I'll start with our anniversary dinner on Thursday. It (Mimi's) was yummy and it was SO nice to go out to eat without Maggie & Ellie. They, of course, were at Nana & Pawpaw's and loving every minute of it. Big Daddy and I had an appetizer (we tried fried pickles and while they were good, we probably wouldn't order them again), our entrees and a dessert (chocolate mouse) which we never do. We didn't eat it all and brought home a take out box full...except we did eat all the chocolate mousse because it was SO good.
After dinner we walked around the outdoor mall that was next door and then went to pick Maggie & Ellie up. My mom had angel food cake and strawberries for us, but we were stuffed and didn't eat any. My parents gave us a card and money for our gift. We hung out on their front porch for a while and then came home and put the girls straight to bed. They were exhausted!
We had made our decision earlier in the week to stay home for the weekend. I was really regretting it on Friday morning. I felt like I needed to get away! Maggie & Callie had a sleep over at Nana's house Friday night, so Big Daddy and I took Ellie out for ice cream. We had sort of a lazy Saturday morning and went to pick Maggie up around 10:30. I really wanted to go to a nearby state park for a hike, but it was a little cloudy and we were afraid it might rain. Maggie left with Big Daddy for the gym around 11:00 and they came home around 3:00.
After they returned, we all got ready and went to ChickFilA (Maggie's choice) for dinner. We noticed that Ellie felt a little feverish so we stopped by the pharmacy for ibuprofen. After we ate I kicked a bunch of children off of the indoor playground because they were almost in their teens and my baby couldn't play. I sort of might have acted like I was in charge of making sure that you didn't play if your head could touch the arrow that the cow was holding. Big Daddy said I should have told a manager (which I did after I told the kids to get out if they were this tall) and I told him that one of the girls kept knocking my baby down. We left and went to a little car show downtown since we knew my mom and dad were taking her car.
Ellie woke up fussing at 5 am on Sunday. She had a fever and an upset tummy. I sent Big Daddy and Maggie to Church while I stayed at home with my sick girl. I fixed lunch, went to get groceries and Des.itin, had a short nap and then went to my VBS (we call it WOW for Week of Wonder) meeting at Church. I'm now officially scared to death! The other two teachers for my class weren't there and my head was just spinning by the time I left!
So far, Ellie seems to feel pretty good today and we had a fun morning hanging out at the house.
I have been keeping up with my steam mop with UPS tracking, so I knew it was supposed to arrive today. Just as the children went to sleep for their naps the brown truck arrived! I met him at the end of the sidewalk, swept the floors and then cleaned all of the hardwoods and tile!
I probably got my hopes up a little much on how the steam mop would change my life. It did a great job and I know that the floors are cleaner than usual after I clean them. You really had to go with the grain of the wood to prevent streaks, but it got the floors clean on the first pass. We have real hardwood floors and they are shiny, not matte, so streaks are an issue for me. It did a great job on the shiny tile in our master bathroom and on the matte tile in Maggie & Ellie's bathroom. The microfiber pads are secured by drawstring and popped off a couple of times while I was mopping and I thought that the head (shaped like a triangle) would have been better if it had been rectangular. I like it uses plain water and no chemicals and it is very lightweight. Overall, I think it's a nice product and that it does a good job. I'll probably use it at least once a week.
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