Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Weekend

It's been an odd day for several reasons.

We were all dressed and ready for church, when a few things began to delay us. 

Just as we were ready to walk out the door (already ten minutes late), John decided he needed to eat, right then.  Ada's diaper was suddenly dirty (she still isn't potty trained), and then John's diaper was also dirty.  By the time all of that was taken care of and we were in the car on the way to church, we were 30 minutes late and still had a ten minute drive.  Scott and I decided we weren't going to make it.

One of these days I will get the hang of getting two children out the door on time.  I was always late before I had John.  Now I can hardly make it to places before we are too late.

So, with the whole day ahead of us, we decided to run to Target to pick up a dress I spotted yesterday.  I needed something that is dressy and nursing friendly for Spring and Summer weddings.  There was one at Target that I thought would work, and I was afraid my size would be gone quickly.  Sure enough, it was gone by the time we got there--and I just saw it yesterday.  So the girl working in the women's department called another Target that is 30 minutes away, and that store put the dress on hold.  John was sleeping soundly, so we decided to go ahead and make that trip while he napped in the car.  Ada was so confused because when we originally left the house we were headed to church.  Anyway, we finally got the dress and headed back to our house.  At that point, it was nap time for everyone.

The dress is only one reason it's been a great weekend.

I am also excited because I finally have a library card at the local library.  I can't wait to check out so many books!! 

The weather was amazing, and I spent much of yesterday outside.  My house is a disaster as a result, but that's okay.  It's supposed to rain for the next two days, so I will spend that time cleaning.

And the final reason it was a great weekend is because Scott spent Friday and Saturday night with John, only waking me when it was time for John to eat, so I slept more soundly than I have in a while.

This is Ada playing with the little girl who lives next door.  The girl is a couple of years older than Ada, but she is very patient and kind with Ada, so they play great together.  Yesterday was the first time that Ada rode in the girl's barbie car, and Ada thought it was the best thing she had ever seen.  They rode that thing in circles forever.  (They are in the swimming pool parking lot.  The swimming pool that continues to be unfinished).

While they rode, I talked with the girl's mom.  Because I was holding John, the conversation naturally turned to babies and then nursing.  The mom proudly told me that she nursed her daughter for 2 1/2 years.  Isn't it funny how moms can't help but compare notes about these things.  I then shared my story about Ada and how she was such a terrible nurser right from the start.  Funny, funny, these things we feel compelled to share.

Anyway...that was our weekend.  How was yours? 

(the bad part of the weekend--with Spring, come allergies.  Terrible allergies.  I kept kleenex by my side all weekend.  And apparently, according to the Target pharmacist, all allergy medicine dries up breast milk.  I am making a phone call to the OBGYN first thing tomorrow to discuss a solution to this problem.  Suggestions, anyone?)