All the Sun For You

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Super Busy Wednesday


We had a busy day – it started at 8:00 AM with a baseline mammogram for me.  Matthew went to the neighbor’s and had a ton of fun with his two buddies, V & W.  He woke up just before needing to go down there and downed his morning milk in the bathroom while I got dressed.

We then road-tripped to Omaha, just Matthew and me, to see my parents and grandpa.  My parents’ birthdays are this week – one yesterday and one tomorrow, so we headed back to take them to lunch.  We had a terrific lunch and Matthew shocked everyone at the restaurant with how much he can eat (it is a great thing, you guys, but man – he eats a lot and it’s hard to keep food in front of him.  I hardly had a moment to eat myself, and it was one of my favorite restaurants in Omaha!).  We saw a mama dear and her two babies in my parents’ yard and they were quite tame, and came right up to the deck for Matthew to visit with them.  It was actually quite unreal.  I left the camera in my pocket because I didn’t want to spoil the moment.  Matthew loved them – just loved them and talked very quietly to them.  So sweet!

Matthew slept for an hour on the way down, and over an hour on the way back.  This worked out quite well!  I listened to Glee  😉

Then we came home and had a veggie/fruit dinner that didn’t go so well.  Matthew tossed his entire plate of carrots on the floor in a fit of rage.  I could care less if he eats the carrots or not (he ate a ton of veggies at lunch), but I wish he wouldn’t throw his plate.  I know it’s because he doesn’t have his words yet, so I was firm with the “no no!” and then took him out of his chair and let him play.  I was not rewarding his fit with “dessert.”  I then loaded him up again 15 minutes later and he enjoyed is dessert of nectarines (as did I!).

Then, Matthew figured out how to climb the ledge by our fireplace.  I turned around and he was standing on it, proud as could be.  HA!  He understands, “sit down,” now so he got down on his bottom and then panicked because he couldn’t figure out how to get off the ledge.  His toes were just an inch or so above the carpet but I think he thought he was up way higher and didn’t want to take the leap of faith.  😉  I just let him figure it out and when he got down, he applauded himself (as did I) and now he applauds every time he gets down from there.  Good stuff!


And then we took some photos together because we have not done that in a really, really long time!


Matthew still smells like salmon from lunch.  Time for a bath!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

7 thoughts on “Super Busy Wednesday

  1. What a day! I love those giggly pictures at the end of your post!

  2. Ha, first of all I love the picture where he’s crying about the big jump down, yet his feet are so close to the floor. Sad, but cute. The trip to Omaha sounds like it went over well, that’s nice you went back to see your parents. I need to remember to take more pictures of Chloe and I too, I don’t do that nearly as often as I should. He sure looks happy in your arms. 🙂

  3. Mammogram! When you say “baseline” do you mean “before the clinic will continue with treatments”? How was it?

    Omg. Am I terrible for laughing at poor Matthew stuck up on the ledge? It’s just so funny! Sorry, Matthew!

    • Our insurance covers and encourages annual mammograms once you’re 35, so that’s why I went. We have lots of breast cancer in the family (both grandmas, 3 maternal aunts) so I figured I should take advantage of the benefit. It was a piece of cake – easy and not at all uncomfortable.

      I think it’s hysterical that he was so worried about that ledge. It’s all about perception, right? He couldn’t touch the floor, so he thought he couldn’t get down. HA!

  4. I love the pics of Matthew trying to figure out the ledge. Good for you for just leaving him to figure it out!! He’s getting so big!

    Glad your busy day was mostly good. And I love the momma-Matthew pics!!

    P.S. What is that carseat?!?! We need to get a big-girl one for Sofia and that looks SO comfortable!

    • Britax Advocate. It’s ridiculously huge. It’s the safest there is (B researched it) but the extra side impact padding on the outside of it is overkill. The Britax Boulevard is the same thing without the extra wings, so just as comfy. SRB has that for HGB so ask her how they like it. Matthew LOVES his seat!

      I am all about self-discovery. I don’t rescue him unless he really needs it. HA!

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