What a week, peeps! Can I just tell you how much I loove love love love love Thanksgiving? Cuz it’s a lot. Any who, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.
Sunday P and I spent the day together doing the usual – hanging out, playing tea party (umm I think I need to wash these more often because they mostly end up in my mouth), and trying out some new maternity clothes (new skinny jeans in the pic on the top right!). During the week Jon had some late evening meetings and P and I were on our own. Honestly, this is becoming routine – the minute that Jon says he won’t be home on time, something goes wrong. Either P chokes, the dog throws up, there’s a major meltdown or something. This time I was unloading the dishwasher (I hate hate hate hate hate the dishwasher…and this is another reason to hate it) and because of my pregnancy I’m ridiculously clumsy, so, of course, I dropped the bowl and it smashed into pieces. Le sigh. I put the dog in the crate, gave Peanut dog food to play with (her favorite activity lately) and started cleaning. About 5 minutes in I realized i hadn’t seen the kid in a bit and I found all the dog food scattered along the hallway and a bunch dumped into the crate. That was a bit more cleaning than my back and belly wanted to handle so I let the dog out, telling him strictly to keep out of the kitchen (he shockingly listened) and hope he’d eat the dog food that P was spreading around the house. No such luck. I spent the next 15 minutes after cleaning the bowl remnants picking up about 50 pieces of dog food that was in my hallway, guest room, living room, and every crevice of the house. I guess there are worse things that can happen, so I just let it go.
Belly pic after a ton of food – I go from kinda pregnant to super pregnant in a matter of a glass of water. The rest of the week days went by nicely with no broken bowls – just a lot of running around.
Speaking of – it seems that this past week our content little toddler decided to start her terrible two’s. Just like that. Out of nowhere. The whining, the meltdowns, the fake crying. And the constant “no no no no NO!” Not sure how it can happen overnight but it did. Now we’re trying our best to keep our patience while teaching her to use her words to communicate her needs and, well, turn on a ton of TV to calm her down.
Turkey day came just in time (omg I love turkey) and we headed off to Western MA early on Thursday morning. We turned Peanut’s carseat to face forward the evening before our trip and she loved it. She kept looking at us and going, “Mommy” “Daddy!” Until we’d say “Hi baby” and then she’d smile and giggle. It’s too cute (and way too distracting….not sure how I’ll handle not turning around when I’m the one driving). Every trip with P gets to be just a little more fun. She spent time running around Gigi’s house, playing with her aunts and uncle, and teasing the dogs. Jon and I did our best to teach her the appropriate ways to play with large dogs by sticking her hands in their mouths, giving her a ride on the labs, and rough housing. Then we all took a family walk.
Back at home P and I took another evening walk and played with leaves (she loves Fall just like her mama). Then I finally got a haircut! So needed. So so so needed. I’ve decided not to dye my hair this time and let it grow out. I haven’t seen my natural hair color since I was about 15 so this will be fun – Jon keeps teasing me and asking me to show him the real color so here goes nothing (let’s see how patient I am) (I’m not…at all).
How was your week?
Today I’m also excited to give away a copy of Brave!!!! Jon and I watched it over the weekend (finally – I can’t even begin to tell you how annoying our Blu Ray player is…it’s a freakin’ mess! But we finally got it to work and watch our movie). It’s everything I thought it would be – funny and captivating. And the animation – it’s amazing! My only regret is that we couldn’t watch it in 3D.
Well, any who, just in time for your holiday shopping – I’m giving away a copy of Brave to one lucky reader. Please use the Rafflecopter to enter – a winner will be chosen on Friday morning, at 8am.
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