Ellie has decided that sleeping is overrated, and twice this week she has reverted to her old ways of waking up for a few hours to hang out with mommy. I have a hunch that it has to do with all the traveling and fun we've been having, but I plan to nip it in the butt as soon as we get back from our July 4th festivities.
Sunday into Monday she was up from 1:00-5:00 so I called in to work a half day. She had really bad gas and was crying so I thought she might have the stomach bug that we've all been passing around. I ended up taking the entire day off after I looked online and realized that I had three days I had to use before July 1st. Normally, Ellie's midnight social hour puts me in a crazy mood and leaves me sour for the entire day.
However, when the kids woke up at 8:00 I made the choice to make the most of our day off. I am so, so glad I did because we had the best day together with lots of quality time! Ellie was on the mend, so around 10:30 we headed outside from some fun in the sun. (Yes, Eli is wearing pink floaties. His popped, poor guy.)
We were having so much fun swimming that we ended up eating a picnic lunch on the patio and indulging in a few too many popsicles. It was just the most perfect day, and exactly what I needed.
We in the house around 2:00 and went back out around 4:00. I had to make them get out of the pool for dinner, and oh man, they ate a TON!
I hate that Ellie was sick all night. I hate that I lost a lot of sleep, but I am so grateful for our day together. It blessed me so much.
The ended up sleeping so great on Monday night, but I think it's because they were worn out. Ha! We've been in the pool every night since hoping for the same results. I can't wait fro many more pool days this summer. It's going to be a year with lots of memories.