Today is June 20th, 2014. Ashley woke up at 6:30 asking to watch "Jake" aka "Jake and the neverland pirates". Allison was already in our bed, she somehow sneaks in at night without me knowing and crawls in beside me. Paul and I finally give in and put the TV on for Ashley. Next thing I know its 7:30, Andrew and Ashley are watching TV in our room, Paul is in the shower and Allison and I slowly wake up.
Paul finishes up a CMA for our neighbor. Andrew, Ashley and Paul eat Lucky Charms for breakfast. Allison has scrambled eggs with ketchup and I make a veggie scramble with brussel sprouts, onion, mushrooms, and bellpepper. Paul leaves. The kids and I do finger painting. Andrew requested that I sit with him to do a painting. I made a rainbow and clouds. Then Allison asks for me to sit with her while I do my next painting. I painted flowers. When the fighting started about which show to watch on our new Apple TV, I decided to turn off the TV and get the blow up pool up and running. I borrowed an air compressor from Brad and Nancy. As I fill up the pool, I tell the kids to pick up the lawn so I can mow before we set up the pool. Once the pool is full of air, I mow the lawn. The battery to our new Green lawn mower dies and I charge the battery. I put the pool on the half of the grass that got mowed and we start to fill up the pool. I should have put sun screen on the kids at this point. They played and played and played. I got my bathing suit on and laid out on the lounge chair. They started asking for snacks so I made lunch. They ate lunch on their towels and used rain umbrellas to protect them from the sun. I decide to clean up the kitchen while they are out of the pool. They decide to go in the playhouse and cover up each window with an umbrella. I break up the occasional fight, and they decide to make their way back to the pool. They decide to put the baby slide in the pool upside down and call it their boat. They sail on their boat to Hawaii to fight in a war. Allison is the captain. They decide the beach ball is the bad guy and Andrew says "we are waring him!" Something hits Ashley in the eye and she cries. I ask if she wants to get out and she says no. Allison gets her foot suck in the steps of the upside down ladder that is on the slide. I panicked for a minute because I couldn't get her foot out. I take the slide out and tell them to keep it out. Allison stops crying long enough to say that she wants the slide back in. I put it back in. I loved this moment, this real moment that I decided to write it down in my blog. Now the kids want to go in the "cachuzi" and Ashley is saying "mommy uppies" so I better go. I am going in the Jacuzzi with the kids, then shower, make dinner (fish, green beans and mashed caulifower) and then I have to go to work.