I had a good bit of catch up at work since I had been out the week before, it was Dr. Seuss week at preschool (which means parents have to remember a new theme everyday), both girls had a dentist appointment, and Lucy got a stomach virus Thursday night. Boom! Single parenting.
But Adam ended up having a great first week. He's situated in his apartment ("department" as Caroline calls it) and in his office at the statehouse. And he's already done some interviews for stories.
And the girls and I enjoyed some intentional togetherness when we weren't out and about. From Monday to Thursday, the TV didn't even come on once - nice!
Most everyday, I sent Adam a picture of what the girls were wearing. They were excited for him to see the outfit they had chosen. I sent him one of me too on Sunday. We can count it as the 20 week Baby Bump picture since I was 20 weeks that day.
Lucy is struggling a little more with Adam being away. She's more clingy and emotional. She has taken Minnie Mouse blanket with her in the car several times this week.
We have enjoyed the warmer weather (except the middle of the week when it rained and was freezing). We have had picnic lunches in the backyard twice this week.
The girls have been super helpful. They are both holding grocery bags in this pic. They often talk about how we are all helping each other since Daddy is away.
We have also had 2 movie nights - Epic on Sunday night and Mulan on Friday night. We may watch Pocahontas tonight. Normally, we would not have this multiple movies in one week, but 1) there was a stomach bug, 2) this is girl time!
The girls have made sure I feel super loved. They have showered me with pictures from school and church and stickers from their bananas and oranges =)
We got to open up a package for Daddy and try on his hat before him.
We did 2 big projects on Monday night, which is pretty much our only week night without an extracurricular activity.
Caroline has been begging to plant a garden in our yard. I told her we could plant seeds in a flower pot instead. Digging up the yard of a house on the market probably isn't a good idea if you have a green thumb - it's definitely not a good idea for someone who does NOT have a green thumb!
Caroline picked out Marigolds and Lucy picked out Morning Glories. I sure hope these seeds sprout. We've been doing our part. And BTW, this is a really cheap project: 2 flower pots each $1, 2 packets of seeds each 20 cents, and a bag of soil for $2 = $4.40.
We also made a St. Patrick's Day Chex mix to have as a special snack around the house. These girls love to make a good Chex Mix. I found the recipe for this one here. It took the girls about 15 minutes to sort through the M&Ms and find only the green ones. That by itself was a good activity =)
Two random pictures from this week:
I love my little monkey who wants to do everything by herself =)
And Caroline is just so creative. She is loving making these "Worm Bugs" right now. They look so happy!
At night, I sent Adam lists of baby names and baby color schemes. Here are a few of the color schemes I played with.
One morning, Caroline declared how sad it was that our baby would never know what this house looked like. So I let her take my phone around the house while I was getting ready and take pictures of things to show the baby. The girl took 122 pictures in about 20 minutes! I find it so humorous to look at what she took pictures of. Cause you KNOW baby boy is going to wonder what the blinds looked like.
And the towel rod.
And the sink
Who knows? probably a blooper.
Thankfully, he will probably get to see Belle piggy bank. But Caroline said, it was important he see WHERE she went in our old house.
So glad baby boy will get to see those things =)
Miss Lucy special requested pig tail braids this week. It was her first time getting her hair braided and we re-braided for the rest of the week because I didn't have time to wash it and the crinkles didn't look right.
Wednesday was Wacky Day at preschool for the Dr. Seuss theme. Caroline only wanted to be a little Wacky. So she wore 2 different socks and 2 different shoes.
Lucy dressed in all pink that day and loved her pockets.
On Thursday we had an early morning dentist appointment. Lucy didn't do to well last time so I was nervous we would have a repeat. But she was hamming it up with the hygienists before she even got in the chair. Her speaking voice is so loud, hygienists were coming from other rooms to see who had that cute voice =)
I was so proud of both my girls that morning. I immediately gave them some St Patrick's Day Chex Mix when we got in the car. The dentist probably would not approve.
On Thursday night, Lucy got a stomach virus. It was a pretty quick virus thankfully. She was pretty pitiful Thursday night and FaceTimed with Adam for about 30 minutes from 10pm -10:30pm. He sang to her and just laid beside her in the bed - on the phone. After we hung up, she requested I leave my phone next to her in the bed and I did. About 1:00am it became clear why she had been so extra clingy that night. Caroline and I have remained well this whole time. Praise the Lord.
I missed out on going to Women's Retreat with my church because Lucy was sick. I was pretty bummed about it at first, but I knew I couldn't leave her. She was already missing her Daddy pretty fiercely. God has been helping me with my attitude about this whole thing so much. I settled in for a cuddly Friday and played a lot with the girls. I had so wanted to be refreshed with a weekend away, but we had been so go-go-go with finding an apartment in KY, contractors, and moving that it was actually nice to be refreshed with a weekend at home.
Well, this turned into a really long week update, but as you can see, it was a pretty eventful week.