Friday, February 12, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday, #50

1. Thank you so much for all the get-well wishes over the past couple of days! I did feel better the day after my awful sickness set in, but not good enough to stop complaining. I hope it's out of my system today, but as luck would have it, today is the day I should be sick. Justin has the day off, so he could be the lone parent while I slept off the cold or whatever it was that had me in the throes of agony (hey, it was a nasty cold, OK?!). Oh well. Maybe some FUN is in order, instead.

2. Speaking of fun, what are your Valentine's Day plans? I have a hankering for a movie -- rental or theater, it doesn't matter. Any suggestions?

3. One morning this week, Lauren woke up crying, just at tad bit too early. I wasn't happy about it, but as it was within the realm of normalcy (7, instead of her usual 7:30-ish), I didn't try to tuck her back in like I usually do in the early mornings. I stumbled into her room, croaking out a Good Morning, Sunshine! in my still sleepy voice. At her bedside, I reached in to untangle her from her blankies as she whined for her lambie. Then -- miracle of miracles -- Lauren asked to be covered back up. I almost didn't understand her, but as soon as I did, I lifted the blanket back over her with complete nonchalance so as not to startle her into a retraction of her wishes. I tiptoed out as she rolled over and re-snuggled with her sleeping paraphernalia. She slept for another half hour.

I was dumbfounded. A 22-month old who asks for more sleep? Yes, please.

4. I came home from a meeting one night last week after the girls had been bathed and put to bed by their daddy. I was missing them. I missed smelling their lavender-lotioned skin and their freshly shampooed hair, missed snuggling with them for stories. I walked into the bathroom and there, on the bathmat (aka: thickly folded towel) was a perfect set of Mia's footprints. It was just the sight to make me feel like I hadn't missed anything after all.

I know this is a bad picture, but I loved it anyway.

5. We've had the best kind of snow several times this week: beautifully falling down in big, fluffy, silent flakes -- and then not sticking at all. I feel almost blasphemous writing that last part down. The 'not sticking' part. I used to be SO excited to see the snow build up (and I still am deep down), but I'm getting surprisingly sick of it this winter. We've had more snow than I remember us getting in years past, and it's not quite as fun as it used to be when I could curl up and go back to sleep at the declaration of a snow day. Now, I have to go about my regular business -- the business of motherhood.

Which never seems to stop for snow days.

6. We made these cute heart pillows yesterday for our Valentine's Day craft:

I'll have more details up later if you want to check in again -- hopefully by tomorrow at the latest. Try to contain your excitement until then!

7. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  1. Lauren asked to go back to bed? Whatever you're feeding her, I'm picking up some today!

    I love the photo of Mia's footprints on the towel! Our bathtime routine with the kids is one of my favorite times with them too, and I always feel jilted if I miss it.

    Glad you're feeling better! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Children that sleep in until 7:30? Yes, please!! Please, please share your secret!

    I am very much excited to watch Love Happens this weekend. I'm in love with Netflix. There is something magical about opening your mailbox to a new DVD arrival.

    Hope you continue to feel better! And thanks for the inspiration on the heart pillows. I now have an idea for our art project today:)

  3. I wish I had some of Lauren's attitude about sleep today, when my one year old decided to get up at 7. Luckily, she kindly came back to bed from 8:30 to 10, but that hour and a half was not good. I like to get up between 8 and 9, and there is something about an energetic toddler that makes me feel even more sluggish in the morning.

    The footprints pic is adorable.

  4. Soooo glad that you're feeling better!!

    I really want to see the Valentine's Day movie that has practically every famous actor EVER in it.

    I love all the crafts that you do with your girls... you are such a good mama!

  5. Just love it, glad you feel better, jealous your husband has the day off, and can't believe your toddler...wanna trade ha ha! I love the footprints on the bathmat...we have the same bathmat-just a different towel hee hee.
    Today when I looked out the window and saw fluffy flakes coming down instead of being in awe all I could think was "Are you Kidding ME?!!!"
    Love the craft, I should be more crafty with Savannah.....
    Happy Love Day to you too!

  6. I almost stopped reading when I came across the whole "snow that doesn't stick" part. Seriously... is that even fair? Our snow has been around for over 2 months now and has only piled higher and higher with each snowfall, which is like twice a week!

    But then I saw the sweet picture of Mia with that cute heart and forgave you. I just might have to dig around for some felt and batting this morning and give that a try! The girls would love it!

  7. The felt hearts are a good idea, and your daughter looks so proud of hers. We've made some before, but I bet the kids would love to do that again. We aren't big Valentine's Day celebrators around here, so Valentine's Day crafts tend to slip right past me.

  8. How do you get snow that DOESN'T stick? Eek, I wanna come live with you. And you're right -- no snow days for stay at home mommies :)

  9. I have only ever known of one two-year-old who wanted to go to bed/back to sleep. Quite impressive!


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