It was another great weekend, ya’ll! I didn’t take many photos, though, unfortunately.
First up, some news! Harlow dropped her “night-night” bottle! (We still have one in the middle of the night, but this is big, people! She might not be a 12 year old still needing a bottle!)
Let’s back up… Thursday evening as I was getting Harlow’s stuff ready for bed, I realized
my ineptitude as a mother that there were no bottles clean. I gave her a sippy cup with milk and crossed my fingers. It worked! We’ve done that every night since, and last night, she didn’t even want it at actual bedtime! We just read books and went to sleep! I’m really excited about this development.
Okay, back to the weekend.
Harlow and I went up to my parents’ house again for the weekend so Chris could work on her birthday surprise. We left after I got out of work on Friday. Harlow was awake and happy the entire trip up. She was singing, and laughing, and pointing out squirrels and birds… it was a fantastic trip up. She was so excited to be going to Grandpa’s house again! She is obsessed with my dad. She wants to be around him as often as possible!
Once we got there she was awake until LATE! She didn’t want to miss a single thing. I think she finally went down around 9:30pm or 10pm.
Saturday morning, my parents, Harlow, and I went to breakfast. Harlow was gifted a teddy bear from a kind elderly man we see in there sometimes. Actually, he had gifted her a frog about a year ago, and she still loves it! He keeps a stash of new toys in his car for when he sees littles out and about. It is very sweet. You can tell it makes him really happy to do it.
We stopped by my sister’s house for a while to play and visit (my other sister lives next door, so she and my niece came over for a bit, too).
Back at my parents’ house, Harlow was REALLY fighting her nap, so eventually I just made her sit in my lap and this happened:
Lap naps are a rare thing, indeed, and I really enjoyed it. I watched Fixer Uppers and even caught a few zzz’s myself. So nice.
We met one of my sisters and her family for pizza that night, and Harlow (once again) did SO great. We pretty much never eat out at home, so it is surprising that she does so well when we are out and about traveling, since it is fairly infrequently.
My s-mom bought this card for an aunt’s birthday. I thought it was hilarious. (Plus, Harlow’s new teddy bear is peeking in the background.)
Sunday was more of the same. Breakfast, then playing with Grandpa.
At about noon, I packed up the car and said goodbye to the parents & my lil bro who had popped home that morning to see us. Harlow & I headed out to meet my sister and niece for lunch and coffee. After that, we hit the road toward home. Harlow slept until Holland, when we stopped to get plates/etc… for her party.
I also found this for my lil bro’s upcoming Irish 5k.
The last hour of the drive, she was once again awake and playing peek-a-boo, and singing. She is truly a joy. Such a fun, happy girl.
When we got home, Chris made us go in the other door to keep her birthday project hidden. Later, he called me out to look at his progress. I didn’t take any photos, because I really want to do a big reveal, but it is looking AWESOME! I was jumping-up-and-down-excited. I’m so glad I married a handy guy!
The first thing I did when we got home is change Harlow’s diaper. While that was happening, Harlow spotted her footie jammies and insisted on changing into them. Then I unloaded the car while she had a snack. Once that was done, Harlow commandeered my flip-flops and demanded to watch Jake & The Neverland Pirates. Okay, she didn’t demand… she asked very sweetly, so I caved.
Once Harlow was in bed, Chris got back home from picking up some dinner (nobody felt like cooking). He saw that The Miller’s had just started on TV and said I had to watch it. He had seen it while I was gone and knew it was right up my alley. Seriously? My face hurt from laughing so much. That is a funny, funny movie. I loved it. (I also loved the black bean burger & fries & deep fried mushrooms he picked up for dinner! Yum!)
That’s it, folks. Another weekend in the books. It was a fantastic one, which was also sooo nice in the weather department!
What was your favorite thing about the weekend?