It was my morning up with the boys, so we got up to have breakfast. We saw it was a beautiful day outside, so I wanted to make sure the backyard was picked up and fire ant free (it wasn't). While out there, I heard cars and looked through our ratty-ass fence to see that a neighbor was having a garage sale. Since Michael is such a garage sale hound, we threw on some clothes to go see what they had - turned out to be nothing, but it got us out of the house and walking around the neighborhood. We came back in, I finished cleaning up the backyard and sat out on the patio while the boys blew bubbles for the dogs. I have video, but since my laptop is dead I don't have the means to pull it off to post yet. Maybe later.
We did all of this before 10 am.
Michael and Matthew have been in need of a haircut for some time, so when they got bored with bubbles I brought them in to get one. They're still young, and VERY good for haircuts with the promise of a lollipop at the end, so I still cut their hair. I'm amazed at how well it turns out, but would never cut anyone else's hair. I'm sure in a year or two, they won't even let me cut it anymore. I went somewhat short this time with Matthew's (Michael doesn't have much hair to begin with, so it's just evening it out for him). Matthew's hair now brushes sort of forward and you can spike just the front of it into this little shelf/duck thing. I'm sure those of you with small boys know the haircut I'm talking about. The only thing spiked is the bang area, but all in a row? Anyway, it looks ADORABLE on him so I'll have to take pictures tomorrow. Should have taken them today. Michael's hair...looks like Michael. I spent all of this time in the bathroom gelling and spiking it, even hairsprayed it, and he ran off to play. 10 minutes later when I came into the room, his hair looked EXACTLY the same as it always does. Spiking gone. I give up.
All four of us showered, then ran some errands. Went to Fry's, CompUSA, the Sugar-Free store (yes, we have a store that is nothing but sugar-free and low-carb stuff and PERFECT for a shrinking husband on Atkins) and then the grocery store. At the store, we picked up a bunch of stuff to grill out. It was nice for a change to have the boys running around outside, while Scott and I sat and watched them. We mixed up a pitcher of SUGAR FREE!!!! Margaritas to drink while we were out there. Pretty dang yummy for sugar free. Around 8, we put the kids down and kept drinking. They were so bushed they fell right to sleep. Scott broke out one of his cigars from the Cigar Factory in New Orleans, and we just sat around under the gazebo and drank. We felt close to what life was like years ago, before kids, before life got so stressful.
What a wonderful night!!!!