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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crazy Week!

We have been really busy this week. I was seriously planning on blogging more, but by the time I get home and just barely get the house back in working order, make dinner, clean up the kitchen, and the baby put to bed, I'm beat and all I want to do is lay down and never get up.

Even though we've been busy, we've had fun too!

Here's what we've been up to this week.

Tuesday we went for a nice 3 mile run in the morning and it was seriously nice. We played and just lounged around the house for most of the day.

Wednesday we had playgroup and the run from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. Once D got home from work, we slammed dinner and he had to leave again to go to the neighborhood HOA meeting. Then he had a test on Thursday, so he had to study all night. I spent the evening relaxing on the couch alone. :(

Thursday AJ and I were invited to a Mommy-Baby brunch at a friend's house. We had lots of fun and there were 8 kiddos there! AJ was one of the oldest ones, which is crazy! My friend's house is about 45 minutes away, so by the time we got in the car to come home I just knew AJ was going to fall asleep in the car. Sure enough, she fell asleep for about 20 minutes on the ride home and when I put her in her crib she didn't want to sleep. She chatted, sang and yelled for the entire time she was in her crib, which ended up being about an hour and a half. She wasn't upset though, so I just left her there to have some quiet time alone.

I tend to think that even if she isn't sleeping its important for us both to have some time alone. I know I like to have a little quiet time without anyone around me, so I can only imagine that she feels the same way. After I got her up we made dinner and then played outside with the neighbors across the street for a while.

By the time she went to bed, she was so tired that her eyes were starting to close when I was reading her a book. This never happens. She usually tries to escape out of my lap and run around the room while I read to her.

Friday we got up early because we had to take AbbyDog to the vet. She had to be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning. She was getting a bath, a mani-pedi and having an exam plus some vaccinations. Expensive day for us, but at least its all done and I didn't have to sit there and wait with her! After dropping her off we hit up Sonic across the street for breakfast. We ate and then went to the grocery store to stock up on meat for a BBQ we're hosting today.

We headed home and put the meat away and had to turn around and head right back out again. I had scheduled a quick meeting with a new babysitter at 10 am so I could meet her before she watches AJ next week for me. We chatted with her for a bit and then we went to Chick Fil A for lunch and playtime with our usual Friday crew.

Almost as soon as I set AJ down to eat she started saying, "PLAY!" so I let her go play. I figured if she was hungry she'd have eaten, so I wasn't too worried about it. She was playing well for a while and then another kid pushed her down. After that she basically lost it. She wasn't hurt or anything, but I think the go-go-go of our week just caught up with her.

I asked her if she wanted to play, eat, or go home and she was having a total meltdown, so we left. I felt bad because I barely even got a chance to talk with the other Mamas. Oh well, I guess that's life when you have a toddler, right?

She was practically falling asleep in the car on the way home, so I was reaching back and pinching her legs and singing funny songs super loud to keep her awake. We made it home and she went to bed right away, with no fuss. I guess girlfriend is tired after her busy week!

D picked AbbyDog up from the vet on his way home from work, so I didn't have to drive back down there again. Yay for a fabulous hubby!

Today we've got a BBQ planned for some of D's work friends and their families. Our neighbors recently got back from Texas and they brought some authentic Texas BBQ dry rub back for us, so we're going to use that on all sorts of meat! It should be yummy and hopefully the weather cooperates for us! Its supposed to be 90 and mostly sunny, so that works for me!

Before the BBQ though, I'm going to see The Help with my book club. I'm so excited to see it. I've heard that its really good and I absolutely loved the book, so I'm bursting with anticipation! I hope its as good as everyone says it is!

I also chatted with my college roomies and got my plane ticket booked for yet another wedding weekend this Fall! I'm going all by myself, so I'm planning to have some fun! Traveling for this wedding means that I'll be going out of town in September, October and November! Lots of fun times to be had this Fall!

So lovies, that is what we've been up to this crazy week! I'm hoping that next week is less intense and a little more relaxing for us!


  1. goodness gracious that sounds like the busiest week ever!!

  2. I'm sad that I could not go see The Help with y'all! I miss my book club!


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