Friday, February 28, 2014

5 on Friday---Another Round of Catchup

So here it is, another Friday, and another chance to dump some pictures/videos in from my phone from throughout the week. It's been a pretty uneventful week around here...thankfully, my household is basically all healthy & so we've just been enjoying the fact that we all feel better. 
1.  This week marked the end of the regular season for our Missouri State Bears. We have season tickets with my parents & my in-laws also attended several of the games as well.  We had a game last Saturday practically right during naptime...but that didn't keep Elyse was catching some Zzzzz's!  The hilarious thing is that we moved her from my mom's arms, to Hubby's arms, to the car, and then to the bed and she still slept for another hour at home!  Sleepy girl!   

We normally take Elyse's jammies to the games with us so we can change her before leaving for home. So...she always ends up cheering for the last little bit in her adorable fleece, footed jammies! 
 2.  Hubby & I came to the realization last Sunday that Elyse was spending WAY TOO MUCH time in front of the television.  Elyse loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins, and has a new found love for Sheriff Callie.  All of these programs are fine in moderation but it had gotten a little bit out of control.  And she completely disengages when one of her shows is on.  So...we made the decision to drastically cut television this week and you know what, it wasn't bad at all!  Sure, there were a few fits but we were typically able to distract her with other activities.  She still gets about 20-30 minutes in the morning while we get ready, and she also gets to watch a little on the iPad...but nothing like what it had been! So...a nice big pat on the back for us!  Parental Success!
 3.  This will definitely receive it's own post when I can edit all the pictures, but we started swimming lessons with Elyse last week.  She has been exposed to the water plenty of times in Florida & at my parents' pool, but we want her to completely comfortable around it.  She is doing really well, and will probably soon move out of the Babies & Me class (where they have all children under 3 begin). 

4.  Her ability to learn & memorize never ceases to amaze me!  She is now able to "read" aka recite from memory 4-5 different books that we have.  Hubby & I were treated to storytime the other day as we drove home from work. 
5.  And for my only non-picture, non-Elyse related item...I had a first on Tuesday night before the last Bears' game.  We made plans with my parents & in-laws to meet up for dinner at a local sports bar beforehand & we placed our order a full hour before the game was to begin.  After 45 minutes of waiting, all 7 of us got up and left as we explained to the waitress we just couldn't wait anymore.  I've never actually walked out of a restaurant due to lack of service...but they definitely deserved what they got! 

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