Monday, December 9, 2013


Yesterday, after battling with housework being undone by tiny people all weekend, I told Jonathan I was taking a day off to clean and do laundry before leaving for Christmas break. About 30 minutes after the words came out of my mouth, Harper was sluggish and clingier than usual...and had a 101.6 temp. So I quickly got on the phone to find a sub. I had it all planned out...while Harper napped, I would tackle some laundry. Then I would sit down and rest after finishing up the kitchen and picking up around the house...bc those 2-3 hour naps are the best--especially in this cold, dreary weather. So, 11:00 rolled around and I took Harper in to nap. And then my perfect plan fell right into my dreams, that is. Harper fell asleep nursing and then woke up ready to play. And play. And play. Then she decided while she was up, she needed lunch. So she ate lunch and played. I tried the nap thing again. No luck. So around 2:15, when I found out Jonathan couldn't pick Hallie up from school bc he had a 3:00 meeting, I gave up and got our tired, non-bathed selves ready to go pick up Hallie. All my hopes and dreams of a clean house crushed. I'm being was fun to spend the day with Harper and her big personality. And now we are listening to Christmas music in the car rider line, waiting to pick up Hallie. 

A few things Harper did today...
*played and played with the Fisher Price nativity set. Then she took one of the wise men around saying "bay-beeeee". New complete word. Check. :o)
*Little Miss also figured out how to completely walk backwards. She has been stepping backwards to sit down on something, but today she used the hallway to show off her skills. And she thinks it is the cat's hilarious meow. 
*She showed me she had a preference in what she put on her feet. I had chosen her usual shoes. While getting socks, she saw some other super cute pink shoes (that were Hallie's). After fighting me to put on my choice of shoe (not bc I favor it, but bc it's the usual), she marched over to her drawer, opened it, and pulled out super cute pink shoes. She took off the ones I had fought to get on and started trying to put on these new ones. Little Miss Smarty Pants. 

Even though my day didn't go quiet as planned and I wasn't productive in the sense of having a clean house at the end of the day, I wouldn't trade the day with her for anything. She's my little love and I enjoy so much getting to watch her grow! Here's to hoping she can be fever free tomorrow (she wasn't today, so Daddy is on duty tomorrow...and I'm betting she'll take a great nap!). 

Here are a couple of pictures of my little feverish girl. She doesn't look like she feels too icky. Nothing like last night! Check out that hipster scarf she's sporting. While trying to get her to sleep today, I was researching making I whipped this one up for her. Just call me super mommy. Or call me "girl who can use a pair of scissors to cut off the bottom of an old shirt she no longer wears". Yeah. I'm that cool. :o)

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