Today I thought it would be fun to document my day in pictures and share it with you. I've seen this done on other blogs and really enjoyed it. I think it's because I have a deep seated, monster-sized nosy streak.
It's true. I'll own it.
I woke up at 7:45, showered, dressed, made the bed and headed downstairs to get Jordan and Matthew dressed for the day. I wanted to take them out of the house so that Ian could focus on his job search without any distractions.
Here's Jordan, Matthew and Julie (in the back), ready to go.
We dropped Julie off at the church at 8:30 for VBS. This year's theme is Superhero City and she is loving it.
Before we got going we stopped at McDonald's for tea with double milk for me and a hash brown for Jordan.
Our next stop was the grocery store, one of Jordan's most favourite places. We didn't need much, just some milk and laundry detergent.
From there we went to the gas station. Would you look at the price of gas!? UGH! I can't believe that there isn't anyone in charge that can regulate this highway robbery. But that's a rant for another day.
Ooh I love it when I stop exactly on the dollar without going over. It makes me feel like a rock star.
You're impressed too, aren't you?
The next stop on our list was the passport office. I don't have a passport and will need one to attend the Women of Faith conference in Rochester, NY this fall.
Ooh... I just got goosebumps! I'm so excited!
I don't know if a person is allowed to take pictures of a government office or not, so I did it on the down low. There was a customs officer standing out front of the office and I'm not sure if she saw me or not, but I high tailed it outta there just in case.
We stopped quickly at home to drop off the groceries and then went to my most favourite store ever.
I don't think I have set foot in there since October and there may or may not have been tears of joy in my eyes. I will never tell.
Jordan was adorable as usual. She would find sparkly things and show them to me saying, "This is pretty, yes Mommy? I put it in the basket?" Every time I started to move to the next aisle she'd squeal "wait for me!" in this funny way.
We laughed a lot together in that store.
Before long it was time to pick Julie up from the church. We went home for lunch and a bit of a rest before the afternoon activities started. Ian was taking Sam and Julie to a pool party for the afternoon with the youth group, and I was taking Jordan and Matthew to my mother's house for naps and to visit.
But first, a quick stop at the mailbox!
Here we are at my Mom's!
The legal drinking age in Canada is 19, so my mom set up a mini-bar and let my nephew choose a drink to have before dinner. He and I both chose vodka and orange juice.
Ian and the children arrived at my mom's just after 5pm and we all celebrated my nephew's 19th birthday with bbq'd burgers courtesy of Sam, with cake, ice cream and cookies for dessert.
The dinner table was off the charts lively as usual, with lots of loud talking, teasing and laughter. I love it when all the people I love the most in the world are together like that.
Here's Matthew having some stretching time after dinner. Don't you want to just squeeze him??
We left shortly after 9pm, stopped quickly at Walmart for formula and then returned home. Ian put the girls to bed while I settled Matthew. Sam hung out with us for a bit before going to bed as well.
And there you have a Day In The Life Of Kate!