Our friends arrived and we visited and ate amongst the chaos of feeding and tending to a collective group of 5 children (3 of them under 1 year), and then we headed outside to burn off some energy. After everyone left, my children went down for long naps with no resistance, I got the house restored in a whopping 15 minutes, indulged in reading and a little chatting with a friend. After the naps were over, everyone snacked eagerly, and allowed themselves to be loaded up again for a run for new sneakers for the big kid, a bank visit, and a Publix stop. Dinner was hot dogs, chips, and fruit.... and the big girl asked for seconds! Since she regularly survives on air, I was happy to oblige.
No one needed baths, so it was a family dance party before donning pj's, brushing teeth, and hitting the 'ole sack. I snuck back into the first one's room to "sneak a song" and just cuddle. By 9pm, I was in my pj's with a cup of tea and The Help while the dearest watched soccer. And now, at 10pm, I am blogging about a good day and about to retire to a bed with clean sheets. Oh Happy Day!