Last night I took Emeline for her first walk in the stroller [wait for it...] WITHOUT being in the carrier. Meaning, she sat like a big (little) girl in the stroller facing forward and all. You know what? It was a major success. She LOVES looking around. She was totally chill the whole time. Maybe this is why she hated walks before? Who knows. But now I officially have no excuse not to go out walking more often.
This weekend we have a retreat for our church...it literally starts tonight, is all day tomorrow, and most of the day Sunday. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm already exhausted thinking about having to keep Emeline semi-quiet throughout the whole thing. It will definitely be a challenge, for sure. We'll make it work, as usual.
I switched the cushions on the couch because Mac sits in one.darn.spot ALL day long and made a huge dent on the top of one. So, I rearranged the cushions and re-puffed them--and moved "his" cushion to the other end of the couch. And you know what? The darn dog now sits on the OTHER side. I really didn't think he'd be that smart. But he knows which cushion he's worked-in, apparently. So much for evening out my dented-up cushions.
I am absolutely soaking in the whole nightly bath time routine. The actual "bath" part--honestly...hurts my back. Hunching over the tub, washing her little body--it's kind of uncomfortable on your back AND your knee's...not gonna lie. BUT--the AFTER bath routine. I HEART...like BIG time. It is seriously ranked up there as my most favorite part of the day. She smells like absolute baby-heaven-goodness, and is just plain 'ole cute and fun to talk to in silly baby voices, hear her sweet baby coo's, lotion and powder her tiny body, and it's oh so fun to blow raspberries on her tummy and hear her let out little baby giggles. I'm a pile of love-mush by end of it all. The best part is that Declan and I always do it together. I really love the family time.
I spent some time on some mommy blogs yesterday. Honestly, I don't get much time to just peruse "top" blogs and such. The thing I found absolutely appalling was how mean some of the comments these ladies were getting. Literally, cruel comments. It made me want to cry. I was upset...no...kind of pissed, actually. Seriously? Who sits around like a coward behind their computer, being virtual bullies?! Maybe its the teacher in me that gets so aggrevated by idiots like that. But, good Lord. If you don't like the way people write, portray their life, or their plain old outlook on life, then sweet Jesus, DON'T read their blog. Seems pretty simple to me. But, apparently not.
A bunch of you have signed up already for my headband giveaway. If you missed yesterday's post--then feel free to go.enter.NOW.
A few days ago I won a giveaway, myself over at Jessica's blog. I'm super excited about it because it's a Skip*Hop DUO diaper bag! Those things are awwwesome and I've been totally eyeing them up the past few months- for reals. I will be peering out my blinds all day waiting for Mr. UPS man to come drop it off--because, it's due here today! Squeeeee! Thanks Jess!