Oh time, how you go too fast. Life is wonderful and so busy with work and play! Now with my little free time during naps I am usually working instead of taking time to post life updates but that’s ok. Luckily working 10 hour weeks has been going really well and I feel free to enjoy my day as it comes but still find time to put in my hours too.
Today for example was beautiful out so work had nothing pressing going on - go figure, no one really relies on a 2 hour/day staff member - so I walked. I was outside walking the Sammamish River Trail with some friends starting at 11:15am and finally walking back in the door at 6pm 10 miles later! I was able to get a little work done this morning and the rest I finished up tonight but during daylight I got to enjoy the cloudless sky and warm weather!
Anyway, this post isn’t about today - which also happens to be my dad’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY). It’s about the last week and the weekend.
After a wonderful Mother’s Day, the week started off wonderfully. I babysat the twins on Monday and that evening Viv and I went to the YMCA to workout and meet Tyler for a swim. We hadn’t been to the pool since before our trip to Michigan. It was long overdue and very much missed.
It was nice having Tyler meet us there and we are going to try and make that our weekly thing during Ty’s lunch one day although it wasn’t the same without Kate and Vaughn.
The rest of the week went by rather quickly - per usual - and we had a few friends over for a BBQ (turned indoors) mid-week and I facilitated the Parent Support group for the first time since having Viv. It was emotional. It took every ounce of my being to hold back from shouting joyously at them all that it can be good and good things can happen. But of course, I didn’t because that’s not the point in their lives where that is helpful and they wouldn’t believe me. I wouldn’t have believed me when I was in their place a little over a year ago either. There were lots of tears and when I got home I think Vivian knew. Somehow my wonderful little daughter knew mommy needed some love and she woke up not two minutes of me walking in the door and she didn’t put herself back to sleep but needed comfort too.
So Ty brought her up to me to snuggle. We stared at each other and smiled and kissed. I gave her no less than a million kisses to make sure she was real and she was alive and well and here to stay. After some love and a bottle, she very easily went back to bed. She knew.
Friday we had a lovely and relaxing dinner with friends where Vivian did not want to go to sleep so since she was awake during dinner she got to try cooked asparagus for the first time ever. It was the first time we really let her have a piece of food to try and eat rather than just letting her lick and taste something like we’ve done with an apple slice or a carrot. She ended up holding it in her fist and trying to nosh on it for a while. I think she rather enjoyed it and did a great job handling her food even though all she really did was get flavor rather than swallow any substance - I’m probably not ready for her to go to solids quite yet.
On Saturday I went to my niece, Marlee’s, first dance recital. It brought back a lot of my childhood memories. No I was not a dancer though, I just went to a lot of recitals to support my friends. Marlee was in two dances and she was fabulous - the little ones are always the best. After she was done we went backstage and I surprised her with flowers. I’m such a proud auntie.
After the recital, Katie and I picked up Sharmina and Jess and headed to a hotel downtown to start prepping with Angela and some other mamas for my second annual Mom Prom. This year was pretty intense. It was a blast though because I had lots of friends who were there and we had so much fun dancing and just letting loose!
On Sunday, it was Glory’s 13th birthday but unfortunately she was put on the backburner as the day was all about pampering. A bunch of my Eastside Mamas got together and had a pampering party with a professional hairstylist, massage therapist and esthetician. We all took turns getting services while the others watched the babes. I enjoyed a relaxing facial to finish off a wonderful weekend.