Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Weekend

It's amazing how quickly a three day weekend can fly by. With so much to cover, bullets seems the best approach.
  • I've acquired yet another bug from Jillian. Last year I was sick, maybe once. This year, it seems like just as soon as I feel better, something new hits me. That wouldn't have anything to do with having a baby in the house would it? The real problem is that Jillian is so damn kissable and huggable that I can't resist her even when I know she's a complete germ factory.
  • Continuing in my trend of absent-mindedness I locked my keys in vehicles twice this weekend. The first time, Jeramy had to ride his motorcycle all the way into Seattle (about a 45 minute drive) to let me in. At least the second time was the truck, and I was able to call Onstar to unlock the doors.
  • Watching Kaycie on Thursday night turned out to be a breeze. Rather than creating twice the work, I found that two babies actually keep each other entertained. I even decide to venture bathtime with the two of them, which was the cutest thing ever as giggling abounded. (Note that Jillian's ooooh expression seems to be the one of choice these days...well that or hand in mouth).

  • After a relaxing day at home on Friday, we dropped her off with Jeramy's mom and stepdad for an overnight so that we could go to the Green Day concert. I was really looking forward to a whole night with just my hubby, as the only other time she's slept away from home was during our move. And of course changing out a water heater at 11pm only to wake-up again by 6am doesn't exactly count as date night. We enjoyed our time thoroughly at the concert.

  • To celebrate the 4th we went to our friend's Jeff and Jenny's house for a BBQ. Their daughter, Becky, and Jillian were born just nine days apart. It's so fun to see them together now that they are able to play. We've informed the girls that they have no choice but to be friends. In return we receive blank stares. I'm surprised that Jillian did so well all evening considering that she only got a 15 minute nap between 5 and 11pm. She was just about to crash when we went outside after dark for the pretty fireworks. All of the loud noise and sparkles were pretty exciting for her.

  • Rather than sleep in my vanpool, I have been trying to use that time to read. I've finally read an actual non-baby related book for the first time since Jillian was born. It was A Thousand Splendid Suns, which is the sequel to the Kite Runner. While fiction, I feel like both books provide a glimpse into a culture that I have no real understanding of. What was especially great about this sequel is that told the story from a feminine perspective and their helplessness given the circumstances was at times overwhelming. In the end it was bittersweet, and I highly recommend it.


Sunny said...

A Thousand Splendid Suns, huh? Is there a seductive vampire in it?

magena said...

Oh Jen. I have been meaning to read those books. Lately I am slightly obsessed with Muslim/Berber/Middle Eastern things.
I am mostly impressed that you were able to read in a moving car. That is an instant headache or tummy ache for me.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Sorry that you are sick, but your right, Jillian is such a cutie I dont know how you could stay away! ;)

Jennifer said...

Wow, great weekend. Sorry you got sick though. Jillian is a little socialite...friends with all the girlies!

Glad you had a "date" night - even if it did involve work!

I've been reading the Twilight series - I end up reading before I go to sleep a little bit (depending on how tired I am) and sometimes even in the morning before J wakes has still taken me a long time to get to book 3 of 4.

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend except for the bug you caught and locking the keys in the vehicles... oh well! Yay for date night too!!

JamieD said...

I love Jillian's ooooh expression! For some reason, it seems to fit her perfectly.

I hope the bug leaves your house soon!