Saturday, January 17, 2009

O Saturday

For posterity's sake, I'll log today's events:
7:22 a.m.--Mindi wakes up (let herself "sleep in" b/c of fun, semi-late fondue party with Laws & Purcells the night before)
8:00 a.m.--Mindi wakes up Adam and the kids to help them get out the door to the gym so Adam can go to a "spin" class
10:00 a.m.--Young Women's basketball game begins. Mindi has been called as "assistant coach". Our team loses 30 to 6. Mindi makes mental note to start teaching basketball to her girls immediately so they'll know what the heck is going on by the time they join a Young Women's basketball game.
12:15 p.m.--Adam has already fed the kids "lunch" (a post-work-out protein shake) so Tristan goes down for a nap and Mindi locks herself in her room to listen to her hypnobirthing CD "Rainbow Relaxation" (a daily ritual during the last four months of pregnancy with all 4 pregnancies).

1 p.m. till 4 p.m.--Kaia helps Mindi work on Gram's belated Christmas gift (don't look too close Gram, we still aren't quite done), Adam prepares a weeks worth of salads for himself and a crockpot dinner for the family!

4 p.m. to 4:30p.m.--Family bike ride to the park. Short and sweet b/c we promised kids that we would go swimming at the gym after dinner.  That is our gutter hanging down in the background of this picture.  It fell down while we were in WA, but we don't own the house so we don't have to care about the gutters.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.--A quick trip to Costco and Wal-Mart to make some returns and purchase food/socks.
6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.--Family eats crockpot dinner (some vegi soup Mindi made last week that Adam was able to make much better with a few more ingredients, just call him Remmi).
7 p.m.--Arrive at pool only to discover the sign says, "POOL CLOSED". Apparently a kid had an "accident" earlier in the day. I'm so glad it wasn't my kid.
7:10 p.m.--Pull crying kids away from gym and promise to give them ice cream sandwiches when we get home.
7:15 p.m. to 7:53 p.m.--Run Adam's truck through two different car washes four different times! The first place would stop mid-cycle so we got our money back (after taking another try) and went to the second place which required two more tries in order to produce Adam's approval. Below are the children's reaction to 4 car washes in a row:

8:00 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.--Ice cream sandwiches, bath time, bed time, kids get to stay up a little later because Mindi just has to get this post posted.


Jessica said...

Just reading that makes me want to go to bed! Days like that come and go so quickly, which helps time pass and make better days all the better.

Darla said...

this post was hysterical. I love Sierra's face in the last one. That's so Cole. I'm sorry the pool was closed! I'm even more sorry that we never went to the Jim Parsley Pool out here when you guys were visiting. It's so fun and soo cheap! Good job with the healthy food, Adam!!

Jessica said...

Sierra's face is classic! And Adam.. Who knew he was such a cook. Love it!