Monday, March 19, 2012

The Perfect Day

Have you ever had a perfect day? Saturday was pretty darn close for us.

Dan finally slept longer than three hours Friday night and we were able to get 6 hours of sleep before Dan woke up because of his ear ache and cough. And, Nicoley was a fairly good sleeper too. Good sleepers make for happy parents.

The day started with bacon and eggs for breakfast, requested by Nicole. Though she decided that she did not want to eat, Matt and I still enjoyed our breakfast treat.

Then, we all went to the backyard and worked in the garden. Nicole played around and pretended to garden with her play garden tools while Matt and I actually got the garden ready for spring planting. Dan loved it too. He was very interested in what we were doing. Gardening only took an hour because there were two of us and it always goes faster with two.

Then, we ate leftovers for lunch, so I didn't have to cook and it was glorious and both kids ate, which was a miracle.

We then commenced to Lowe's to purchase a new weedwacker since our battery powered one is dying. The batteries, charged at full power only were lasting 15 minutes and trimming the lawn became quite a pain.... for Matt since I don't actually work with the lawn. So, we got a new gas powered trimmer that should work a lot better and last longer than four years.

We were off again up to Eagle Mountain to visit my parents because I love them and miss them. Also, my Mom has the best scrapbooking room and I wanted to make a banner for Nicole's birthday party. So, here are some pics of our day at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

I don't know why this pic is sideways. It is saved upright. Oh well. Dan and Nicole loved climbing all over this moose while we were there. I'm sure you have seen these moose at Costco. My Dad bought one for my Mom for Valentines. I don't know if she enjoys it as much as the grandkids do.

Dan kept attacking my mouth while I was making dinner. He thought it was hilarious.

Here is Nicole sitting in her chair and refusing to eat dinner. Ah, good times.

So, while at The Parent's, we chatted, I made my banner, Mom cleaned, Mom and I made dinner together and it was just so relaxing and nice to spend time together. But, we did have one little incident while we were there...

I was in the scrapbooking room and Dan was at my feet playing with a vial of glitter that Nicole had gotten out. Nicole was unable to open it, so I thought it was safe for Dan to play with. Dan was playing at my feet and got quite, which should have been a clue to me, but instead I thought, "Yes, now I can focus on making this banner." Matt comes in and says, "DAN!" I look down and he has opened the glitter, poured it out everywhere and has started to eat it. Yuck!

Grandma swooped in and started cleaning off his mouth and hands, so I didn't get a pic of him totally covered, but here is my little guy with his glitter-tastrophe.

His face is all clean here, but you can see the guilt in his eyes.

Dan is not happy that I am cleaning up his glitter.

Glitter legs

Glitter carpet
I guess I should never underestimate what a curious boy can accomplish. Dan has already figured out that doorknobs open doors. It took Nicole almost two years to figure that one out. Boys want to explore! Nicole was always just content with the situation presented to her.

Well, our Saturday ended with us driving home and the kids falling asleep in the car. We got the kids out of the car and I put Nicole in her pajamas and put her on the potty and then back to bed and she slept through it all. Dan took his medicine and went back to bed. Both kids were in bed, and asleep by 7:30pm. It was a miracle! This has never happened before. We just sat in our room waiting for them to wake up thinking that they had just taken the greatest nap ever, but they didn't. They slept until 7am the next morning!

I felt like the luckiest parent's ever because they went to bed early and slept for almost 12 hours. This never happens. My kids usually sleep from 9pm to 7:30am. And, all last week, we were woken up multiple times a night because Dan was sick.

And thus ended our nearly perfect day. We accomplished all that we wanted to accomplish, we got to do the things that both Matt and I wanted to do and the kids went to bed early. It was a glorious day.


Sarah said...

Ahhhh . . . perfect days. Absolutely priceless, especially when you have kids.

Laura said...

Isn't it wonderful how kids help us to appreciate things more? And the perfect day wasn't spent doing something big, expensive or amazing. It was a day doing everyday things together and enjoying them (including sleep). :)