Why, do you ask?
I'm currently solo parenting for the last 4 days, with one more to go.
Hubby is at a work conference in Chicago and will be returning late Tuesday evening.
Let's rewind a few days.
On Friday, I met up with my friend Della, and her two kids. I hadn't met her little guy yet, who was born in April. He is so chubby and adorable! He has the most enviable eyelashes! I loved seeing our little girls together- they haven't seen each other in awhile so it was nice to visit and let the girls play. They were typical 2 year olds and all over the place!
This little guy just slept through all the playing. I was quite surprised since it was LOUD in the play area.
That evening, my lovely sister-in-law came over for a visit (aka bring dinner and help entertain Audrey). She is such a great help and I can never express just how much I appreciate all she does for us. Audrey adores her! Plus she kept me fed for a few meals.
Saturday we spent the morning outside enjoying the beautiful weather, and bird watching. I could hear the robins making a racket so I went outside and saw what I thought was a dead bird on our grass. I thought maybe the cat caught it, since he went out briefly that morning. The robins were still chirping away and flying around like crazy. I wasn't sure what to do since I didn't want Audrey playing in the backyard with a dead bird in the grass but there was no way I was picking it up and no hubby to scoop it up.
I went under the deck to pull out the umbrella since it was really sunny on the deck and as I walked past, the bird flew away, to the back corner of our backyard. I was relieved that it wasn't dead and I didn't have to remove it!
I grabbed the binoculars to get a better look at it. It was young, so likely just learning how to fly. I can't be sure whether the cat caught it or if it just fell while flying and was playing dead. That definitely explains the other robins making so much noise, trying to distract the cat.
|Audrey and her doll bird watching|
|Squint and you can see birds on the back fence|
Hubby appreciated the play-by-play of our morning adventure while in his sessions! Apparently we had a lot more excitement than him.
In the afternoon, we went to Auntie L and Uncle C's house for a housewarming BBQ. Again they served us a delicious meal and entertained Audrey. It was nice to chat with other people and for Audrey to have some kids to play with.
Unfortunately, Leo thought I was getting lonely sleeping in my bed all alone so he decide this was the perfect time to start waking up a lot at night :( So tired! I enjoy the snuggles but not every couple of hours. Plus with no hubby around in the morning I can't stay in bed for a little longer when Audrey wakes up. Yawn!
Sunday morning we went grocery shopping to pick up a few things. Audrey refused to nap in the afternoon so that was frustrating but thankfully my Mom came over in the evening to help out so it wasn't a total disaster.
My friend came over, along with her sister, who gave us a vacuum demo. It was quite interesting and a great investment, but a little out of the budget for right now. My Mom used to have this vacuum so I know how great it is. I'm still hoping to get a self cleaning house one day. It was nice to see my friend though!
Monday morning, despite the grey skies and threat of rain, we headed to the Zoo with some friends. It poured on the drive there but the weather held out once we arrived. The little girls had fun running around, holding hands and seeing all the animals.
|Riding the Komodo dragon|
I think it's safe to say we miss Daddy/hubby!