It’s only Friday night writing this and even looking back at notes I can barely remember what I did yesterday. The last couple days have been good, but busy!
Thursday a.m. after our usual wake up, nurse in bed routine, I’m woken up for real by Jane bringing me a jar of popcorn kernels. “Let’s make popcorn Mama! I want to push the button! I want to PUSH the button! I want to push the BUTTON!” Everything is dramatic with this girl.
G-Non found her a Hello Kitty air popper at the thrift store so we make some popcorn while I’m still half asleep:
Nathan hugs me as he gets ready to leave and Jane says “Let’s all hug together!” Don’t know where she gets this – neither of us have ever initiated a group hug in our rushed/tired states, but sweet anyway:
8:45: Baby V arrives, she is just sitting in her chair across the room from me, eating some puffs and babbling, but Jane is screaming “NO That MY Mama!” as if they are in some sort of intense argument. I am so happy I didn’t have another baby right away.
9:30: Baby V naps, 10:00 I let Jane watch Sesame Street, who knows where the time goes, but by 11:30 we are all outside. It’s amazing how good 45 degrees feels. It’s a stereotype that all Minnesotans talk about the weather all the time, but seriously…. we have not seen nice weather for 6 months. Everyone here is on the edge of their seats waiting for this weekend’s 70 degrees. There is still snow on the ground from the storm on Tuesday.
Jane pushing Baby V:
Then it was Jane’s turn to swing and she was babbling about going to get treats somewhere and I said “Oh Jane, you’re a treat” and she said “I not a treat, I a NUT!”.
Also, we were hanging out with Jane’s cousin last weekend who is 5 months older, and he was saying his full name, first and last. It never occurred to me to teach her her last name, so I did, and she immediately reversed it and said “I am Johnson Jane!”. Which is what she’s been saying for four days now.
At noon our friends stop by to play. Pic of them hugging goodbye later on:
Jane naps at 1:45 and for the next two hours I… clean, eat lunch, respond to e-mails, general administrative life stuff. I make some food for the party tomorrow too, including this white bean dip which Jane loves:
When you have no dishwasher, the cleaning never ends. Clean on the left, dirty on the right. Imagine what it looked like when they were all dirty…
Our little kitchen:
We leave for a walk to the co-op about 5:00, it takes just over an hour to get there, buy a few things, and get back. Jane in the bulk aisle saying “Mama, let’s get some nooch!” (nutritional yeast) p.s. toddlers in the bulk aisle with scoops available right at their height = nightmare.
6:15: We get home, Daddy is home and helps me clean off the front porch:
We enjoy the weather and swing some more:
Nathan goes to the gym, I get Jane to bed about 8:30 and spend the next few hours getting food ready for tomorrow. Planning a dinner always takes a lot longer than I think it will. In bed by midnight and really ready to sleep.