What a great weekend we had! I say that large in part because Olivia is doing so much better with sleeping at night. I'm so grateful for the corner she's hopefully turned.
Our weekend fun started Friday night. Theo worked a half day then came home and took Carter swimming for two hours at the Y! I enjoyed my alone time with Olivia. It's rare we get these moments together where I'm not preoccupied with doing other things. We sat on the couch and just played. I'm so thankful Carter got some daddy time. I'm hoping there will be a lot more of that in the future. Theo and I have designated Friday's as our movie night so we watched Iron Man 2. Okay, honestly, he watched it and I fell asleep about 30 minutes into it. I just can't stay up that late to watch a movie.....except the last Twilight movie but that's because of the eye candy :)
Saturday was a nice day so we headed out. We made a stop at Best Buy and then went to the mall. They have this awesome glow in the dark mini golf place. Carter has been asking now for a couple of weeks to go so we decided this was the time to try it. Theo and Carter played while Livie and I followed along. Carter even got a hole in one on with a little help from daddy. It's unlimited golfing while you're there so we stayed for quite a while. Olivia did remarkably well too. Then we went and walked around for a while. Our kids (minus the one five minute meltdown Carter had b/c we didn't buy him a movie) did so well for the four hours we were at the mall! We hardly had to carry Olivia at all. She's at the stage where she doesn't like being in the stroller for long. I remember this all to well from when Carter was this age. It's especially challenging this time because I physically can't hold her for more than a couple of minutes. But she did so well Saturday. We let her out at our last stop at Penney's and she and Carter chased each other around the store.....crawling of course! Oh well!
Sunday I took Olivia to church with me and Theo took Carter to mass. It's usually the other way around but Theo said Carter did really well during mass. Next time he might try and take him to the children's church. I really enjoyed the praise and worship time at church this morning. I don't know when I'll be back. I'm getting so big and it's getting pretty hard to walk around my huge church while pushing Olivia in the stroller. I'm going to try and go one more week but after that, it'll probably be a few weeks after baby P arrives before I can get back. I will desperately miss it though. I'm pretty bummed too because our church is having a love and respect conference but it's 10 days after the baby is due. If you are not familiar with the book, Love and Respect, I highly recommend it. I'm sure I've mentioned before but so far, it's the best book about marriage I've ever read. I really REALLY want to go to the conference but I don't think I'll be ready to sit through several hours of a conference with a few days old baby :)
Sunday night I finally managed to cook again (my poor husband hasn't had a decent meal in a while and I've been living on college food- ya know, pizza rolls, corndogs, McDonald's double cheeseburgers!) We watched some football. Then we had more family time and played candy land with Carter. This was my idea of a perfect weekend. I hope we can have more many more weekends like this. I hope you all had a great weekend too!