The twins and I had a great time together. They were a little iffy during daycare pickup, but rallied, and we laughed and giggled and had a grand old time. And they ate and ate and ate at dinner: nearly a full 8 oz. tub of hummus with whole-wheat pretzel sticks, what seemed like their weight in raisins, and between the three of us we ate three blood oranges. Yikes! My friends arrived around 6:30 with cake and barbecue (change in dinner plans) and the kids were happy to see them and just plain all-around fun to be with.
I really needed that last night. Things started off well this morning with my dad arriving in time to accompany the kids and I for daycare dropoff. Maddie and Riley were so excited to see their "Ba," and that really got our day going on the right foot. We're meeting a friend for pizza tonight, a rendez-vous I'd kind-of been dreading given how evenings have been in the past couple of weeks, but last night gave me hope. I'm excited for pizza, that's for sure. I'm so busy at my new job that I don't eat much during the day; I look up at the clock and it will already be past lunchtime or about time to go home! So by dinnertime, I'm really ready for some serious food. And speaking of food, the suggestions of bringing a snack for the kids to eat on the way home from daycare was a good one that I have not pulled myself together to follow through on until tonight. I packed some stuff for them to eat while we wait for the ride and while we wait. Should be good.