Monday, November 24, 2008

And Now.... The Weekend

We had a pretty great weekend. On Friday night we went over to campus for awhile, with Anja dressed in her cute fuzzy bunny jammies. We were going to Von's to pick up a birthday present for Martin's sister and while we were there decided we'd have a Vienna date and spend some fully punched cards for free drinks. However, when we got there, Moron Annie ordered the wrong drinks (I ordered small instead of larges) and we didn't want to waste full cards on smalls, so we just paid regular money. It was still fun though! Nothing like a Vanilla Chai from Vienna on a cold, cold November night. And a FRIDAY night, too! Talk about big time.

On Saturday we had a wonderfully lazy morning before going to a birthday party that was for Martin's sister and her son. It was so nice! It was a nice small group of people and we had really yummy soup and animal crackers and chocolate cake. Anja had a WONDERFUL time, and was soooo happy right up until 4:00 when it was very clearly naptime, so we left. Now that she's getting bigger it's fun to see her interact with her older cousins. Aurelio is two and they find each other pretty interesting. It was a really nice time.

We got home from the party and kind of wished we had some friends. I didn't make dinner since we'd been eating all day, but we didn't just want to stay in. In the end we went to Vienna again... by ourselves... and DID spend our fully punched cards for free drinks! It was another nice little time out.

Sunday we went to 7:30 mass, Anja took an early nap and at 11:00 we went to brunch with my family to celebrate my parents' wedding anniversary. YUM! That was lots of fun, and Anja fed herself from her own plate the whole time. In the afternoon I made [gross] brownies and at 5:00 when Anja had just fallen asleep in the car, Martin drove me over to St. Boniface so I could help set up for the Christ the King celebration that night. I think all the foods looked delicious and we were lucky that Anja had her nap schedule thrown off for the day because she woke up right at 7:00. Martin got her dressed (she looked so cute!) and brought her over, I gave her a little fruit I'd saved back for her, and we headed over to church. We really ended up missing most of Vespers between being over in the kitchen for the first part, and then leaving after the procession to go back to the kitchen and get the food put out. But at least Anja got to participate in her first Christ the King procession, and she got to see her cousins again. And eat strawberries.

Not surprisingly, she didn't sleep well last night (such an exciting weekend for a little girl!) so Martin and I were both up most of the night. I really don't understand her sleep habits. She is an incredible napper--goes down most days at 11:00 on the dot without a fuss, sleeps between two and three hours, wakes up happy and SOMETIMES does the same at 4:00, sleeping only an hour or two. But then bedtime comes and she freaks out and we have to drive her to sleep! It's so weird!!

I've started on a quilt for Anja. It was supposed to be a quilt for the new baby, but it's going to end up being kind if big AND kind of girlie... and since I have more of a feeling than I had with Anja that this baby is a boy, I think I'm just going to continue on and make this quilt for Anja's bed and make the new baby's out of some homespuns that I have. I might even try to do that applique star thing. I think that'd be really cute for a boy or for a girl. Either way, I'm happy to be quilting again. I feel so productive and I'm better at quilting than I am at knitting, plus doing it all by hand gives me a real sense of satisfaction. It makes me feel like I'm doing a little bit to keep alive a lost art. So many quilts are pieced and quilted on machines--I'm happy to be able to make them entirely by hand! I think after this one and the one for the new baby (so, a couple years down the road) I'll get Martin's high school quilt out and finish it. Then we'll have matching twin-sized quilts for our kids that have been made by both their parents. That's something special!

Okay, the fact that I just almost spelled "special" as "speshal" makes me think I should be joining Anja for her nap...

7 comments:

LauraSuz said...

Ha! That's funny. Dan and I often say how we don't have any friends either. We're friendless friends.

Maryanne said...

I think that when you get married and have children it is so much harder to have friends. So don't feel bad - we don't have friends either.

About Anja's constipation - I always had a hard time keeping Chiara (when she was a toddler) regular, too. The doctor always told me to give her a teaspoon of Karo syrup. You can mix it in a bottle or sippy cup - just make sure she drinks all of whatever it is that you give her. I used to try to put it in a medicine syringe, but the syrup is so thick that it did not work very well. And of course, drinking water or even apple juice should help, too. You could even try baby food prunes...

I hope she gets better soon! Poor thing!

Anonymous said...

1. Also friendless.
2. Poor girl - all the fiber is good but also make sure lots of fluids - fiber actually makes it harder unless there is a lot of fluid to wash it through

Annie said...

Yeah, it's definitely a married person and DEFINITELY a married-person-with-children dilemma. We used to have lots of friends! :( If we all have this same dilemma, why aren't we all hanging out? Hahaha.

Sarah said...

PeterXavier is a pooping machine, bue I have found that he goes even more when he eats a lot of oranges. But he has been known to eat about six in an afternoon, so that could explain things.

Anonymous said...

I believe I have been touting the benefits of Karo syrup to you girls for years. And I learned it from MY mother, who learned it from HER mother. But if THE DOCTOR said it, it must be true, right?
Baloney.
Mama

LauraSuz said...

I didn't see the post below this one and I was wondering where all this poo talk was coming from. One step behind...

:)