Monday I didn’t have a ton going on. I spent the day mostly catching up on my backlog of emails from the previous few days. The weather wasn’t very good and the kids spent most of the day playing together in the garage. We did do some “Mommy and Daddy time” with the kids in the evening which we felt they really needed. Cecilia picked Dora for a show, and then we read nightime stories.
I read to Gideon from his big book of Planes. Cecilia cried herself to sleep before I had a chance to read to her.
Tuesday I had an interview in the afternoon but spent some time in the morning playing with the kids. Gideon was bummed that we didn’t have another day of Mommy and Daddy time, but I think he understood somewhat why not. Him and his sister did get to spend the afternoon with Grandma and Grandpa, so I hope it balanced OK. Gideon picked Kate and Mim-Mim. I think because he wanted to see the “wait” based on the picture in the on screen tv guide.
Gideon had me continue in his big plane book. Cecilia had me read her The Three Bears from the Golden Book Collection.
Wednesday Heather took the day off and we tried working on some errands that needed to be done during the business day. The kids spent the day being taken care of by their grandparents. Apparently they tried two new parks. We discovered missing paperwork that might become a big headache. We also got back late, mobile phone stores take so long these days. Cecilia picked Paw Patrol after dinner and a short walk in the rain.
Gideon and I finished his Big Book of Planes with a very outdated section on Space. Heather read him Under My Hat from what I could tell.
Cecilia had me read her The Littlest Snowflake. I’m not sure what Heather read her.
Thursday Heather was back to work, with an important early morning meeting. It was also the first day the kids were up before 7:30 in a while. I kept them up watching a couple shows until her meetings were done, and then we had a largely inside day. Gideon picked Paw Patrol for a show.
I read Gideon a Fly Guy book. I’m not sure what Heather read him.
Cecilia had a meltdown and ended up with no stories and crying herself to exhaustion and sleep after 45 minutes of being inconsolable. I believe it started with not getting a red sour gummy when she asked for one in addition to her snack.
Friday I had a nagging feeling it was Thursday most of the day. I took the kids to a park for the morning and our final pieces of furniture arrived in the afternoon. The kids were troopers and spent a long time at Target doing relatively boring shopping as we tried to get the last bits of what we need for the house. I believe at this point we’re down to a fridge and lawn mower, not necessarily in that order. We got home very late and neither of the kids even asked about a show. I read Gideon a Fly Guy book, Cecilia Olivia, and know Heather read to them as well.
Saturday we tried working on the house and also spending time one on one with the kids. We didn’t get far on the house, and we played with the kids some. It’s probably a win in all honesty. Heather read stories to the kids before running some errands at the end of the night. Cecilia picked Super Planes or something like that.
I read Gideon There’s No Place Like Space and Cecilia If You Give a Pig a Pancake.
Sunday the morning started with Heather trying the new battery powered mower to see if we would keep it. I’m the driving force on that one, first the yard tools, then the mower. Hopefully the next vehicle as well. We took the kids to see Inside Out. I was partially hoping it would help Gideon with any feelings he’s been having about the move. It is easily a Pixar great and I look forward to getting it on Blu Ray, preferably 3D. After a dinner at the park Gideon chose to watch Super Planes.
I read him The Little Penguin before reading Cecilia Courderoys Pocket.