We had a really great weekend, followed up by a not so great Monday. I ended up getting sick and staying home on Monday. Normally, that would have been great, but Zach decided that he did not want want to nap and instead, would sit around shrieking all afternoon while mommy wanted some peace and quiet. Had I known he was going to do that all afternoon, I so would have gotten dressed and taken him to day care. I figured I could handle keeping him at home because he is normally the world’s easiest baby to take care of. I guess I should have known better.
Saturday, we went up to Platte City to watch my nephew play his last two soccer games of the season. They always have a "tournament" on the last day and serve free hot dogs and chips. I put Zach in the stroller with a shade over the top so he wouldn’t get too much sun. Apparently, he wasn’t completely shaded like I thought he was. He got a little bit of a sunburn on his face and his legs and is now sporting a totally sexy sock line. Yes, I did have sunscreen with me. No, I didn’t put any on him. I really thought that he was totally shaded. I honestly don’t know how he got burnt. It wasn’t a bad burn at all–just slightly pink– but I felt really bad about it. At least he wasn’t completely fried like I was. You would think after 28 years of having pale white-as-a-sheet skin I would learn to put sunscreen on. I’m still hurting.
On Sunday, my dad had other obligations so we didn’t have our normal Sunday dinner at his house. Instead,my sister and I decided to pack a picnic lunch and take the boys to Penguin Park to play for a while. You know, I needed a little more sun on my crispy skin. I did at least put the sunscreen on both Zach and myself so we didn’t burn more. Zach had his first peanut butter and jelly sandwich and seemed to really enjoy it. After we finished eating, we went over to the baby area of the park and let the little ones play for a while. Zach absolutely loved the swings. Then I took him over to try out the slides. I was amazed to see him crawl right up the steps to the slide. He has never been on stairs before and he figured out right away how to get up them.
The little guys tired out pretty quickly, so we went over to the older kid area so my other nephew could play for a bit. I took the two babies and sat them in one of the play cars that was there to take a couple of pictures. When I looked over at Zach, he was falling asleep sitting up. We decided we better get headed home.
Zach completely crashed in the car on the way home and didn’t even wake up when I got him out of his carseat. I decided I needed a nap too, so while he was sleeping I went and laid down and took a 2 hour long nap before Zach woke me up. It was absolutely heavenly!
Other than a quick trip to the grocery store, we had a pretty relaxing evening on Sunday. I even managed to FINALLY finish the book I was reading!
I realized again this weekend how blessed I am to have my family so close and to get to spend so much time with them. Sometimes I get tired of always being on the move and doing so much on the weekends, but I love the time I spend with my family.