Thursday, February 14, 2008

what a day


I had set the table all fancy last night in preparation for a family Valentine's day breakfast. I even did place cards. We awoke this morning to no power, just when I thought we were in the clear from all these outages. We all got ready in front of the fire and we took our french toast to Mandy's house to bake. We ate there then ran a quick errand before heading to the mall for pictures at the Picture People which was total chaos due to the holiday. We met Matt and Mandy at McDonald's for lunch then headed to Mandy's to take naps as Matt's parents were also without power and my dad has the flu. Just when I was getting ready to make our reservations for the night at the Wilson basement B&B, our power came back on. The kids and I made our way home a little after 4. Once home, Maggie fell face first into the stairs and then Lucy fell all the way down them. We have lived in this house, which has 2 staircases, for 6 months. None of my kids have fallen down them before and then in one afternoon, we have 2 casualties. The older 2, none the less, not the toddler who still walks like a drunken sailor. Go figure. All 5 of us went to dinner where we always go on 2-14, Digiacinto's. It was fun to take the kids especially since our days of being a fivesome (is that a word?) are waining. We then went to the hospital to visit my grandma who is having triple bypass in the morning, 3 hours before my mom is scheduled for her breast cancer surgery (when it rains it pours...). Then, tomorrow night we will celebrate Matt's grandparents who ran off to get married 65 years ago today. They might not be newlyweds but they sure do act like they are!

7 comments:

missy said...

well that's quite the blog. i hope you don't go into labor again after all of that.

Hillenblog said...

Whats the story with the belly pick?
great things happen on the 15th of Feb...Congrats to the youngest Great Grandparents that I know.

rachel said...

I forgot to explain the belly pic. I hit my max weight this week, the weight I was when I delivered the girls. I still have 5 more weeks to go so......I'm pretty much the fattest thing I've ever seen.

tucker's world said...

that sounds like quite a day. we also lost power on v-day. i don't understand why we must lose power when it warms up and the ice goes away. that happened to us last year. also, you look great and we are ready to see that baby!

Jenny said...

We usually go to DiGiaCinto's too, but it was Muddhouse at the library for me this year.

I'm praying for your mom and grandma!

skywriting said...

I think you look wonderful, Rachel. Good song, too. Have you preordered the new EP yet?

Meredith said...

Rachel,
I read your blog all the time and it's great to see all of the pics of your little ones. I'll be blogging again too since I finally figured out how to log into it again.