We finally had our first MOPS meeting and wow- it was amazing! Jessica did an awesome job of creating an open, honest tone. We went around the room and introduced ourselves, saying what we could release to feel more free. We were all so emotional and felt comfortable already sharing with each other. It was quite a sight to see! Lots of tears, lots of laughs, new friends, old reunions, a bit of drama- all on a Monday morning! It's going to be a great year! Monday was my dad's actual Birthday. After MOPS we went to lunch with my parents and Erik then hung out before he had to head to the airport. I had book club that night to discuss 3 Dog Life. I wasn't a huge fan. Still a good conversation, though. I already finished next month's book, My Favorite Thing is Monsters. That should be a much deeper conversation! We did a park play date and story time on Tuesday to discuss this article, kina like a coffee club. Great talk! That afternoon we went to cocktails for Cowford at the Creels. Super fun Tuesday night ending with a PH! So, Wednesday was a bit off. I kept thinking it was Thursday for one. I hung out all day waiting for my new washer & dryer that never came! The afternoons are busy with dance, golf, religion and girl scouts. Lots of time in the car; I'm still trying to figure out some sort of routine. Abigail stuck something in her ear Wednesday night while we we're reading books. I tried getting it out to no avail and think pushed it further. So, that was stressful. I finally got it out Thursday night with warm water then tweezers. Whew! I had a play date with my pal, Kat on Thursday. We did the park and then La Nap for lunch. It was nice to catch up. It's been so hot this week! I feel like I can't stop sweating! Friday we did an indoor playground at Trinity. That place was awesome! Ellie got a bad progress report so we're trying to get a few ducks in row and iron out some kind of routine for her. I'm hoping this opens her eyes and makes her take it up a notch. We will see! We played with the Hoggatts in the Wine & 9 on Friday evening. It's always so fun! Lillians was not a good idea afterwards, though. The big girls went to their first dance on Friday night. They loved it! Saturday it rained all day. It stopped for a bit so Ellie and I went for a run- much needed for both of us! I worked on the kid's baby books all day, did laundry and took it easy. It was nice. Phil and I got sushi and watched Straight Outta Compton. It was good. Phil went to Target and got us fitbits. We've been playing with those all day. Today was another rainy low-key day. We went to the Hershorins for brunch after mass. Afternoon poker. Then, I worked on a bunch of sewing projects and finally finished the silhouette project I was hoping to do for the 4th of July! Now of course I'm staying up too late again. It's just that the house is finally so quiet, I can actually think!