Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Leftovers

  • Rough week...tonight we are supposed to enjoy a mini vacation with our family of four. Haven't really done one just the four of us...ever. With Charley's behavior this week I have mixed emotions about doing anything too fun. But today I told him he would try and take a nap when Henry naps. So we got his sleeping bag out and he laid down in Henry's room. BAM! Both are napping and I am seriously freaking out. I am doing an insanely wild happy dance. I don't even know what to do with myself...I am afraid to breathe. Could this be the issue all week....he needed a nap?
  • The last couple years my mom has brought Charley a new book to enjoy at the cottage.  Last year she brought him a book called Leo the Lighning Bug by Eric Drachman.  We get to catch lightning bugs at Grandma Barb's house so it is fitting to recieve this book from her.  Henry found it a week or so ago and the boys had me read it.  Then Charley remembered there was a cd for it.  So we played it.  It is a very heartwarming story and the voices on the cd are so soothing and the sound effects are amazing.  It lasts about 12 minutes and Henry won't even let us read to him anymore.  He just wants to crawl in bed and listen to Leo.  He LISTENS to Leo without looking at anything and falls asleep amazingly peaceful.  I would recommend this book if naptime or bedtime is causing you issues...it is worth a try. 
  •  I am still not breathing...just sayin!
  • Henry went to the time out this morning all. by. himself.  And he sat and I counted to 10 from the other room and he counted along:  "One, two, ree, or, ive, six, sebin, eight, nine, en!"
  • I wonder how long Charley will nap today.  At this very moment I am so thrilled that he was put into morning kindergarten.  Life just works out.
  • I hit 12 weeks this weekend.  I am expecting some huge bursts of energy and some huge cravings that will stimulate some pregnancy eating.  I have lost a little weight - which is kind of good - but I know this isn't the time to be losing weight so I am ready for the pregnancy hunger to kick in.  Hoping on Sunday during the family picnic!
  • The vivid dreams that women talk about having when they are pregnant are in full swing here....recently I dreamt of being naked for a stressful college class, rolling out of control down a steep road in a wheelchair that I had to borrow so I didn't know how to brake, not being able to save Henry from a bottomless lake, and the emotional gut wrencher where I am left by my husband pregnant with our third.  Each of these dreams leaves me awake, sweating, heart pounding...maybe or maybe not with tears.  Pregnancy is an AMAZING journey. 
  • We scored some bunk beds off Craigs list!  Solid oak, mission style, two bottom drawers, one mattress included, and located only 2 blocks away...Happy dance!  We just need to break Henry from his "ukkie" habit before we transfer.  After our week at the cottage I am determined to go for it.
  • Still not breathing...
  • Looking forward to some family time this weekend...hotel water park with my three handsome boys, sister and family time around a firepit with marshmellows, graham crackers, and pizza, and extended family time at a picnic with Joooooooooohnsonville BRRRRAAAATs and jello salad!
  • Happy Weekending!
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5 comments:

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

so happy for you. I love naps and soo fitting for your blog title. YAY! so happy you make the 12 weeks! congrats. I have some happy news that I haven't let out to anyone yet that I am looking forward to sharing soon. Enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts.

Anonymous said...

this is an amazing post. print it out and post it on the fridge...RR

Danifred said...

Horray for double naps!!! Wooo hoooo! I really hope things ease up for you this weekend and you get a little non-time out relaxation :)

The Tompkins Family said...

Yay for the 2nd trimester!!!

One Take On Life - Heather said...

Congrats on the 12 week mark super exciting!

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