Saturday, February 16, 2013

Catching up.

We had a crazy busy week (for us at least) and I'm so excited to have absolutely nothing to do for the next two days.  I need some down time to recover.  I'm a total homebody and I seriously plan on spending my entire weekend just hanging around the house.

Monday morning I rushed to the grocery store while David was home for a quick minute (because he honestly hasn't been home very much in the last two weeks), after that we helped him get packed and headed to lunch for our last family meal together for a few days.  He then headed out on waffle business for a few days, so it was just me and my girl most of the week.

Obviously, I don't spread the word around when he's gone, but a few people knew and I got a few questions on how I do when he's gone. Honestly, I don't mind it too much.  The first trip he took while back, for whatever reason, I put it on my agenda to get a bunch of painting done and basically locked myself in the house with a toddler and gallons of paint for three days.  Well, needless to say, it didn't go over well and we were both going crazy when he walked in the door.  Since then, I've learned to keep us busy when he's away. I do actually like when he goes every so often because I feel like I get a few more things done than when he is here.  Also, I try to make it a big deal of just being her and I to Olivia and we do special things like have a pizza picnic or letting her sleep in the big bed with me, so she doesn't mind it too much either.

 

Monday night we had book club and it was at one of my favorite host house! We always get good comfort food (not that we don't get good food at the others houses) and she's just one of those ladies who is great at hosting.  We had a few rainy days here and her soup, salad, and hot bread was perfect for a rainy night in Georgia. The book was a hit all around and gave a good discussion.  You can read more about it here at Nic's.

Tuesday it poured all day long.  This was our only day we had nowhere to be and no plans, so we stayed in catching up on school stuff and puttering around the house till dinner time when we drove two doors down to join Nana & Papa's for dinner.  That's the nice thing about living so close to grandparents, they invite us over for dinner when David's gone, so for the last couple of trips, I haven't had to worry about dinner.

Wednesday morning I meet up with one of my college roommates, whom I hadn't seen in ten years!!! Since we moved, we are now only about 30 minutes away from each other.  Oddly, David has ran into her a few times over the years, but I hadn't seen her since the day I moved out of our rental house and back home. She has two little boys, one being just a few months younger than Olivia, so we meet up at a local Chick-fil-a and let the kids run wild on the indoor playground while we spent the next couple of hours catching up.  It was great to see her and I'm hoping we can get together more often now that we're close!!!  Olivia spent the next two days randomly telling people "I have a new friend at chick-fil-a!"  I guess that means she had fun.

We ran a few errands afterwards, until it was time to go pick up Dave. We were excited to have him back and thankful he made it home in time to take her to gymnastics.  She started gymnastics back in January and I went a few times, but I couldn't take it.  My blood was always boiling by the time we left.  Olivia had a hard time adjusting and listening to the teacher and it seemed like chaos the entire hour.  So, I was banned from gymnastics by my husband.  He's been taking her for the past few weeks and it gives me at least an hour to myself every week.  He says she's made great improvements and doing really well.  He's even given me permission to come watch in a couple more weeks.

On Thursday, we headed out to our little home school co-op.  Nicole, Kelsey, and I have joined forces and started our own little co-op.  It seemed hard to find one in our area that offered what we wanted and could fit our schedule, so we started our own.  We meet once a month at different houses and do a few activities together and let the kids play.  We're only a couple of meetings in, but so far it's going really well and we're excited about upcoming stuff planned.

 

We didn't do much for actual Valentine's Day.  Dave and I have honestly always been kinda off and on with Valentine's Day.  Some years we do something and exchange gifts, but this year was an off year and we were both okay with that.  However, this year, Olivia was really excited about it.  She had several times throughout the week asked me if I "thought her daddy would get her a special Valentine?" I assured her he would and made sure to go get her a couple of things (in his defense, he honestly has been really busy at work over the past couple of weeks).  I got up Thursday morning, made pink pancakes, and made sure to decorate the table with reds and pinks, I was disappointed when she didn't seem too impressed and repeatably keep asking why we didn't do it with daddy (probably because he was out the door at 5:30am and I was not getting up that early to make pancakes...just sayin!)?  She even refused to open her gift till he got home that night.  Girl has more will power than I do, that's for sure.  We had dance that night, so he did rush home to ride with us and we ended our night in the chick-fil-a drive thru and ate in the car.  That's love right there!!! : )


Friday morning I had an appointment for my (hopefully) final blood work for all the testing for the baby.  It was a quick in and out.  I can call to get the results in a few days, or I can wait till my next appointment which is less than two weeks away.  I've decided to just wait, because I'm not one to sit and worry over test results.  I'm happy to have all my blood work out of the way though and praying our next visit will be our last to the specialist.  Though it means extra pictures of the baby, it also means we have a healthy baby.  I go Monday for my 16 week checkup and excited to hear the baby's heart beat again.  Ironically, though its only been two weeks, it feels like it's been forever.

After my appointment we went to have lunch with Nana and ended up doing a little shopping.  Olivia has been in need of new shoes and she had to have these rainbow shoes.  I love them and they make me happy every time I look down at her feet (they are from Carters for anyone whose curious).  They just scream summer & warm weather, don't they?


I'm off to be lazy....for a minute or two.  Happy Weekend!!! : )

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