Sunday, September 25, 2016

Weekend Recap

I heard from a few loyal readers that they missed having multiple posts last week. Sorry about that. Last week was a doozy, and I'm so ready to put it behind me! Matty is home, jury duty is over, Lucy is starting to feel better . . . all is right in my world again!

I was so frazzled last week that I didn't even take very many pictures. I'll start with the few that I have and then move into the weekend.

Last Monday Matty was on Lucy duty until about 10:00 when my mom came to relieve him so he could leave for his trip. Apparently they drank milk, read books . . . .

 . . . and tried on my slippers!

One of the evenings last week my mom, Lucy, and I went out to dinner. My mom had soup, and Lucy pretty much ate most of it. She started off letting my mom feed her, then she wanted to fill the spoon herself, and toward the end she actually dipped her hand into the bowl!

Lucy understands that stressful weeks call for ice cream. 

One morning Lucy, very helpfully, unpacked my lunch for me!

We also treated ourselves to pizza last Thursday evening. I cut a piece up for Lucy but she didn't eat it. She was getting fussy so I took her out of her high chair. As we passed by the full pieces she started fussing and pointing so I gave her one. She ate the whole thing!

Lucy and I walk to the mailbox every day to get the mail. This cable postcard arrived one day last week. Lucy was carrying it around the house saying "Dada! Dada!" Definitely made me giggle.  Also, if I had a dollar for every time Lucy looked at me and said, "Dada?" last week I'd be rich! Every time my phone would ring or I'd get a text, she'd yell out "Dada!" But when we FaceTimed with Matty, she spent most of the time running in and out of the camera or showing him her tongue!

Matty went to bed early Thursday night, got up at 3:00am Friday morning to hit the road, and was home to us by 9:30am! It was great! Within five minutes of walking in the door, Lucy had him on the couch reading books to her. 

Because you know we like to get crazy on the weekends, we went to the La Z Boy store on Friday night. Matty was in heaven, and is convinced we need to get one. But not necessarily the unattractive one pictured below. 

Matty loved the chair, Lucy loved the remote! 

Lucy sat down in front of these dog statues and stared at them for awhile. I didn't mind. Do you know how many $100+ vases they have sitting out on coffee tables at this store? A LOT!!

Saturday we went to Sadie's 7th birthday party! This is the closest thing I have to getting a picture with her. 

And this is the best we could do with a family photo. Lucy warmed up to the party situation quite nicely and had more important things to do than sit for a photo. 

Like wear Uncle Zack's hat. 

Or steal Gordie's backpack!

Or eat a delicious cookie shaped like a carrot. 

Lucy got a doll as a party favor. She was pretty happy about it. 

Hugs and Kisses! Also, notice that the dolly's hat comes off but is attached by a string in the back. Again, if I had a dollar for every time Lucy took the hat off and then yelled "uh oh!" while handing it to me to fix, I'd be rich. Thanks, Aunt Carla!!

Sunday morning babies and bottles. 

There are so many cute things going on in this picture. Lucy's top knot, her adorable pj's, how tightly she's hugging her new dolly, and, finally, her adorable new slippers that my friend Amber made for her! With their non-skid bottoms, they are perfect for the tile floors on these chilly fall mornings!

She was happy to see them on her feet!

Speaking of chilly fall mornings . . . they are perfect for snuggling up with a blanket during a walk!

We ran some errands and had Thai food for lunch on Sunday afternoon. Lucy passed up her lunch to eat all the shrimp chips instead. She also liked the mural on the wall behind her. 

Lots of love going on in the backseat!

Watching the Lions game with her daddy and playing with her new sparkly shoes . . . that were too small so I already returned them :(

So that's about it. We had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. This week we have our first Sing and Play class and our first trip of the season to the apple orchard! #bringonthedonuts

Oh yeah, and you might want to check back on Tuesday. I've got an extra special post planned! ;)

Have a great week!


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