The one in the middle

I had great intentions of writing a birthday post for Julie (my glorious, smart-as-a-whip, spunky red-headed middle child) on Saturday, but life got in the way. This weekend alone, there was a LOT of life happening:
– Nikki attended a birthday party for a friend
– Julie attended two birthday parties for friends (believe it or not, she has 2 friends born on the same day as her – consequently her party is next weekend)
– shopping for all those birthday parties
– both Nikki and Julie had soccer games (and I actually got to watch both for a change)
– I attended a baby shower for friends
– we all went to Marcel’s sister’s place for a father’s day supper for Marcel’s dad
– the girls and I took Marcel out for father’s day lunch (combined with Julie’s birthday lunch)
– Nikki ran the 2.6 mile Super Run at the Manitoba Marathon again (and we both got up at 6:00 this morning to bike there in time. Yawn.)
– I did the major bi-monthly grocery shopping trip
– Marcel had a study date with a friend
– Nikki had a play-date with a friend
– I got eaten by at least a dozen mosquitos (as did other members of the family)
– Maddie had at least 2 meltdowns (do you suppose she was feeling left out in the whirlwind of activity around here?)

And somewhere in the middle of all that, I managed to get through 5 loads of laundry. Now it’s after 10:00, and in order for me to get to sleep at a reasonable time, I need to go fold the last load. (Double yawn.)

I think I need to go back to work tomorrow to get some rest.

Update: The laundry is folded, and I’m on my way to bed, but I couldn’t resist mentioning… I just checked the marathon results, and Nikki placed in the top 10% of all runners (of all ages) of the Super Run. I think I have reason to be proud of my long-legged runner who’s only 11 and has years of potential ahead of her! (I know this post was supposed to be about Julie, but I’m proud of ALL of my daughters.)

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