Today was absolutely the most wonderful day ever, weather-wise. It ended up being a pretty decent day all around as well. We played in the yard, went on a LONG walk, went to the park, had a picnic, and drew all over the patio with sidewalk chalk.
With the weather being so great the past few days, I've been spending a lot of time working in the garden and flower beds. Last year I was a dismal failure at all things green, but this time around I'm envisioning a lush backyard filled with flowers in every color of the rainbow and a weed-free garden teeming with lucious tomatoes, succulent asparagus, mouthwatering green beans, and anything else we may decide to plant this year. For this to happen, I'm going to have to get over the fact that I will encounter snakes and slugs. Sounds easy, but is it? In my case, no.
I've been hesitant to post this, in case maybe it was just a phase, but Emma is totally off the sleeping plan. :( We still do the whole routine, but instead of falling asleep by 8:00, it usually takes until 10:00. Tonight I layed with her for an hour, ignoring her attempts to play house and sing songs and mess with the dogs. Finally I couldn't take it anymore so we got in the car to drive around. Another hour later, she finally fell asleep. I was trying to stay cheerful in the car by telling myself to just enjoy the quiet time and unwind a little after the day. It didn't work. All the while, I was just mad that I was wasting gas and time because the darn kiddo wouldn't fall asleep already.
Emma was exposed to the chicken pox almost three weeks ago. I had about given up on her getting them, but yesterday she slept a lot (amazing!) and was feverish and fussy. I was sure they'd pop out today, but she was completely normal and spot-free all day. Weird. So those of you who were hoping to get them from us, it looks like it's not going to happen. I guess we'll have to try again.