Thursday night at 11pm, I was about to go to bed when my phone rang. It was my friend H, whose beloved grandfather had passed away earlier in the week; I knew she and her husband had to drive two hours to a nearby city for his funeral on Friday, and when she told me her babysitter had cancelled at the last minute, I told her to bring the kids to my house in the morning and we would party all day. And we did! It was a bit chaotic, as I imagine all households with four kids ages five and under are from time to time, but overall we had a great (if exhausting) day.
On Saturday, we packed up our van and drove to Tallulah Gorge to go camping with H and her family. It wasn't tent camping, though this campground has great facilities if you are a camping wimp like me (I need showers! And toilets that flush!) - she had rented a small cabin that turned out to be just the right size for our two families. H and her husband slept in one of the small bedrooms, and my husband and I slept in the other; all four kids camped out in the loft upstairs, and though I'm not sure any of them got a decent amount of sleep, they had a fantastic time! There was a river running through the camp, and some fabulous rocks for them to climb on, and bunches of tadpoles - plus a campfire and marshmallows after dinner.
|H's husband taking the kids for a walk by the river.|
Today I'm playing catch-up - tons of laundry, grocery shopping, school, and a few other things I didn't get done on Friday. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to giving my house the thorough cleaning it truly needs...