Well lovely people, we made it to Friday.  We all know I love Fridays, but I am even more excited that for the first time in days the sun is shining.  My husband and I have been cooped up in the house due to flooding in our area.  We are safe and we put in a sump pump this winter (thank God!) so luckily we are dry.  I feel for the many effected by the floods in my area though.  Overall, it has been a pretty great week despite being bound to or around the house I have enjoyed the extra hands and time with my husband and babies.  Here are some of my feelings this Friday:

  1. Even though I said we have been cooped up we were able to head South (everything North was impassable) and we went out to eat.  If you have read any of my previous blog you know that I have immense anxiety about going out with the babies.  I have outlined that I am always terrified that the babies will make a scene in public.  I think this bothers me because before having my babies I wasn’t a fan of kids.  I didn’t want to go to a restaurant and listen to a baby cry.  Now I understand and empathize with other parents but I still understand the other side.  Well on Wednesday we decided we were going to go for it and went to Cracker Barrel to enjoy some breakfast for dinner.  And you know what?  It was a success.  The babies were AWESOME.  You would never even know they were there, they didn’t make any sounds except yummy sounds when they tried their first biscuit and french fries.  I was so proud of them.

    Out to eat
    Here they are playing like big boys in thei big boy high chairs.
  2. I have found that there is nothing better than baby cuddles.  Over the last couple weeks I have found that the babies are cuddly for the first time since they were itty bitty babies.  There truly isn’t a better feeling than picking up one of the bubs and them just grabbing you and putting their head on your chest.  I want to soak up every second of this because I know that it won’t last forever.  I know that sometimes I focus on the craziness and the stress but I also want to emphasize that  I do focus on the good.  In the early days it was hard for me to cherish these moments because it was hard to cuddle one while the other baby laid there and cried.  That broke my heart.  Now I know that it is okay to love on them both while it may not be at the same moment, they will survive.

    Me and No.jpg
    Please excuse the fact that I look like a mess, it’s the morning and my coffee hadn’t kicked in yet.
  3.  My husband works in the HVAC industry, which means God-willing he will be very busy this summer.  Now that we are down to one income when work is slow our wallets take a big hit BUT I really, really enjoy his random days off.  And I soak up all the good that I can get out of it.  So, this week has been really lovely spending time with him when he would normally be at work.  The bills will get paid one way or another but the babies will only be this age once so I love that he can see them as they are learning so quickly.
  4. Lastly, my hubby and I haven’t been out since the first week of January.  Sunday we have a babysitter ready to go and we get to go and see The Lion King play.  Confession:  this is my third time seeing it but I am still so flipping excited that I cannot hold it in.  It will be nice to have some us time as we have been lacking in the department for quite some time now.  We may even be able to get an early dinner in before the show.  Living on the edge 🙂

Hopefully everyone out there can enjoy some sun today like I will be.  Have a fabulous weekend.

Does anyone else have any big weekend plans?