Ahhh the amazingness that is RA sleep-in day. There was only one minor problem today – the power blinked at about 5am, so no one’s alarm clocks went off. So, when Laura got here at to get our kids, no one was awake. It all worked out though, so that’s a plus. Anyway, I slept until , which was AMAZING! (I woke up a few times, but then I would pass out again) Clearly, I needed some sleep.
Anyway, I got up and talked online to a million people for a while. At I finally got into the shower and then around I got an IM from Matt saying that we were going to Sam’s. So we all headed over there and got smoothies/coffee, which was wonderful. We went back to the office and picked up the mail (My children got no packages today! Hurray!) Then we had our meeting, which was only about 15 minutes. We sat around for a few and then headed over to hand-off. I picked up the girls and we came back to have our hall meeting and some hall time. Dinner tonight wasn’t bad either, but my veggie burger left something to be desired. After dinner we started activities, which were AMAZING! First was Xtreme Musikal Chairz with Alex!
Alexjanderma: anything else we can do to make it extreme?
Alexjanderma: no, extreme!
Alexjanderma: and dangerous = extreme
Well, we had 11 kids and completely played it by ear! We also ended up with Jenny, Lauren, Kathy, Josh and Beth, which rocked! Everyone had a chair and every other chair was in the opposite direction. The first game you had to dance around the chairs and if the music was loud, you were dancing big! If the music was soft, you had to dance small. It was so funny! The second game Lauren and I held the limbo stick and you had to limbo under before you could go. The third one had different types of music (classical, rock, line dances) and you had to go along with those, which was also hysterical to watch. The last game we did like the beginning. Tyler was our Xtreme champion (he won all four games). Basically, it rocked!
Secondly we had story time with David and Sammi. David had gotten this book of old fairy tales earlier that we didn’t know. So, we had 5 kids originally sign up, then 2 joined us from the matty mile and 1 had a headache. Jenny came too. Now, you would think that these stories would be normal…. Nooooooo. We read “The Tinderbox.” One of my favorite lines, “The solider told the witch that if she did not tell him, he would cut off her head. She refused to tell him, so he cut off her head.” It was an odd story, but a good one. However, it was thunder/lightening at that point, so we had to end the activity after only one story. Oh well.
We returned to the dorm and hung out for a while. The girls got ready for bed and at 9:30 it was lights out! Yes! J I ran around doing some things and at 10:30 we headed to the beach. It was me, Laura, Beth, Matt W., Jess, Alex, Kelly, Andrew and Vanessa. We first stopped at superfresh to get snacks (ohhh… icing and pretzels and monkey bread… sooo good!) Then we went to Betterton. It was a really nice night and we just sat on the beach for a while talking. We played the sentence story game thingy too, but those were some odd stories that we came up with. Around 1am we finally headed back and here I sit finishing this up before I head off to sleep.
It was a wonderful day. J