We had a really good, long weekend :) Mostly just played with Cooper. This post is really just an excuse for a weekend picture dump!
I had taken Friday off, since we were keeping Cooper home from daycare because of his sickies (I should note that he was fully recovered by Wednesday last week! We still kept him home to be sure though)
Lee was unexpectedly home, also. He came home on Wednesday from a work trip that was supposed to have been all week long. He had flu-like symptoms, and drove home and straight to urgent care, which we know well by now :) Luckily, it was not the flu, just a bad sinus infection. But bad enough that he stayed home Thursday and Friday.
So. Since Cooper was all better, I finally took him to get a MUCH needed haircut on Friday! His appointment had been postponed since the beginning of September.
The rest of Friday we just hung around the house and played. He had been carrying around an empty water bottle (This child does not need store bought toys. He won’t play with them, and chooses water bottles and wooden spoons instead), and I was in the pantry and spotted a box of rice we never use. I poured some rice in his water bottle, and viola! A new favorite toy!
Saturday, we hung around the house and I finished a couple of projects I have been working on. Nothing too exciting. We did break out bubbles for the first time. Cooper liked them :)
And I took Cooper on a walk around the neighborhood. He loves “stroller rides”. He talks the whole time :)
Sunday we did laundry and cleaned. Because this is what the whole house looked like. Yikes.
Oh, I have to tell this story. Because I was annoyed and felt stupid. It will be kind of long.
I attempted to take the dogs to the groomer over the weekend. Since we have moved, our regular groomers, who we LOVE, are not really convenient anymore. So, someone had recommended to my dad a groomer that is only a few miles from our house. On Friday morning, I loaded the dogs in the car and set off. Well. The highway right by our house, that would have led right to the groomer, is confusing. I can’t explain it. Basically there was no way to get to the part of the highway I needed from the direction I was going. Which I didn’t know until I had already gotten on to the highway. Which doesn’t have any exits after ours for a loooong time. So once I realize I am an idiot, I’m basically cursing under my breath for a good 20 minutes until I can turn around and get to the exit I need. Which should have taken 3 minutes, tops. Shockingly the girls were being so good in the car. Until they noticed that I was turning around on the highway, and maybe sensed my attitude. Then the panting started. Ugh. I finally get to the exit I need, and am driving down the only street in the area. Online, it said they are north of a grocery store. Well, there is nothing north of the grocery store. A wooded lot. That’s it. Finally I am able to put the address in my phone (the address was difficult to find, of course). My phone keeps leading me into the middle of a trailer park? I mean, more than once. I swear to you that I drove up and down every single possible street. It’s not a big area. I could NOT find it. They weren’t answering their phones either. After 40 minutes of searching with panting/whining dogs in the car, I was like “This place canNOT be in a trailer, right?” So I call my dad and after some explaining, he says, “Well, maybe it’s in a trailer…..”, to which I reply “We are probably not taking our dogs to a trailer park dog groomer”. But this place came recommended, so surely they are not in a trailer, right? I get home and we google the address. The dot that shows you the location? It was in the middle of nowhere!! There were streets forming a triangle around it, but nothing leading to it! I was dumbfounded. Where in the hell is this place?! Finally, the owner calls me back. She acted like she was shocked I couldn’t find it. Then she tells me they are next to a store. One that I had plainly seen. But they don’t have a sign!! She said it is on the windows. But, the street is ABOVE the the shopping strip, the land around the street is sunken, there is no way to see the windows from the street! The store that I had seen, it had a huge sign on top of the building. And by “shopping strip”, I mean a little building that apparently has 2 stores in it, not one like I thought when I saw one sign. I suggested that they invest in a sign. And to tell google where they are located. And then I made an appointment with our old groomer. Haha.