Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekly Wrap-up!

It worked so well to post about all 7 days at once so that's my new plan. Henry started sleeping so much better which makes Mama much happier!

Monday:  Our day started off great with a board meeting for the MOMS club. I was the only one with children though so it got kinda crazy at the end. Everyone else has their kids in school on Monday so they are not a frazzled mess trying to take notes and pay attention to the agenda. Evie wanted to ride her tricycle after we got home so I helped push her along while Henry was in the stroller. Needless to say, we did not make it very far because she kept running off the road. It might be better to stick with our driveway until she gets the hang of it when both kids are with me. Henry did not nap well at all which always causes me to get frustrated because sleep is my "hot topic" as a mother. I am a firm believer that sleep is important for everyone and work really hard to make it happen at my house. Everyone was up from their naps early so we delivered dinner to a new mom. I made Bow Tie Fiesta from Blue Eyed Bride. Oh, my goodness, it was delicious! I was not convinced from reading the recipe that it would be something that I'd like but I ate several helpings. Carl liked it too but it was too spicy for the kids. Maybe less chili powder? Carl got home late and went for a run. Everything went crazy at this point! Dinner time, bed time and bath time gets pretty wild at our house.

Tuesday: Henry was up most of the night. I cannot figure him out. Evie had school and I just hung out at home with Henry. He "helped" me clean the bathroom and straighten up the bedrooms. His idea of helping is putting his hands in the toilet, unrolling the toilet paper, pulling clothes off the hangers in the closet and climbing into the bathtub. He is one content baby but he sure can make a mess in two seconds flat. I do not remember Evie getting into so much mischief quite this early but it's easy to forget since everything changes so quickly. Evie was exhausted after school and tried to convince me that she did not need a nap. She took a nap! Carl was in Nashville for the night for work. I am still not sure why he had to stay there but it's better than driving home super late after spending the night on Broadway! Evie and I made pancakes for dinner. Henry was entertained by the measuring spoons. I was out of Bisquick so I just followed a recipe and missed my Bisquick pancakes. They just were not the same although the kids did not seem to notice.

Henry loved his popsicle. Sister even gave him a purple one.

Wednesday: Henry went back to the doctor because his fever was high again. Dr. B was not positive about the cause of the week-long fever but he is much better now!  I babysat my two favorite boys while their parents went on a date. We had so much fun! Campbell can work a puzzle in two seconds flat and Christian can recall the coolest facts. It always makes me excited about seeing Henry grow up to be around two big boys. Evie was sad that she did not get to go too.

Taking pictures of them both is not easy at all!

Thursday: Evie had school and I just hung out with Henry at home. We picked up Evie and headed to Trader Joe's because Henry was asleep. I laughed all the way because there is no way I would have skipped out to Trader Joe's on a random Thursday at 2 with Evie but things are so different with two kiddos. Of course, both kids were fine. Evie was hungry but that's easy to fix in a grocery store. We came home to put up our groceries and feed Henry. Then, it was off to the fire station for our tour. It was an easy outing since it's so close to our house. Carl got home in time for a jog with Henry while I took Evie to ride her bike. We met up at the playground. Evie was a mess when it was time to leave because she was so exhausted from not napping at school.

Friday: We met up with the Porter's for a picnic and playtime at the park. Evie and Jacob had a ball running around chasing butterflies and swinging. Kristin and I actually were able to complete a conversation. Henry just hung out in the stroller and watched the action. Anna is such a big girl now and keeps up with the big kids. Carl had to mow the grass when he got home. I love having a large lot except on grass cutting day. AHHH, it takes forever. I am even thinking about learning to mow it myself because it would be a nice break from my childcare duties. Courtney looks so cute out there mowing the grass! Evie stayed up late since she napped late. It's a good thing because it took over an hour and a half for our pizza to arrive.

Saturday: It was rainy, yucky day so we just hung out at home. I love having the chance to spend alone time with each child and that happens much easier on weekends. Evie and I built a castle, played with play dough and made soup in her kitchen while Carl ran with Evie. Then, Henry and I had some snuggle time with books and played with his dump truck. Campbell and Christian came over for a little bit which thrilled Evie's little heart! Everyone has been sick for the last few weeks so we have not had the kids together to play. They played ball, bugs and then watched The Little Engine that Could. We are going to need some more masculine movies once Henry begins viewing movies.
Carl and I had a date night! We went to Franklin Mercantile for dinner. I had been there for breakfast and lunch but not dinner. It was really good! They had live music, a great menu and fantastic service. We will go back again soon. Carl really wanted to hear some live music so we went to the Franklin Theatre to hear Buzz Cason. Who is Buzz Cason? I asked the same question! He is famous for "Everlasting Love" which we considered for our first dance at our wedding. He has had a long career and is super-talented. Sugarcane Jane opened for them and they were awesome! I really enjoyed it and Buzz Cason had some really catchy tunes too. Carl and I were the youngest people there by a couple of decades. HA! It was a late night for us.

Sunday: Evie and Henry slept until 8 which got out day off to a fabulous start. I took Evie out for doughnuts and groceries. She loves doughnuts  . . . brown ones! I have heard all about brown doughnuts since Friday. Chocolate doughnuts are pretty yummy! It was so easy to just have Evie. I am always amazed at how pleasant and fun it is to just have one kid with me. Evie was just a joy to be with and we had a wonderful morning together. We hung out with our favorite neighbors for a bit before nap time. Carl took Evie to REI after nap. She was not too thrilled when I told her they were going to get Daddy a new bathing suit not one for Evie. I am pretty sure that REI is not quite her style for swimwear. It's raining again and Henry is still snoozing. Gotta go catch up on my laundry. Hope y'all had a great weekend!


  1. So glad Henry is sleeping again, I love him Jammies. Glad he's feeling better too. Have a great week!

  2. I sure wish you were my neighbor. I am the same way about so much in this post: sleep, veering off schedule a little more with two, and even contemplating cutting grass! Sam and Henry also have the same taste in dinosaur pajamas. I hope to find a second to e-mail you back tomorrow. These days I'm usually browsing from my phone with my other hand occupied.

  3. In response to your comment, Jennifer, yes I do it all the time! Jessica just tags along to whatever Emily wants to do. It's so much easier that way and it seems to keep everyone happy. I can't imagine what it's going to be like when Jessica has a mind of her own and I have two kids running in opposite directions!


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