Ahhh, our first "normal" weekend back into the swing in 3 weeks. There's just something nothing like sleeping in (until 7, since you know, us parents don't have the luxury of actually sleeping in anymore!) in your own bed.
Saturday Drew took B to swim class so that I could clean the house. It's hard trying to get things clean around here when you have a little mack truck coming behind you undoing everything you just cleaned! I cranked up the jams and went to work, and had everything clean by the time Drew and B got home. The rest of the day was spent watching the Olympics or dealing with B. I don't know if it's a phase he's in or what, but he gets SOOOOOOO cranky if you are not paying 100% attention to him. It's so draining, and since I don't really want to give him my attention 100% of the time, I get really tired and irritated from listening to him wail all afternoon. It's especially hard right now since Drew spends a lot of the weekends studying or reading for his MBA. It was too darn cold to take him out on Saturday, s we were just stuck. Let me tell you, by the time 7pm rolled around, I really thought I was going to lose it. I've jokingly said that sometimes being a mom makes you want to line up 13 shot glasses of tequila and down them all simultaneously. Generally speaking, that is a stretch of the truth, but last night I am not sure I was far from actually driving myself to any old bar here in Arkansas and doing just that. Of course, I felt bad when, upon finishing his bottle, he promptly threw up ALL over Drew. We think he may have gotten too much pool water in his stomach yesterday, which caused some of the excessive fussiness. Life goes on and we live and learn :)
Today we heard a great sermon at church on 1John 1. I love how our preachers bring it on Sunday mornings! Today was no exception, and was so good and refreshing for me to hear, in light of my lack of patience displayed on Saturday. If there is one dark area of my life it would definitely be anger and impatience. I am so quick to jump the gun and lose my temper. Lately it's made me wonder if I am just not cut out to be a mom of a bunch of children (Drew and I have always said we want 3-4).I'm pretty sure that in and of itself could be an entire blog post, so I'll keep it at that.
We are definitely ready for spring around here. As I was playing with B and Toby yesterday, B stopped at his window to peer outside. Toby hopped up to see what B was staring at, and I got an awesome picture opportunity (not sure why it has that extra edge on the right though)!
It's been incredibly cold this winter-- far below our normal averages, and in turn has caused quite a bit of snowfall. I am sure Brayden probably thinks that the ground should ALWAYS be white. I can't wait until it's warmer and we are able to go outside and play more... I think it will make my days just a tad easier since he's such an active little guy.
Since we have to budget for babysitters for community group, getting a babysitter for Valentines day was pretty much out of the question (besides, we don't really celebrate Valentines day anyways). But, I thought it would be fun if I made a homemade meal at home, and we had a nice romantic dinner after B went to bed. So tonight I'll be cooking up some of Pioneer Woman's finest, and we'll be stuffing ourselves silly before settling down to watch the Olympics (I know, I know. You're so jealous of our wildly entertaining life, but please, hold yourself together). If I remember, I may even take some pictures of our dinner, and post them later this week. You know, to show off my mad culinary skills :) I hope you all have a great Valentines Day and are able to spend it with someone you love! Have a wonderful week!