Things are temporarily slowed down a bit here. I needed a break so I created one. Ari and I were supposed to go to a school carnival today but I had a massive headache so we stayed home and took a nap. I felt guilty for a few minutes but I really think if we had gone I would have ended up sick. I'm one of those "get a headache and it makes me SO nauseous" kind of people. If I don't get on top of it I can be out of commission for days and since Matt's at work I don't have the luxury of getting sick.
Anyway, yesterday we went to a birthday party for our neighbor boy, Cole. It was at a farm and they had tons of things to do. Cole was turning 6 and the party was obviously geared for 6 year olds so it was a little stressful for me. I've decided that from now on (until the kid is a few years older) that if we have a party to go to for older kids I will not go without Matt. I physically can't keep track of Ari and there were several unsafe situations that made me nervous. They have horses at the farm and they are fenced in but the fence is electric. That would be potential problem #1. They had a "cow train" that I thought would be fun for him too but they drove like maniacs and IF he would have gone near it I don't think I would have let him ride on it. Potential problem #2. Then, the slate stairs. Potentail problem #3. Oh, and the bonfire. I think I'll leave it at that. It was a super cool party though, don't get me wrong. Just way too much for this overprotective mamma. I will definately be keeping that place in mind for next year, maybe a Halloween/fall party with all of our friends and family. I didn't take any pictures because I had my hands full the whole time.
Did I tell you that we had family pictures taken last week? We went to Portrait Innovations because I had an awesome coupon and it's been almost a year since we've had a picture with the three of us in it. Terrible, I know. Anyway, here's a sneek peek...
Ari was a little difficult to work with but that's to be expected. He's almost 2 and the staff there was WONDERFUL. The photographer did a fantastic job. I wish we would have had our video camera or something so you could see how he was truly behaving. He was wiggly and squirmy and screaming and running away but you would never know it by the shots that she was able to get. She didn't mess around either, when she knew she had the shot she moved on and I greatly appreciated that. We were in and out with all of our pictures in less than an hour.
Tomorrow I think we may go to Michelle's to visit for a bit. Ari has been asking for "ewwa" all week and I feel bad that he hasn't been able to spend time with her. We have plans nearly every day during the week so if we don't do it tomorrow I don't know when we will have the chance.
I'll be back tomorrow with some scrappy eye candy too but that means I need to get my rear off the computer and actually create something. Ciao!