Meet the Sullivans: The Weekend Wrap Up

March 10, 2014

The Weekend Wrap Up

It's pretty ridiculous that I have to look back at my iPhone photo stream to remember what we did just a few days ago! That's just a testament to what my brain is like after a full weekend. I'm not complaining about being busy, I really like being busy and I love the weekend for it. It's funny how the tables turned-- the weeks used to be the busy ones and the weekend was for relaxing. Now there's just no relaxing, but the weekends are actually busier.

Anyway, on with it... The Weekend Wrap Up

Friday was interesting. Owen's sleep has been off the wall, weird and erratic lately. Totally unpredictable, with almost no rhyme or reason. One morning he falls asleep on the way out of the house (it was the first thing we did that morning at 10:30am) as he was getting strapped into the car to go to the park (his favorite) and the next day he won't nap at all. I think the last time he was this erratic with his sleep was when he was dropping his second nap. Things are not looking good for me in the sleep arena.

Back to Friday though. We had a full morning, including the usually shenanigans of breakfast, showering for me (a major task when alone with a two year-old), doctor's appointment for Owen (he has a cough, but his lungs / ears/ etc. all look fine), followed by a trip to CuriOdyssey (our local science and wildlife center)... you'd think a nap would follow, right? Nope. I tried really hard, but after having lunch he fought it really hard. I used all my motherly ammo (warm milk, books, rocking, darkness), but eventually I ran out of time. It was about 3pm when I gave up hope for a nap.

Luckily Keith was done with work early on Friday, so he was around to help me keep Owen awake until we reached a reasonable hour for bedtime. Isn't it funny how when all you want is for them is to go down for a nap, and they don't, so later on you turn the tables and just try to keep them up? There is nothing worse than a super late nap. We did all we could to keep him gong until 7pm.

Saturday Owen and I got together with some of our friends to play. We got together with two friends who I've been friends with since high school, and their boys, who are 2 too, just like Owen (and Noah's baby sister was there too. Can't leave her out!)! We walked to the park, which was fun but probably too long of a walk that day. Can't blame those sweet boys for wanting to get out of the wagon or their mommy's arms to watch ants or pick up sticks.

Saturday night we went to see our nephew in his school's play Aladdin. This was Owen's first theater experience! We had a good feeling he might be pretty entertained by seeing all the students sing and dance -- and he was, until he decided HE wanted to be up there with them, and have a sword too (of course). The students (and parents and teacher who were involved with the production) put on a fantastic show. The affects were amazing. We were all impressed. Unfortunately though, we only lasted until intermission. I think this was a good trial run before we take Owen to see a movie.

Sunday we were up bright and early because of daylight savings, and because we had plans with my mom and sister to spend the day up in the city at Pier 39. We've been reading Owen Good Night, San Francisco lately and he's been saying he wants to see the sea lions (they're in the book), so we wanted to take him.

We saw sea lions, rode the carousel, watched street performers, ate seafood, saw an old merchant marine ship and a submarine, and tired ourselves out. BUT not too much, obviously, since Owen never did fall asleep in the car (like he always does when we come home from the city). I have to say, with all this no napping stuff you'd expect that we'd have one cranky, difficult boy on our hands but it's not the case! He was so great at lunch and stayed in his seat the entire time playing and chatting with us. When we came home we spent the next four hours keeping him happy and busy, which wasn't hard because he is a pretty happy boy to begin with.

Whew! What a weekend! Today we're getting all our errands done, and hopefully having some fun too! Happy Monday!


Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I feel you on the naps. With our travels, Ais has been taking naps too early and then it's all I can do to keep her up to her bedtime...and not pull my hair out before then!

Jess Norden said...

What a fun weekend!!! That's so funny that you forget what you did just a few days ago, too...that always happens to me!! NAPS - don't even get me started. I hope these boys figure out their schedules soon so we can have some idea of what to expect!! Haha...yeah right! I don't think we will ever have it figured out. :) I hope you have a great week! I made the Crock-Pot Pulled Pork that you posted about a few weeks ago, and it was SO EASY and delicious!!!

Megan said...

What a busy weekend! I bet O loved the carousel! :) Hope the sleep schedule isn't knocked off balance even more from the time change. Ekk!

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E Hayes said...

What a great weekend!

Jenny said...

boo to no naps but at least he's still happy! He looks like he's just having a ball on the carousel ride!

Happily Ever Parker said...

He is just the sweetest! I wish as children we could understand that naps are awesome and one day we will wish they were still part of our routine!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Oh nap days are the worst! So glad to hear Owen is still a happy boy! I hope he starts napping better soon. Regardless, looks like a fabulous weekend!

hello erin said...

omgee you guys fit a LOT into one teeny tiny weekend! i love it though!! and my fingers are way crossed he isn't dropping his nap. arent they supposed to nap for us every day until they're 18? because thats my vote.

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

That smile!! SO CUTE!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

He really has the best smile! Ugh, yes, a late nap is the worst - I plan everything around not letting Aria have an odd late nap if I can help it. Other than the weird naps, it sounds like so much fun this weekend! I want to go see the sea lions!

Samma said...

What a lovely weekend! Dell Harper has been fighting her nap a lot lately- she says "I big girl now, Mama, no naps. No tired, I big girl". Maybe I have been overemphasizing the big sister stuff, ha!

Unknown said...

What a fun weekend! Just discovered your blog! Love it! Thanks for sharing!