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Catching Up

As usual, I’m scrambling to catch things up here on Monday morning (or is it afternoon now?).  Friday turned out to be a rather fun day.  Zach’s day care provider had her baby Friday morning so Zach got to come to work with me.  He was actually amazingly good while we were here at the office.  I finished up the absolutely necessary things and then took off early. 

After we left the office, we made a stop by Target to pick up a few things that I needed for Hubby’s birthday party.  I also splurged a little (knowing that we don’t have to pay day care this week) and bought Zach a few things he didn’t really need and a couple things he did need.  By the time we got out of Target, he was exhausted and very much ready for his afternoon nap that should have started a couple hours earlier.

We arrived home to find that Granny and Papa had arrived and were extremely anxious to see their grandson.  I let them have a little time with him before making him go down for his much needed nap.

When Zach woke up, we took him to go visit the new baby at the hospital.  He was a little unsure of things there.  I’m not sure whether he was more confused about seeing his day care provider in the hospital setting, or seeing the tiny baby.  He also seemed a little unhappy when I was holding the new baby (who is teeny, teeny, tiny and absolutely adorable in every way).  He did, however, keep trying to give the baby a toy, which I thought was pretty cute.  I think we’ll definitely need to make a few visits before Zach goes back to day care so he can get used to not being the baby in the house.

Saturday was the big 30th birthday party and it went pretty well.  I was hoping a few more people would show up, but it would have been pretty crowded if they had.  Hubby had a good time, although he did mention that he didn’t get to spend any time with me all night.  I was running around trying to make sure that I had a chance to talk to everyone that came at least for a few minutes.  Everyone that attended brought a side dish or finger foods for us to munch on and everything was delicious.  I even scored a new dip recipe that I can’t wait to try out.

Sunday was a lazy day.  We all slept in, including Zach.  Zach and I got up around 9:00 and made breakfast for Hubby since it was his birthday.  Then we lounged around for a while.  After I put Zach down for his afternoon nap, I pulled out my new sewing machine and tried it out.  I haven’t actually used a sewing machine since about 8th grade so I was pretty proud of myself for figuring it out.  I fixed a pair of Zach’s shorts that had a ripped seam and then my MIL helped me make some curtains for my kitchen window.  The curtains weren’t exactly what I wanted, but since she did most of the work, I’m not going to complain.  We’ve lived there for three years now and I’m just starting to get curtains hung.

Sunday evening Hubby and I took advantage of the fact that we have live-in baby-sitters and went out for a date.  We went and watched a movie and then stopped at Old Chicago for a super yummy pizza.  Even though I really wasn’t in the mood to go anywhere, I did have a nice time just hanging out with Hubby with no other distractions.

And now it’s Monday and the first full day that Zach will be at home with the in-laws.  I’m feeling a little better about it than I was last week.  Four weeks do go by rather quickly and hopefully it won’t be all bad.  Plus, Zach really loves his Papa.  I can’t believe the way his face lights up when he is around him.  We did have to get onto them about feeding him too many snacks between meals (because he hasn’t been eating very well the last few days) but otherwise things have been okay.  Only 26 more days to go.

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  1. Good luck with the inlaws!

  2. Glad to hear that you had a good weekend. The party sounds like it went well. I’m so jealous that you had a date night. Boy would I love one of those. We ended up at the movies with everyone.

    I think it’s cute that you are already counting down. Good luck with the inlaws.

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