It was a nice visit from her, and I was glad to see her. They stayed at this fancy shmancy hotel downtown called the Hotel Arts. It was SOOOO nice, and I had my first valet parking experience. Dude, I had no cash on me to tip these guys, and now I feel like a schmuck! I have never been treated like royalty since my wedding day and honeymoon, so this was a welcomed treat! Stampede was nothing really to write home about, I just wasn't into it this year.
I went to the home show, and DIDN'T buy a thing! Jos should be proud! LOL I came home with a $140 iron last year!
I spent the morning and a little bit of the afternoon spending time with my friend Louise. We just needed to let the kids run amok at the McDonald's playground. It was a good idea at first, then there was about 15 other kids screaming at the top of their lungs at the same time. We had whiney babies that needed to nurse, so we just drove over to McKenzie Lake and let the kids play at the playground outside. A much better idea. They played for about 2 hours before Louise had to head back to Magrath.
I also went and helped out again with the move at my Dad's last night. Maybe Wendy (step mom) has things a little more organized this time 'round. NOT A CHANCE. We drove out to the ranch, and no one was to be seen. They were still at the Stavely house, packing and putting things into the truck. AJ, Lliam and I were prepared and decided to stay behind all alone at the ranch. I had a DVD player, some bubbles, and I could just breastfeed Lliam, we had just finished eating, so I knew we were going to be fine for a couple hours. Just as I was setting up our "spot" at the house, AJ dropped a whole bottle of water on the DVD player, and it fizzed out! No more DVD player, our major source of entertainment for both of us. The house was still EMPTY, not even any furniture to sit on! So we started opening up boxes downstairs to find things to entertain ourselves with. We found towels, and some Toilet paper! at least we could wipe our rear ends when we used the bathroom. So I put AJ and Lliam in the tub. We blew bubbles, and scrubbed the gunk off their bodies. It was really hard to enterain a 4 yr old for 2-1/2 hours in an empty house. I really didn't think that the truck would take that long to get packed up and drive out there. So I found more boxes of stuff...books, pencils and doodle pads. Ok, now at least AJ would be entertained.
At about 9:30 the truck showed up, and the unloading began. Thank goodness Jos and Bryan came out to help, we never could have got it done without them! Thanks guys!! We finally finished at about 11pm and we started the drive back to Calgary. Long day, long night...I'm tired.
Sorry for my long and boring post, I just haven't updated in a while.