So, a couple of nights ago I slathered her in Auqaphor (baby Eucerin cream) and then put her sleeper on her. Wow! In the morning, her feet and legs were the smoothest I've ever felt them! So, obviously, I need to keep doing that for her poor dry skin!
Since the Eucerin helped her so much, I slathered it onto my heels and feet a couple of nights ago. I don't know what's wrong with my feet, but they get nasty, especially in the winter time! The heels have layers and layers of dry skin, and they crack and get nasty. Seriously, weird, huh? So, I used the Eucerin on my feet for a couple of nights in a row, and it was amazing! Matt saw them and said it was the smoothest he's ever seen my feet look!
So, I guess the girls in the house need pedicures more often.
Not so into it...
Well, she's just not that into it...here's the general face she makes:
It's like she's saysing "really, mom? come'on, I don't want this stuff!"
And, I think something happened to the seller! The seller had *fantastic* feedback (like, 99% positive, everyone had terrific things to say about the item, shipping time, etc)- up until last Friday (when, ironically, I bought the dress! ) And over the past week, there's been about 6 or 7 feedbacks given that they haven't received the item, haven't heard from the seller, etc.
So, i'm wondering if the seller was in a car accident or something?
but, still a bummer all around - I'm searching for another Christmas dress that might get here in time - maybe for the Christmas Eve service, and the Sunday after Christmas is still "christmasy" enough for a special dress!
anyway, not big in the scheme of it all, but still a bummer!
Saturday Evening sickies
grace is kind of wheezing and has a temp of 101.1! she's acting fairly okay, though slightly fussy. (which, for her, is a lot).
matt's in bed, sick. he's been sick all week, and is actually feeling worse tonight. I'm getting a little stressed and worried about everyone sick in this household!
So bummed at Ebay!
anyway, not big in the scheme of it all, but still a bummer!
And it's snowing! I LOVE it! Seriously, I love snow. That's probably one of the few things I enjoyed when we lived in Iowa - all the snow we got there! it just feels so Christmasy.
Matt and I are enjoying our coffee - he's still feeling slightly under-the-weather, so hopefully today he'll feel better.
I think while the kiddos are napping this afternoon I'm running out to get the last of Grant's shopping done. It's just impossible to do it with him with me this year!
long couple of days...
My grandmother passed away this past weekend, and her funeral was yesterday. The family asked Matt to do the service (she didn't attend church, ever, so as the minister in the family he's the default for funerals et al)...
Well, matt woke up SO SICK Tuesday morning. he barely made it through the funeral and burial service.
We got home about 7:30 last night, grant was in bed by about 7:45, and he slept straight until 8 this morning! he didn't have a nap yesterday. The funeral was in my parent's home town, so my brother and SIL and us traded off kid duty so we could go to the viewing/service (they went to the viewing, I went to the service, they didn't - I was closer to my gma, and I wanted to be there for Matt as he was doing the service).
anyway, Grant and my nephew, who's just 6 weeks older than him (so essentially the exact same age!), played ALL DAY LONG. they got a little restless towards the end of the day, but played well the majority of the day. But they wore each other out!!!
Matt went in for a meeting that he had to be at and then came home early afternoon. I've been doing kid duty for the past couple of days and am TIRED. but, his day off is tomorrow, so we'll get to relax around the house. And, hopefully one more good night's sleep will help him. i don't know how single moms do it!
I've been working on Gracie's tutu and Grant's road on and off all day, in between playing with Grant and feeding Grace. (she's e-a-s-y to entertain and honestly doesn't require that much effort! ) I've been really trying to limit grant's TV time and up our "preschool" type activities - I bought this cool preschool activity book that has given me some great ideas. (putting reindeer tracks out as we hunt for Santa, etc). Anyway, Grant's down to about 45 minutes of tv - (from about an hour and a half! ) 1/2 an hour of George in the mornings and 15 minutes of another George episode in the evenings while I make supper.
Okay, anyway, did y'all see the road I'm making for Grant?
I SO needed that!!! Grace's sleeping has gotten better...just waking up 2x/night instead of 5 or 6! Tonight I'm going to try to let her make noise (she's never crying) for awhile at her 3:30 waking. (I don't really think she needs to eat at 12:30 AND 3:30!)
I'm still in jammies this morning...Matt has a lunch meeting about 1/2 way between church and our house, so he's just going to come home and work from home after his lunch meeting! YAY! he's had several LONG days (Sunday he was gone from 7 in the morning to 9:30 that night!), and even though he'll have to work from home, it will be nice to have him home!!
AND, I'm going to go running while he's here during the kiddos' nap!!! :cheer: I'm *dying* to get back into running regularly. After being sick adn then with Gracie's crazy night wakings, I have just been too tired to run. I know it's an oxymoron because I KNOW I'll have more energy after running, but I've honestly just been too tired to go. :? So, today I'm am committed to just GOING.
Okay, I better get cleaning while Sesame Street is on! (I try to limit Grant to just Sesame Street in the morning! I'm trying SO hard to cut down his TV to just about 45 minutes/day).
I'm feeling so great this morning! The G's (as I affectionately refer to them! ) and I are playing hooky from church. It's just been such a long couple of weeks, with me getting over pneumonia, then Grant was sick, then Gracie had some weird high fever thing, then with her not sleeping well and Grant's complete meltdown yesterday morning - it's just a good day for us to stay at home.
And, I feel SO great about it! Is that bad that a minister's wife is this excited to not be at church? Seriously, I love going to church -the people are so great, and the church has really been helping out some felt needs of the congregation, and I love being a part of that. (Several businessman in our church have been able to provide jobs for other men who had recently lost theirs! so awesome!) But, even though I love going, it's nice to have a morning off!
So, I'm making a grocery list and we're going to go to Target when grace wakes up from her morning nap! I'm planning healthy menus for the week (DETERMINED to lose the last 5 pregnancy pounds!), and am going to get my needed strand of white lights to finish the decorating.
So, I'm drinking my coffee, Grant's playing with his flour (seriously - dumping flour with his frontloader and dumptruck! on the kitchen tile, of course, keeping the majority of the mess on a large towel), Gracie's asleep...just a nice morning. I'm going to work on a velcro chart for Grant to try to make our day routines smoother - I think he'll LOVE it.
How good just a little bit of sleep can make you feel!
Well, I just got Grant down so I'm going to wipe the table off then try to nap myself. Yesterday I laid down for 4 minutes before Gracie woke up...let's see how long I get today. *sigh*
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