - Go into Cindy's office, no kids there. hmmmmmm.
Could it be? Are they still alseep?

9:05 - Emma wakes - bring her down, eats breakfast.
9:15 - Olivia wakes - comes down, eats breakfast.
9:30 - Jake wakes - bring him down, eats breakfast.
We all sit at the table together for another 15 minutes and I am overwhelmed with how lucky I am - what a great life this is.
life gets crazy out of hand in late afternoon.
House was clean, now a mess.
Babies were happy - now screaming.
Olivia was occupied - now bored.
I need to get in the shower and get ready for my romantic dinner out with my girl - she'll be here at 6:15 and I better be ready.
She made reservations at "our place". We used to go there every V day, but haven't been there in 4 years and I am so excited.
Babies won't take afternoon nap because they woke late, took late nap. Can you say C-R-A-N-K-Y! But I need a shower. So I put them in their cribs - screaming (BAD MAMA!), so I could shower and not worry that they are in the danger they always seem to find. I felt so guilty, but I needed to unstink myself, so...
I get out of shower, bring them in my room, at which point they are crawling all over the place, hanging on my legs, pulling on me while I try to prettify.

Cin gets home 45 minutes late, beeps (my father would have shot any date that blew the horn for me in the driveway), I run out and get in car and we're off.
Romantic dinner.
Try to imagine it...
curried butternut squash soup
salmon tartare with shaved pickled onions and jalapeno cream sauce

rack of lamb, whipped potatoes, green beans and charred fresh sundried tomatoes
filet mignon with scalloped potatoes (caused involuntary orgasm upon entering mouth)

creme brulee (and I only stole 1 bite, J)
molten chocolate cake w/drizzled raspberry sauce and creme fresh

Could anything top this night?
Babes wake at 4:30 - get bottle. Back to sleep - UNTIL 10:30!
I'm thinking this will never happen again, but happy for today.


K J and the kids said...

That plane ride really wore them out :) all of that traveling ! ha ha
I love that your dad would have kicked her ass for honking...that is the sweetest thing.

I hope this lasts and you are able to sleep in more.
I also hope your camera gets there soon. It has been mailed.

We miss you BUNCHES !!!!

(oh and we ate leftovers last night...YUMMY)

DM & C said...

I love emma and jake, I love olivia and I'll come and bring something like chocolate for you, love callie. I love love love you, your cuter and cuter and stuff...

Ok that was from callie, she is sitting on my lap, and she was so excited to see her little family pics, she misses you guys.

I love that your dad would of kicked ass for beeping outside!,,mine would of too!

Please kiss those kids for me!!!! m

nailgirl said...

Glad that you had a good time. The dinner sounds scrumptious.

ajs4ever said...

Sounds like fun! How neat to get together with online buddies!