Well, first of all, I was very happy to hear that all of my East Coast friends were spared Irene's wrath and I hope your power comes back on soon.
Ahh...this weekend was WONDERFUL. This was the first weekend in a long time that we've either not been out of town or been home with no plans. Saturday morning until mid-afternoon, sweet Davey watched the girls and I cleaned the whole house. It was so invigorating. It was peaceful and quiet, no one was tugging on me. If you know me, you know I love to clean. David and I are huge Friends fans and we've always said he was Chandler and I was Monica. It's so very true. And yes, I do have one of those closets in the hallway where she puts everything that doesn't have a place. It's called the garage.
Sadly, the house hasn't been this clean for awhile. I do keep it neat and mostly clean, but not up to par with my regular Ruth-standard clean. It's gotten harder to do that with kids, obviously. In our pre-natal class, the two best pieces of advice the teacher gave us were 1. don't have a rigid birthing plan because anything can change and 2. after the babies come, clean as you go. And that's been my motto for 20 months and it's worked well so far. However, it is really nice to do a "deep clean." I had to empty the vacuum twice. Sad. But, it's so sparkly and shiny and fresh in here now!
Yesterday afternoon, the girls had a water day. Have you noticed the coolness at night...what whaaaaat! Fall is in the air. Well, a hint of a hint of a hint of Fall, but still...getting closer. But the temps during the day are still in the upper 90's. We have a lot of water days.
Gettin' my cool on...
How do they look? Straight? Good? We good? Good.
Daywalker (that's a vampire that can walk around during the day)
This is my favorite picture of all time, ever. She was chasing me and I happened to catch her mid-step. It's amazing how pliable your face is.