Apparently my alarm was set for 6:30. I don’t remember setting it that early, but it starting pounding at the door and yelling my name around that time. The good news is she wanted to snuggle. So we sleepily moseyed back to my bed and got our snuggle on for a good 45 minutes. And then we giggled for a good 10 minutes and eventually made our way downstairs for breakfast.
We had almost no milk in the house, so hubby wasn’t allowed to have cereal for breakfast. That left enough milk for Cupcake to have some in her cup and in both of our bowls of cereal. We opened a new box of Kashi Triple Berry Crunch. I approve! Cupcake also had some applesauce and I had some OJ. We got a little bit of play time in before we had to get ready for Stroller Strength class.
I totally overdressed for Stroller Strength. By the second lap around the park (1/2 mile) I had to take my jacket off. It got warm fast. We worked on legs and of course did cardio. I ran (at my 4 month pregnant pace) and I’m sure I’m going to feel it later. The kids had a great time playing on the playground after class. I forgot my phone in the car so I couldn’t take a picture of her in her cute new, wide legged jeans going down the slide. She also had a great time pushing around a dump truck she stole from the older boys (they weren’t actually playing with it, so………).
We stayed at the playground for an hour, so my plan to get groceries was out the window because it was now lunch time (and I forgot my coupons anyway). Back home I made Cupcake a peanut butter and jelly, served up with some raisins and pasta salad. I had leftover pulled pork and pasta salad. She ate maybe half her sandwich before the neighbor came over with her daughter (who’s almost 5). The kids played. Moms chatted. I gave away an Amish Friendship Bread starter (woo hoo! now I only have to make one!!) and then I kicked them out because it was naptime. Oh, and I was supposed to put the chicken in the Crockpot at noon, but I got distracted by the company.
I had intended to put a coat of paint on the dresser but Cupcake was not cooperating with the nap, I still needed to fine tune my grocery list (yeah, I was going to go to the store underprepared) and get a shower. I sent her back to bed twice before I got in the shower. I again sent her back to bed once I was done showering. It sounded like she got the hint, so I headed down to the basement to hem the neighbor’s new curtain (the main reason for her visit earlier). She brought it to me like this.
Smart girl! She has no sewing experience, so I was impressed with her method of marking the desired length.
I got to try out a new method for ensuring even hems!
I listened to the buzz of my sewing machine, while watching some Samantha Who? on Netflix, and listening to the silence on the baby monitor.
OK, so the silence on the baby monitor was not a toddler sleeping like I thought. She discovered how to escape from her bedroom!! As I was coming up the stairs I could smell Old Spice and was quite nervous about what I would find when I got to the top of the stairs. I found a toddler saying “uh, oh, blankie” and discovered said blankie covered in bits of a blue, smelly gel in daddy’s bathroom. At first I thought it was shaving gel, but I didn’t really have time to investigate. I quickly looked for the source of the blue gel, but had to move along. The hubs was walking in the door and I had a dentist appointment to get to. (Turns out it was deodorant. She apparently thought it was fun to tear it up into chunks.)
No cavities!! A little bit of pregnancy induced gingivitis, but that’s pretty normal. It’s actually not too bad (I think it’s less than what I had with Corinne) which is probably due to the fact that I brush and floss a million times a day thanks to my Invisalign trays.
A quick to the grocery followed my dentist appointment. We didn’t have enough milk to make dinner so it couldn’t wait. At least it was a quick trip because I was toddler free! And I didn’t forget my soda on the bottom of the cart! (I don’t buy soda, like ever, except when I have a party coming up that I tend to leave my soda on the cart when I put it in the cart return.)
I came home to discover a toddler sitting on top of a daddy who was laying on the couch. They were watching Dora the Explorer. Cupcake was so entranced she didn’t notice me come in the house, which means she didn’t get off her daddy, which resulted in me lugging the groceries in by myself.
Time to make dinner. Chicken and Dumplings. I used this recipe. It was fantastic! Cupcake asked for seconds! (Luckily my chicken was cooked at a reasonable time, since I forgot to put it in the crockpot when I originally planned.)
Hubby’s car needed to be dropped of at Mazda as it will be in for a few days of repair. She who did not nap fell asleep on the 10 minute drive there and back. (If she’s going to fall asleep during a quick car ride I’m going to assume she still needs the afternoon nap that she has been fighting so hard the last 2 weeks!)
Cupcake continued to destroy the house.
Hubby mowed the lawn. Momma did the dishes.
Off to bed for the little one.
Back to the kitchen for the momma. It was day 10 of my Amish Friendship Bread adventure, so it was baking day.
It doesn’t look very appetizing right now, but I can assure you it tastes fantastic! (I don’t know why they call it bread……clearly it’s so sugary it’s cake!) Have you ever had this stuff? OMG! I love it! I’m always afraid to give all my starters away because it’s so good, but my thighs really don’t need a loaf every 10 days!
While the bread baked momma cleaned.
This guy helped.
See I told you so!
I enjoyed the smell and sounds of rain and the cleanliness of my kitchen and living room before heading up to my comfy bed with my chic lit.
The day ended with one tired momma who hoped that the alarm was set for at least 7:00!