Jamie and her friends are in South Carolina for Amanda Sims' bachelorette party. Leaving me at home with the twins to run daddy daycare.
Jamie had a 8 am flight, so she was out of the house just after 6. That left me to wake the girls up, feed them and dress them; chores we typically tag team each morning. The twins usually wake us up by 7:15, but this morning they slept until 8. Totally awesome, except with mom gone their schedule was already in danger of being utterly wacky. Rather than be cautious I opted to feed them solids for breakfast...for the first time. Thankfully both girls enjoyed their oatmeal with bananas and finished their bottles!
After breakfast we played with blocks and read a few books. Even though they had slept in, both girls showed signs of being tired at 10 am. Amazingly, Paige slept for an hour and a half. I entertained Paige until noon when I decided I had better wake Lilly up for lunch. The girls rarely sleep this long for Jamie, score one for daddy!
After lunch the girls and I got a surprise visit from Grandma and Grandpa Avery. They had taken the twins' nearly three year old cousin Avery (confusing I know) skiing at Sandia. It's always fun to watch Avery interact with the girls she usually gets Paige to laugh. While I made bottles Grandma very nicely got the girls dressed in the clothes I had laid out- their typical Lobo game day garb.
Shortly thereafter the Avery's left and my parents arrived. As I said, Game Day! My parents were nice enough to watch the girls so I could meet David and Leigh Anna to watch the Lobos beat Long Beach State 75 - 68 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. As soon as the game was over I rushed home.
The girls had been good for my parents, but had only slept twenty minutes. A recipe which can make the six to seven o'clock hour a real nightmare. Hoping for the best I fed the girls bananas at 5:30. After dinner we played with cups and stacking rings. Though obviously tired the girls did great. Paige did get fussy around 6:40, but it was no big deal. After changing the girls into their pajamas I fed them their nighttime bottles. During the feed both girls passed out, making it incredibly easy to put them to bed.
March Madness Day One was a resounding success: the girls got a double helping of grandparents, I was able to catch the Lobo game, and the girls went to sleep easily. My only fear is that the day went so well I'm about to enter a nightmare.