Friday, March 28, 2014

Fast week and it is FRIDAY!

It's FRIDAY.  And this week has flown by.

I have to say that I'm so so excited that I'm writing this week back in Kansas!  London was so fun, but coming back home this week made me realize the little things that I missed so much.


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I missed the weekend errands with my little man and husband.  I got home late on Friday night and Saturday morning, I ran into Charlie's room the minute I heard him rumbling around.  Oh man - being there when that little guy wakes up was something I missed.

Even that extra hour of sleep I got the mornings in London, nope, not worth it at all.  I've woken up every morning this week thrilled that I get to wake up next my husband and then just wait for Charlie to wake up and I pounce on him!  Haha.  Seriously.


I missed mealtime with this little man.

I have to say, it is very nice to have adult-only meals every now and then, especially because meal time can be one of the most frustrating things with a 20 month old (aka you cook him a meal and then he doesn't eat or throws half of it on the floor), but it was way more fun and cute than my meals alone in London.  I appreciated every single one of them this week.  And laughed when he got blueberries and yogurt all over his shirt.  Because even though that meant extra clean up + extra laundry, he's pretty darn cute and a good date.


I missed spending my weekend days/evenings playing with this kid too.

Whether it was just hanging out playing with cars and toy kitchens, but also seeing his PURE JOY when his parents broke down and got him a new truck.  Yep, we did it.  This is something that he wanted for his first birthday but didn't get...we thought about buying him one, but didn't (obviously).  His teachers go on and on about how much he loves the car at school.

Then we were at Buy Buy Baby over the weekend checking out double strollers and this truck was in the stroller department.  And he was in love.  We online price checked with Amazon, whipped out our 20% off text message from BBB and that was it.  Jimmy put it together during his nap time on Saturday and his face coming down the stairs and seeing the truck in his own house was literally amazing.

It was seriously better than Christmas.  He gave it a big "WOAH" and his face.  Oh man.  Jimmy and I still keep talking about it.  It was seriously the best thing ever seeing him so happy.


I missed my after work routine.

Yes, seeing the sights of London was seriously amazing.  Like how fun was it to leave work everyday and grab a ferry or the tube to an amazing sight in such an electric city.

But leaving work to go pick up Charlie from school and seeing his face through the classroom window every day when he drops his toys or books and runs to give me a hug.  Yep, I missed that.  And I missed our car rides home where I ask him who his day was and he doesn't really say much except "uh oh" and "Elmo" while pointing to the screen.  He cracks me up when he tries to take off his shoes and laughs his silly laugh about it.  Then blows me a kiss.

I would give up the sights and sounds of London for the sights and sounds of Charlie after work any day of the week!


Finally, last but for sure not least, I missed this guy.

Yep - I sure did.  I missed our incessant trading of emails, texts, etc.  And conversations at night during dinner and when we are getting Charlie ready for bed and after Charlie goes to sleep.  He's the best and I'm so happy to be home with him!!!

I'm excited that I got the chance to get away and am now feeling a lot more appreciative of what I thought was just a normal life, but realize with a different lens to look through is a pretty darn great one with a lot to be thankful for each and every day!

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  1. Awww I just love this! I'm sure your little guy missed you just as much! And your hubby too :) That had to be hard being away!

  2. You get 20% off texts from BBB?!? Please share!!

  3. And that reminds me...I responded to your comment on my blog, but unless you go back and check, I don't think you'll ever see it. So here it it: There's also a Joovy Caboose (not ultralight) that's $150 and the only difference I noticed was the weight. Same look, same concept, etc. We probably would have gone with that model if buying a brand new one, but happened to find this other one on Craigslist. If you buy from BBB, don't forget a 20% off coupon! :)

  4. Oh, I feel your pain. I miss my kiddo like crazy when I'm not with him. I also miss the silly little things like messy mealtimes and just hanging out. This is such a fun age, too. That is an awesome truck! My little dude would LOVE that!