February 18, 2017
I didn’t get much sleep last night from 11pm-2ish because I like having my bed to myself and I kept putting her back in her crib. Elizabeth wakes frequently in her crib (which is still right next to my bed) but as soon as she’s with me, we rest, so I brought her to bed with me at three-something.
Stephen woke me at six. I browsed Etsy and found something I’d like to get but I had to ask the seller a question about it, so I waited on purchasing it. I went in and woke Elizabeth just enough to feed her at 6:30 so we wouldn’t have to worry about her waking hungry while I was gone taking Stephen to work.
I got ready and then while waiting for him to finish, I got back on Etsy and found a cute candle…it made me want to make one myself so I googled “how to make a candle baby food jar.” I found a blog with easy instructions so I bookmarked it for later.
I woke Maggie, and Stephen and I left the house shortly after seven. Traffic was fine (I love Saturdays) and we got there fairly quickly. When I got home, Samuel was up and he and Maggie were watching tv together. I did some dinner prep; I washed potatoes, and sliced onions. I also went ahead and sliced three peppers but they weren’t for dinner.
I also did a quick organize of the refrigerator and made my Publix list. Samuel woke Elizabeth at 8:15. She was happy and played on her own for a while. At 9:00, I ate breakfast, changed her diaper, and got in the shower while Maggie stayed with her. Joshua finally got up, lol.
I made my bed and folded laundry with Samuel while Elizabeth played on the floor nearby. Maggie took a shower and Joshua got on the computer. I heard back from the Etsy lady and I asked another question. Elizabeth started getting hungry but I held her off for a few minutes so I could feed her last thing before leaving for the store; I did my makeup and brushed my hair. Samuel got dressed and ready while I nursed her.
Samuel and I left the house at 10:15. It was drizzly raining so we took our umbrellas. We rarely go to the store on the weekend and so we didn’t realize that Publix has samples all over the store on Saturdays. Samuel tried (and loved) a piece of tiramisu and I had a tomato slice with Italian dressing and basil, which I thought was really tasty. I again got a response on Etsy and it was the answer I was looking for. :)
He asked for a balloon and it’s been months since I got him one, so I said yes. He chose a pink one, and I asked him about it because he usually chooses green or blue things. He went to put it back but I quickly told him that it was absolutely fine that he wanted pink, that I was just surprised. He said, “Mama, do you know all the colors are my favorite?” What a sweetie. ^_^
When we got home it was 11:30 and Elizabeth was ready to breastfeed again and take a nap. Once she was down, I tidied up the house a little. Stephen called just fifteen minutes later and said he was finishing up a job and then he’d be heading back to his work, would be a little while longer once there, and then he’d be ready to be picked up. So, I did a few more things around the house, ordered the items Etsy, and then made my lunch and Samuel’s, while Maggie and Joshua made theirs.
Stephen called just as I was sitting down to eat, saying I could leave to come get him any time. I told him I just needed to finish my lunch and then I would. With Elizabeth sleeping and Samuel playing, I left Maggie as babysitter and I invited Joshua to come with me, which he accepted. Stephen was the last guy at work, so he locked everything up and we came home. Again, traffic moved well and we arrived in no time.
We were home for awhile, doing different things. Sweeping, putting things away, laundry…and finally I was ready to leave again, this time to the library. Maggie, Samuel, Elizabeth and I left the house at 2:30. It’s quite a drive to the branch we wanted to go to, but it was peaceful.
The day had turned out to be mild and sunny. I believe the temperature was between 70-75°, which has been the norm for weeks now (weird winter!!) We spent a few minutes at the fountain in front of the library before going in.
I found a good number of books for myself and I’m excited to skim through them; I also got a few school books. Samuel found a couple of movies (we already had enough books at home for him) and Maggie got some books for herself.
When we were finished, Elizabeth was ready to nurse again, so I fed her in the van. Afterward, she drove a little. ;) She fell asleep on the way home and was happy when we arrived.
The boys went outside to play, ride bikes, and throw the baseball around with our neighbor’s son. (I took this pic through our side door because I didn’t want to disturb them or have them “pose” for me.) Maggie went to her room (to read? to listen to music? to pray? I have no idea.)
I made a quick dinner instead of the slow cooker meal I’d planned to because I wasn’t home at the time I would have needed to put it all together. Elizabeth moved about the kitchen as I made a new “recipe” called Hawaiian Barbeque Chicken Wraps.
They were very good but too light for dinner; they’d make a much better lunch. After dinner, everyone went their separate ways. Joshua was on the floor in his room with his tablet, Maggie and Samuel were playing pretend in her room, Stephen was watching something on tv, and Elizabeth was crawling all around the living room with great speed as I happily watched. When she was bored, we went in my (our) room and she watched Baby Einstein while I read (skimmed) a book I’d gotten from the library.
Then she started getting fussy and showing she wanted to nurse again. So, I fed her and she stayed up for just another fifteen minutes or so and then was ready for bed.
Once she was in bed, I got Samuel in bed as well (and I fell asleep in the chair in his room). Joshua woke me and we played a game of Scrabble together while Maggie kept score and read funny things to us that she was finding on Pinterest. I went to bed at 11:00 after narrowly winning the game. ^_^
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