I can’t tell you how happy I am that I have another day off tomorrow! (And I think my to-do list is happy too!) I have not been very productive today, but I have soaked up some wonderful time with my little family.
We started the day with the little one sleeping in until 8:00?! I woke up around 7:15 or so, but it was lovely to wake up without the assistance of an alarm or a little munchkin. I was able to lounge in bed and get some reading done. Once we finally got up and going, I got some playing time and more reading time in while Hubs went for a run on the treadmill.
Once he finished, we all got gussied up and headed to a brunch with some of Hubs’ co-workers. It was a very nice time, until close to the end. Miss C made it almost an hour. She was great company, did well eating, and was overall someone I would invite out on a brunch date again. Once we passed that hour point, she turned into a toddler. She was done. Hubs tried to hold her in his lap, but she didn’t want that. She didn’t want to sit in her high chair. She was just done. Done with eating. Done with sitting. Done being surrounded by people she didn’t know.
Hubs took her outside to go get his wallet. Once he came back, it was my turn to take her outside. Once we were outside and walking up and down the sidewalk, she had turned back into our calm, sweet girl. She had a blast! She would stop and laugh every time a car passed. We had a couple bring their dog over so she could pet him. She ran, skipped, and just had so much fun being outside. I loved the time I got to spend with her out there today!
After about 15-20 minutes, we went in to check on Hubs. He had paid our check and was chatting with his co-workers. At that point, we were ready to head home.
Once home, we played some more, but Miss C was pretty worn out from all her adventures on the sidewalk earlier. She went down for her nap around 12:30 and didn’t wake up until after 3:00?! Tired girl!
While she napped, I went on a run. It was a beautiful day out today! A slight breeze, sunny, and it got up to about 60! I was able to run a 5K, and actually beat my previous time! I ran at a faster pace than I normally ran at! I was so proud of myself! I am currently at 25.77 miles this month. My goal is 35, which I don’t think will be hard to get to at all!
Once the munchkin woke up from her nap, I showered, and then we went outside to play! We all went out as a family and even included the two dogs in our fun! Now that they know how to climb up into the playhouse, they are eager to head up there whenever we go up.
Here are a couple photos of them from yesterday, but it gives you an idea of what they are climbing up.
Rose goes up the wooden ladder, but Bandit has to go up the faux rock wall on the right.
You can see she is pretty proud of herself. She just jumps down to get out. Bandit finally figured out how to get down the rock wall today. Yesterday I had to lift him out, and then he would immediately go back up there.
And here you can see it gets a little crowded with two humans and two dogs in there. Miss C thought it was hilarious!
After a minor meltdown about having to come back inside, little missy set to work playing and playing once we came in. I relaxed a bit, called my mom, and played with the munchkin until it was time for dinner. I made spaghetti, which Miss C actually ate! (She normally just eats the bread and green beans. Today she finished her spaghetti and asked for more!)
By the time dinner was over and toys were cleaned up, it was Mickey Time! We all snuggled on the couch to watch our episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, then it was time for Miss C to go to bed!
Once the little one was snug as a bug in her bed, I finished reading my book! This is the first book I have actually finished in a long time!
I started it last October or November, but had not made it a priority. It was a good book and an easy read. I have my next one picked out, ready to start tonight: Son of the Morning by Joyce Carol Oates. I am actually down to slim pickings in the book department, so it may be time to hit up a thrift store, the library, or my mom or sister’s house. Any recommendations? I like to keep my reading light and easy. Once I am off for the summer, I can take on books with more meaning, depth, or that I have to think about. Right now I need them as my escape. 🙂
Well, my blog post just about disappeared, so I think that is my cue to wrap things up and get to bed! I have an early breakfast date with two lovely friends, and I can’t wait!
How was your Sunday?