No pictures of this Friday Fun Day, but it was extra special because it bled into Saturday Fun Day! My Knoxville sister and her two boys came down on Friday. We joined Aunt Katy and we ALL went to a birthday party. You know I have good friends when they say, "Bring the whole gang!"
It was a swim party at a really fun pool. My anxiety level was at an ORANGE (get it, like a terrorist threat level??) because the pool was BIG. Drew was super excited and was having a blast, but I'm still not totally confident in his ability to handle himself if he gets in a jam. But, at no point did he seem to be in said jam, so that was a relief! Emily played with Wade in the baby pool for a long time, but then, of course, wanted to show off her swimming skills. She will finally swim around with her floaty on, without clinging to me like a spider monkey. The days of me lying on a chair while they swim are just within reach...
I had to leave the party early in order to make it across town in time for class. Let me just say: Nashville traffic on Friday afternoons is BEYOND a nightmare. On a Saturday morning I can make it to campus in thirty minutes easy. Friday afternoons it takes me an hour and fifteen minutes. At least. For the love. Needless to say, I took a hiatus from all the fun and spent three hours in a math class. While I was on a break from the fun, the kids were still having fun. They had pizza and cupcakes (yes, sleeping through the night cupcakes!!) and watched a movie. I rejoined the fun when I got home to BOTH of my sisters. (Apparently a lot about this post is super exciting. Lot of CAPS!!) When I came in, my kitchen was spotless and Kristin was wiping down cabinets. This was at 9:30 p.m. mind you. I can say with confidence that I have never wiped down a cabinet at 9:30 p.m. This is why the three of us wish we could all live together. But not like sister wives. We'd each like our own husband, thankyouverymuch.
Saturday I headed back to math class. (I have contemplated writing about this class, but it would basically devolve into a complete rant, probably WITH A LOT OF CAPS, so I'll skip the details.) The kids however, indulged in a full day of cousin camp. They played outside and hit the splash pad. Went to the store with Aunt Kristin, which is an amazing activity in itself because she is the queen of the fun snack!
I adore having sisters. And I adore my sisters. Sometimes we take for granted that our relationship is "normal". I know, without a doubt, that we are beyond blessed to have each other. We learned to be there for each other from Mom. It was one of her greatest hearts desires for us to all be close. We made sure to tell her she did a good job! I could not do my life without them. And I wouldn't want to!
So, in sum, sisters-not sister wives!