Here are the only two cute pictures I took this week. This is the first time in months that Anna has asked me to do her hair, so I captured the moment. Plus, this hairdo lasted longer than any of her others have – at least four hours – before she got annoyed with it and pulled it out. I can always hope that Mariah will like having pretty hair, but since she won’t even keep a hat on for more than five seconds, I may just be kidding myself.
We’ve all been a little under-the-weather this week, although I have been the worst. My cold got out of control, and the couple of you I talked to this week can testify that my voice was pretty much gone from Sunday through Wednesday. I finally started feeling better on Thursday, but Anna woke up that day with a runny nose, so I knew it was only the beginning. She’s all stuffed up now and a little emotionally unstable (even more than normal two-year-old stuff). We decided not to send her to nursery today just so she didn’t get any worse or get anyone else sick. Then last night, Mariah started getting crabby and walking with a wobble, so we figured she might be getting sick, too.
This morning, her nose turned into a faucet, her eyes got all watery, she can barely walk without toppling over, and she let me hold her in my lap and rock her for fifteen minutes. She hasn’t wanted me to hold her like that since she was about three months old. We decided to keep her home from church because she was so miserable, and it turned out to be a good thing. I got her ready for her morning nap, gave her a bottle, and held for a few minutes, and just as I went to lay her down, I heard the pre-throw-up burp-of-doom. Sure enough, up came everything she’s eaten this morning. Let’s all be thankful for my washable slippers. She has a fever now on top of everything else, and of course, my Mommy Worry Mode has kicked in, but we’ll just hope it’ll all blow over by tomorrow. Cross your fingers for us.
The other main part of my week has been working on Anna’s Halloween costume. This is a picture of my progress, and I’d say the results are impressive considering my lack of recent experience. I haven’t really used a sewing machine since I was fifteen or sixteen, and although we bought my current machine in February, I had to put it away almost immediately because we were staging our house for selling (no one would be impressed with a sewing table in the master bedroom instead of a nightstand). Then we had all the unpacking and some nighttime adjustments, so I’m finally in a place now where I have some time and interest again. And by the way, for all you ladies at my mom’s work who reportedly laughed at me for making my first project a satin and chiffon princess dress, I thumb my nose at you. With all the love in the world, of course. :) I wouldn’t say it has been easy, and I wouldn’t want anyone to examine it too minutely, but I figure I may as well start with the hardest first. After this, ANYTHING will be easier. And besides, it’s only a Halloween costume. *wink*
Adam’s main news from the week is that he’ll be biking to and from work even more often now. This week was the first of a change in the bus route, which he has known about for weeks, but the ridiculousness of it didn’t become fully apparent until the first day of the actual change. One of the main reasons we moved to this area was that there was a bus running straight to work in only 30 or 35 minutes. Now, because of the change, the trip takes almost an hour. That’s worse than where we lived before. So, since he can still bike in less than 45 minutes, that will probably become his best way home. Usually he doesn’t mind, but very few people love to bike in a downpour. All I can say is that he’s a good man.