Can I tell you about my day?
Thanks I just need a second to sit down.
6:30am I woke up early to a hungry, snugly baby. I picked her up and fed her under the covers. When she finished her breastfast (you like that one? Huh? Just made it up right now!) she gave me a huge smile. I took a photo:
7:30am I rolled out of bed and got in bed with Anson who was awake but not stirring. It's my duty to see that boy dressed and fed and out the door with Dad by 8:00.
8:05am the boys were tiny bit late. I kissed them both good bye.
8:30am fed a bowl of cereal to a child encompassed in a minky blanket. I think it was Ever. But it looked like a fuzzy amoeba, so I don't know really. Also, fed a bowl of cereal to a perky Erin. She is one crazy morning baby. She likes to be dressed and ready for a day of possible social outings. But really she spends a lot of time on her modified electric four wheeler in the Green Room. And when she's not riding the four wheeler she's yelling at her siblings to stay off her four wheeler.
9:00am took Ever to preschool. IT'S FIELD TRIP DAY and the FIELD TRIP is KRISPY KREME!
9:30am waited in the car so I can hear the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on X96 Radio From Hell. The BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is something I've been keeping a secret for a very long time. It's about our Rooftop 5 Year Anniversary Show. It's....well...this:
9:45am I get the go ahead to put the news out on my channels. So I post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook:
9:55am I am covered in chills because I finally got to announce our big surprise. I've never kept a secret for so long in my entire life. Six months! That's a long time to keep a secret right?
10:00am bundled up Erin and Iris and headed to SLC.
11:00am met up with Christopher at his office and chatted with his boss for a bit then headed to Abc 4 Utah studios. Christopher took the girls to get a drink and snacks while I ran inside.
11:30am announced on tv our big news: Neon Trees is headlining our 5 Year Anniversary Show! Yay! Hooray!
11:35am took a picture with anchor Emily Clark. Isn't she so beautiful? I look stoned. Stoned by the chemicals of Good News! I guess!
Man I really like that Emily Clark. I even touched her back after she let a snake crawl all over her in the segment before me.
11:50am watched the Abc4 staff go crazy for the #ProvoRocks t-shirts that deputy mayor Corey Norman brought for everyone. He was super popular in that studio. Almost as popular as that snake that crawled all over Emily Clark's neck.
12:00pm grabbed Mad Greek with Christopher and the girls. Erin drank my cola. Please don't think less of me as a mother. Instead, think of how awful the word cola is.
12:30pm left Salt Lake City. Girls slept in the car. Watched the stormy clouds smother the Wasatch Front. Got lost four times. See my previous post about me living in a fog.
1:30pm picked up Anson and Ever from Aunt Lucy's house. Anson asked me to take video of him waving this wand around "really fast so it's bluwy" but I messed up and took a photograph when I thought I was taking video. Oh stop it like you never do that either.
Lucy has lambs living across the street from her front door. Lambs! (Sorry, no photographs.)
2:30pm NAPTIME BLESSED NAPTIME.
3:30pm HOMEWORK TIME CURSED HOMEWORK TIME.
4:30pm Are you still reading this? OMH (as they say in Provo) why?
5:30pm went to the park and it was biting cold. Christopher met us there and wrapped up the baby and held her while I acted like a robot pushing the girls on the swings and Anson climbed a tree.
6:00pm dinner: chicken noodle soup and Pugliese toast. Thanks Costco!
7:00pm half of the house falls asleep. Who knew one field trip to KRISPY KREME could make a girl so drowsy? I want to fall asleep too, but must...keep...moving.
7:15pm I fed the baby and she fell asleep too. I headed out the door to go shopping for something to wear to this concert I keep promoting. I answer about 201 texts and reply to 345 tweets. I talked to Lucy on the phone as I perused every piece of clothing in the mall.
9:45pm all roads lead to Target.
10:00pm came home to Christopher with some refreshments in my hands. He ate while I tried on the possible wardrobe choices. He was very adamant the peplum dress with the stripes is NOT going to work. I say it is going to work. Then I check myself out in the mirror downstairs (the mirror that never lies) and I wave my white flag. He was right. It is not going to work.
(Sorry, no photographs.)
11:00pm answer 721 more texts.
11:59pm decided to write this. So I could always remember this day. But before I started to write I thought about how blogging and concert promoting and community activism is all part of who I am as a mother. Being a mother includes being me. Maybe even more to that point, being me includes being a mother. So anyway.
I am going to bed. But before I do, I want to make sure you know you're invited.
Here's a guide to the concert. And here's a picture of me right now as I write this.
Oh sure like you never blog in your robe.
Why are you always so much cooler than me?
1:02am I need a cola.