So even though I spent nearly 13 hours today and I am still not done, my house is almost clean. At least it is getting close. My mom was nice enough to come over today to watch the girls so I could focus on cleaning. So now you are asking: "Marie, how did you spend 13 hours cleaning and you still aren't finished?" Well, faithful blog reader of mine, here's how: I would get distracted when 2 or more were crying at the same time and wanted to help my mom, so I would stop cleaning and feed one or cuddle or just stop for some play time throughout the day. My dad brought lunch for us around 1pm, so we had to stop and eat of course and then we had our bedtime routine tonight when Jeff got home from work, so that took a little time too. (see my other post coming soon on a new breakthrough for sleeping habits).
Now tomorrow I can pick up the cake (oh, I forgot to mention the main motivation for cleaning....the girls are getting baptized on Sunday! Yea! So, of course I needed to clean!) So back to tomorrow...I need to pick up their cake, we're having 2 screen doors installed in the morning, I have to chop up all of the veggies and fruit, clean the kitchen and do last minute cleaning throughout the house and then set up the house for guests and label all of my dishes. (no this is not some Amelia Bedelia story....I label all of my dishes for what will be served in them at all of my big family dinners and entertaining events and also lay out where things will go...you know, like what table will have drinks and dessert and where the main food will be etc. Jeff still makes fun of me for it, but secretly I think he digs it too, since it really makes planning a breeze and also the event day is much less hectic. Besides, my mom and sister will be helping to get out the food so I can enjoy the day with the girls, and this way they won't need to ask what to put things on/in/where/etc.....it will all be laid out for them....yes, I know I am crazy. And yes, I know you are secretly glad you aren't my mom or sister and have to put up with my craziness. I can respect that. :)
Have a great weekend everyone....hopefully I will have some amazing baptism pictures and video to share with all of you on Monday or sometime next week!