after 4 days of no work or worries- it's back to the real world.
and the real world = work. meh.
however, because dwelling on real life is quasi boring- i'll entertain you with pictures from the fun times that were had this past long weekend.
on friday alex had a play date. she literally had so much fun she couldn't function. she has this obsession with babies & kids. it's like she doesn't realize that she herself is one of them- she stares at them in awe like, "wow, you're a baby! amazing!"
so friday we spent the first part of our day playing with an old co-worker's kids:
i'd like to mention how alex's friend is younger than her- and far larger. my child is some sort of a shrimp. i swear we feed her.
i had no idea my kid could climb stairs like this. we don't have stairs that she has access to- so when she saw these ones she was all about them. and up them in about 30 seconds. i was impressed and she was quite pleased with herself.
saturday turned out to be beautiful- so we loaded up the jeep with ourselves & the dogs & headed up to where the in laws were camping. it was around a 2 hour trip & thanfully alex decided to nap.
she woke up about 20 minutes before we got there so she was ready & willing to GET OUT!
she had a blast in front of the fire (which she kept dancing too) & thought sitting in her little camping chair was the best thing ever:
"talking" on the phone is her new favorite thing to do. and EVERYTHING with buttons = phone. she also texts- it's freaking hilarious. and she holds it up to her ear and says "aaeeeiiooo!" which i assume = "hello" in her language.
thank God for grandma. she makes all things better.
then it was time to swing- OMG!
i'm suprised she let us take her away from it. we so need a swing at home.
then we ate lunch & sat around trying to see if she'd nap- no go.
however she decided that sharing her cookie was the next best thing. putting a soggy cookie in my mouth doesn't phase me- but the husband just couldn't do it. "but it's SOGGY!"
then we took a LONG walk down to the river:
and what do you know...
that did the trick. so we packed up & headed home.
sunday & monday consisted of a few errands & hanging out. we went to lunch on sunday & alex got to play with crayons for the first time. she was pretty stoked- until we took them away because she insisted on trying to eat them. eh.
and lastly- on monday morning i happened to look out the window & noticed this:
i see turkeys all the time- but never close enough for alex to see them. so i brought her to the slider & she wasn't sure what to make of them. she kept pointing & yelling.
the dogs were none to pleased at the intrusion & the cats "stalked" them for like 10 minutes.
so all in all- good times. i realized last night that i never got a picture of alex & myself- even though i DID ask the husband to take one. i think that's the thing that bugs me the most- i'm always the one taking pictures, so pictures of her & i are pretty rare. suck.
and now it's on to party planning mode- we got the invites in the mail & a few RSVP's already- so it's time to plan. and bake. and figure out seating- and etc etc. and this isn't even a big party. how do people do it?!