Friday, January 13, 2012

Back in the Swing of Things

This week has flown by!  I can't believe it's already Friday afternoon.  We started up all our activities this week so we have been busy busy and that makes time fly.  Let's start at the beginning...

Adeline started back to KDO so we got an early start to our day.  I'm back in a routine of working out and I usually do it during the girls' afternoon nap, but since we were going to have such a busy day I stayed up after nursing Annabel at 5 and worked out then.  I hated it at the time, but it really made my morning easier.  I was already completely ready by the time Adeline woke up then I was able to eat breakfast & feed Adeline before I got Annabel up.  That made things much less rushed.

After we dropped off Adeline, Annabel and I came back home for her morning nap and I got some cleaning done.  Then we made a rushed trip to the mall for more PJs for Adeline.  I then took Annabel over to Shannon's for her nap so I could pick up Adeline and take her to her first dance class!

This is from another night when she tried on her new dance clothes.
Moms don't watch dance class, but I think it's for the best.  I'm sure Adeline does better without me in there.  I can't wait for her first recital in April.  

I got this text from Shannon while we were at dance.  Annabel enjoyed testing out Reagan's pretty bed.

When dance was over, Adeline and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby to find supplies for her "Potty Prize" box.  It's still not finished, but I will post a pic when it is.  She currently has a sticker chart and she gets a sticker for every time that she sits on the potty.  She gets something (candy) from the prize box if she actually uses the toilet (which she still has not done) and when she completes a row of stickers.

I found these adorable sunglasses when I bought PJs, so she wore them in the car to go get Annabel.  I think she looks so grown up in them!

Our day to stay home and do nothing.  It was supposed to be raining all day, but we barely got any.  However, both my girls were pretty snotty and fussy.  And Annabel has been battling this red, watery, swollen eye stuff all week.  

Adeline has really gotten into dressing herself and dressing up.  I heard her playing in her room on Tuesday and I went in to find this.  Headband, necklace, and stockings all by herself...haha!

We had MOPS group at church.  Adeline refused to let me put a bow in her hair and insisted on wearing this headband instead.  I tried it without the ponytail, but hair still kept getting in her face because she won't leave the headband alone.  I finally convinced her to put in a bow & leave the headband right as we were leaving the house.

This is another fun pair of sunglasses we got.

Our MOPS discussion was on parenting and discipline.  She suggested several books for us to read and I came home and put one on my kindle immediately.  I am already completely humbled and astounded by it.  I think every Christian parent should read it.
By Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson if you can't read that.

I got no pictures, but we did have quite a day.  We met Tiny and cousin Murry at Jason's Deli to eat lunch then did a little shopping at JoAnn's.  It was bitter cold outside..19 degrees with a windchill of 5!  We wouldn't have gotten out of the house for anyone else but Tiny.  :)

Lunch went very well with Annabel in her carseat, but I had the grand idea that she needed to be out of that and in her Ergo carrier while we shopped.  When I parked at JoAnn's I got out and got Annabel all strapped to me in her carrier.  I turned around and started to go around the back of the car to get Adeline out of her carseat and slipped on a patch of ice!  It was absolutely terrifying.  Normally when I fall I find it funny, but this was awful because Annabel fell too.  It all happened so quickly and I knew there was no way I was going to catch myself so I just put my hand behind Annabel's head and tried my best to keep from falling my whole weight on her.  My knees took the brunt of the fall and my knuckles on the hand that was behind Annabel's head got scraped, but Annabel still managed to hit her head on the pavement.  However, I don't think it was bad at all because she never got a bump and she had stopped crying by the time we got inside the store.  I, however, was shaking like a leaf.  It's one of those things that just keeps replaying in my mind on what I could have done differently.  Today I am sore all over and my knees are pretty banged up, but other than that we're fine.  It was just absolutely terrifying.

We hosted play group at our house today.  It was so fun to have all our friends over to play.  Once again, Adeline insisted on picking out her own bow.  I can usually beat her to it by giving her the option of two and letting her pick between those, but not today.  She had to have the "purple flower!"

And even though Annabel couldn't get down and play with all the big kids, she was still just as happy and smiley as ever!

As everyone's moms were getting things ready to go, all the kids were waiting patiently by the door.  I thought it was too cute not to get a picture.

Afterwards while I was cleaning up, Adeline sat in this basket and called her Nana on the phone.  She's growing up so fast!

The only plans we have for the weekend is to eat dinner with Shane, Juliet, Murry, and Tiny tonight.  So hopefully, I'll get lots of rest in the next couple days.  Just in time to do it all over again next week!

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