After three weeks away, we are finally back home safe. Thanks to my mom for traveling with me and the two little ones. I have to say it is great to be home! I miss everyone in DC, as does Addy. She keeps talking about all of her aunts and uncles and of course her Mimi and Pop pops. My mom was able to stay with us for a few days and then she was off and we were on our own. It is nice to be able to figure out a new routine with two little ones now. On Monday we had a bunch of Dr.s appointments, a little jaundice scare (everything worked out fine though) so it was a bit crazy but we survived. Yesterday went great, I even made a yummy dinner...I think James was impressed. Today again was a great day, I even got a nap in while Luke and Addy were napping. Last night Luke slept 7 hours straight. It was AWESOME!!! I do have to say I was getting a little sleep deprived and depending WAY to much on my coke/dr.pepper every day (I know I need to give it up!). Addy has enjoyed rediscovering all of her toys again (we will see how long it lasts until she gets board again), and we have even had two playdates since we got home. She loves seeing her friends. If there is one thing I know for sure its that Addy loves playing with other kids, or maybe its other kids toys? Only two things to complain about...not really complain but report. Luke has been struggling with some reflux since he has been born. I realized the best place for him to sleep was in his car seat because he is sitting up and it helps with his digestion. Anyway, today after I finished feeding him he projectile vomited all over me. Luckily I was holding him facing out so most of it landed on my pants and of course on him. It was quite an event.
Addy has had a few battles with me about Luke's car seat. She seems to think that it is hers. She will climb in with her baby and binki and blanket and tell me she is going night night. I don't mind this when we are at home but once we have to leave or I make her get out the fits start. Luckily she is easily distracted so they don't last too long. Oh well I guess that's just part of being a mother, or at least the mother of an almost two year old. The best part about the car seat thing is Addy will walk around the family room trying to carry the car seat (why do they make those things so dang heavy??) saying to me "strong Addy, Strong Addy." Something of course I am supposed to validate with an enthusiastic "Wow Addy you are strong!"
Addy is into making tents with blankets lately. Today we made a tent and put all of her babies in it...oh and can't forget Elmo peering out the side of the couch. (Thanks Heather for the Elmo. Addy loves it!)
This is a picture of Addy and her new friend Michelle. We miss you and wish you lived closer!
Crazy Hair Day!!!
As I was writing this blog (earlier today) Addy went over to Luke got down close to his face and gave him a butterfly kisses (rubbing her nose against his). She is such a good big sister and LOVES her "Wukey Wukey."