And just so you all don't think I've gone off the deep end, my afternoon did eventually get better.
I'm still out $220 and will be unless that package shows up...
I do still have that stupid headache (I think now it's due to the full-blown cold I've developed throughout the day)...
I'm in better spirits now.
Millie had a good nap and Addie and I worked on her preschool (we're doing it from home this year to get her ready for kindergarten next fall). I am so thankful for this girl... she LOVES to learn! The look on her face when she's able to sound out words all by herself is priceless. I'm so glad I'm doing this with her this year.
After Millie's nap, I decided we all needed a special treat to brighten the day, so we headed to DQ for a few blizzards. We bought this Keep It Local card full of discounts last year and got it again this year because it is CHOCK FULL of AMAZING deals! Such as... BOGO blizzards that I can use 20 times, BOGO family size pizzas at Papa Murphy's that can also be used 20 times (That means 2 family size pizzas for only $9.99 so we put one in the freezer for use later on)! Free bowling games, free blooming onions at Outback, free appetizers at Applebees, etc, etc, the savings goes on and on. It only cost us $45 for 2 cards, which pays itself off after buying just 5 pizzas. TOTALLY worth it. I think they should pay me for this advertisement. Okay, I'll move on now.
After our blizzards, we went home and spent an hour in the front yard riding bikes, filling wagons full of grass and rocks, and making our driveway into a beautiful masterpiece with sidewalk chalk.
Then one of my lovely friends from church brought a delicious pizza and dessert over for us tonight (our church brings us 5 meals after having a baby). Great perk, huh? Last week, I was treated by this friend with a SCRUMPTIOUS chicken hashbrown casserole that I need to get the recipe for... I'm also lucky enough to have this friend who doesn't even go to our church bring us a meal after Tate was born. Hopefully she'll post her meatball recipe on her blog... (hint, hint) It was AMAZING!
And I finished off the evening by giving Mr. Tate a bath. He loves his bath, which makes it very enjoyable for me too. And of course, the girls were great helpers.
Then the girls went to bed and my knight in shining armor arrived at home.
I'll leave you with a few pictures of my sweet little baby. I know, I know... they're all very similar, but I've had a hard time getting decent pictures of him lately. I don't think I'm patient enough.
This is the one I'm using for his announcements.