Woohoo for the Weekend!
Seriously. I’m tired beyond belief. I’ve got so much going on lately that I haven’t slept much (but at least when I sleep, I sleep HARD). Week in My Life is definitely a lot of work but I’m happy to be capturing decent shots. Just glad we only have two more days of documenting and posting!
Funny thing is, even though I’m exhausted, today wasn’t half bad.
Little Roo woke me up at 4 am with massive coughing fits but he managed to go back to sleep. He hardly coughed at all once he was awake for the day!
The kids start the morning with a little TV. Little Roo doesn’t really watch it for long but Big Roo would watch for hours if we let him. They were watching Thomas the Train from Netflix streaming on the Roku. I think it’s ironic the character is taking a picture, don’t ya think?
Probably the most frustrating part of the day (besides not getting my iPhone) was getting to preschool. Daddy Roo took Big Roo back from soccer yesterday and forgot to put the booster back in my car. This happens almost EVERY SINGLE TIME the seat goes in there. We both forget to grab it. We used to have seats in BOTH cars but since I don’t work FT anymore, I drive the kids around mostly.
What did I do? Little Roo is still only 20 lbs. Guess who rode in the infant carrier? Putting that sucker back into my car was a beeyotch though. I may or may not have cried. Big Roo said “I love you mom” to make me feel better. For him, I turned around Little Roo’s Marathon and he rode in that. Not ideal for either of them but at least we got to school.
Then… THEN I bolted straight up during lunch and suddenly remembered Big Roo had an appointment for his flu vaccine. ZOMG! I never ever miss a doctor appointment. I tried to call the doctor office to see if they’d still see us but my dumb phone wouldn’t dial out (one of the reasons I NEED my new phone… on Verizon because I’m SO done with AT&T).
We live like two minutes from the doctor. I was 30 minutes late (GAH). But they took him and we were in and out in about 5 minutes! He got the Flu-mist thingy. She told him it was like water. Once we got to the car, his nose was tickling him. Here’s what he said:
“Water made my boogies wet and they’re all coming out!” Hysterical, this kid.
I’m desperately trying to get my crafty mojo back so I found this easy bat template to put across the door. Big Roo helped me put them up with Little Roo played “drums.”
And then they waved and yelled “hello!” at kids like four houses down. Heh.
Can’t say they always get along though. Big Roo wasn’t sharing something and Little Roo wasn’t happy in the least.
We try to hit the playground once a week at least. Weather hasn’t been especially nice to us but we finally had a beautiful day. We headed to a nearby park, where Big Roo likes to race his cars down the twisty slide and see who wins.
This has to be the only place with a merry-go-round too. Does your park have one? Little Roo ALWAYS wants to sit on it. But he also enjoys the tunnel and I got some pretty awesomesauce shots of him.
Oh and he climbs too! I have to watch him cause he wants to do things the bigger kids do.
We headed home and met Daddy Roo, who had left work a bit early to go get his iPhone 4s! He previously had a 3s. I have a 4 but AT&T service simply doesn’t work. Every single call I dial out from home fails at least once. And when it does connect, it usually drops a call. I use Skype for business calls and have just been hanging on til the new phones came out. Even AT&T told me they couldn’t fix my issue so they’re letting me out of contract. That’s why I was especially bummed when he got one and I didn’t!
I did get to play with Siri though why we drove to pick up dinner. You ask her stuff and she answers. She’s honestly not impressing me too much yet but she has a sense of humor.
I’ve heard she also answers 42 (you fellow nerds will know what that means).
I haven’t really been able to do any good documentation of our evenings until tonight. Every couple of weeks or so, we eat take-out at our coffee table and watch a movie. Our rug is gross anyway so it hardly matters. Tonight with sushi and Japanese food. Kids loved the noodles and the tofu (yes, I know, they actually eat it).
Bedtime is pretty routine for Little Roo. Change to jammies. Read a book or two (on the floor since I don’t like our rocker). Brush teeth. Put out his nightlight (it’s from OXO if you’re wondering- found it on eBay) then put him to bed. After MONTHS of torturing us as a baby, he’s really easy to put to bed now.
Tonight I pretended to toss him in bed. He gets a big kick out of that (and out of the self-timer).
After finishing the movie (we watched Up by the way), it was Big Roo’s turn. His routine is similar. Read two books, brush teeth, potty, do his reward badges, then one final book. Tonight we just did one book instead tonight since he watched the movie.
One thing he and I do is read books with our legs up the wall. We don’t do it every night (and reading more than one book that way hurts your arms) but we do it weekly. Daddy Roo took this shot.
For Big Roo, I DO actually throw him in bed… just a tad. For this shot, he BEGGED me to get one of him in the air. This was the closest I could get. If you want to see Big Roo’s room in full, I did a photo tour of it last year.
Finally, poor Trajan needs some more lovin so I was sure to get him a good pet tonight. I’d say he enjoyed it.
At this point I’m just tired and ready for the weekend. Just two more days, you troopers! I’ll announce the giveaway winner on Tuesday. If you’re interested in doing my weekly Capture the Everyday meme (you get an assignment each week so it’s 1000 times simpler than this), we’re moving to Tuesdays and the first one will be Tuesday, October 25! The next assignment is in this post.
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