Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lazy Sunday ~ New and Improved

Today Lazy Sunday brought on a whole new meaning.  After my first week back at work, and a little separation anxiety, I was excited to spend the weekend home with Stella.  We had plans last night to join our friends on their boat for our city's annual Christmas boat parade and I couldn't wait to see how Stella enjoyed her first time on a boat as well as all the beautiful lights and Christmas decorations. I spent yesterday with Stella running errands in preparation for the boat parade and felt like I fell a little short of my quality time with her, so today I was determined to do nothing but hang out, just Stella and I (the hubby worked today at our store).

After my husband left for work, I decided to do nothing but enjoy Stella.  The weather was beautiful (82 degrees in sunny Southern California) but I didn't want to put her in the stroller and take her for a walk because that would offer minimal interaction, and likely nap time.  So aside from sitting on the porch we stayed inside, read books, played with blocks, and did the usual seven month old activites including my personal favorite, took naps. 

You gotta love those blocks

The snow globe and forshadowing that she inherited mom's ability to close her eyes in pictures.
This is the first day I learned the true meaning of quality family time.  I think I took being home with Stella forgranted in that I didn't know how precious our time was together until I didn't have it.  Now that I am back at work, my time home with her should be focused, at least for one day.  I sat and watched her laugh at this Christmas electric snow globe we bought her for hours.  No really, it entertains her for hours.  How I can squeeze in cleaning, errand running, grading for my college classes, and all the other "to do's" will have to get worked out but until then, Sunday's are reserved for some mommy-daughter time.  I even waited until she fell asleep to post. The empty fridge, dust bunnies in the corners, and dirty laundry will all have to wait until another day because my Sundays have just become truly lazy Sundays. 

12 comments:

  1. Thats awesome Kel! Glad you had a good week back and an even better weekendI LOVE lazy weekends with my family as well!

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  2. Lazy Sundays are the best Sundays. XOXO

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  3. Good for you. It's harder to do than we think. I find myself getting caught up in the details of daily life and forgetting to focus and really pay attention to my kids. Nice reminder. :)

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  4. Lazy weekends are the best! Sundays are our lazy day too! Those days are priceless :)

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  6. That's how I love to spend weekends. Enjoy it while you can. I'm your newest follower.

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    Have a great Tuesday!

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  10. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy the time I still have at home with my little one!

    I'm a follower from Chickadee!

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  12. Your little one is so cute!.... she should be on a nappy box or something, Sunday bliss...:)

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