Monday,we pulled out the couch bed and watched a movie. Then we went to visit my mom. We had lunch at a strange chinese restaurant where the tea pitcher served me some tea-grown mold, which the manager insisted was an onion. We might have believed him if he had said "mushroom."
|My 11 month old eating cheerios|
|Watching a movie and eating popcorn on the foldout bed.|
|Dancing on the back porch|
Princess and Speed Racer stayed the night with my mom. She did not have a place for both of them to sleep, so Speed Racer slept on the floor. I couldn't wait to pick them back up on Tuesday, and we went exploring, and then came back home. They found sleeping on the floor to be a novelty and decided to sleep on the floor the rest of the week.
|Princess on the floor - looks cozy.|
|Speed Racer on the floor|
|Doodlebug safe and sound in her crib with her favorite blankie|
That evening was a very stressful evening for me. I guess all good mommies lose their sanity sometimes, and I am trying to wean my sweet DoodleBug. I know everyone has an opinion about nursing and I'm not here to judge or give mine - only to say that nursing has been very sweet for me with all my babies and I am less ready to give it up this time than in previous times.
Thursday we went to visit my grandparents. That was a great trip as we got to have great conversation with my grandmother and got to see my aunt as well. We had grandmother's home cooking and biscuits - a real treat. And of course, she had ice cream for the kids. When we left, DoodleBug was super tired and even Speed Racer fell asleep in the car which is very rare. We came home and rested. Daniel was supposed to be out late last night, so we rented a movie and stayed up a little later than usual.
Today, Friday, Daniel took off of work and we went on an outing to Oak Mountain State Park. We had a blast. We went on the Treetop Nature Trail and saw several birds - something we like to do every time we go to the state park. Then we found our favorite spot for a picnic and ate our picnic lunch. The kids could barely sit still for admiring the water right next to us. Then we walked over to the beach area. I had anticipated letting the kids get their feet wet, but I did not throw towels or swimsuits in the car. Daniel was Mr. Mom this morning and he didn't think of it either. They managed to get wet from toe to chest and it resulted in an interesting car ride home.
Tonight we had steak, potatoes, and asparagus for dinner. We decided to give DoodleBug a chunk of the steak. She loved it, but could not really eat it seeing as she only has 2 tiny teeth. Surprisingly, she did manage to take several bites off of it, but we didn't let her swallow them. They were still too big!
|First taste of steak|
|sucking on the juice|
I am one blessed mama.