about a dream: yesterday was quite a big day

Thursday, January 19, 2012

yesterday was quite a big day

i tried writing this yesterday, but maggie woke up when i was just a few words in, and didn't get back to sleep until almost 10:30. so, i'm doing it now!

so, yesterday nina had a field trip to the planetarium in portland, and maggie and i went along too! there wasn't room on the bus for parents, so maggie and i drove. our friend jenn and her son wyatt drove with us, which was great. the two kids entertained each other the whole way there and back, and jenn and i got to catch up. win-win!

the planetarium show was fun. it focused on the solar system, and the size, temperature, and appearance of the planets. very appropriate for the 6 year old audience, and maggie liked it too.

after the show, we all ate lunch at the USM student union. the kids were very well behaved. they're all such good kids.

then, we drove to eartha (the giant globe at DeLorme in freeport). the girls love eartha, so this was fun as usual. and, we got 2 more glow in the dark rubber dinosaurs. can't have enough of those!

from here, nina drove back with us. we dropped jenn and wyatt off at the school, and then i took the girls to the ebb tide where they had a late lunch/early dinner by themselves! that's right, a sisters' lunch date! mom was there, and there we no other customers, so we decided to give it a go! i had to go to the bank, and they really needed to eat before the next half of our day (oh yes, there's more. much more!), so we decided to give it a go. they're so grown up!! they split a shrimp dinner and ate like champs.

then, it was off to nina's dance class. it runs from 3 to 4:30, so pretty long. maggie and i ran on the track and then shot some hoops in the gym. then, at 4:30, maggie's new dance class started. that's right, dance from 4:30 to 5:30. oh my! but it was a hit! this class is tap and ballet, and she loves the tap. running around the track and shooting in the gym for an hour and a half before dance class was helpful too, because she has so much energy that she actually needs to get some out before she can be calm and focused enough to dance.

then, home. whew! the girls ate dinner just before 6, and maggie was conked out on my lap by 6:30. three hours later she woke up and said, "i never got to eat dessert!" so, she came downstairs, had a few snacks, and was out again about an hour later.

it's friday now, and i'm still pooped!

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