i am so in love with my husband. va va va voom. he is the most incredible friend, husband, and dad i know. friday was one of "those days" where motherhood was just tougher than normal. we had to get out of the house, so we did a little grocery shopping (big sigh) and headed out for some lunch with our buddy sarah and her two kiddos kaleb and baby girl (sex to be determined in december?). i even called our speech therapist (ashley) to cancel because i didn't want to have to discipline over and over again while she was there. horrible. i talked to buz on his way home and let him know that the day had not been one of our better. he immediately instructed me to get in the car and head out for some solo time. PRAISE JESUS! much needed. no carseat to get out of the car, no veggie tales playing (yes, i got to listen to my own CD), and just some janet time. i got home, fed greta goo while big h was being put to bed, and ate a really late dinner (typical for weekends). buz and i just hung out. he played...what? yep, he played playstation, and i "dorked out." that's our phrase for geeking out on the computer or doing picture stuff or doing laundry (yes, on friday night) or writing emails or writing in greta or henry's journal. saturday was a beautiful day. buz took big h for a train ride. they rode the train down to get some lunch and play by the fountain. i stayed home with the goo-ster and took a shower with no one in my bathroom asking me what station toby or percy will stop at. it's the little things, right? i wrote some thank you notes (we are SO blessed) and just got some stuff done around the house. stuff that typically doesn't get done when both kids are present and awake. i took greta on some errands yesterday while henry and brad took naps. ok, truth be told...only brad took a nap. :) we came back and played for a while, and buz took big h out for pizza and greta and i stayed at the house and had salads. actually, i am the only one who had a salad. actually, now that i think about it, she did have a salad, sort of. :)
today we skipped church. brings me to a pressing point. we are taking a break from church for a couple of weeks. before you gasp in amazement, it's for a good reason. we could take greta when she was still really young and could fall asleep anywhere. but these days, she is quite a bit more vocal. i am not ready to put her in the nursery (selfish, i'm sure), and i get nothing out of the sermon when i am not even in the sanctuary. sad thing is -- big h LOVES church. i mean, LOVES it. he hasn't noticed that we haven't been going, but i really feel like he's missing out. hopefully soon, we can get back on our schedule. fingers crossed.
so today, we had dunkin donuts for breakfast, which is always a treat. while greta was taking her morning nap, big h, buz, and i played hide and seek out in the back yard. SO MUCH FUN! he is so funny. we would hide, and he would count, "one, two, see, bor, nine, TEN!" oops, left out a couple of numbers, which i was bummed about because one of henry's funniest words is seven -- say-bin. and then he would say, "hmmm...where mommy daddy went?" and every time he would find one of us, he would yell out, " i always find you!!"