Yesterday I had a day at home. No digital devices to respond to, no Monday weekly meetings, no travel. It was a day with no schedule.
Hunter went to his early morning sports acceleration work out and then onto the lumberyard to put in a few hours of work with Nathan before heading to watch a local baseball games. It left me at home with the girls. Rather than unpack, clean, organize closets and toys or weed my flower bed, we just played.
No make up for me. Not even a shower. Just a girls day. We went on a long walk, visited our friend Florence, stopped at the lumberyard to see Gpa Eldon, Daddy and brother Hunter, watched swimming lessons in the our local pool which sold Miss E being brave enough to start swimming lessons this morning. After lunch and naps (while I did get a few loads of laundry done), we ventured to the pool for a late afternoon swim and then to the park.
Miss Elizabeth snacked and spotted two "new" kids at the park who were not locals. Naturally, our socializer shouted out a few friendly hellos to them but didn't get too close because as she said to me "they're strangers!"
Anika, serious and solemn, because she was so tired after our swim also snacked in the park. Isn't her monogrammed container adorable? Friends Lucas and Sam sent that to her for a birthday gift. Now E can't claim with Anika's name on it!
It was the perfect girls day.
Today I have Tuesday morning meetings since everything I would have normally had yesterday was pushed into today. Then off on a short business trip.
But yesterday has me focused. Focused on just being a mom, not worrying about the little things around the house as much and making sure I block off days to have no schedule, no routines, just a girls day to play.