Day Five - Chilling at the House

Saturday, April 25, 2009


We decided not to try and venture into DC again today - we all needed a day to rest our weary legs.

CW woke up early this morning to go to a free event sponsored by a group onbase. He got to "shop" with Aunt CC and Princess Flower - coming home with four new pairs of shoes and countless other clothes (including a Hawaiian print shirt he loves). Aunt CC also found two almost brand-new pairs of Boy Scout pants (sized X-Small!).

The Caterpillars did schoolwork - B10 is LOVING his new computer-based math curriculum. CW also did math, plus his natural science (he studied Wombats today).

Then, after lunch, they were allowed to go play at the neighborhood park. They go REALLY dirty, so I made them bath before dinner.

B10 gave me a good laugh (and Aunt CC a heart attack) when he showed up at the door with this:

B10 and his new friend - a large snake
Butterfly and Ladybug had a birthday party today, so Princess Flower and Dragonfly ate dinner with B10 and CW (GO was fast asleep).

The goal was for them to play quietly until bedtime - which was not likely to happen, especially since Uncle Marine decided to wash Aunt CC's car. (He has to wash her car before he can wash his new car.) The older and younger kids ended up outside playing on the sidewalk.

Here's a picture of Uncle Marine's new car - just for Hubby!

The Caterpillars ran around with Princess Flower and Dragonfly, while GO sat on Aunt CC's lap until she fell asleep.

Dragonfly gave her kisses!

The Caterpillars are in bed - and it's only 8:30 p.m. CW is reading quietly and B10 is resting (he's had a few long days and his attitude shows me he needs sleep, but like all Caterpillars - he can't see that!). Tomorrow we visit with Auntie M. (She's dying to meet GO for the first time!)

~Lone Butterfly )i(


BooSheep said...

I always like taking a day to chill in the midst of a busy vacation...and I bet your back thanked you too since you didn't have to wear the sling all over DC today!