This weekend brought some much needed good times for the three of us. Saturday morning my parents came to pick Emily up so that Jeremy and I could spend the day together. Our first stop was IKEA. We bought Emily a new dresser, toy chest and night stand. We bought Audrey a dresser for her nursery. We decided to have the 99 cent breakfast at IKEA and visit before heading back home. I'm not sure why we order this breakfast, if not for something to giggle about while we visit. It consists of about a half cup of seasoned potatoes, powdered scrambled eggs and two strips of bacon that are so thin you can see through them.
After coming back home and unloading all our boxes of furniture we relaxed for a few minutes before leaving to go to Dream Dinners. I had always wanted to try out one of these places and since becoming pregnant I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't been doing a very good job of getting dinner on the table for my family every evening. When we first got there we were a bit overwhelmed. It was very busy, very crowded and very loud, but all in a good way. Within minutes we got into a good groove and had a great time preparing our meals together while listening to classic rock music. I had so much fun with Jeremy. He was the only guy in the whole place but wasn't the least bit intimidated and was really a HUGE help to me. Especially when it came to lugging our cooler out to the truck. I never could have managed that. On the way home he told me he was surprised at how much fun he had and would like to continue going. So now we're going to make it at least a monthly "date". As an added bonus, we've already had three of the dinners that we prepared and they have all been really (REALLY) good.
Later, my parents brought Emily back home and we all had dinner together. Emily had a great day with them, they had a great day with her, I had a great day with my husband, what more could we all ask for?
Yesterday Jeremy assembled some of the pieces of furniture and added this "canopy" to Emily's bed...
Next, we will be putting up some artwork on those bare walls. I think he did a pretty good job though.
To top off my great weekend, Emily did great at school today. Drop off was still a little teary eyed, but not the worst. When I picked Emily up from school she was really happy and spent some time running around and playing with a couple of her classmates. Seeing her interact with them made me so happy. Once we got hom Emily told me, "I didn't cry today Momma and I didn't even suck my thumb!" (Emily sucks her thumb when she is anxious and for her not to do it during her whole time in class is a big deal). Emily having a day like this at school reminds me of when she wasn't walking yet at 20+ months and I didn't know if it was even possible. We had just picked up her ankle braces from the orthopedic surgeon and when we got home Emily pulled herself up to a stand, grabbed a book and walked two steps away from the table before sitting back down. She didn't walk for another two months but I felt like I was being told, "In time, in time..." That's how I feel now about all of Emily's present issues... in time.