Weekly Happenings: This past week was another pretty average one. It seems to be how life is rolling right now, and we’re all pretty okay with it. 🙂 We did have a couple of outings (a library trip on Monday and then yesterday Paul and I went out to dinner with just Abigail hitching along since Joseph went to a birthday party), but mostly stayed home. Today is Mother’s Day, so I got to sleep in a bit, got breakfast in bed, and got presents and a homemade card from the boys. I got a new stock pot and a pastry blender (I see soup and homemade biscuits in our future). 🙂 I did also get a new baby-wearing carrier (called a Tula Free to Grow) which I got to open yesterday, but more about that later. I feel pretty spoiled. 🙂
The Weekly Weather: We had quite the mix this past week. There were some sunny and warm days, but we had three days in a row of cloudy/rainy days (that were still warm…I still find it hard to remember that rainy doesn’t always mean cold). I was glad to see the sun again after that (doing the pre-k drop off and pick-up with two kids is sort of complicated when you throw rain into the mix).
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy with work and school…along with still working with the different aspects of trying to figure out what was up with the water pressure regulator. He finally found it (in an access panel that had been covered with sod) but it was stuck on there really good, so he hasn’t been able to get it off yet. He’ll keep working with it (removing the old, broken one and putting on a new one) as time allows. The joys of home ownership!
What Sarah’s Been Up To: As I mentioned earlier, I got a new baby-wearing carrier for Abigail. She did pretty decent in the Ergo with the infant insert, but she swiftly exceeded the measurements and weight suggestions, so I was trying to have her just in the Ergo itself. The problem with that though, is that her legs aren’t quite long enough to straddle the width of the carrier, so she was rather uncomfortable in it for more than 15 minutes or so. One of my friends happened to post a picture of her son “wearing” his baby brother in a carrier that looked similar to an Ergo, but looked much more narrow. I asked her what it was and she told me about the Tula Free to Grow carrier. It’s basically the same concept as the Ergo, but the back panel adjusts both width-wise and height-wise. This makes it possible for a much smaller baby to be carried in it without needing an insert. Since Abigail isn’t exactly a tiny baby anymore, I put the settings kind of in the middle. She seems a ton more comfortable. That makes this momma pretty happy!
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He completed the reading log program at school and was able to pick a prize from the treasure box from the library (a mini magnifying glass). He also got a pretty cool prize from his classroom treasure box (he’s been getting all happy faces on his behavior chart on a regular basis, so he gets to pick out of the treasure box every week that they do it, but this past week some extra-cool prizes were added): a watercolor set. Finally, he had a blast at the birthday party he went to yesterday (they had a bounce house with a water slide).
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been pretty much her happy self. She has had a few fussy moments here and there, but at her doctor’s appointment last month, her doctor said she was most likely in the early stages of teething. I’m betting her gums are probably a bit tender. The pain seems to be radiating up to her ear, since she keeps batting at it occasionally during those fussy times. One funny story: I put her in her bouncy chair and was getting some things done. All of a sudden, I could hear her sucking on something profusely. I couldn’t imagine what it was, since I had not given her any toys. It turns out that she somehow got her headband down and was just going to town, sucking on that bow. Funny but gross at the same time, haha.
This Week in Pictures: