Thursday morning Lily woke up before I was finished getting ready. This is a huge dilemma when you've got a toddler who's quite mobile. Makes me appreciate those days when I could just pop her in the bouncy seat or exersaucer. Now that she's up I must find a way to keep her occupied while I can finish applying my make up. Cheerios was the answer. After a diaper change and a a stop in the kitchen for milk and O's (as we call them), we entered my bathroom. I let Lily down and set her O's on the rim of the bathtub. This allows her to play, eat, and then refill at her own discretion. Things were going fine - I had my face done and was working on my eyeshadow when Lily started squealing and pointing to the box of O's. The only thing left now was my mascara so I figured it wouldn't hurt if she played with the box for a minute or two. (You'd think I'd have learned by now that it only takes a toddler a split second to get into trouble.) So I hand her the box and literally five seconds later she's figured out how to open the box and dumps every last cheerio (and dust) on the floor. Wow. It's amazing how quickly a cereal box can empty. I looked at her. She looked at me. And she summed it up better than I could with a big "Uh-Oh." All I could do was smile. I ran to go grab the camera figuring this was probably blog worthy. Lily and I both worked together picking up O after O. It wasn't so bad cause I got on a cleaning kick and ended up vacuuming and mopping the entire house. I'm a little suspicous that she and her Daddy conspired against me knowing I would have to vaccuum. Oh well, I guess it worked.
My cleaning kick made us a little late for our playdate at Willow Bend Mall with some other blogging moms: : Amanda, : Sunni, Lauren, and Simri. What a blessing it is to have other women in the same stage of life to walk with. All of our hubbies are in the ministry, and our kids are all four and under. We talked, watched the kids play, and ate some lunch at the food court. Moms are definitely troopers. Between the four of us, we survived one tipped over stroller, one blow-out diaper, two thrown sippy cups, a near stroller collision, and no available high chairs. A day in the life of a mom is anything but boring.
Later that evening we went over to Josh's dad's house to visit with Granny who's here from California. We always love when she comes into town. Uncle Jared also came over and got some lovin from Lily.
All in all, it was a great day. And what better to end it with than Janie's strawberry shortcake. Divine. It was picture worthy, too, but I downed it before that thought crossed my mind.