Monday, July 8, 2013

Weekend Recap

The holiday weekend is over and it's time to get back into the grind. I don't know about you, but I am SO thrown off by holiday weekends.

Ronnie and I are very routine people. Almost to a fault. Our days look pretty much the same every day, plus or minus 10%, I'd say. He gets up and does a treatment while doing his daily quiet time/bible study. I get up with Mckenna and get breakfast going. We all eat breakfast together. I work for 4 hours, while he watches Mckenna. We all go to the gym. We come home for lunch and eat together. Mckenna goes down for a nap. I do work and/or chores around the house. Ronnie does work and a treatment. Mckenna gets up. I watch her til dinner while Ronnie works. We all make dinner and eat together. Then it's bath time and bed for Mckenna. Ronnie and I lounge on the couch and watch TV. Ronnie does a treatment and I go to bed or watch TV. Then we repeat it. Day in and day out.

When a holiday weekend rolls around, we get super thrown off. This holiday weekend we were lucky enough to have his mom and brother come up from Tucson from Thursday to Sunday, which was really wonderful, but also threw us off even more. All day Thursday I thought it was Saturday, by Sunday, I had no clue what day it was! But it was awesome. We filled the days with relaxation and good conversation. Saturday we had breakfast with Ronnie's aunts and cousin. And then went to my parents to go swimming. It was fun to see Mckenna showing off her "swimming" skills to her Grandma and uncles.

Mckenna loves having her "Maw maw" (grandma) here with her. Poor Grandma didn't get to sit much all weekend. Every time her tush hit the couch Mckenna would grab her hand and "command" her to stand up and do something else. "Maw Maw up!" "Maw Maw sit!" "Maw Maw go!" I think Grandma may be happy to be back at work this morning, sitting in her desk chair without a little 2.5ft pipsqueak telling her what to do! Ha! Mckenna also loves her Uncle "Dran" (Grant). Mckenna is always a little leery of males. But she has always been warmer with Grant than most others. Maybe it's his sweet efforts to win her over. A tickle of her toes here. A genuine laugh at her silliness there. He always comes up with the funnest games for her to play. She still is cautious, and doesn't get too close (like a kid at a petting zoo), but she's pretty smitten. The cutest was after our pool day. He would say, "boo" and pop up at her when we went swimming at my parents' house. So the next morning, when she saw him sleeping on the couch (we don't have enough beds for both Grant and Ronnie's mom so he gets the couch in the family room) she excitedly ran over to him and said in a whisper, "Dran, BOO!" It is so sweet to watch her relationships blossom with each of her family members. I love watching the unique relationships she develops. With each grandparent, aunt, and uncle she has different things she does with them and remembers about them. It can be weeks from the time she sees any one of them, but as soon as she sees them, she recalls something about their last encounter and attempts to recreate it. It warms my heart to know just how loved she is and how much love she will give as the years go on.

We are all trying to get back into the groove. Thankfully our gym schedule wasn't thrown off, so we won't have to be working hard to get back into the swing of things in the gym. However, work and chores around the house may be another story. Anyone know where the laundry fairy lives so I can give her a call for help? Ha! I sat down to work today, opened my email, and stared blankly at it for a minute or two. Trying to get my brain back into the zone. What is it about long weekend's that makes you feel like you lost brain cells? Ha! Anyways, I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend with friends and family.