I would say a good majority of the time we waste energy in our home, because we dry our clothes but do not have time to fold them. Thus, like this morning, I had to set the drier on a 15 minute de-wrinkle so Shawn would have usable dress pants for the conference.
The kids morning options are fairly limited: cereal, cereal bars, oatmeal, and some type of fruit...all washed down with delicious goat's milk. A favorite for me to get for them is their Kix in snack cups and milk just for quickness and mess control.
Breakfast was served at 6:45a this morning...we had early birds.
The conference we attended was given by our management company and was very interesting. Our focus was on finances and having a plan (GOALS) and working towards them. Did you know that only 1% of the population has a written plan (goal) that they review every day? Guess where 1% of the top earners are?? Yep, goal makers are the ones making all the money.
The staff spent the afternoon discussing collections, while Shawn and I were is a session discussing overhead. Despite my serious fatigue (I nodded off at least twice), it was a great afternoon.
The babies stayed home with ampa, while the "girls" (minus Ella) went clothes shopping. Here are a few pictures from their fun:
|Enjoying ice cream, which is always better when smeared all over your face!|
|They had a good laugh putting Auntie's boots on the kids...who would not/could not walk in them:)|
|Snuggling with ampa after nap.|
|They are getting so BIG!|
At the end of the night, I had one of my best moments of the week...a Skype session with my oldest sister Keesha. I'm not sure if everyone else misses their family as much as I miss my sister but being so far away can sometimes be agony. She and her family, including my newest niece Molly whom I've never "met", live in TX. I am desperate to see them and the next best thing was this time o the computer. The program or her computer had a slight glitch which curtailed the calls but it was still one of the best 22 minutes I've spent. The kids enjoyed it too. And I can not tell you that Molly has the most adorable thighs, and she loves it when Auntie blows raspberry noises. Keesha was able to official "meet" B and watching that was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! BEST NIGHT!! I am excited to do it again especially next weekend when my parents are here.