We've had a nice weekend, and I have a couple pictures to prove it, although I'm too tired to get them off my camera and put them up tonight.
Matt's parents came Friday night around 9, and we were just finishing up putting Jonah to bed. We got up Saturday morning, fed Jonah, let him take a long morning nap (holding him, of course), and then did dressing change. We ate lunch here and then later in the afternoon, my sister, Sarah, came over and we all went out to Gabe's spot (Debbie needed to put some flowers on her brother's grave who is also buried there) and then to Garden Ridge in Greensboro. I like that store. Lots of stuff for reasonable prices. They have LOTS of outdoor Christmas decorations, but I was being indecisive and thinking to myself that I don't have a staple gun or a tall ladder or creative decorating skills or energy, so, needless to say, I didn't buy much of anything. Actually, I got two pairs of pajama pants, 6 pairs of white athletic socks, the book Corduroy, a fall wreath for the front door, and a Christmas decorative stake thingy to stick out front. In my head, I'm totally going to go all out - in the decoration department - for Jonah's first Christmas. But when I really sit and think about how much money, time, and energy that will take, it just makes me feel tired. Pretty much anything outside of the day-to-day makes me feel tired. Sometimes I think I'm just lazy. If I can get dressing change done before noon, I feel like it's a productive day... and then I just kind of feel sluggish until bedtime. I know. I know. Get my thyroid checked. It's on my list.
Today Jonah didn't wake up until 7:45 (after waking up at 6:20 babbling... my response - ignoring him. It apparently worked.) Unfortunately he woke up VERY poopy, which required immediate dressing change. We went straight into it hoping we could still make it to church, but it was 9:30 by the time we got done. We knew we couldn't get him fed, both of us showered and ready, and him changed and out the door within an hour. So no church for us today. We did take him out around 2:00 to lunch at The Loop. Matt and I like taking him to places with outdoor seating (although there are very few here in Kville), because he's happier outdoors and the germs aren't closed in. He was great! Then Matt kept him for about two and a half hours so I could go SHOPPING! I'm not usually a big shopper, but I am desperate for some fall/winter clothes, and clothes shopping is not an easy thing to do with Jonah. The last two falls/winters I've been in maternity clothes, so my old stuff either doesn't fit right anymore or has been washed and dried so many times it's all faded, bumped up, or too short. AND I'm feeling the need to feel pretty. I know that's not really important, and I definitely wouldn't classify myself as "fashionable," but I wanted a few new (colorful) tops for the cool weather. (Staying in your pajama pants and t-shirts with your hair in a pony tail all day starts to make you feel really frumpy after a while.) I tend to buy everything in really dark shades, so I made myself buy things in pink, purple, orange, yellow, and green today. I had great success at Kohl's, and I feel like I got some good deals.
I'm at a frustrating place right now because the styles in Juniors don't really suit me anymore (or at least I feel like I should be dressing differently), but nothing in Misses really fits.
And for crying out loud, where are all the dark brown casual but not too casual pants??? (I tried Target, Kohl's, Maurices, and CATO.) I hate having something very specific in my head but not having a clue where to get it. I'm hoping, if Jonah cooperates, Matt's mom and I can head to the mall tomorrow.
I'm counting on you GAP. You're my only hope.
Jonah ate 22 ounces on Saturday, but only 19 1/2 today.
Oh yeah, and he had a big gusher on Saturday morning, you know, the morning after I blogged about it. Why oh WHY do I do that???
This officially concludes the most boring post ever.
PS - Tripp, Jonah said to say, "Good game." We almost had you, but we have a tendency to screw things up in the end. Hope you got to watch the game with your daddy.