Days like these

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This post is probably going to be uninteresting to all of you, I am mostly writing it for myself.  I want to make sure I never forget magical weekends like these.  Weekends full of so much good stuff.  We didn’t do anything particular but SJ was happy and I was happy and I felt like I CAN DO THIS all weekend.  I can kick ass as a mom, and there is no better feeling than that.

Friday night we had a great dinner at a restaurant with no fits.  Just my well behaved child eating chicken dumplings at PF Changs and coloring nicely on the black and white panda the hostess kindly left for us.  We went home, let SJ stay up just a little too late but that is okay.  I didn’t work out but I think my body needed a rest.

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Saturday morning I woke up at 7 am, SJ woke up at 8.  I laid in bed watching TV until he woke up.  He woke up happy has the sun shined on his face, such a big smile in his crib.  He handed me Gigi (his blanket) and I carried him out.  We watched cartoons as he drank milk in bed.  My husband had to work, so SJ and I cooked breakfast (eggs and turkey bacon) as we played outside in the warm sun.   Around 10:45 we decided to run to the park (well I ran, SJ sat in the stroller I pushed).  The park is SJ’s love language.  He is so happy there.  We came home at lunch and SJ took a nap.  I did at T25 video.  Once SJ woke up we had to do our weekend errands: Costco and Trader Joe’s.  There was a fit thrown at Costco for Oreos but other than that we carried on.  It was so warm outside, I decided to treat SJ to his first overpriced ice cream at Cold Stones.  We stood together in a long line in a hot and humid shop waiting patiently for our turn.  We ordered a sweet cream with oreos and sprinkles.  SJ LOVED it, but would you expect anything less?   Steve was at his brother’s bachelor party in San Francisco at this point so we came home to the dogs.  We played with the neighbors for a half hour  before dinner.  I made pesto spinach tortellini’s for SJ and maple glazed brussel sprouts with chicken sausage for me.  We played together until bedtime, I put SJ down and climbed into bed shortly after myself.

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Sunday morning we woke up and decided to make homemade blueberry muffins from scratch.  I love cooking with SJ.  You helped with everything- the pouring, the measuring, we watched as the kitchenaid mixed it all together.  Shortly after they finished baking, Steve came home.  He was understandably beat so SJ and I decided to play outside to give him a break.  I set up his water table and we had a blast.  As I went in to start getting lunch ready, I came back and SJ had taken off his diaper and jumped in the water table for a swim.  It was hysterical, I love that kid so much.   I dried SJ off, we lunched it up, and then it was off for nap time.  I took this opportunity to go for a long run by myself and it was AMAZING.  It was one of those really good runs where my I felt like nothing could stop me or take me down.  After nap time, we played and ate corned beef and cabbage for dinner in honor of our heritage and St. Patrick’s Day.

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You see, there was nothing major that happened.  We didn’t go to Disneyland or to the beach or on an extravaganza.  We spent quality time at home just me and you kid and it was so special to me.  I never want to forget days like these.  You are the most amazing person I have ever met and if it is even possible I love you more and more each day.

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