It's friday! woo! The image above is from last night. Alex had Marlowe for the night (just like he did every thursday, before our massively long getaway), so I met up with friends and went out on the town. It's been so long since I've seen them. Too long. We had a few drinks, split a meal, and danced the night away. I had no idea, but I am apparently incredibly skilled at Ms. Pacman! I beat the high score in one shot, on my first try! So neat. I would totally put one of these machines in my home!... and never blog or doing anything productive again... ;)
Marlowe is sleeping right now and I really cannot believe how big she's gotten, it's even more apparent now that we're back home. It's weird, (or not weird, but surprising) that her connection with Alex has only grown, since being away. We did FaceTime with him quite often in Hawaii, and whenever I received a late night call she would ask "dada?" It was good. I'm happy we can do those things for her and for each other. And it's surprising to me, how happy this actually makes me. I'm happy to see her happy playing with him. And it's fun to see her go into the fridge and go "dada's milk. dada's juice". It's really not his juice, but if I tell her it is, she doesn't ask for it ;) Sneaky sneaky.
But... I am kicking myself a little bit for agreeing (and even suggesting) to such a long week without her. I'm hoping for a few visits in between to make it a bit easier, on both of us. I'm certain she'll love it, I'm more worried about me. She's the strong one of the two of us ;) I'm sure it'll be fine, since I have plenty to keep busy with... and I actually start work again, in just a few days.
I have so many posts in my draft section from the past month or so. I feel like it's all adding up, and I can't keep up. I have SO many pictures to share of Hawaii and California. Things are being pushed to the side, but I guess it's okay. Most of it will be posted, because I love to keep those memories here.
Daycare searching is not fun! (No one said it would be). I think I made it through an hour of online searching yesterday with Alex, until I started to quietly panic inside. Someone mentioned a nanny-share option on twitter, I want to look into that... A babysitter/nanny, isn't very expensive around here... but even "not very expensive"... is a little expensive... and is enough to make me worry. I dread these sorts of things, but of course, it's part of life. If you have any tips for finding the right (a decent, not scary) daycare or sitter, PLEASE share! I know almost nothing about these things. And the clock is ticking. I didn't really realize how quick time would fly.
Marlowe's birthday is tuesday! I can't believe she'll be two already! All those first months, and this past year REALLY flew by. I don't plan on having a party this year. Things are too hectic right now. But I was hoping to have a few of her little friends over (at my brothers) for some swimming. Unfortunately, the forecast for sunday is RAIN... and lots of it. I would love some ideas for (inexpensive) indoor kiddo get togethers. So far the plan is: lots of butcher paper on the floor and lots of markers and crayons, but I'd love to hear more ideas, because that's all I have.
I've got a lot to get organized around here, on the blog, and in real life. Over and over, I keep saying it: slowly but surely.
Thank you thank you for all your support in my last post, and like always: with everything.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.