Normally on Saturdays I go to work (as a receptionist at Weight Watchers) and Jess has the kids at home. But now that harvest has started, we have to come up with a different schedule. One that I'm sure is not everyone's favorite. I leave for work pretty early for a Saturday, so that means that I have to get up even earlier to make sure that I have myself ready and the kids ready before I go.
During harvest, Jess' mom is kind enough to get up early as well and watch the kids for me. But it was quite a process to get to that point today. I got up at 5:30 to shower and get ready. Normally I have plenty of time to get myself ready if I get up at 5:30...because the kids are still sleeping. But Claire, oh sweet little Claire, decided that she needed to see what we were doing up at 5:30 today. Jess was still home while I was showering, so that helped. I jumped in the shower and spent my normal alloted time of 4 minutes in there. When I turned the water off, I thought I heard some crying down stairs. I quickly dried off and ran down the steps to find Jess rocking Claire in the dark, trying to get her to stop crying. I took her from him and went back to our bedroom. I crawled in bed with her and got her to sleep---30 minutes later. I quietly got out of bed and finshed getting ready. I got Rylee up, dressed, fed, bags packed, then I woke Claire back up, dressed, fed and packed us up in the van. Usually I am at work by 7:30, but today I knew that I wouldn't be there til 7:45. I was in the van, and pulling out of the drive way at 7:25. Just enough time to drop the kids off and be at the center right on time.
PHEWWWWWW!!!!! I pulled it off, even after the ordeal with Claire.
I finsihed with work and picked up the kids. We came home and decided to go to the Nekoosa Pumpkin Fest. By the time I changed out of my work clothes, fed Claire, picked up the toys that were left from this morning and the beds made, it was 11:15. We jumped back in the van and headed back to town. We made a few stops before we got the the Pumpkin Fest, but we finally made it. And what a disappointment. I've been to it before, but it just seemed really cruddy this year. There were lots of food stands, which I shouldn't eat from. There were lots of games to play, but seemed to be geared towards older kids. There were lots of crafts to look at, but not my taste. There was a tractor show, and I'd say that was the highlight of Rylee's trip to the Pumpkin Fest. He liked the “rusty old tractors”. We saw the giant pumpkins because it is after all a Pumpkin Fest. The largest pumpkin weighed over 1400 lbs. WOW!!! Thats a lot of pumpkin pies.
We came home and walked down to see Jess harvesting. Took a few pictures, even though they do the same thing everyday, the pictures look different to me. They didn't work too late tonight. YAY!!! It certainly isn't like the “old days” He used to work until 9:30-10:00 at night. Thank goodness for changes!!