Memorial Day Weekend, 2014

I’m currently enjoying a 4 day weekend, which is the longest break I’ve had from work since Christmas. Jess worked Friday night but has the rest of the time off with me. Yesterday was mainly a relaxing day but today has been quite the opposite. In order to give Jessica some time to get stuff done around the house, I took the girls to Bellevue Square mall this morning. We walked around every square inch of that place and ended up having a lot of fun. Ava has never told me she loves me so many times in one day. I guess that’s to be expected when you say yes to all of her requests. Whether she wanted to play in the kids area, search for fireflies, or just get a cookie to snack on, I was simply a Yes Man… Or I mean a Yes Daddy.

Once we returned home I got to work helping Jessica around the house. We’ve gotten so much done and we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. The move is only 13 days away and we’re definitely getting excited. June is a month I’ve been looking forward to for a while and now it’s only a week away. As I said last night to Jessica, I’m going to start June as a student who rents their home, and will finish June as a graduate who owns their home. It’s definitely going to be a big month.

The girls are both doing well, although Ava has been terrorizing us at night lately. It’s weird because she’s the nicest, sweetest little girl all day, then you put her to bed and she turns into a little demon. Our little Princess Poltergeist brings new meaning to the word irrational, especially between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00am. As mere mortal parents our powers are limited, but luckily we have a couple wild cards up our sleeve, mainly in the form of warm milk bottles and Thomas The Train DVDs. I’m sure this is just a byproduct of her age and will pass soon, but I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t been challenging.

Elise, on the other hand, has taken to playing the part of the eternally happy baby. Although she may be the most difficult baby in the world to dress, she is otherwise an absolute joy. I remember Ava going through this phase and therefore don’t expect it to last forever, but it’s nice for now. We’re thinking about having the girls share a room at the new house, which will allow us to have a full time dedicated play room and a separate dedicated guest room. Certainly this will require some adjustments, but we’re willing to give it a try.

Looks like the rest of the weekend will be spent packing and relaxing. New pics coming soon.

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