pulled pork sandwiches! so good) and i took the kids to the park, went to a primary presidency meeting (that's right...i'm the assistant secretary now:), got ethan to school and B and A down for naps....
then ethan came home and wanted hot chocolate...then avery and blake woke up and wanted hot chocolate, which is totally fine...then we had to go through the stirring and cooling off and blowing on and then i turned away and blake spilled his (mostly) full mug of hot chocolate all over himself, the chair, and the floor (that i just cleaned yesterday). i am just thankful we had cooled it sufficiently and he wasn't burned! but that was a huge mess...then i declared to kendall on the phone (with blake running around with no pants and just a diaper) while i was mopping up hot chocolate from the chair and table and floor, that i NEED a new table and chairs because these don't clean well and they are always looking dirty and scruffy and i don't like them!!! (i've felt this way about the chairs for a long time...i'll amend on the table if we can't find a bigger round one...)
so then i get everyone cleaned up, reclothed and shoes on so we can go to Joann's (which i've been trying to do for two days but never seem to get there) so i can finish the spice rack turned...you thought i was going to tell you! gotcha! anyway, that's always a hectic trip because choosing what i need there actually requires mental attention but then avery has to pee, blake is running toward the thread pell mell or else, trying to fling his leg over the side of the cart to escape that way...then ethan starts running circles around us, then avery joins in and pretty soon all three are doing a circuit around me while i'm trying to decide which dowel size i need and if the 50% off remnant of fleece is big enough for the secret-for-christmas-blankets i want to make the kids....we get out of Joann's in one piece (barely, but not without a stern talking to the children by me and one older couple commenting on all the "help i have with my cart" aka three kids trying to steer it in different ways than the way i want to go).
go home to shred the pork for the deliciousness i have been looking forward to ALL.DAY.LONG and lo and behold, when i turned it to "low" around naptime...i actually turned it OFF! are you kidding me????? add on the fact that kendall went out to Chandler on his way home to get a super-secret-present with training wheels for avery and the PEOPLE WEREN'T HOME...imagine i'm not doing too well in my mental state. then i heard blake banging something on the counter and i went over to have a look...it's my CAMERA! and then he got down and about 2 minutes later, grabbed a KNIFE off the counter...then 2 minutes after that ran into a wall and hurt himself. sheesh man...give me a minute! i have the kids clean up toys...and kendall gets home while i had taken a moment to read to the kids because i was so frustrated with dinner i didn't want to make anything yet...(it's getting close to 7pm)...blake's practically crying for food and so i make breakfast burritos (which were tasty but not pulled pork)....and we get the kids in bed.
the people emailed after that about the super-secret-with training wheels present...kendall goes back to get it (saintly person) and the pulled pork is on "high" again in the crockpot for tomorrow...sheesh, i need a nap!
but i wouldn't trade it for the world.