Ellie's husband Eddie was going on the retreat as well, so Ellie would be home alone too. Unless, she came over here to spend the night. Ellie and I are both afraid to sleep by ourselves.
7:30 pm: No Ellie yet. Boys are going wild and I'm starting to regret John's mini-trip.
7:45 pm: Ellie calls and is stuck sitting at her computer til wedding pictures finish "filing". I tell her that the boys are I are going crazy without her and that we are ALL fighting.
7:46 pm: I take the boys for a walk to kill time.
8:30 pm: Ellie arrives. Hallelujah! We attempt to put the boys to bed, but they are too wild to sleep. As soon as Ollie falls asleep he is awakened by the boys' racket.
9:00 pm: I set Ellie up at the laptop to find hazard ratings on her cosmetics while I put Ollie to bed, AGAIN(I had to give her something to do).
9:45 pm: Ollie is finally down. This is the longest it has taken to put Ollie down EVER in the history of his existence.
10:00 pm: Time for our late-night snack. We consider popcorn and cupcakes, but veer from our standard junkfood menu in favor of a killer salad instead. And we had sourdough toast too. And a bazillion boston beans. All of this food was consumed while watching 5 episodes of Arrested Development Season 1 Disk 1. And I think we looked at cameras too. And I'm officially sick from all the boston beans.
12:07 am: We go to bed. Probably the latest ever for Ellie. For once, I was actually yawning before her.
8:30 am: We rise and shine, sort of. The boys are fed. Ellie gives the boys blanky rides and colors with them.
10:00 am: Ellie and I eat a breakfast of fruit, eggs and muffins. Ellie and I then ooh and ahh over bedding and curtains on the laptop for 1.5 hours.
12 noon: Gretchen arrives(Mike is on retreat too so Gretch comes to hang out). Ellie and I are still in pjs. Lunch served. Pizza + salad. Ellie exits to finish wedding photos.
1-4:00 pm: Gretchen and I watch 5 more episodes of Arrested Development while kids nap.I am officially hooked on the show.
5:00 pm: Ellie reappears to collect make-up bag but must exit soon thereafter.
5:01 pm: This is when it all goes down hill and the boys completely lose it. They are completely wild and disobedient(Finn and Calvin, that is) despite all punishment measures.
5:02 pm: Desperate moms put babies on the pool table for entertainment.
5:05 pm: Desperate moms banish all kids outside to play.
6:00 pm: Moms decide husbands can never leave again.
6:07 pm: John comes home and Gretch leaves to pick up Mike from church.
We were MORE than ready for our husbands to be back home. Sorry for the long post. It was a long 25 hours.