I threw together lots of fun plans this week to make another fabulous spring week. The weather should be enough to keep you in a great mood. I'm lovin' it. (I did spend one day hung over wishing for clouds, not gonna lie). No MOPS on Monday so I did a pick up play date at Rebounderz. I wanted Marly to check it out. She ended up loving it- but we did spend lots of time climbing on me (Both Marly and Abby). Voss was so good and slept in his car seat the whole time! We got a whole group to go to Mama Fu's for lunch for kids eat free. The day got even better because we had the most awesome book club. I even got a babysitter to take Ellie home from girl scouts so I could be on time! We read You by Caroline Kepnes. We called Caroline to join us on the phone for our meeting! That was SO cool! She and Lauren are friends from back in their NYC days. It was so neat to hear her perspective on the book and where her ideas came from. It took our club up a notch for sure! Tuesday we went to the zoo with Willow and then had a park play date with our friends that afternoon. Wednesday I got a bit of a break. Mom and Suzanne took the middles while I ran errands with Voss. I even got to go for a run! I got so much done with one kid in tow! We did the gymnastics-religion class marathon that afternoon. Marly threw up all in the middle of the van as we were waiting for Ellie's religion class to begin. You'd think with 4 kids that I'd been through that before. But no, this was the first time I've ever had to clean up vomit. And a first for the van, too. Marly seemed fine after that. No fever and she even had salmon for dinner afterward! I was so happy to get out and go to a girls night that night. I think I had 2 glasses of wine in the first 10 minutes! It was a clothing swap. I got rid of 7 bags of maternity clothes! I did come home with a few bathing suits, a nursing dress and a hangover. Just gals gabbing...until 2am! I needed it, though! The afternoons are tough! Thursday my old pal, April came over with her girls. So sweet and quiet. It was great catching up. That afternoon we did a pool play date at the Yacht Club. The country club scene can be intense. It was a great way to beat the spring heat around here. Friday we did the Greek fest for a MOPS play date. My new neighbor, Meghan rode with us so that was fun to carpool. There was a bounce house, pony rides and a few other carnival games. Then we went inside to eat Greek! Yum! The kids danced, too. That evening we walked over to the Applegates for dinner. The kids swam but it's still a bit cold when the sun starts to fade. Saturday was nice a laid back. Phil made eggs we sat outside. We went to a family baby shower for Chrissy that afternoon. The rain rolled in! We took late naps during the storm. We almost over slept the babysitter's arrival. We had John Thompson's Birthday party out in Deerwood. Our doppelgangers! The night was surprisingly low key. We were home by midnight. We went to early mass on Sunday then bloody marys in the park with the Nixons. Maybe a new post mass tradition? We went back to their house for lunch then right to the pool for swim team registration. I just finished putting it all in my calendar. Wow! It's going to be busy for sure! We stayed and swam for a while. I realized my summer is going to be a lot of nursing in the corner while wet children climb on me. We ended up going out to La Nap with the Bentons and Locharie's. Pushing it, I'm sure. Abigail actually threw up on the floor. Puke and rally, she said she was fine, we ordered another round. No fever and today she's fine. Not sure what this is all about. I wonder who's next. Lots to do prepping for mops today that's why I'm a day late in writing. Today was stressful prepping for a CEE weekend this weekend- my first acting as a local coordinator. I've already made a few mistakes. Whew! Our meeting today was good for MOPS. Here's Ali's recap. I had to do the girl scouts run solo since Phil ran late for work. I burnt dinner and was an hour late for the gymnastics make up class. Glad this Monday is over! No, I don't have it all together, see.