Since Pete and I couldn't go on the motorcycle trip as previously planned, I planned other things for myself while on vacation. I spend a day tearing everything out of my kitchen and cleaning it from top to bottom - scrubbing walls, floors, counters, appliances, cupboards... In the end it looked like a brand new kitchen and my goal is to keep it that way for at least a week (lol) even if it means I'm following Pete around picking up after him. I spent another day tearing apart both bathrooms and doing the same deep cleaning. Again, I'm determined to have them look that way for about a week. The only rooms that I didn't get deep cleaned were our bedroom and the living room. Soon though...
2 of the days I spent with my niece/nephew. It was a tradition that I always took Alison out for a day with me around her birthday. Only I slacked off the last couple of years. So this time I took Alison out for a day and Grant out for a day and let them pick what we did.
|Grant and I in the car. We were going to breakfast.|
|Grant wanted to see where Pete worked so we headed over there.|
|Angry Bird was a hit. The bird did everything that Grant did that day. EVERYTHING.|
|Grant put my riding boots on and got on the playground motorcycle that someone gave Pete.|
|Alison wanted a pedicure - so we both got one!|
|In the car after our pedicures.|
|Painting ceramics - the other thing she wanted to do.|
I love spending time with them. But I gotta admit that they wear me out physically and mentally. After the second day with a kid, I fell hard asleep about 9pm and slept for 12 hours.