Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What Can Be Done in 48 Hours?

I'm sure much more can happen in 48 hours, but for us this weekend was packed.

On Friday, Mack had to get platelets and blood (which took 4 hours). Even though we played the whole time, it gets exhausting.  We ended our night with homemade pizzas on the grill with Nanny and Papa H.

We woke up on Saturday morning and started to get ready for a visit to the Clydesdale's.  About 20 minutes away from our house, Anheiser Busch owns a beautiful horse farm.  The farm gives tours and we have been waiting to go for a year.  We built it up so the kids were very excited-we looked at pictures and watched some videos.

We met Nanny and Papa H. and "tried" to listen to the tour.  Lincoln is a bit to handle in social situations...HE'S A RUNNER!!!

 Even if we didn't hear everything, we got to be together and saw some really cool horses!  The Momma horses were preggo and two just had babies that week.  It was amazing to see them interact with their babies and become protective.  We also saw a horse being bathed, but...

The coolest thing to me, was how the horse above was so interested in Mack.  There were a lot of kids around, but as soon as Mack walked up, he moved toward him.  It's amazing how animals are in tune with humans and can sense a sickness!!

Of course at the end of any Anheiser Busch tour you get complimentary beers!  It was fun to enjoy these before heading out...

And by out, I mean out!  I had lunch with my family and helped put everyone down for naps and then I was on my way!

On my way to meet Tara-my BFF from high school.  She is the one who came down after Mack was last out of the hospital to help and lost someone very dear to her-her mom.  Together we both headed out 2 hours from our homes to meet in the lovely Quincy IL.

Like most friends do, we did nothing!  We swapped clothes for our kids-Girl clothes for her baby girl and awesome boy clothes for my little men.

Then we popped open a good bottle of wine and just sat talking, talking, and talking.  Then we ran out for a bite to eat only to return back to our room to put our P.J's on and talk. 

While I was away, Mark grilled with the kids and took them to the hardware store to get plants and other things around the house.  He is so good alone with the kids-sometimes I think he likes it better :) haha!  They love their daddy time that is for sure!

It was a night I've been dreaming about since having my third baby.  One night in a hotel room, with a friend, and a bottle of wine!

I got back on Sunday just in time to see them before naps and quiet time.  When everyone stirred we planted seeds and flowers and headed to the trail to run.  Our plan was to have Lincoln play at Nanny and Papa H's house, but Mack jumped out of the car wanting to stay as well.  This made Avery so happy!  "It's me without the boys!" she said.  She waits patiently as her mom and dad make their way through a 2 1/2 mile run and then gets to run with us.  I think she is ready for some sports because this girl is fast!!!!!
After our run we headed back to Nanny and Papa H's house for a delicious meal! YUM!  It was perfect after a nice run.  Mack played with rice and was all about cleaning it up:

It was a busy 48 hours, but one to remember!

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