On Saturday, we started our day like we do every day. Ethan napped and I worked out. Erik went out for a surf(which does not happen every day). We took a stroll on Solano Ave a street that stretches from Berkeley to Albany. It's a street full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, kid stores, etc. It's a nice alternative to downtown Berkeley which can be SO busy and overrun with students and crazy people.
Little man needed his nap so we headed home. Then, I actually went out alone to the Emeryville shops to see if Icould pick up anything new to return to work. A lot of my clothes are fitting verrrry differently than they did pre-baby so need some new stuff. I was gone for about 1.5 hours and couldn't wait to get home because I knew Ethan would be up.
We walked to a restaurant nearby and had a happy hour drink together. Ethan was great!
Erik picked up pizza for us and we had an early night.
9pm and we were in BED. We go wild on Saturday night over here!
On Sunday, while Ethan was sleeping, Erik and I actually lounged on the couch and *gasp* watched a movie. It has been....about 12 weeks since we did that! It felt great, that is for sure. We watched Dreamcatcher which was a little ridiculous but we didn't care.
We took a walk for coffee with Ethan and Evie. I also went to the grocery store and made us a stew for dinner.
While folding laundry, I got some cute shots of Mr. E. How cute is he!!
Ok he definitely looks a little stoned here :-)
Reality is starting to set in that I'm heading back to work in a few short weeks and of course, I am feeling upset. While I am thrilled Ethan gets to be home with Dad for four weeks, I'm sad that I won't be here. Mostly, it's that change is happening. Just as I was upset when Erik went back to work, Ethan and I flourished together. Now, here comes another change and we'll be in an adjustment period again. Who moved my damn cheese!?
We will have some fun things coming up over the next few months though to look forward to. Well, first in terms of going back to work, I will have some great friends there to support me as well as FOUR other new Moms to lean on. October is my fave month so I will be excited to decorate, carve a pumpkin with Ethan, hopefully take him to a pumpkin patch, and of course, watch Hocus Pocus!!
My best girl knew I was feeling down last night and came in to cuddle. She jumped up and literally got in my lap. They always know, dont they?
She has completely accepted Ethan into the pack. When she comes home from her pack walk & he's asleep, she immediately goes into his room to see if he's there. She also loves to come see him and lick his feet. Well, she wants to lick his face but I don't really want that happening.