That's right. Today is my last day at work for a week!!! I know it doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but trust me, it is. I can't remember my last whole week vacation. Well, unless you count maternity leave which was eight weeks, but I don't. Any time you have to have major abdominal surgery and then try to haul around an infant, deal with crying jags and midnight feedings, you are not on vacation. You come back to work for the rest.
So, what are we doing, you ask. Where are we going? Disney World maybe? Nope. We are the Broke Family Robinson. We have a week of "local fun and flavor" planned.
Saturday - Work day at the church. About the polar opposite from vacation. But whatever.
Sunday - Church, lunch, library summer reading program kick off including magicians and face painting and stuff.
Monday - Dr. for Maren's six month check up. Lots of measuring and weighing and telling me my baby is freakin' huge. Which I already know. Then probably the park and other free stuff until story time at the library which is also free.
Tuesday - Brynna and I are getting haircuts. I don't know what else we'll do. We've discussed maybe seeing Up in 3-D, or going to the Explorium. Whatever's clever.
Wednesday - The Zoo!!!!!! Can you tell I love the zoo. I am a ridiculous fan of the zoo. I never outgrew the zoo. Which is weird because in theory, I am all: Zoo's bad. Taking animals out of habitat, bad. But in practice I'm all: Look! Look! It's a polar bear! I love polar bears. I want to hug it briefly and then scream whilst it tears off my head. Who will ride the merry-go-round with me?!?"
Thursday - The Aquarium!!! Possibly better than the zoo. The same kind of thrill, but with air conditioning. And sting rays. I love stingrays. Also, last I checked there was no petting at the zoo and you can totally pet some crustaceans at the aquarium. Also, maybe the mall. I hate the mall, but Bryn loves the play area there and she could use some new shoes since all of her summer shoes have already fallen apart.
Friday - Maybe pictures. We're going to do Maren's six month pictures along with some pictures of the two of them together and then probably some of Brynna just so I can have more control than I do with a school one. Also, maybe whatever we didn't do on Tuesday.
Saturday - Sleep. Probably not really. I bet that the kids won't sleep. I'll probably go to the grocery.
Sunday - Church, Lunch. Force the kids back to their normally scheduled bedtimes in an attempt to ensure that they are human at 7 Monday morning.
I'm telling you all this because, while I fully intend to blog next week, you should know that I probably won't get to every day. I'm especially thinking Weds. and Thurs. because of the fun animal viewing.
Hope you all have the best possible week. I'll see ya when I see ya.