Saturday, January 30, 2016

Working for the weekend.

WE DID IT we made it we survived a whole week with Joel gone. I panicked a little bit before this week started because of the friction between me and Eleanor lately, so pulled out my rolodex all, Who do we know, and I overscheduled us a little. Thursday morning, Eleanor had school, and then I invited the neighbors up for supper in the evening and I'm trying to be a little more chill about having people over and not making A Thing of it, so that I do it more often, but I still wiped down the bathroom and moved some of the weirder stuff out of sight. Why is there a clay fossil on my kitchen counter? ANYhoo, we had a great evening and the girls were OUT OF THEIR MINDS (they love having dinner guests so, so much) and then the neighbors left and I put the girls to bed and my house was a disaster and I almost died because my little introvert snail of a heart was exhausted and I just wanted to lie down.

SO THAT and then Friday morning we joined some friends at a preschool dance party that the library-branch-that-is-not-ours-but-is-still-close-to-us, and it was amazing. We sang that song that goes, Peel...bananas...peel, peel bananas. Cut...bananas...cut, cut bananas. (And then mash, and then eat, and then GO.) This morning Geneva was in her crib all, Eat eat eat. Go go go! Nanaaaaaaas! So we're for sure gonna go to this again because my kids love to dance to ridiculous songs.

AND THEN Friday evening Saskatoon Pride put on a Winter Wonderland carnival at the farmer's market. We wanted tacos so bad but they were CLOSED so we ate this giant chicken leg and bowl of rice instead.

I got Eleanor's face painted (duh) and Geneva watched avidly

so I got HER face painted, and then we showed her in the mirror and then we got down and then she cried

and I can't tell if it was because she didn't like her face painting or because she wanted to CONTINUE.

Babies be confusing. Anyhoodle. There were carnival games, and the hockey ladies let Eleanor 'warm up' for like 20 minutes so that was EASILY the best bang for our buck. (Plinko took like two seconds and then they were all, Here's your prize! Enjoy your bouncy ball, see ya.)

And then we got a saskatoon berry tart!

And then we went back and played hockey some more, because those ladies were SO NICE. And then one of them was like, Have you tried the basketball! But we only had one more ticket and it was spoken for so she pulled some tickets out of her pocket and was like, Go shoot some hoops!

And then. AND THEN. Elsa and Anna showed up and Eleanor was so excited she fell down and Geneva almost died.

This hug was all she talked about today.

Eleanor was, as usual, struck completely dumb. She's SO EXCITED before and after but face-to-face with a princess she is like.....Abuhhhhhhh.

And then we got home like ten minutes before Joel and the girls were like *schlup*

because what a day. And today we walked down to the cafe, Eleanor carrying a sheet of ice she'd found in the yard,

and had a cake and warmed up because it was cold out

though so so so sunny. Being at the park all together is a thousand times more fun than taking the girls there on my own.

Such a frabjous day.


Katy Murphy said...

What is there to say besides *love*.

blackbird said...

I'm exhausted, that's what else to say.
It's so good when the relief players come back.

dlgowan said...

It warms this Hockey Mom's heart to see your Canadian girls playing hockey!

trish said...

My kids are going to make an extrovert out of me, I'm convinced. It hasn't happened yet, but we've got another almost 18 years.