Monday, July 15, 2013

Ordinary Day (Knock on Wood)

Last night we came down from fun business in the northern Arizona woods.  It was a wonderful weekend of celebration (my cousin's wedding, yay) and extended family time.    

[ABOVE: Penny's first dance moves, learnin' from the best, sweet Addison and Daddy. 
BELOW: my cousins on my dad's side... missing a handful.  Love my big family!]

This also meant extra car-seat time, dressing up, being passed around, and lots of new stimuli for my almost-one year old (like a dance floor).  Her demeanor was fantastic, but I could tell the whole weekend that she was a little bit overwhelmed and exhausted.  Read: the kid basically didn't sleep.

Back in the Valley of the Sun, today I found it more endearing than ever when she fell asleep naked in my arms after a morning shower.  Dan handed her to me dripping wet, I took her in my arms and started to dry her off and konk went her head on my shoulder.  No diaper, no pacifier.  She konked so hard that I was able to put a diaper on her, pick her back up, carry her downstairs to her room and put her in her crib.

That was at 9:30. She slept for nearly two hours.  It made me feel like I have a "good" napper for a baby.  I got so much work done.  It was awesome.

When she woke up, she played for about an hour [pooped twice] and then I decided we needed to get out of he house, so we went to the Dollar Tree to get a few things for her birthday party.  Streamers, straws, and about 20 other items NOT for the party... have you ever been to the dollar store and not bought something you didn't plan on buying?

After that, we enjoyed a fresh-made sandwich at Sprouts and picked up a few groceries at Sprouts.

She fell asleep again on the way home.  Again no pacifier (that's how I know she's really tired) and no fuss.  When we got home I was able to transition her to her crib again.... and she napped for an hour and a half.  Again. Yes! I am the best mom ever!!  I got so much work done.  It was awesome.

This must be what it feels like to have a normal schedule and be at home every day.  Best Monday Ever.

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