h uses a great descriptor for the emotional state i was in when i wrote my last post: overwrought.
after i posted, i promptly fell asleep, and if i remember correctly, i slept for a long time. soon after, the weekend arrived.
and what a lovely weekend it was. the judelet was in an ace mood, and so we enjoyed many fambly adventures. por ejemplo:
on saturday, we went to the library downtown, where i happily found thick, yummy books that i probably won’t find time to read before going online to renew them. and jude found a large expanse of a rug for crawling, sprawled out in the children’s section. she spent a good half hour in her happy place. see?
[note: i do not know the person in the background, though she was very friendly, albeit a little overwhelmed by the bigness of my daughter.]
(by the way, the leg-out, arm-in-the-air pose is known in our home as the dangerbaby pose, as jude most always attempts a poorly executed move of physicality seconds after taking on the position.)
after spending the whole night sleeping in her bed on friday, jude spent all saturday night in bed with us. and though i was stiffer than stiff yesterday from sleeping in one position, i loved having a night of snuggling.
our sunday was spent mostly outdoors. h wore jude in the ergo as we took all 4 dogs out for a long walk down the dirt road near our house. flanked by pasture on either side, the dirt road is the dogs’ favorite place ever, as they run and run and run until they’re ready to collapse, and then they swim in a manmade pond. if they’re lucky, they get to chase a duck or two.
after the long dog walk, we took jude to a playground with actual swings. she loved it. see?
and there you have it, a portrait of a perfect weekend, wherein balance was restored in my over-feeling heart, and i exhaled deeply.
(i also filmed my daughter eating bananas.)