Yesterday started off great. (MIL) Paula, the kids and I drove 30 minutes away to an outlet mall to get Alexander's school clothes. I forgot to load the double stroller, so I ended up renting some. In one trip we got Alexander's fall/winter wardrobe and the kids all got shoes. I picked up a few fun items for the girls too. I'm loving the printed tights for Soph. Thank goodness for outlet prices and Grandma! They even have a Stride Rite, which is good since our local store that sells them closed. My oldest 2 kids have wide feet and regular shoes just don't cut it. Alexander's favorite pair are his rain boots and the matching umbrella (which he got to use today at his preschool's open house). So cute, I had to snap a pic. While eating lunch in the van, Sophie kicked the cruise control switch which (was) connected to the steering wheel and broke it off. The wires are still connected, and I got it reconnected, but the cruise control isn't working. It goes in the shop on Wednesday. grrr
Later last night Mark attended the parent's meeting at the preschool. They had all of the parents go through the activities that the kids will be doing. This will be Alexander's 2nd year there, though last year he attended MWF and this year he's going all 5 days. It was a new school last year and it is really well run. Anyway, Mark and the other parents had storey time, did art and science projects and even sang songs. It makes me laugh just thinking about it.
By the time he got home the kids were asleep, so since Paula was here, Mark and I decided to go out. A very slowly moving thunderstorm was almost here when we left. We headed downtown to the Esquire and grabbed a table outside. The lightening show was spectacular and lasted about an hour without rain. The thunder was deafening at times and we all had a great time watching it and jumping when it was really loud. The skies eventually opened up and dumped a massive amount of rain. Massive I tell ya, so we headed inside for pinball and Megatouch.
Around midnight we decided to go as it had stopped raining. I was feeling pretty good, but not blasted by any means. As we were walking to the van, I was not paying attention to where I was stepping. We were looking about a block up at 3 cars that were in the street submerged in the flooding almost up to their roofs when my foot slipped off the sidewalk about 8 inches down to the parking lot. I biffed it so hard. Seriously hard. Thankfully I had my arms up to protect my head. If I hadn't (or if my guardian angels hadn't been there) I could have broken my face, neck, teeth. My left elbow and both knees look like ground hamburger. Mark drove me home bloodied and angry at myself for pulling such a stupid stunt. He gently washed my ginormous wounds and bandaged me up. We discovered that I have asphalt ground into both palms as well. Today I am sore from head to toe and feel like I've been in a car accident. Stepping over the baby gate, using my hands, getting in and out of the car, and lifting kids is painful. Tylenol isn't cutting it, so I took a Vicodin that was left over from having Helena (delivery was without meds, but I took some afterwards for a few days). Even still, it really hurts. I thought about taking pictures, but really, no one wants to see that. I do believe a nap is in order.
1st post pregnancy black and tan. Look at that perfect line!