Before we were even one-eigth of a mile into our journey home, Alex and Eva were sleeping, and Grace was no longer interested in riding her scooter. What she did find interesting, though, was walking next to me and whining the ENTIRE TIME about how hot and tired she was. By the time we reached the top of our street, she saw her destiny only minutes away. She hopped on her scooter (which is the first time she actually rode it since we left the park), and took off down the street. I could faintly hear her yell, "See ya at home." When we arrived, I cautiously took each of the little ones into their beds being sure not to wake them. SUCCESS! Both still out like a rock. I went downstairs to find Grace already asleep on the couch. The little boogers were worn out! Oh, how I longed to take a nap as well. But as the unfortunate curse of committing to too much would have it, I had a BBQ to get ready for. It's not very often I get to shower in peace, though. Very grateful for that.The kids began waking up right as Chris was getting home for work. I employed his help in bathing and dressing them. Once we were all ready, we headed out to Wentzville for a BBQ hosted by a friend of mine. It was a great time. I don't get to spend much time with my friends anymore. Especially since between the five of us we have a combined total of 8 kids with one more on the way. But when we do....Oh the fun we have. The kids love playing with each other. By nine o'clock, I was exhausted and ready to go home.I cannot remember the last time I've been this tired.
I'm no longer sad to see summer go. I really am looking forward to the slower pace and cooler air that Missouri falls bring. I know once school starts there will be a jillion of opportunities to consume all of our time. I just hope this year we are a little smarter about how much we commit to. Sometimes the most fun is in doing nothing at all.