10 minutes later we're at the school. Unload all three kids and jackets, lunch box, back pack, stroller, purse, binkie, toy, blanket. Walk Ellie to her class. Humidity is awful. Two minutes outside and Ellie's perfectly straight hair that I spent 15 minutes on is turning into a frizzy mess. Addison's bandage on her foot is sliding off while she walks and she is BAWLING about her owie hurting. Kole is beyond tired and he starts crying. Ellie is running 6 feet ahead of me. I can't handle Addison's whining so I throw her on my back. Drop Ellie off at class and walk back to my car - getting really frustrated with Addison at this point -- "I want my daddy!" she screams. Feeling's mutual. Go home and get Kole fed and down for a nap. Put Addie's pants in the dryer and calm her down. Get the camera and video camera out to charge. Clean up the breakfast mess in the kitchen. Wake Kole up from his nap. Pack bottle, formula, toys, binkie, diapers, wipes, purse, snacks, water, camera. Fix my hair which is also a frizzy mess thanks to our lovely humidity. Load two kids back in the car and head back up to the school for Ellie's Thanksgiving Performance.
And here the three of us are. Waiting for the show. Kids are much happier. Addie has on her clean pink pants and Kole has had a nap (albeit a short one).And Ellie makes a stunning pilgrim.
She belts out "This Land is Your Land" in perfect 1st grade pitch.
Her hat accentuates her humidity hair perfectly.
The girls are so happy to be together again after the show.
We view on the overhead the kids' pictures of what they are grateful for this year.
I know what is coming because my Ellie tells me everything.
And then she tells me more than that.
I get a picture with my pilgrim that should have been taken without the flash.
All in a day.
Kole is an angel baby in his stroller. Smiling at kids and parents all morning long.
We all had a great time.
I was on a "mom high" remembering how much I love being a mom and how much I love my kids despite the exhausting morning.
And then we get home.
Addison had a fit over not being able to draw a star the right way on her paper.
Ellie had a hard time staying focused on her spelling words.
Kole knocked his mushed vegetables off of his highchair and all over the dining room floor.
I ate some chocolate.
Kenny came home. Thank goodness for reinforcement.
We put the kids in bed.
Now I feel much better and with my kids' sound asleep, I can safely say for the second time today that I love being a mom.
All in a day.