Friday, March 9, 2012

Week in Review!

We have had the best week in quite some time. Henry is sleeping so much better. Sleep training was hard but worth it for 12 glorious hours of uninterrupted sleep. I feel so much better and am able to accomplish so much more during my day since I am no longer exhausted. Sleep makes all the difference!

Monday: We stayed home playing and getting some things done around the house. It was so fun to have lots of time to play with Evie since Henry is back to napping for extended periods of time. We took a walk to the park and played Three Billy Goats Gruff on the bridge. Evie played the part so well, "who is that walking on my bridge" as runners worked their way over "her" bridge. We got a few looks until I explained that Evie was involved in a literary interpretation of her favorite book. Evie really wanted us to read her that book at bedtime but I could not locate it since we have so many books. She settled for watching it on the iPad.

Tuesday: Evie went to school. Henry took an early nap before school so we ran a few errands to Whole Foods, Target and the mall. Evie had requested some scones for a play date and Henry picked out some delicious chocolate chip cookies for his sister. I told Evie that Henry selected them just for her. She was so cute, "Oh, that's nice Henry. Thank you so much." It was a gorgeous day so I took the kids to the park after school. We met a nice family and Evie made friends with Claire. They had a ball playing together.

Wednesday: It was our turn to host our Wednesday Wildcats playgroup. We had five moms and 7 kids. I am really enjoying these smaller playgroups and it's so wonderful to get know people on a more meaningful level. Evie spent the entire morning looking out the door for Campbell and was so happy to see him. We all took long naps after our busy morning. Evie went running with Carl and then to the park. Carl and I went on a double date with Courtney and Christian to Wild Iris. It was delicious but we had a little buyers remorse that we could have bought our kids Easter outfits for the price of the dinner. YIKES! It sure was good though. I had pecan encrusted salmon, rice pilaf and green beans along with a salad with goat cheese and apples. Carl had a fillet with macaroni and cheese along with a side of brussel sprout slaw. We split a peanut butter cup dessert that was spectacular. Check this place out if you are local. It's trendy and quaint at the same time and it's locally owned which is the best -type of restaurant to frequent for a meal worth spending the money. Carl and I had a blast with our sweet friends and neighbors. Can't wait for our next double date.

Thursday: Henry woke up sick. He was wheezing pretty badly and was having trouble napping. I decided to take him to the doctor. Our doctor does not work on Thursdays so we had to see another pediatrician. She said that Henry had bronchiolitis again and that we may be back with an ear infection within a few days. Henry seems to catch every bug and Evie literally never gets sick. It rained all day so Evie and I spent the afternoon cuddling on the couch. I was not feeling so great myself so it was nice to relax with my cuddle bug. Evie and Henry are really having fun together now that he can crawl all over the place. They love to hide and Evie enjoys reprimanding Henry for standing up on the things. She pulls him down and says, "no, Henry, you a baby that might hurt you." She pulls him down just a tad too hard but at least she is trying to keep him from getting hurt. Sweet Henry climbed his first step! Henry did not have a fabulous night but since he was sick I cut him a little slack. I went in twice to comfort him and then he was fine sleeping from midnight to 7:30. YEAH for sleep!

Friday: We had the Onello's over for a play date this morning. Evie was excited to see her friend Abby although perhaps a little too excited. Evie definitely seems like a Tennessee Tornado around Abby. We had fun visiting with our friends. Henry stared at Victoria and Sydney during lunch. I wonder if he was thinking more girls were about to join his household. We took the kids out for Mexican for dinner. It was our first time taking our kids out to dinner this year. Eating out is not quite as relaxing as it used to be but they did great. Evie decided that the bathroom was a fun place to frequent and Henry munched on Evie's quesadilla like it was his job. We had a really good time and will go again soon. It was our first time at this place and we thought it was really good food with excellent service at a good price.

We are looking forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. Not much on our agenda except for Campbell's birthday party. Evie and I are going and the boys will stay home since Henry needs to nap. I am looking forward to spending the morning with just my girl. Happy Friday, Y'all!


  1. What!!! 12 hours...go Henry!!! What a huge blessing!!! So glad he is getting the gang of this sleep thing! I adore that picture of Evie in her red polka dot dress... Too cute! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Love that last picture! Hope you all are feeling much better!


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