Yesterday was a really good day. Plain and simple. There were no real tantrums, there were no real annoyances, there wasn’t even any fat in my chicken tacos (sometimes that happens, and it seriously ruins my day). It was just really good.
Let’s start off with the morning. It was only 9am, and already 70 outside, so Olivia and I went for a walk. It was nice because even though you could feel it getting hotter (it got up to 85 yesterday), there was a super nice breeze. Of course all of our windows were open.
When we got back from our walk, I said to Olivia, “Do you wanna paint the sidewalk?” Yeah, Mama! I read this article about easy toddler activities for the non-pinteresty parents and one of them was letting them “paint” the sidewalk. Basically just a paint brush and a bucket of water and Lauren was right, it kept Olivia entertained for a really long time. We practiced numbers, letters, shapes, it was great!
My Dad and Sister came over around noon, bearing all kinds of good food to grill. My dad has always been such a good cook but since I don’t live with him anymore, I don’t really get the pleasure of eating what he makes. Today was not one of those days. Afterward, we went to Target. I mean, what kind of “really good day” wouldn’t include a trip to Target? And paid a visit to Starbucks as well, because obviously.
We came home and at 2:30 I said it was nap time, Olivia and my dad said it was sprinkler time. Hashtag YOLO I guess, so I let him set up the sprinkler for an hour. It was well worth it though, Olivia had a blast. She ran through it a bunch of times and toward the end she basically had her tongue out the entire time.
Then she gloriously slept for two hours, like always. Dominic had a really long day yesterday. He had to be at work by 7, was out at 5 and then had to race across town to go to school from 6 to 930. We were bummed we weren’t gonna see him all day, but we know it doesn’t happen often, and we’re grateful for that. Anyway, when Olivia woke up she was crying so hard. Seriously, she didn’t stop for a good 20 minutes. At first she was saying her legs were hurting her (which totally freaked me out) but then she continued to say, “I wanna see Dada! I wanna go in Dada’s bed!” and then I realized, my girl just missed her Dada. We’re totally one of those families that spend all of our time together (in case you haven’t noticed) so not seeing him for such a long period of time was something she wasn’t used to. And then guess what? 530 came around and in walked Dada, with coffee for his babies. He knew he was gonna be late for class, but wanted to surprise us. At first I thought it was a good idea, but then when he was only here for 10 minutes and then had to leave again, Olivia just wasn’t too happy about that. She didn’t understand why he was leaving again. It was so sad, and I knew he felt so awful. I bribed her with her bubble gun, and although she was still sad, we stayed out there for a few minutes and then came inside to eat dinner and watch a movie.
Around 8pm, it started to get insanely dark. We had a really crazy storm that lasted a lot longer than I thought it would so we turned off all the lights and just sat by the front window and watched the rain, thunder and lightning. The first time she heard the thunder she said, “Mama, WUZ THAT NOISE?!” I love her little voice.
We were at that for a good while and then we went upstairs to take a bath, and Dominic got home in just enough time to say good night to her before she fell right to sleep.
Nothing too special about it, but it was a really good day, and I love really good days.