Thursday, October 25, 2012

Weekly Coos: Me Time

"Me Time", a phrase that rarely exists in the daily vocabulary of parents.  But I got some this week.  I took a whole day of "me time" and don't regret a single second of it.  Should I have blown a full day of my vacation time right before I go on maternity leave for something as selfish as this? I struggled with this in my head, but the answer always came back to: Absolutely!  We can deal with one less day of pay down the line somewhere, in exchange for my family receiving a much more sane and centered Momma this week.  Oh, I needed a day like that.

I pampered myself silly on my Me Day, starting the day at a local coffee shop then heading over to a spa to get a massage.  I spent one luxurious hour wrapped in oils, relaxing spa music, my thoughts and on my stomach. Oh yes!  Oh my.  Coooo.  I spent the rest of the day baking cookies and muffins and simmering a huge batch of chili.  I read, napped, prayed, showered (for 30 steamy minutes).  I did anything I wanted to do, and nothing anyone else wanted me to do.  I picked Anna up from the sitter and got to spend a couple hours with her and then headed off to book club for some girl time.  At the end of the day I felt refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle these last three weeks of pregnancy.


In the spirit of Halloween, we hit up another pumpkin patch this weekend with our friends Jenny and Chloe.  We did the same thing last Halloween.  Look how our pumpkins have grown...Anna wasn't even walking yet last year!

Anna got to hitch a ride on the big pumpkin...oh the novelties of childhood!


Mace is the breakfast chef in our house, and without fail makes pancakes or waffles almost every weekend morning.  Mace was out of town this weekend.  Anna was insistent about pancakes for breakfast.  I took a shot at it and did okay, but Mace's breakfast chef status is safe.  Our weekends are way more awesome when he's home with us, so I'm going to boycott making any more pancakes in hopes that will tether him to our house.


We dug through a tub of Halloween paraphernalia at Danesa's house and Anna honed in on this Karate uniform. Loves it, and wants to wear it every day.  Especially with her sun hat and trick or treat bucket.  I freaking love this kid.

I am so excited to take Anna Trick or Treating.  This is the first year that she'll really "get" it. She's already talking about it and talking about eating all of Luca's candy.  Where does she come up with this stuff?

Hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!


  1. Oh my goodness your little girl is so cute! I am so excited for your me time! I remember when the kids were smaller it was few and far between now their in school I miss them being at home! Isn't life silly!

  2. What a truly beautiful post! Your pictures are adorable! I haven't gotten a chance to congratulate you on your pregnancy, so CONGRATS!

  3. I am so glad you got a day to yourself. Good luck with these last few weeks--I hope you're as comfortable as you can possibly be.

  4. I am so proud of you for pampering yourself. Love the photos of Anna and love your post- it is beautiful. You are amazing... xxoo mama

  5. She is Just Adorable!! You are such a crafty mom - I'm sending you a link to some really cool cheap, easy quick Halloween crafts (okay a couple are NOT good for the babies) but they are so cool and when I was reading the post and loving them, I thought of you and your little Crafty Coo Self! If you aren't interested that's fine, no big deal - but the spray painted bottles, ghosts, and the toilet paper candles are sooooooooo cool! :) Here it is:

    1. Thanks Kelli! I'll check it out...will definitely need some projects to keep Anna busy once #2 arrives! :-)

  6. Awwww I am glad you got a day to yourself my friend, you more than deserve it :D
    And such a wonderful mum, your girls look so happy and content :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Ohh Anna is so precious!

    I'm so glad you got your me day! It sounds wonderful!

  8. 3 weeks left?!? Ahh so exciting. I finally have some 'me' time today for the first time since Layla was born and am opening my computer and catching up on my favorite blogs, though a trip to the spa sounds better!
    Anna is beyond cute! Enjoy trick or treating with her this year! We dont have Halloween in Israel and even if we did at 5 weeks old I think Layla would be too young still but I cannot wait till next Halloween when we are in the states and I can dress her up :)
    Good luck the next few weeks. Hope you are feeling great. Cant wait to hear the exciting news of your newest addition!

  9. Oh, me-time is soooo important. I'm so glad you took some time for yourself before #2 arrives and life gets crazier!

    Your little girl is a peach. What a cutie!

    Love your blog - looking forward to reading more. :-)

  10. good for you, you deserved a day of you time!!


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