Jessica came to babysit today which meant that I got to get some work done in the office as well as get out for a little while this afternoon. I spent a luxurious day getting a mani/pedi then went to see the latest Shrek movie. (Which I can say still wasn't as good and 1 or 2, but better than 3 by a long shot!).
I did get a large shipment of beads in today for the upcoming Mellow Yellow Variety Pack. Realizing that I probably should have stayed home and worked on that instead of going out and playing I decided to ask Jessica if she wanted to do some work in the bead store for me tomorrow. Once she said yes I once again felt a big weight off of me and sat down for 20 minutes to make some earrings. Ahhhhh, that time is just the best!
Ed got home at 4:30 and Jessica took off. Ed and I ate a quick dinner and fed the cubs, who by the way are now on stage 2 baby foods and LOVING IT! The past 3 days or so Alex has started making a weird sound when we feed him and he lunges for the spoon of food. We say it's like feeding a baby shark...lol.
Calista was the first one out and her and daddy found a nice piece of grass to chill on.
Alex was a little on the sleepy side so I took him directly to the swing to see how he liked it. Turns out the swing didn't wake him up too much. He just swung back and forth looking at the ground the entire time.
I shot some video of him in the swing then it was time to switch so I could get some video of Calista's first ride in a swing as well.
Calista on the other hand loved her swing ride. Every time she came at me I'd grab her swing and hold her for a second, then let her swing backwards. The result was adorable baby giggles. Alex had enough by now though so him and daddy sat in the swing next to us for a little while, then went to that nice patch of grass he had found earlier.
We only stayed for about 20 minutes, but it was such a nice time. On the way home Alex fell asleep in the stroller, so once we got home Ed took him directly to bed for a quick cat nap.
They got into their jammies and both babies practiced some crawling for a while. I think Alex is going to be out of here sooner than later, where as Calista is really great at standing on her own and loves to do that.
Calista began to get fussy so Ed laid her down in her crib for a bit and then we both played with Alex for a while, giving him hugs, neck sugars and playing cow attach with the toy moo cow.
We gave them their final bottle at 8:30 at which time Alex fell right to sleep on me. He was so snugly, I really didn't want to put him in his crib tonight. Calista was awake, but she seems to be easier than Alex to get to sleep when it's bed time. You can lay her in her crib and she'll talk for a little while, but then she goes to sleep within 15 minutes I'd say.
With both babies asleep it was time to tackle that mountain of laundry that needed folding, (another thing I probably should have done today instead of playing). Knowing that Ed would want to go to bed at 9 pm sharp, I asked him to help fold clothes for the next 10 minutes until he went to bed. We both started working on the laundry basket when he decided to move all the clothing over to one side so he could sit down. When I asked him what he was doing he told me why stand up when I can do it sitting down. We were almost to the bottom of the laundry basket and I told him that there was still another load in the dryer and could he please go get that out, which he did. About 7 minutes had gone by since we started our laundry adventure when Ed says, "Isn't it time we take a break?". What could I do but stare at him in disbelief and say, "I am always amazed that you have held a job for as long as you have". He was kidding of course and so was I. I just thought it was a funny story I would share.
Ok, now for the best and worst.
The worst part of motherhood for today is trying to get medication for your baby that you know they need and running into brick walls left and right. Makes me just want to scream, "He's a baby and he won't feel good unless he has this! Why are you not making this a high priority that he get his medicine!!!".
The best part of motherhood for today... well I have two actually, one for each baby. The first was our trip to the park and listening to Calista giggle on the swing. There is nothing more healing than a babies giggle in my book. The second is a warm snugly Alex asleep on my shoulder. I didn't even mind the snoring in my ear, (which I'm just sure he gets from his daddy...lol).