Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day in Wyoming: Day Seven

Mother's Day in Wyoming started with some alone time for me since I woke up at 7 and was able to get out of bed without waking up Sam. I did some writing work while I got the little treat of watching the last 10 minutes of a current episode of Madmen, one of my all-time favorite shows. Being transported back to the 1960s kinda rocks.

As everyone started getting up, we worked on breakfast: blueberry pancakes, sausage and eggs. That gave me enough energy for the relaxing (wait, there was the kayaking) I did all day.

Daddy made Sam into a robot using a diaper box.

One of the two cabins down by the pond, just down the road.
 Aron took the kids down to the pond for some water fun and none of the kids even gave me a backward glance because they knew they were going to have so much fun with their dad. While they were gone I shaved my legs while listening to The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I also took a shower without any little company and I did some writing while watching TV. They were gone about an hour and a half, then Aron came back with the two littlest.
Not even so much as a "bye, Mom!" So much for attachment parented kids being dependent!

Sam did not want to stay home, though, so I walked them down to the pond and ended up taking my maiden kayaking voyage and my maiden rowboat voyage. Great exercise, sunshine, time with family. We had kayak races and took delight in bumping each other's boats.

I was in heaven all day, as Aron did a bunch of laundry and most of the cooking! Later we had his Wyoming boss over for dinner: grilled chicken, corn on the cob, sweet potato fries and blueberry muffins. I was able to nurse Sam to sleep in bed (he was pissy! ... too much sun?) and so got an hour to help with dinner and eat it!

Later I got to do some reading in bed while snuggling with kids. What a great day! Hope your day was just as great.

P.S. My dad wants more fishing stories, so this is to let him know Joel tried to catch a crawdad as big as a baby lobster, and Aron tried some fishing but didn't have any luck. He'll be trying again some nights when he gets home at a decent time.