1 great saturday AM run
1 relaxing [and overdue] pedi
80 degree weather, both days
last [maybe?] holiday shopping run
date night with k + m [formerly known as dr s], who were in town to visit relatives -- and us, of course!
yes, that's bacon as a bar snack. happy belated bday to josh!
1 amazing babysitter [thank you tia rachel!]
2 very abbreviated lame-o naps for annabel
1 day of sleeping in for each of us
1 jerkface who stole our credit card number and charged ~$1500 over the past 3 days
basically, things were going swimmingly this weekend until sunday afternoon. annabel coughed herself awake from her nap -- sooooo not her fault, but also not ideal at just 40 minutes in. during said nap, i had realized that there were multiple fraudulent charges on our visa card -- always a violating feeling. ugh!
ANYWAY. i was thisclose to losing it, but when i went into a's room [after a solid but failed attempt at waiting for her to calm herself down] she was standing up with her arms outstretched and was just so endearing and beautiful with her wet eyes and bed head. and i remembered something i had read about earlier: that there are only 940 weekends with each child at home, counting from birth to age 18. and that assumes that both parent + child are healthy enough to spend those 18 years together, which is something i try not to ever take for granted.
in annabel's case, a whopping 87 are already gone. and, despite my initial annoyance, i realized that i truly did not have ANYTHING pressing to do -- certainly nothing more pressing than spending time with a, who is rapidly growing up. i reframed the situation and began to appreciate that i had been handed a gift of a full afternoon with my not-so-baby girl. i also thought about how annabel had only 9 [or fewer] likely weekends as an only child.
and with these thoughts i was done with bemoaning her short nap. we read and played and then she swam with her daddy, and the afternoon turned out to be a lovely one.
just wish i was in some of these pictures [not-so-subtle note to josh :) ]