Sep 25, 2012

Weekend Update: A Long (& Needed) Weekend with the Parents



Riding a horse pulling Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach
Leave it to me to get heartburn for the first time during this pregnancy at 3 AM Thursday night, Cameron’s first night away off on his trip to Canada, who coincidently took all the Tums in our house with him! It was luckily quite mild and I was able to get back to sleep once I propped myself up on a stack of pillows and after drinking some water.


And while the heart burn wasn’t fun Thursday night, it’s a good thing I woke up as I quickly learned that I had locked our poor Kelsey Lou in the garage just prior to my going to bed! Poor thing was scared beyond belief and so relieved when I came to rescue her. She purred in my arms the whole way back up the stairs and snuggled with my while I tried to go back to sleep.

The more than usual disturbed sleep made for a rough Friday. Luckily, I have a wonderful and understanding boss who said I could start my weekend early. While it only started an hour early, it was just what I needed. I was able to go home, get comfy and rest while I waited for my parents to arrive.


The Pigs Squealed for Attention and then when they had ours, came over and turned their backs on us!

My parents were able to arrive just in time to go pick up London from day care. That girl gets the biggest smile on her face when she sees her grandparents for the first time after a long time. As soon as she saw them, she stopped climbing up the slide the wrong way and ran to my dad for a big bear hug. Of course, she had no problem with Grandpa carrying her to the car, yet will fight me every step of the way most days.
Friday night we laid low, all of us just relaxing and catching up. Saturday, we headed up to Chico so I could get my hair colored one last time before Sydney arrives. This will be the farthest I will be from home now for a while; probably until Sydney is a month old and I go back to get my hair done again. While I was occupied, my parents took London to the Farmer’s Market. Unfortunately, we forgot the stroller, so they spent most of the time chasing her around. But they did run into some old friends and thankfully, they really didn’t have a shopping list to fulfill.

My hair was done just in time for lunch, and we headed to Tres Hombres. The Tostada salad was delicious as always, but unfortunately, the service was slower than ever. It took 45 minutes just to get our drinks! That’s a little absurd when all we ordered was a beer and a virgin margarita for me. While we were waiting Gene Moffett was able to stop in to say hello and catch up briefly with us before he had to run back to the hospital as he was on call that day.




On the way home, we stopped in at McDonalds and got London her very first Vanilla Ice Cream cone (she has had ice cream a few times, but not in cone fashion). She was determined to eat it all on her own. The look on her face when he Grandpa took the cone away for a moment to catch some drips on one side was priceless! She only accepted a spoon when she had gotten down to the cone and needed to scoop the ice cream out. And she got most of it out!

Sunday my parents’ friends Jim and Kathy came for lunch. It was great to see them and we all had a lovely light lunch of Chinese Chicken Salad from Costco, the Garlic Bread from Costco that has actual cloves of garlic in it, and fresh fruit. I could not get enough of the bread. After lunch, my parents headed to Thunder Valley Casino to spend some more time with Jim and Kathy, and to gamble a little. According to them, the slots there are very tight. London and I got a few of our usual weekend to-do accomplished with the downtime.

Our weekend didn’t end there, either, as I took Monday off from work. I really needed that extra day and it was quite a successful day, too. We started the day off by visiting Fairy Tale Town, a first for all of us. We got there around 10 AM and it was dead. Perfect for us to wander and explore. London found any and all slides possible to go down, 5x each it seemed. And she loved seeing all the animals from the chickens (bock bocks as she calls them), to the Donkey, to the pot belly pigs and bunnies. The pigs were quite squeally that day and could be heard from all over.





Well, almost all animals. There was one slide called “Owl’s House” in the “Pooh’s Corner” section of the park. I had followed London up the windy staircase until she was safely at the top. I figured she would beat my down. When I got down she had still not come down the slide. We could hear her and she was calling for me. I had to go back up the stairs, where I found her stuck against the wall of the house across from a fake Owl, the kind of Owl you see at the top of telephone wires to scare other birds away. And admittedly, as a little kid I could see why she was scared. They aren’t made to be friendly and it definitely didn’t look anything like Owl from Winnie the Pooh! With my help, she made her way over to the top of the slide and headed down, crying wee the whole way.

That’s where all these pictures are from. Sorry for the poor quality and lighting. They were taken with my cell phone as Cameron has the good camera up in Canada with him and I discovered the battery in our old, small camera is dust as I could only take two pictures on it before the just-charged battery died!




Stay tuned for information on how the rest of our Monday went in London’s New Room Update this week as well as Baby Bump Wednesday.

~ Sarah


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