Sunday, May 31, 2009

On The First Day of Summer Vacation my Day went like this...

Today was my First Official Day of Summer Vacation...

Did I sleep in? No, up at 5:30 a school habit.
Did I exercise or run my 3 miles? No, instead I got C and T up and ready and loaded for girls camp.
Did I make them breakfast you ask? No, I helped them pour their cereal. I did help T get her sack lunch packed and ready.
At 6:45 we loaded the neighbor girl, and my girls in the Excursion, and I drove them to Wal-mart to get batteries for their flashlights, and then to the Stake Center to catch the bus and meet the group. They quickly jumped out of the truck, waving, blowing kisses, and ran to meet their friends and leaders. That left M and I sad and glad. I walked over to get a real hug and kiss good-bye. But my girls were so excited and laughing, with the other girls. I stepped back and realized they were growing up. (I hope on Wednesday, when they return, they are excited to see me)

Then...M and I rejoiced in being together and having Mommy and Me time. She asked after the girls were dropped off, if I would swim with her this afternoon and play in the pool with her. I thought that was so sweet that she would ask me. We then treated ourselves to breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts. (I tried to choose healthy, knowing I will have to exercise)

After M and I went to a benefit Garage Sale for a girl that goes to Middle School with C. (Natalie has recently been diagnosed with Cancer.)
M and I found some great steals and deals at this garage sale.We bought a couple of puzzles and we are currently frustrated with a 1,000 piece puzzle. (Who knows if all of the pieces are even in the box.) I bought some Halloween decorations... (that I plan to tweek. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Chanelle, who always finds great deals and can change them into something fantastic!)
I almost bought a lady bug Halloween costume, so I could tweek it. Every year at school, we have a book parade, during Reading Week. I am always scrambling for a costume. I thought maybe I could be the "Grouchy Lady Bug" or a friend from "Miss Spider's Tea Party"

We then returned our library books, started that puzzle, went swimming together, and that night her daddy and I watched her pirouette at her dance recital.


jessica said...

That definitely does not sound like a vacation to me!

You and Maddy will have some wonderful bonding moments for sure.

Brenda said...

I LOVE summer vacation! Sounds great...I can really get into the garage sale thing. Funny how other peoples junk becomes my treasure!

Chanelle said...

Other than saying goodbye to the girls for a week, that sounds like a perfectly relaxing day. Any day that involves some garage sale-ing is a good day. Enjoy your time with Madi! And I want to see what plans you have for your Halloween decorations :)

Tiffy said...

Hay mom, i was talking to Nikki. And e were wondering if you ever did work out with Jill. Hehehehe. JK. Love you


Susan said...

Sounds like one of my days! Hope your girls had a great time at camp.

LeighAnne said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I hope your girls have fun at camp and I hope you enjoy the down-time this week!

Executive Momma

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Popping in from SITS to say Good Morning. Summer vacation always seems to be quite hectic, doesn't it?