I had so much fun linking up for 10 on the 10th last month that I decided to join again for July. This past Monday was my first day of solo parenting. Russ left before 6:00 am. to hop on a plan and head to Rochester for a business trip. To make the day go by quickly we kept ourselves distracted by doing ALL the things. It was the perfect way to pass the day and the perfect way to wear the girls out! Now that they are older it’s a little more work to get them good and tired.
I shared what we were up to on IG stories throughout the day, but today I am going to do a little recap.
The morning started the way all good mornings do, with coffee and a book on the porch.
We needed to go shopping for our July $10 @ Target post so we loaded up and went in the early morning. When we arrived they were stocking the dollar spot. You know it is going to be a good trip when that happens. We found SO many fun things I’ll share with you on Monday.
Lunch was Chinese with my sweet and sour chicken loving girl. Emily decided to have yogurt and peanut butter crackers #pickyeater.
After lunch we went to the pool. The big one with all the slides and diving boards! We spent 3 hours there and the girls were tired and ready to head home.
Russ had a heck of a time with his flights and schedule so I made this and sent it to him. He thought it was pretty funny. The Newmans will never be fans of Mondays.
Our other favorite spot to go is the library. Emily was super excited to find a new Elephant and Piggie book so the girls had to read it right away.
Around 7:30 we began our wall crawl. Joplin has several murals and I’ve wanted to do a post featuring them for a while. However, so many of them face the south that I knew we could only do the photos in the really early morning or evening. I am so glad we finally made the time for it. We’ll be sharing the photos soon.
This is a sneak peek at one of our favorites.
As a reward, for getting in and out of the car countless times, I took the girls to Sonic for milk shakes. Chocolate for them, coconut cream pie for me.
Milkshakes in hand we came home and talked to dad. The girls were SO excited that he called them on “their phone” aka my old phone. It doesn’t have service but I downloaded an app that they can make calls and send texts from when we’re on wifi. It’s the little things!
Emily has really found her courage and confidence lately. She jumped off the low board once and then told me she kind of wanted to do the high one. I agreed that she could, fully expecting her to chicken out. I still can’t believe she jumped with no hesitation.
Happy Friday Eve friends!
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