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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laughing through it.

So today wasn't great, I am still in recovery
mode I guess.  I was able to get the kids to 
Ava's field trip but sadly Norah wasn't up 
for sitting through a puppet show, for KIDS.
Did she not get the memo that this shit is fun?


 Being sisterly.
 & Crazy.
 & Funny
 I dressed one of these kids, the other dressed
herself, can you guess which?? 
 This girl has a firm grip on fashion, 
just not always my taste in it.
But what do I know, right??
 Stacking fun!
 Norah was trying to stack her cheese & pineapple too.


 She might not be able to sit through a puppet show
but this girl is her own bundle of entertainment. 

She equally drives me insane & makes me laugh
300 times a day.  

Love these crazy kids.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sick Day

Yesterday I woke up not feeling so hot.
I went right back to bed as John settled
Norah into the living room with a show &
some snacks.

I knew I had to get up & try to get our day
going, but I just didn't have it in me.

I finally got us all up, ready & fed and we 
headed out to the library.  My main goal
at this point was just to burn through some
time so that we could drop off Ava at school
& get home to take a nap.  (Generally I don't 
believe in naps for myself)

When Norah got up and wandered off from
where Ava & I were reading books I felt 
like I was going to cry at the thought of 
chasing her down.  

We eventually got Ava to school & Norah
down & that was it.  I laid on the couch the 
rest of the day, feeling not up for anything.

Both the kids were so sweet, each laying on 
me snuggling, Ava petting my head, saying 
"Mommy you never get sick" and 
Norah crawling across my weak stomach.

Thankfully John took over the kids completely
and sent me to bed.  I think I was asleep by 
8:30 and woke up feeling so much better today.

Today we are going to The Ladybug Theater on
a field trip for Ava's class.  Should be fun. 

I'm not 100% yet but so much better that I can't 
complain. Seriously, who has time for sick days?

Not me. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Home Sweet Home

It's so nice to be home.

I feel so productive here!
Today I got (partially) caught up
on laundry (the never ending battle).
 I also jumped back into my organization 
project, today I conquered my make up 
bag, cleaned under my bed, organized all
the closets & cleaned out the pantry.  

The pantry has been at the top on my list
FOREVER but it's just so dang cold out 
there.  Today I made the girls bundle up 
and we got it done pretty quickly.  Yay!
The best thing about being home (aside 
from the obvious of being here with John) 
is having access to exercise!

It seems as being in the middle of snow 
country with two little kids and no one to 
watch them lends to not much opportunities
to get out and get moving.  

Once more people got there we did get to 
go on some good walks but I missed running
& hot yoga.  

When we got home Sunday it was sunny & 
fairly warm out, I did 5 miles then headed out
to yoga.  It felt so good to be back at it!  I went 
again last night & I tell you it just makes me 
feel so much better to be doing it, than not.  

Happy to be home, not saying I wouldn't go 
back in a heartbeat, that was fun too! : )

Monday, February 25, 2013

Puppies & Birthdays

 We finished up our week at the mountain
celebrating Grandpa John's birthday.  It was
fun, his parents joined us, as did Chris &
D'Auna.  They even brought their newest little
addition, Izzy.

 The kids were THRILLED.





 They all had so much fun playing with her!





 Ava found some kids outside to play with too,
that was great, we all got to stay in, where it
was warm.  : )

 I adore this one, these little girls are so cute 
together!!
 Us big girls aren't so bad either.  : )

You know me, always making everyone pose...


 The girls had a lot of fun playing with
Great Grandma Judy!


 Dancing

 Alayah is adorable!!

 The birthday boy.
 He's really 56 but who's counting?
 I love the look he & Ava are giving each other here.

We had a nice little celebration that included Thai 
food, amazing cake & ice cream, good company
& a lot of playing with little Izzy.


 We all fell in love with her.

 She's just so stinking cute!!
All partied out.

Time to go home, it's been a great week,
back to the real world.  : )