Thursday 3: June 21, 2018
It’s been a quiet week in our house as little Miss F and I have been sick. The poor baby girl got it worse than I did, but we both still don’t have much of an appetite. It really stinks, because this was going to be THE WEEK I got our house in order! Organize and file our important documents, clean out our closets, scrub the bathroom until it sparkled… None of that happened. Instead, the kiddo and I just laid around and moaned. In spite of that misery, here’s what I’ve been grateful for this week.
On Monday, my daughter woke up at 5:30 a.m. after a fitful night. I went to tend to her, but then I started feeling sick myself. My husband had to take over and woke me again at 7:00 a.m. to let me know he was off to work and that it was my turn again. I nodded, but I didn’t get out of bed. A few minutes later, he offered to take the day off to take care of our sick kiddo and let me rest, which I gladly accepted. So I got to sleep until 2:00 p.m. and woke up feeling much better, while my honey took care of little Miss F in all her cranky glory. I felt pretty guilty having him take a day off of work since school is out and I’m not working, but I clearly wasn’t going to be able to take care of both myself and a 19-month-old. I’m so grateful for my husband, who was willing to give up one of his sick days to help me out.
Even though she hasn’t been a real peach as of late due to being sick, I am so thankful for my little girl. She is a little lovebug and always wants to be with Mommy. She loves taking things out of containers and putting them back in. For instance, yesterday she found Daddy’s jar of earplugs while she sat on our bed as I folded and put away laundry. (These earplugs were a necessity for my husband to be able to get some sleep and actually function at work during the three months of colic we endured.) She dumped them out on the bed and then put them all back in one by one. She did this several times, which kept her quiet and occupied while I finished the laundry. Currently, it isn’t a struggle to get her to help clean up her toys because she likes putting her toys back in their containers and drawers! The only problem with this phase is she likes throwing things away that shouldn’t be thrown away (a garbage is just another container, isn’t it?). Today she threw away her hairbrush and hairbands, which I had to retrieve out of the diaper garbage can. Yuck.
She has begun to mimic me, which is rather cute. She’ll blow on her food before she eats it after I have blown on it to cool it down. She also wipes her high chair’s tray just like I do after she’s finished eating. It’s just adorable.
She is saying “no” quite a bit, as well as “bye”, “okay” and “mama”. She loves animals and squeals every time she sees one (a dog, a rabbit, a deer, the tiniest of birds, it doesn’t matter). When she sees a dog in a book, she gives it a kiss and then hugs the book. It is just the sweetest thing ever. I’m so excited to continue watching her grow, and I’m so thankful that I get to be her mom.
Today is the summer solstice! I am so happy summer is finally here. Sunshine, long days, and two months of vacation sound good to me! This weekend we are taking a four day trip to Lopez Island, and then we’ll be headed to Lake Chelan two days after we get back. I’m looking forward to unplugging from real life and relaxing with my family.
One of the best gifts of summer are the wildflowers in bloom. Check out the bunch my husband picked for me on one of his bike rides a few weeks ago. So pretty!
What are your summer plans? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook!