Thursday, February 18, 2010

a tough mom day...

...but we got through it.
It all started with Egan refusing to nap before we went to playgroup. Blake did everything he could to get the kid to nap and it didn't work. He fell asleep on our way there, but he needs to sleep a lot longer than 15 minutes. We had lunch and went to baby bounce with our playgroup and all went fine. Egan wasn't super happy and having fun, but he wasn't that fussy either. He fell asleep for a few minutes on the way home, but woke up during the transfer. Bummer. Nap time over. We played a little bit this afternoon, but then because Egan was super tired, he got pretty fussy. I tried to get him to nap again, but he only slept for 15 minutes again this time. Then Bo threw up on the floor, and because he had thrown up, he was hungry and whining loudly. At this point, I had a sad baby and a dog that wanted all my attention and I couldn't take it any more, so I decided it was time for a change of scenery. Time for a walk.
(Please excuse the blurry pictures that are to follow. They were all taken with the iPhone, and all but one were taken while walking and pushing the stroller.)

... and walk we did. For almost an hour.
The weather was beautiful, and Egan didn't make a peep the whole time. I think being out in the sunshine helped him to be in a better mood. Bo had fun "watering" the entire neighborhood. I got some exercise. It was all around good! It got even better when this happened.

He wasn't really sleeping deeply, but he kept dozing off. He was fighting the sleep for sure. I just snapped this picture mid walk as to not wake him.
I even successfully wore Bo out. He finished the walk from the basket of the stroller. He is an old dog, you know!

Then, he figured out he could look out the front of the stroller under Egan's feet and spent the rest of the walk that way.

Here we are pulling up to the front steps. Can't you tell Egan is a happy camper? No? Trust me. He was.

And Bo? He's been napping all evening. I'd call the walk a roaring success.
Now, Egan's in bed and Blake is almost home. Yay!


  1. Oh man! We had a tough mom day, too--and spent the afternoon outside getting "cured" as well! And it's nice to know that someone else feels the same way about trees. :)

  2. Looks like you found quite a solution :)

    BTW- LOVED your V-day trip idea. How fun!!! And I think those football chocolate thingies still looked yummy :) At least you could tell what they were supposed to be! If I tried, they would've just looked like brown blobs... ha! Love the new car, too!

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. Love the pic of Bo in the bottom of the stroller. Good idea for a change of scenery!