I wasn't sure I'd get to this today but alas, here I am. It'll probably be shorter than normal because I am pretty beat and a whole pile of laundry is calling my name.
Aren't they beautiful? These are the two amazing friends I spent my weekend away with. I have known these women for a long time now and really cherish them-I still can't believe we all pulled the weekend off. Between the three of us, there were eight children ranging from 6 years old to 9 months (with a nursing baby in there) and the husbands were on it. Way to go guys and thank you so much for a little time off!!
So, I must say that I had a FANTABULOUS time with my buddies from Cal Poly. And even though I spent most of the weekend with those two beautiful ladies, we also got to meet up with some other local friends on Sunday for lunch. It was perfect. Anyhow, the three of us talked our heads off, hiked our favorite hike, went shopping, ate good food and talked some more. I have never, ever left my kids with my husband for the weekend. Sure, I've left them for the day and stuff like that but not for the whole weekend.
This is what I saw when I walked in...
And we'll just say that Steve was extremely glad to see me. I had no idea what effect the weekend would have on him. He of course, was a champ and did beautifully. How many guys can watch four kids, age six and under, for the weekend and have everyone dressed, fed, to church and in one piece by the end? He truly outdid himself. I was proud.
But the comments he made to me afterward were hilarious. He told me how he'd clean up one mess and then the kids would dump out the legos. Then he'd do the dishes and in the meantime, Elle would be unrolling the toilet paper in the bathroom. He laughed as he described his intense fatigue once naptime and bedtime rolled around. He then told me how much he cleaned over the weekend. He said he couldn't believe how much he picked up and things were still a mess (it actually wasn't that bad when I got home). To him, the whole deal was incredulous.
He was a good sport and truthfully I'm much more used to the chaos than he is, but it was nice to have him walk a mile in my shoes to see what I do everyday.
Hence the beautiful red roses...he knows.
And that is today's Monday Report.
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