Monday, August 27, 2012

Weekend Rewind-Single Momma

This past weekend was another first for Elyse...the first time her daddy was gone overnight, 4 nights to be exact.  Hubby headed out Wednesday evening after he put Elyse down.  It was time for his annual golf trip, which meant Elyse & I were at home by ourselves.  I knew I COULD be the sole-caregiver for 96 hours, but I also knew that I didn't HAVE to. 
Since I work for my parents, 5 minutes from their house, I chose to pack Elyse & I up and we spent our days & nights hanging out with Papa & Gigi.  They of course loved every minute of it...well except for the meltdown before dinner on Thursday night and the middle of the night wakings.  Yes...we still wake up in the night most nights.  Yes...she's 8 1/2 months old.  No...I haven't figured out how to fix things.  No...I don't think CIO (cry it out) will work based on our own experience.  But more on that in another post. 
We took a work-related road trip on Thursday afternoon to inspect a property, which resulted in only about 30 minutes of afternoon nap.  She preferred to fuss & cry all the way home for our hour long drive.  Yeah...note to self, on our upcoming trip to Florida if Elyse is sleeping DO NOT STOP THE CAR!!! 
Also, please disregard the horrible picture quality...Hubby had our good small camera in Wisconsin. 
Happy girl after my short nap...this toothy grinned girl didn't last much longer!
Friday I worked all day while Elyse was at home with my momma.  We had another first for Elyse on Friday evening...her first official football game.  My cousin is now a freshman at my high school alma mater so since we were in town we decided to go to the game for a few minutes...few being approximately 25 minutes before bedtime was necessary!   
Momma & Elyse at her first Comets football game!
Saturday morning I also had to work until noon & it was a rainy, cloudy day.  After work we just hung out at the house and Elyse & I took a bit of a nap before my brother & sister-in-law came over for a nice visit.  Elyse was a big show-off, crawling & talking & waving her hands like a silly little girl!  She is changing so fast! 
Notice how you can't actually see her hands...yeah, she was waving them like a mad woman!  ha! 

& there's that crinkly nose smile again...oh how I love this girl! 
We ended up going to a local BBQ place for dinner & then home for a quick walk before it was time for Elyse to head to bed.  Oh how Elyse loves her Uncle Nick & Aunt Millie! 
Aunt Millie & Elyse
Yesterday I packed all of our stuff up and headed to church.  We came home and played for a bit before we both crashed for naps...I was just trying to quickly pass the time before Hubby showed up around 3:30.  We were definitely both SO glad to see him!

We finished off the evening with an informal small group gathering before we get started back up for the semester and also to have a quick golf tournament recap.  I can't believe it's already time for our small groups to start back up...where has the summer gone?!? 


Kate @ Daffodils said...

Even though hubby was gone, it sounds like you had a great weekend. Love the waving pictures, too cute!

Danavee said...

I love her little face.

Ashley@The Vanilla Tulip said...

SO jealous you live so close to your parents!
If we lived close to mine I have a feeling the kids and I never would come home during football season ha!
Elyse is just TOO cute!!!

Melanie said...

Yeah we don't do the whole cry it out thing either..its just not for us! Sounds like you had a good weekend overall!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

It must have been tough to lose your other half for the weekend...but sooo nice that your fam is there to help! Sounds like a wonderful time!
Elyse is SOOO adorable!!! :)