Well friends, I’m sorry to say that the weekend has come and gone and we got not one single snowflake. :o(
We watched the weather all day Friday, and unfortunately awoke Saturday morning to a frozen yard rather than any snow. The rain stopped just as it finally got cold enough to snow, and left us with frozen dead grass instead of a winter wonderland. Oh well, maybe next time!
Friday I was off with Jacob since he was still out of school, and we had such a great day together! We kicked it off with breakfast at Panera followed by a trip to Target. He asked for a Hot Wheels and even though he already has a hundred at home (twenty of which he just received for Christmas), I obliged and I was shocked when he picked one out in about two seconds flat. He usually takes for-eh-verrrr to decide which one he wants.
After Target, we ran to Hobby Lobby where I did some damage with my Christmas gift cards and then we went to a local entertainment center to play some games. The day was freezing and it rained nonstop, so Jacob enjoyed using his little umbrella that he got for Christmas last year.
We had lunch at home and then snuggled on the couch for a bit to wind down, and then he played with kinetic sand while I put away some of the new goodies that I had bought (look at that pom pom garland and that gold pineapple!) and then finished getting my planner all set up for 2017. I’m so behind!
Brian and Olivia got home in the late afternoon and since the “winter storm” was rolling in, we had a low-key evening at home. We built a fire in the fire place, made a pizza, and then had a family home video viewing night. Which, may I say, we don’t do often enough. We showed the kids loads of old videos – from when they were born to their first times eating veggies to their first steps. Olivia kept referring to herself in the third person – “Look at her!” “Look what she’s doing!” It was so funny to watch them both react to seeing themselves so small.
After the babies went to bed, B and I snuggled by the fire and watched Shark Tank and a Gilmore Girls… we are getting close to being done with season two and I am loving it! B, not so much! Ha!
Saturday Jacob came running in and saying that he didn’t see any snow (bummer, dude) and then we spent the day indoors since it was a nice frigid 30 degrees outside all day. I got a couple of kitchen cabinets purged and organized (baby steps) while the babies played with kinetic sand. And if you don’t have any of that stuff, you should buy some immediately because they would play with it for hours!
Saturday afternoon our sweet lover of naptime, Olivia, decided to fight her nap so hard. She screamed, kicked, and then started climbing out of her crib. <Insert all the shocked-face emojis here> That’s never happened. I didn’t know what was going on or what to even do for that matter, but eventually she settled down and went to sleep… but only with just enough time to take a 45 minutes nap instead of her usual 2-3 hour nap. Eek.
We decided to brave the cold (and the potential lack-of-sleep meltdown) to go to church, and the kids were both very well behaved. And by behaved, I mean that Jacob fell asleep, and Olivia was extremely subdued due to her no naptime escapades earlier in the afternoon.
And as if we hadn’t already pigged out enough, we stopped by DQ on the way home for some Blizzards. Both kids didn’t even finish their mini Blizzards since their tummies were already so stuffed with Mexican food. We built another fire when we got home, and had another evening of binge watching. Perfect Saturday night!
After Olivia’s nap escapades Saturday afternoon, Brian and I decided that it was time to just go ahead and take the plunge – AKA convert her baby crib to a toddler bed. So in about fifteen minutes flat, her room went from a sweet baby nursery to a big-girl toddler bedroom. Aaaallll the tears from me! I absolutely cannot believe that after almost six years we officially have no baby cribs in the house. Makes me so sad.
We headed to my MIL’s for our usual Sunday lunch, and then back home for Olivia’s inaugural nap in her big girl bed. She was quite obstinate about taking a nap once again, but when I threatened to take her paci away (yes, I know we must get rid of that thing), she laid right down. When I left the room, I started watching her on the monitor… no more than two minutes after I had left, she sat up and jumped out of the bed, and I was thinking, “Oh, here we go!” but she immediately got right back in and snuggled down and went to sleep. Shocked the heck out of me!
I heard her stirring about an hour and twenty minutes later so I started watching her on the monitor again. She sat up, started looking around, and the second that she saw that the bed rail was gone, she jumped out of bed and came running out of her room. Lol. She is so different from Jacob. Back when he was in a toddler bed he wouldn’t move from the thing until we came in there and got him. And I mean never. He never left the bed. For months! It was crazy. Olivia, however, jumped right out and ran out the door on her first time. And the worst part about it is that she only slept for an hour and twenty minutes! Normally on Sundays she sleeps for at least 2-3 hours. Needless to say, it just got interesting in our household.
We ended the day at my parents’ house for Sunday dinner where the kids were completely bonkers from lack of outdoor time all weekend. Also, my mom had taken down her Christmas decor and put up some winter decor on the mantle. Isn't it pretty?
She and my dad had also set up a new-to-them piece of furniture that my dad recently inherited. It was my great great grandmother's old wash basin. It's over 100 years old... how neat!
After dinner it was back home to get ready for the new week. Jacob is finally back in school today, so we’re finally back in the full swing of things… boo! It sure was fun while it lasted!
Have a great week, friends! And here’s to hoping that I can make it through my first full five-day work week in over a month!
*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.