Sunday, October 21, 2007

Who needs Manic Monday? I've got Schitzoid Sunday!

Yesterday was a B-I-G day in the Birdsnest. We had to overlapping engagements booked. A picnic in the park with our new babysitter's group at 12.30pm (going to 2.30pm) and a birthday party for Erik and Luey to attend at 1.30pm (going to 3.30pm). Luckily, one of the mums at the picnic also had a daughter going to the birthday party so she offered to give our boys a lift over there and to pick them up at at the end.

Not a lot of families turned up for the picnic despite the beautiful weather, but we did get to meet a couple of the other families, so that was nice. As it turns out the mum of the birthday girl from the party is also interested in joining the babysitter's group, so that will be excellent as we already know each other from school!

We all finally got home at about 4.30pm and Dave and I collapsed on our bed with Bryn, while Erik and Luey watched some tv. Bryn soon joined Erik and Luey because Dave and I were being boring, hahaha, and Dave and I dozed on and off for the next couple of hours. We were sooooo tired. We really not extroverted at all, we've decided. And in fact, as the years go on, we find socializing more and more draining. Yesterday was lovely, everything went by the numbers. The kids were really co-operative, and we STILL ended up feeling like we'd climbed Mt Everest!

Bryn loved the park! It was the one I used to take Erik to almost every day when he was this age, and so despite have a sleep on the way to the picnic, Bryn went to bed at his regular time because he was plum tuckered out!

Erik and Luey had lots of fun at the birthday party as well. It was held in an indoors sports centre and so each party group (there was three there yesterday from what I could tell) had 1-2 co-ordinators that organised games for them. So, lots of running around and what not! I TOTALLY forgot about Erik's nut allergy though, and only when the other mum there was going over the foods for her DD, who has an egg allergy, did I remember to check if anything had nuts in it. Nothing did, which was great. Despite nothing having nuts, Erik managed to make himself sick! Quite literally, when we picked the boys up, he told me he'd vomited in the toilets, but was fine afterwards. Now, I don't know if he vomited because he just overate or if it was a combination of eating and running around like a madman! That child is a worry!

Oh, so anyway, to today.

Well, today everyone has a bit of Event Hangover happening. Dave and I are both still tired. Luey and Bryn are roller-coasting between wailing and laughing maniacally and only Erik seems to be on a relatively even keel, in that he is his usual ever ready to be hyped up self...

Let me tell the story in pictures...






5 comments:

loz said...

Sounds like one huge day but I just had to giggle at the pictures

Juniper said...

Love those close up pix Sif! Classic! Sounds like you had a huge day yesterday - I love that sort of day! Still, I can appreciate you being tired out though!

Nic,Beren & Freya said...

excellent pics hahaha

clelkaje said...

I love the pics, kids remind us that ups and downs and back ups are just the natural flow of energy, no need to get hung up anywhere in that cycle :)

clelkaje said...

PS. babe has AF arrived to your satisfaction? hope so x

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