I believe the top two items on Jessi's list of things to do this week is rest and relaxation. Numbers 3-5 are shopping, hang out with friends and go out to eat. She did a good job doing a bit of everything today. Balt got me up early, of course. He was eager to spend sometime outside as well. Today felt like a "normal" winter day. In other words, it was kind of mild considering it was the beginning of March. The sun was shining but the air was brisk with temps in the high twenties. We enjoyed a nice long walk and came home to everyone still sleeping. My husband had a car appointment to attend to while I went to the Apple store to take care of iPhone problems his old 4S was having. By noon, the girls were up and hungry. I took them all out to the Pancake House for breakfast. Erika joined us as well as Jessi's friend Lauren. The girls refused to take a photo together, so I had to try sneak them in, which is frustrating. The girls chatter about classes, movies and friends. It is wonderful to hear them all laughing and carrying on with so much joy.
After breakfast we did a Costco run for friut and snacks and then came home to sort through clothing. Although Jessi claims to need new clothing, I need her to get rid of old stuff that no longer fits or is no longer in style or appropriate to wear. She tossed things she'd had since middle school. I think the girls had a bit of fun going through it all.
While Jessi went for a long run outside, I took a walk on the treadmill and Monika and Lauren did homework. By 6pm it was time for dinner and we all went out. After Mexican food out, Lauren, Jessi and her dad all went to the movies while Monika and I went home. I'm looking forward to going to bed early while Monika is at a soccer game.
It was a great day and so funny to see Balt realize that Jessi was home not once or twice but several times and get so excited nearly everytime he noticed her. After her run, she spent a long time outside chasing him around and playing with him which he so loves. He sat on her lap for a while basking in her love like a puppy. I could tell the two of them missed each other a lot.