This week had a lot going on!
Here’s what happened this week:
Gordon and I went to his company’s holiday party at the Stock Exchange and it was so fun! Last year when we went, we hardly knew anyone (well, I didn’t know anyone) but this year was much more enjoyable because there was a good handful of people I could talk to. We don’t dress up like this hardly at all, so it was a nice reason to get fancy and spend a night on the town. Also a great excuse to wear my new dress and my favorite high heels.
The next day, I sent the kids off to school and I took Eddie down to Gordon’s office for another Christmas party, this time for the families. We spent a few hours there, meeting coworkers and eating treats. Santa did end up showing up, but Eddie only wanted to watch from afar. Haha! After we said goodbye to Gord, we walked over to Target and picked up a few stocking stuffers for the kids plus the cutest mini cars from Cars that Eddie obsessed with. (I couldn’t find them online to link to, but they’re called mini racers for those interested.)
On Friday, Brooke painted a cute little tea cup and saucer with her Activity Days group. She always has so much fun with her church group and I am so impressed with her abilities and love for Art. I’m trying to find her some sort of Art Class that would offer her the creative outlet she seeks. Pretty sure her future job will be some sort of artist. She keeps telling me she wants to be a vet, but I’m thinking down the line it’ll change. But, who knows? Interests come and go with preteens.
Friday, I also committed to start potty training Eddie. YOU GUYS. This is my Everest. He is happy to pee on the potty because he knows he gets candy. But getting him to actively tell me he needs to use the potty…yeah I don’t see that happening anytime soon. He isn’t bothered by a wet diaper or some wet (or even dirty) undies. He just keeps on doing his thing like nothing is wrong. So, I’ve stopped having him in underwear and just take him every hour or so and praise the heck out of anything related to the potty. I’m not sure what to do at this point, but I’m going to research it a bit and see what I can come up with. I think he needs to mature a little bit or I need to help him make the connection in his brain that pee means go to the potty…somehow. Any tips from all you super-moms out there? Pretty please?
Gordon had to work Saturday, so I was trying to not go stir crazy with the kids and all the potty training I was trying to do with Eddie. Ha! Didn’t work out too well, but I tried! I was pretty frazzled by the end of the day when Gordon showed up, but isn’t that every day? Haha! Kiddingnotkidding.
On Sunday morning, around 1am, Blake came into our room crying. He climbed right into our bed and laid down on top of me. I was trying to figure out what was wrong asking “are you hot? are you cold? are you sick?” and of course once I asked that, he sat up and barfed all over me and our bed. Gordon immediately sprang into action, grabbing Blake and running to the kitchen sink while I changed my clothes and our bed sheets. After things were cleaned up, we got Blake situated on the towel covered couch with a bowl, poor boy. Gordon sanitized the sink and did a few dishes before we fell back into bed around 1:45. Man, does an apartment with a washer and dryer sound really appealing right about now.
I somehow find the time this week to go through all our finances for the year, pay taxes, order late Christmas cards, have a good chat with one of my good friends from Oregon who is coming to NYC for Christmas, not wrap any gifts and bake a zillion cookies for friends and neighbors.
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
Um, a lot to do to get ready for Christmas! Wrap the gifts, make a menu, get some groceries, make a few recipes ahead of time to store in my freezer, send out Christmas cards, edit a bunch of photos and post all the recipes I’ve been meaning to post before Christmas. *gulp*
I also am planning on organizing our apartment a little better (read: getting rid of a bunch of extra toys and kitchen equipment) to make it seem like me have more space than we actually do. Plus with Christmas coming with all.the.thing, we need to make room for that extra stuff. Such is life in the big city.
Have a great week, friends! Merry Christmas xo