I spent some time today just being mommy and it was great. I took Chase to the playground by himself under the (mistaken) impression that Alyssa and her tired Daddy would nap while we were gone. It was colder and windier than I thought at the park so Chase and I headed back home to put on our jackets.
Once we got home, we realized "Alyssa's Awake!" (this is Chase's rallying cry as he misses her when she is sleeping and he gets so excited when she wakes up). Neither she nor her daddy had slept at all while we were gone.
What is it they say about the best laid plans?
So, we dawdled a bit, ate lunch and snacks and then decided to head back to the park. After a little while there, I decided it was just too windy for Alyssa as she still has a little cold.
We came home and the very tired daddy was still not sleeping but was working on the lawn. The whole family just seemed to feel like being together so I suggested we take a fun family trip downtown and visit the historic Cleveland Public Library with its marble winding staircases and brass fixtures. Oh yeah, they also have a terrific software selection!
So we went and looked at the sites along Lake Erie as we went. As we got off the highway, their was a marching band in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we stopped to look. Alyssa had a ball! She already seems to enjoy all things dancing and gymnastic.
It was off to the library where everyone was having a good time except for Little Missy. And if Little Missy ain't happy, Mommy ain't happy. So eventually, we had to split up and I took the kids back to the car and Sam stayed in the library and browsed graphic design books and software.
Thankfully, both little blessings fell asleep in the car on the way home and Sam and I actually had a chance to have some adult conversation. I am off to straighten up an heat up leftovers while everyone is sleeping.