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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11 comments:

  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!

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  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:)

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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  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 :)

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  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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Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?