So today the boys both slept in until almost 8:00. I ended up going upstairs with the intent to wake them up but they were just waking up when I entered their room. Needless to say (but I'll say it:) we were all in a much better mood this morning than we were yesterday morning.
Today we went to the library for story time for the first time. We arrived just as they were starting and the boys didn't quite know what to think. I should have explained it to them a little better I suppose so they would have know more what to expect. They are normally such talkers and singers however they were very quiet during story time, even during the singing parts. They seem to enjoy it, although they were easily distracted by the other kids. We ended up checking out three more audio books and we have to make a trip to the farm next week so we will have a great opportunity to listen to one of them then. We started one today as we left the library and headed to McDonalds (or Old McDonalds, as the boys say, even though I have explained to them many times that it is just McDonalds).
We were looking forward to lunch and some play time at McD's but it was extra packed because it is a rainy day here today and, of course, school is out for the summer. We ate our lunch and then went into the play area and we were only there maybe 5 or 10 minutes when the boys decided they wanted to leave. They didn't like it with so many kids (and I didn't like the noise level). So we headed home and we are now having some quiet time.
The boys have gotten very good about our quiet time. We normally do 45 minutes of quiet time a day now, if they don't need a nap, which they normally do not these days. It is a very pleasant time. Nick is very good about getting a huge pile of books and looking through them, pouring over each picture. Ben tends to get 2 or 3 books and quickly becomes bored with them, after which he sprawls around on the couch, moving in this direction and that, all the while whispering to himself as he pretends something or other. it is very funny to watch and I can hear him whispering now, even though he is on the couch in the other room.
Well, not much more going on around here today. Have a great day!