7:00am: I woke up and checked computer stuff and then I started making coffee cake for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers -- a weekly mom's group I go to where Sam is in childcare so it's more of an adult time for moms). I ran out of baking powder, and after a few other options didn't pan out (make my own, substitute, Wild Earth, Macs, etc), Dave ran to Save-On. I made Sam's oatmeal.
7:35am: I woke Sam up and got him started on breakfast. I mixed up the rest of the coffee cake and made coffee for Dave
7:53am: Dave got back with baking powder and the cake went in the oven at 7:56. Whew...
8:30am: I left for MOPS. On the way to MOPS Sam wanted to do the e-mail about Traffic Signs. I modified it to make it about actual traffic signals as we drive and Sam is really getting into it. I helped set up snack and we had a great devotional about overextending ourselves as moms. We did a craft today -- making a "Remember" box -- we'll put index cards in it and then when our kids do something new or say something funny or profound we can write it on the cards and we'll be able to remember them. I also helped clean up snack.
11:30am: I left MOPS, called Dave to find out about the phone interview he had this morning and then filled up with gas at Canadian Tire. Rachel fell asleep on way home.
12:05pm: We got home and I got Sam started on lunch. I also got lunch started for me, but a minor adjustment of Rachel's head in the car seat because she was very slumped ended up waking her. Darn :( I changed Rachel and nursed her while trying to eat a bit
12:30pm: Rachel was in her bouncy seat, Sam only wanted to eat my cauliflower (but not his lunch) and I tried to eat my lunch and check computer stuff at the same time. My lunch was cold so I re-microwaved it.
12:50pm: I started dishes while still trying to convince Sam to eat. He wanted to play with Rachel instead.
2:25pm: After consulting with Dave (tomorrow is a holiday after all) I brought Sam out of his crib to watch the rest of the tree clean up process. If I put him down for a late nap and he slept until 5 it wouldn't matter because he doesn't have to be awake by a certain time tomorrow. Hopefully if he gets to bed later he will sleep in and then we can all sleep in. If I'd known that I would have just kept him up and maybe Rachel would have still been sleeping. Ha! However, I had given Rachel her soother and she did drift back off to sleep without fussing. Yay yay yay!!!
2:50pm: The tree trimmers started taking branches off another tree but I convinced Sam to go to sleep anyways. He did just fine and went down without a fuss. Then it was time for afternoon Coke and more sorting of pictures to print (same as yesterday) I also ate a piece of coffeecake since 1)I was hungry and 2) I didn't get a piece at MOPS.
4:10pm: I talked to Marcia about a clothing donation for a mom MOPS is helping and I called Galaxyland to find out information about tomorrow. We're thinking of taking Sam and Rachel on rides since they are free. I'm almost done picking pictures to print. I was waiting for Dave to get home and I hadn't heard a thing from Sam since I put him down.
4:20pm: Dave got home and we talked a bit. I woke Rachel up at 4:40 and nursed her. Then I read a few chapters of my book. Dave changed Rachel and woke up Sam. Sam had crazy hair! Rachel hung out on her play mat, Sam and Dave played with balls and a "slide" and I did another round of dishes. And everyone had some Veggie Straws.
7:00pm: Rachel and I headed out the door to get Sam and Dave on campus. We then went to SuperStore to buy winter boots for Sam and creamer for MOPS. Mission accomplished, and much as I wanted to, we didn't buy anything extra. Yay! Sam kept finding cute things for Rachel as evidenced below.
10:10pm: Sam is in bed, I have written this blog post, and Rachel is talking away in the Moses basket. Tomorrow is another busy day so I am headed to bed soon. Good night.
One thing I forgot to add is that normally on Thursdays Dave and I have a date night and Twiebe comes to take care of Sam. We either eat supper together and then Dave, Rachel and I do something or, once in awhile, we head out for supper for our date. However, Twiebe was in England this week so we didn't have a date. But that's normally part of our routine.