During nap time, I sent the older two out to play and finalized the week's plan:
Tuesday: lazy morning, picnic lunch (weather pending), yard work/sidewalk chalk during nap time, visit Great-Grandma, mother-daughter night out
Wednesday: go to the city with Grandma to run errands, dinner with Daddy, stay at Day's Inn with an indoor pool, kids' pool, and padded indoor playground ($52 after taxes!)
Thursday: Cahokia Mounds with Grandma
Friday-Saturday: house renovation
Sunday: Mass, re-organize for school, get to bed early
That's right, no housework on the schedule. After an afternoon trip to Wal-Mart, we spent the evening kite-flying and hiking with the double-jogging stroller. After the little ones were bathed and tucked into bed, I morphed into nail technician and produced a manicure that would excite any 3rd grader, complete with glitter and flower decals. Now if we could just manage to keep the dirt from beneath them...