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Tuesday, February 26, 2013













Rainy days suck. Period. I seriously get super anxious when I see those raindrops on my weather app and think ....... oh f. This is gonna be a mega-long boring day.

The day didn't start off that bad. I went to wake Evelyn up this morning and the first thing out of her mouth was "Ner-Ner hug." She kept asking for him all throughout breakfast until finally I said yes, it was time to wake him up. Those happy little feet were skipping all the way to his crib where she screamed "NER NER!!!" at the top of her lungs, which brought him to massive tears due to the alarming wake up call. And so our chaotic day began.

We went for a run before the showers started. Hallelujah for finding the world's greatest steal on Craigslist last week and now we are the proud owners of a double jogger! After a lovely playdate with friends, I had the rest of the afternoon mapped out. Plan was as follows: 12 - jog home 12:30 - cook mac & cheese for Ev and soup for me 1- put Warner down for a nap. Play monster and pillow fight with Ev to wear her out 1:30 - Ev down for nap 1:30 - 4 ME TIME! So yeah, that would have been nice if my plan worked out just how it went in my head but  come on, that would have been too easy. For starters, I am not a fan of lunch time with a toddler. I usually don't want to invest the time to make one meal for me and one for Ev so I usually end up eating whatever Ev is having because that it just easiest. and usually more delicious than my turkey sandwich. Like today I made her mac&cheese because it is a guaranteed no-battle-to-eat meal. And I ended up scooping myself a bowl and but the soup back in the cupboard. Fail #2 - My efforts to wear her out were not strong enough because 90 min later and the girl was still freaking talking to herself in her crib. Ohhh the agony!!

So at 3pm I said screw it - we're making cookies! Because that is naturally the only thing to do when it's rainy and you have a sleepless gal on your hands. Then we passed the time by changing sheets and jumping off the bed onto the comforter. And Warner was in a super duper tickly mood and cheered this cloudy day right up with that laugh of his. And that was good redemption.

Today was boring. And long. And frustrating at times. Like when Ev decided she was a WWF fighter and kept jumping and headbutting Warner all day. That boy is such a good sport. And Evelyn is such a lover but she is an intense, aggressive lover.  But today was a blessing, this I know. Every day really is a blessing to have these two kids in my life. I loved Jared's sweet text this morning. "Thank you for taking such good care of our children. I've never seen anyone love something or someone as much as you love them!" Best compliment ever.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that text from Jared just melted my heart! So, so sweet.

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  2. Oh ouch! I feel your pain. Today was hard for me too. I love your positive outlook. Usually I'm happy to start anew each day, although there are some mornings when I think "I can't believe that I'm doing this again." Documenting the good with the bad counteracts the groundhog day effect, I think. Keep up the good work!

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  3. mmm is it bad that maybe sometimes I eat mac n cheese for my grown up lunch? ;) I'm glad Warner was in a giggly mood for you. Baby laughs can make anything better!

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  4. you should move back to sunny southern ca! although we may be moving back east soon(ish) so i'm sure i'll have to learn how to deal with rainy days with babies soon :(

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  5. Thats really just a sweet post!

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  6. This is the cutest post ever!

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  7. How cute are they?! And I remember when I worked as a teacher in preschools that rainy days were the worst, but it always encourages you to think outside the box. Glad you guys ended up having a great day. :)

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  8. My rainy day misery usually comes from students with lots of pent-up energy because they weren't able to run around outside. Sounds like you made lemons from lemonade...er, or cookies from cookie dough! And you have a very thoughtful husband. :-)

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  9. I LOVE your blog! I've been following for a while now, and I seriously look forward to each and every post. Partly because I love the photos and films, but I love how you write and how your portray motherhood so honestly. Your children are so lucky!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  10. yay rainy days are either beautiful and extremely enjoyable....or the WORST. sorry it was not the better of the two.
    on the plus side your pictures are darling!

    xo
    ash

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