Monday, January 5, 2015

First Weekend Wrap Up - 2015!

Seems so weird to include New Year's Eve on this weekend wrap up, but that's just about where we left off! I gotta say, this year hasn't been too bad so far. We're only five days in, but not too bad.

We spent New Year's at my parent's house with the kids. My mom makes up a big mostaccioli dinner with salad and bread and all of that yummy stuff, and well, you don't have to twist my arm to get me to come over for that. They had me at PASTA. :)

The kids pretty much kept themselves entertained for the evening. They had party blowers and giant balloons, and they were set. We didn't make it to midnight, nor did we expect to. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure that Eric and I have ever made it to midnight since we've been married, haha.

What I had really been looking forward to was the next day. This year for Christmas my parents gave us one of the best gifts ever - a gift card and a free night out for a real date while they kept the kids for a sleepover. I can't even tell you how excited I was. I seriously spent most of Christmas break counting down the days to when we could use that offer as soon as possible! So on New Year's Day we sent the kids to grandma and grandpa's while I tried glamming up to the best of my ability in my pregnant state (not very successfully, haha) and we set out for a night on the town!

This was Eric ready for our HOT date. :D

I bet you can guess how this story is going to play out.

Our evening started out very nicely. Even though we were told it would be an hour wait for dinner, in only about 20 minutes we were cozying up at a table and enjoying some conversation. Unfortunately we are no longer very creative in the date department so we still hadn't figured out what we wanted to do after we ate, haha. What is this life without kids? To be honest, most of any of the ideas we came up with sounded like a lot of work...a lot of exhausting work. We could go anywhere and do anything and stay out as late as we wanted, and all we really wanted to do was go home and watch a movie. :) After a quick trip to Target (woot) we did just that.

It's okay to be boring when that's what you want to be, right? We're cool with that.

ANYWAY. Eric and I both got the worst night's sleep ever. Admittedly, mine was not because I missed the kids. It was because I'm pregnant and I couldn't get comfortable for the life of me. But poor Eric does not like to be away from his babies. He worries that they are upset or that they want to come home, and that guy just can't relax until all of his children are all nicely collected back under his own roof. Cracks me's pretty cute. We were happy to have a nice breakfast together the next morning and then pick up the kids for a marathon two days of running errands with the whole crew in tow the rest of the weekend. We paid for that one night out, let me tell you, haha. It actually wasn't that bad. Yes, it's sort of like herding cats in a public place, but they're getting a little better at going with the flow.

On Sunday we had fun at cousin Austin's firehouse birthday party. Austin recently turned the big number "5," and to celebrate he had a unique party at a real firehouse.

There was cake and presents and a pinata and all of the usual party fare, but then there was the really cool part...

...rides on the firetrucks. It was freezing cold outside, but luckily the kids got to ride IN the firetruck and not actually ON it, haha.

We all had a really great time, and it was a super fun way to end a long weekend! We've had Eric home with us quite a bit this holiday season, and it feels strange to be sending him back to work today. The kiddos are back to school tomorrow, and then I guess it's back to life as usual. I was ready for the Christmas stuff to be over, but I don't think I'm ready for the vacation part to be over just yet. ;) Especially since the weather decided to turn from pleasant to ARCTIC TUNDRA. Boo.

It's also time for another baby doctor appointment with ultrasound this afternoon. I actually missed my last regular appointment because of lovely pink eye, so it's been a whole month since we've checked up on Charlotte. Can't wait to see her face again! I am 32 weeks now, and I really can't believe she will be here in less than two months. (Due date is March 1st!) Fastest pregnancy for me - by far. In some ways I am ready for her to come, and in others I am so not. I pray...hard...that she is a good sleeper. Haha. I just don't know that I could feasibly juggle this life on no sleep, like the way I've been doing for the past few days...but...more on that craziness tomorrow!


Later gaters!


Heather said...

I don't know how you parent 3 on no sleep. I'm struggling with 1 on no sleep! Let me know if I can do anything for you to help you prepare!

Cassie said...

i am sure for you it's not that way but i feel like this is the fastest pregnancy ever!! 32 weeks already. so awesome!!

our christmas break was the same way. busy, but relaxing. ready for christmas to be over but not for vacation to be over. but then it's like well, back to our regularly scheduled program. lol.

Someonesmomma said...

Wow, 32 weeks already! I don't think there will be any more kids in my future but my second pregnancy went by in an eye blink! I can't imagine a fourth!!!


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