Saturday, March 23, 2013

Week in Review: Sewers, Stella & Dot and Sickies

It's been another whirlwind week! Most weeks are though these days. It's been an adjustment to get back into the swing of things after my respite last weekend. Parenting would be a lot easier if it was not so constant. That must be why grandparents love grandchildren so much - they get their dose and then go back to their quiet houses. I know - I'm going to miss this one day.

Monday: Both kids were great, we had a fun day at home in our pj's reading books, catching up on laundry and listening to the rain. It was stormy and yucky so we just stayed home and skipped all of our obligations. That will not always be an option. Evie decided to nap her babies on the stairs which resulted in Henry not napping for long. Thankfully, a friend called me around 3 with sewer problems at her house so we ran over to sit at her house for the plumber that never showed up while she picked up her son at school. I felt horrible for her - such a mess! Henry and Evie loved having a new house to play in plus pets. 

Tuesday: We all went to Evie's school for a conference this morning and received a glowing report on our little scholar. Evie stayed at school and Henry went with me to drop off copies of our will with the financial adviser. I grabbed two envelopes and they were both my documents. Ugh, so now we have to go back again. Be sure that you give copies of your will to a few people. I had no idea about this until recently. Henry had a ball with Ms. Judy because she filled him up with Andes mints - that's his favorite. Henry will be happy to go back with the correct documents! I had a productive day because Henry took a whopper of a nap which is super rare. Evie had swimming lessons and then we called it a night!

Wednesday: Another PJ day at our house! We just did some cleaning up, messing up and organizing. You know it goes! I tried to bake some lemon blossoms and they did not turn out. My oven is doing crazy things these days so I need to have someone over to check it out. None of my baked goods are coming out anymore. 

Thursday: Evie and I dropped off Henry at school and then raced back home for our Stella & Dot party. Be sure to enter the giveaway. I will select the winner on Tuesday during nap time. Party was fun and it's always good to see friends. Evie loved her new necklace that Kathy brought her as a hostess gift. She has not taken off since she got it. Evie and I went out for ice-cream after the party since she is on spring break. She gets a big kick out of spring break for some reason. Her school was actually closed for conferences but spring break sounded better!

Friday: I woke up sick, sick, sick and it just got worse all day. My kids had the run of the house and I did not have enough energy to care. Evie woke me up to tell me that Henry had rubbed banana into the carpet. It was that kind of day with lots of movies and independent play - AKA destroying the house. Evie loved being "in charge" of Henry and took the liberty of putting him in a dress. He looked pretty cute to me but Carl did not agree. Carl came home early with wonton soup and I went straight to bed. So sad, because I missed the Nashville Blogger dinner but I just could not make it. I am feeling much better today. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.


  1. Sorry to hear you had to miss the Nashville Blogger dinner -- sounded like a nice event. Being sick is never fun!

    p.s. Steve glanced over to my computer as I was reading your post and he laughed out loud about Henry rubbing the banana in the carpet. Kids are pretty funny!

  2. So sorry you have been sick. On Monday I had 9 of my 20 kids out sick so I have been holding my breath. I'm glad to see we're not the only family with large riding toys in the house. Our friends last night had to step over Sam's fire truck that Avery had parked at the door. Whatever it takes is the motto though.


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