Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What I did with my weekend vacation...

I had forgotten the freedom of life before baby, but this weekend I caught a glimpse of it again as Dan and Amelia were off to France to visit his parents. Truly amazing both how much and how little you can do without a toddler around. Here is a smattering of what I was able to do with all of my new found time:
  • Went furniture shopping for a toddler bed for Amelia, couldn't find anything I liked, so gave up and...
  • Planned and built a toddler bed for Amelia (just need Dan to paint it, no fumes allowed for me)
  • Went to the market and bought lovely organic blueberries, strawberries, rasberries and lots of veggies

  • Spent some quality time with our original kids, who have been feeling a bit neglected lately

  • Sat on the couch and read a magazine
  • Finished a project for work
  • Took a ridiculously long shower
  • Watched some soccer and a really bad movie on TV
  • Bought and installed a bell on Amelia's tricyle

  • Started organizing the office
  • Baked muffins

  • Wrote a Blog :)
  • Slept all night long and didn't wake up until I was ready!

There must be more I've left out, but it was a great blend of productivity and relaxation, and I'm feeling very refreshed. I was really looking forward to seeing Dan and Amelia when they got home yesterday afternoon, and got to have a picnic in the park while watching Portugal on the big screen. Of course the 7-0 win was a nice bonus, too! Here is Amelia's victory dance:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer is Here!

I'll keep this short since it is sunny and there is much playing to be done today! Amelia's favorite words right now seem to be play (which specifically means go outside to play), dirt (which also means sand), and water (as long as it is for playing in). With those essentials, plus a bucket, shovel, measuring cup, and a cake pan, she has already spent hours entertaining herself by mixing and pouring and moving from one place to another. Dan and I spent part of the last couple of weekends building a sandbox and digging out a corner of the yard to put it in, so that combined with blowing up the kiddie pool, means we are all set to take on summer. So here we go!