it started with the sun pouring in.
actually, since archer wakes up every 1-2 hours, there's hardly an end or beginning to these days of mine.
but when the sun comes up, i declare it the next day :)
we had a slow morning.
archer took a nap longer than 20 minutes (miracle!).
so i took a shower.
and then he wasn't crying by the time i got out (miracle!)
so i had time to blow dry my hair. totally have no clue the last time this happened.
little arch has been sick for a while, bad cold and ear infection, but today he was on fire!
like a good fire!
oh i love him.
and i guess i love antibiotics? cuz dang they worked quick!
finally, about noon, we were all ready and dressed and groomed.
so we decided to go visit daddy.
i dread car rides with these too. archer HATES the carseat.
my anxiety about took over somewhere between K-7 and K-10, when both kids were screaming.
but i pushed through and we made it without any major momma breakdowns.
upon arrival, romes had a potty accident right on the lobby of the office, but a quick clean up and pants change plus some nice subway sandwiches made for a mighty fine visit to daddy :) oh, and roman gets gobs of candy from the secretary, so that always helps too.
but the nap thing..... instead he passed out on the couch at about 5:15, so when mr leif got home a bit after 6 we woke him up to go see the machines (behind our house....ahhh road construction)
we never did have dinner tonight... i think romes had some yogurt while meandering through the house for dinner, i had gobs of chocolate covered almonds and a bowl of coffee ice cream, and mr leif warmed up some left over lasagna. archer of course had milk.
mr leif had lots of work to do, so he was off in the dining room on the computer after he gave our little snickers chunky a bath (that's archer).
i got archer to bed around 8:30. (note....archer has since woken up multiple times, ugh, and i've feed him once)
and then, it was just a romes show, he loved it.
he watched john deere for a bit, he could watch that movie forever. the dvd has begun to wear down. i know more about those dang machines then i could have ever imagined, purely from second hand listening.
and not long after it began, he got his machines out, and soon the living room rug was covered with back hoes, tractors, dump trucks, trash trucks, and a big red toy van.
he was driving people to get pizza, instructing that they all "sit down if you want pizza!"
and he was crashing his dump truck into archer's baby mat over and over, giggling hysterically.
he was naked, too, of course, because we're potty training over here.
it ended with romes finally going up to bed at 10:20.
he was happy. goofy. and a wild mess.
it was a good night.
and i just want to remember these years, these days, these moments.
i love being a momma. i love being a wife.
these days are challenging. the nights are so long. but they are so so good.