Tuesday August 14th:
Wow, i guess a few busy days in a row really does make it tough for a baby to adjust. Davey has had a difficult morning (it’s 11 a.m. and I’m just getting ready to take a shower – after finishing with this post). Hopefully a few days at home/around the house will help him mellow out again, though I must say he was very good through all the activities. We’re having a few struggles with the Baby Wise method, but we are persevering. Sunday night/Monday morning was difficult. last night/this morning were also, but not quite as much. Hopefully each day will be a little less challenging and Davey will settle into the routine (sleep then eat/diaper change then awake time then sleep again) pretty easily.
First of all, the scrapbooking garage sale on Saturday went pretty well. I don’t know my final tally yet (hopefully by the end of the week?) but I think I did pretty well. I sold quite a bit of stuff, but I’m not sure if it was a couple hundred dollars worth of goodies or just about a hundred… only time and the final tally will tell. I did, of course, shop the "junk" that other people were selling. I spent about $20 for the day and came home with these goodies:
That little album (2nd photo) was a STEAL at only $1 and it turns out it was made by Elizabeth… the OWNER of Treasury (aka: my boss)! I’m excited to put some little wallet photos of Davey in there… it’s a ready made album just for us!
Here’s a funny story about me at the garage sale. I had to pump while I was there, since it was a 6-hour event (including the sale, set-up and getting there and back home). THANKFULLY i had remembered to grab an extension cord. the sale was at a local church (one of those giant "shopping mall" seeker churches), so I went into the bathroom with my bag and cord and pump and ran the extension cord across the bathroom floor, and into a stall. Once there, I realized there are no lids to the toilets and i didn’t want to stand for 10 minutes… yeah… just picture it. walking into a bathroom to see an extension cord running across the floor and to hear this mini motor running. ahhh, the joys of motherhood!
While I was at the garage sale, Davey stayed home with Daddy. I think they had a pretty good day. Dave is AWESOME with his son. I love to see them together. And when I can’t get Davey to "chill," Davey sure can!
Then on Sunday, we rushed out of church and I headed to a bridal shower for the beautiful and talented Miss Carly (asst. mgr at Treasury). It was pink and princessy and all things girly. Unfortunately, in the ONE photo I took of Carly, her eyes are closed. Oh well. Love you, lady! The shower was a blast and Davey and I finally got to meet Konnor (Kim & Will’s baby who arrived 6 weeks early and is only 6 days younger than Davey). Konnor is doing awesome (and his mama looks great, too – no photos of her here, sorry). Miss Carly did take a photo of Kim & Konnor with me & Davey, so hopefully I’ll be able to share that with you soon!
At the shower, Konnor was wearing the CUTEST little front-zip hoodie in sweatshirt grey… and it was PREEMIE sized?! I LOVED it… found out where it was from and while in Bellingham yesterday, I HAD to purchase one (or two) for Davey… I couldn’t choose between the tan and the navy, so I got both. They also had Newborn size and I think 0-3 months… I have a feeling that I’ll be returning to the store to get more of these in bigger sizes b/c they’re SO DARN CUTE and I want Davey to wear one every day!!! (Oh yeah – the dollar bill is in the photo just to show you how SMALL these things are)!
And then last night was our FIRST DATE. We’ve gone on a few short walks without Davey (when Nana was here to watch him), but last night was our first "official" date…. two days shy of Davey’s one month birthday. It was a partial double date – we went to the demolition derby at the NW WA Fair (I’ve gone EVERY YEAR since I moved here in 1999 and I wanted to keep that tradition alive). We met up with Tim & Carrilee in the stands and pretty much only saw them at the derby.
A new event this year: two people on a four-wheeler driving around a small track. The back person has a plastic baseball/wiffleball bat and they try to "beat" a balloon off the back of the other four-wheelers. Pretty hilarious. From what we hear, the afternoon event was better, though, b/c the balloons were actually tied to the helmets of the person on the back of the 4-wheeler… now THAT would have been a sight to see!
And here’s the pick-up truck derby (I LOVE THIS PART) and the demolition derby (with cars).
I did take a video (on my camera) but I don’t yet know how to upload to you tube…. will learn that eventually!
After the derby, I got my moowich (two giant chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream in-between) and we headed back to grandpa & grandma’s house to pick up our little boy (we were told we came back too quickly)!
And NOW I get to take a shower… i smell a bit like sour milk!