it has been just michael, hunter and i the past two days. big brothers have ventured south a few exits to spend time with their porter grandparents and cousins. i am excited to reunite with them later today even if it is with logan in hysterics because he wants nothing to do with coming home. i anticipate the usual 15-20 minute transition period that includes crying all over the couch. to decrease trauma michael and i did what any normal parents do when their oldest children leave them for a few days.... we bought them a pool!! a 2.5 foot deep 16 ft around blow up kind of pool that i am sure is going to be a smash hit! of course michael and i buying and constructing such a pool was not without the usual stress and drama and cursing as a result of us not reading the directions. When will we ever learn?? that key construction rule that michael and i fail to remember every time we buy something with assembly required. so last night after the pool was filled about a quarter the way full and taking on a disfigured triangular shape with water spilling over one side, we read the directions and had to start from almost scratch.
so what do you do during two kid free (dare i say glorious) 90 degree days??? well i will tell you....
you catch up! you look around your house and say this and this and this and that need to get fixed. you replace rotting garage wood that has bothered you since you moved in to your house, you put up an american flag!, you weed the sidewalk, feed your plants, you try the new wendy's pretzel burger, buy new sunglasses, you rake and sweep and rake some more.
you go to lowes two days in a row with one baby who can't talk and are actually able to focus on why you are there. you focus so hard, in fact, that you end up leaving with a new john deere tractor.
you have actual conversations with your husband.
the boys love spending time with their gege and poppy. i'm ready for them to come home though. little stinkers.
some pics from their trip to great escape...