Big Daddy and I took the girls out to eat last night and then bought more grass seed and fertilizer for the yard. Since it was such a pretty day, I decided to get a head start on our weekend work with both Maggie and Ellie in tow. (My parents are out of town or I probably would have asked my mom to come over to play outside with us.) We had been busy inside all morning, cleaning, playing, making messes and cleaning out closets, so we needed the fresh air.
We went for a little walk and then moved into the back yard to get started. I moved the playhouse to the patio and put Ellie in the house. (Thinking she would play inside of it) She crawled out immediately and sat on the edge of the patio and played with grass. And then sticks. And then a leaf blew over. Maggie brought the "scooter" and the red car for her to play with, but she just sat on the patio and rubbed the grass. She was content and Maggie was winging, singing and blowing her bike horn. (The horn that isn't on her bike and sounds like a goose is being tortured) Maggie wanted to play in the empty turtle sandbox and of course, Ellie did too. I moved the sandbox to the patio, filed it with balls and managed to get the bare spots of ground in the back all prepped for grass seed.
The patio now looks like an abandoned daycare center.
Baby Ellie was up each and every hour during the night last night and this morning there was finally a new tooth poking out ever so slightly. She has another one that should be in anytime and two more that should appear next week. I'd planned on putting grass seed out during nap time, (while listening to the baby monitor) but Ellie has already cried out four times in the 45 minutes she's been asleep, so I'm going to clean the hardwood floors in the kitchen...or something. I'm hoping she'll be able to rest a little better tonight.
Big Daddy and I have a full day of work ahead of us tomorrow. He seems to think that he'll have time to go to the gym and that we'll be going to Panera for dinner. I don't think we'll be finished in time for either one, but we'll see. He also has a project due for school next week, so the whole weekend will revolve around work of some sort.
I'm hoping that we can get a little closure on a few things that have been heavy on our minds the past couple of weeks. I'm ready to only think about the fun stuff that we can do this Spring and Summer and maybe plan a family beach trip. As always, your prayers for us would be appreciated.
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