The morning routine was accomplished in record time with incredible attitudes! They were done by 8 am and breakfast isn't even ready yet. They are enjoying the reward of a happy momma. :-)
I left them at home with Vanessa last evening still playing outside and riding bikes while I took Christina to symphony practice. I took a load of too small clothes to the goodwill and picked up a solar system floor puzzle. I came home and stuck it in the closet, but since we have such sweet happy kids today I decided they could put it together.
Last night went well, too. Vanessa brought them into the house before dark, gave them projects to do, fed them, read them a story and put them to bed. Missy was asleep in an instant. No one bucked her over anything.
I enjoyed my time out on the town. Old Navy was having a sale. I bought shirts, long-sleeved T's and sweaters for as little as $1.49 and the most I paid was $3.99. I wandered up and down the health food isles of the grocery store loading up on brown rice flour and various and sundry expensive gluten-free ingredients. I needed the time alone. I savored every minute.