Weekend was good (minus my sister) and so busy! Well, she broke her leg, which I am honestly sympathetic about, I am sure she's got plenty of pain, and pain killers. But, she came with us to IKEA - we got her a wheelchair - and it was going Ok, until we started talking about plans for Sunday - we had tickets to the Panther/Bronco game that starts (kick off) is at 1 pm. She lives like 45 minutes away from the stadium. Asked what time we needed to leave, she's like, oh, around 11:50. I said, um, no. I was thinking we wanted to GET there around 12. have time to find our seats, wander around, get some lunch, etc. She and her husband have been to games before and left at that time. I explained, hello - you are on freaking crutches, we likely will need to park a good bit aways to avoid paying heavily for the priveldge, we need to factor in extra time. She grumbled and whatever. and then said, well, I guess we can leave a little earlier than usual from church. Honestly, I hadn't intended on GOING to church with her. I don't think any of us did. But she never misses a Sunday. Ever. I told her even our pastor takes vacation, it's ok to miss a sunday now and then. but whatever. I understand she and BIL have responsibilities at church, but everyone needs a break. . . . So this made her all grumpy. And then on the way out of IKEA she asked about names, and I told her baby would likely be Theodore Lewis. She was pouty, I was like what? You have always said you had dibs on Andrew (dad's middle name) and I don't care to use it, so NBD. She said she wanted them BOTH. She has never, ever, ever, ever, expressed an intrested in Theodore. When Norah was in utero, she was bummed about out name choice then too, bc she wanted to use Eleanor and call a baby Nora for short. Again, prior to my announcing the name, no mention of this. She has mentioned Andrew, Abana, Abigail .. Christopher, but never Theodore or Norah. I told her (at IKEA) that she who has baby first, gets naming rights. That shut her up.
We ended up leaving church just after the worship music, traffic was HORRIBLE on the way to the game. NO big suprise there, and then, of course there was a crazy wait to get in (something with increased security, which we were told was atypical) So we didn't even get to our seats until 1/2 way through the first quarter. The seats were good, the game was good, Broncos won. But my sister . . . .enh. *sigh*
Norah did fine at MILs over the weekend, though she fell off MIL's bed once (though honestly, she may have been just trying to slide off and fell on the way down. she does that) and it freaked MIL out. I told her, NBD, that happens. Now, if Norah were a newborn, different story. I missed her bunches, but it was easier to not have her with us for the game.
Gifts: We buy for the kids, obviously, and get my sister and BIL a gift, my parents a gift, DH's parents each a gift. That's it. we typically don't buy for each of the kids in the extended family. The aunts and grandparents do though, and that's fine.
More fun family stuff: on the way home after getting Norah, MIL calls and says her sisters wondered about invites to Gabe's party. 1)they never were invited to his first 2 parties that were family/friends affairs 2) his party is at a children's museum, it's mostly for his friends . . . It honestly didn't occur to DH or I to invite them. I told MIL they are welcome to come, adults are free, but we had to limit the number of kids. And didn't invite any kids from that side of the family bc Gabe never plays with them. Whatever.
(I hate this time of year for family drama)
MW: I say growth spurt, unless he's coming down with a cold? is his nose stuffy? mine would nurse like that when their noses get stuffy.
Carrie - glad you and DH got some time together, and a good run! that's awesome!
JJ: glad to see you on here more often - we miss you and Ten!