Saturday, December 7, 2013
Our lucky kiddos got to go to Seattle even though B and I decided not to go at the last minute. Naomi was working on getting her second tooth out at the time, and she was so high maintenance, we knew if it didn't pop through by the day before the trip, we weren't going. It sounded like torture to be without all the usual things around the house that Naomi would need, out and about with a cranky baby who couldn't sleep and was going through diapers like crazy too. My sister and her family and my parents were all going as well to celebrate my grandma's 80th birthday in Seattle, so we split the kids up between cars and off they went. And my sis Julia and her husband were nice enough to offer to take care of the kids all weekend long, so it was perfect. The funny thing is they left on a Thursday and Naomi got her second tooth on Friday. That little rascal. She still wasn't very happy for the rest of the weekend, though, so I guess it was all for the best.
The kids got to stay at Julia and Yuriy's cool Seattle apartment, explore parks and the city, visit the Seattle Aquarium, and see their second cousins and all their extended family that live in Washington. They came home excited to tell us everything, and obviously had a blast. I love how much energy our kids have--they are always up for an adventure. When they were gone B and I got to take a long walk with Naomi at my old college campus, do some clothes shopping for B (who is allergic to stores, I swear), and have a romantic movie night at home. I got to enjoy my last meal out before I started my juice fast the next day, and even had my last chocolate almond croissant as well. I swear I'm addicted to those. I've been dreaming about them the past two months while juicing and can't wait to have one again.
Posted by Tanya at 12:45 PM
This was our October. Even though it's December now, the OCD in me won't let me just skip a month, so I'm posting it. In October we saw the leaves fall, decorated our house with lots of little pumpkins, finished up the soccer season, went bowling and to the arcade, celebrated Mila's 7th birthday with family, the kids went to Seattle to visit family while B and I and Naomi stayed home, went to the pumpkin patch (twice), Naomi got two teeth and a cold, I started my juice fast, and the weather got cold. I was pretty burned out this month from soccer five days a week (never again) and a needy, teething baby, so it really flew by for me. I didn't get to take those walks I was dreaming about in the perfect fall temps that only last a couple weeks here. I didn't gather acorns or pinecones or leaves for a garland. The days flew by and soon the trees were bare and it was cold outside. Next year will be the year for all those things.
Posted by Tanya at 12:06 PM