Somewhere in the middle of all that, I did manage to squeak out to take 3 out of my 4 nieces to see Monsters vs Aliens with my friend Richard and his 2 little girls. After the movie we treated them to a visit at Mimi & Lulu's and then cookies at Books & Beans. We might have been the heroes of the weekend in their eyes I think.
Seriously -- cleaning x 1000. And we didn't even finish it all. Blerg.