Papa went out of town this weekend and returned home Monday afternoon. The kids and I survived it just fine. When Campbell Clansman kept them for a weekend, they went on a long hike and to the zoo. I felt I should try to enrich them as he did. So we went to the mall. That's enriching, right?
And we watched DVD's. And we stayed in pajamas.
And only when they began to fuss with each other did we attempt to do anything related to work. At that point, we began folding and putting away clean clothes. Amazingly they stopped fussing. So we played again. Those rare-seen photos above represent the Campbell girls in jeans just before church. Can you believe how wild and crazy we got this weekend? We wore jeans to church! My pastor complimented me on getting them all dressed, matching, and to church on time without Campbell Clansman here. I smiled. He said, "Right. I get it. You're the one who does this every week!" Actually, that's not true. Campbell Clansman is a big help to me on Sunday mornings. I think I was just braced for it and worked faster to be sure we weren't late. My friend Brenda was a big help to me over the weekend. She even came over and got us playing Wii Boxing. What a great way to get your energy spent before bed! At one point, we took the kids out for pide. There was no high chair and no food (for a very long time). That made Big Ben VERY unhappy. But soon he found a comfy lap and bread and hope was restored. Yes, we survived it, but we are happy Papa is back. Our circle is complete once again, and we're ready to face the week.