As for ourselves, we’ve been pretty low key around here this weekend. The weather was pretty cold and wet. R was recovering from a possible flu like virus he had last week. And then Ryland came down with a cold (thankfully not the flu) on Sunday.
So there’s been a lot of cuddle time and a lot of this:
I should probably try to contain myself, but it is so, so good. It is the nectar of life and it sustains me. And NO I do not have a serious addiction issue…
This is random (but if you haven’t noticed, this whole post is, because we literally did nothing all weekend), but I accidentally bought Ryland the dark chocolate Kodiak pancakes (they actually are not that unhealthy in terms of sugar, the ingredients are pretty similar to the regular ones except for a little bit of cocoa, and they’re not even that sweet, just a hint of chocolate-y-ness), and I usually put peanut butter on her pancakes instead of real butter (good fats for the win!), and anyways, I tried a piece of one of her pancakes and it is like eating a healthier version of a peanut butter cup. SO good. You should try it.
We also watched the first half of the Super Bowl (I knew staying awake for the entire thing was out of the question, but I did need to at least watch until JT, because JT and I go way back, like multiple screaming teenage girl N’Sync concerts in middle school way back).
And lastly I felt very accomplished as a mom and nurse last night when we finally cracked the code for getting Ryland to take medicine. Apple sauce pouches. Last time she was sick I had tried mixing her meds in with the regular fruit pouches and she sussed it out like a bloodhound. But applesauce much more effectively masks the taste (which duh, I give kids meds in applesauce all the time at work and I’m not sure why I’m such a dumb dumb in my own home and lose all of my nursing common sense). And if I squirt it into the pouch in another room and put the cap back on before I give it to her she has NO IDEA (insert evil laugh here).
So last night we were able to medicate her and she slept soundly through the night despite a bad cough (calm down, we didn’t like sedate her, just a little motrin and (safe) amount of benadryl to dry her up). Parenting win.
Well I apologize for the super unexciting post. Hopefully our lives will perk back up a little this week (who are we kidding, it’s winter and flu season, and we have two babies under two, we are stuck in this indoor purgatory for weeks to come, but a mom can dream).
I’d love to live vicariously through you guys though! Any exciting weekend moments? Were you able to do cool things like leave your house? Any Super Bowl parties? Comments are welcome and encouraged!