Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crashed on the Floor

So two weeks ago Monday I was working from home as part of my normal schedule currently. In the afternoon I was on a conference call training my backup for maternity leave. Benjamin had left the room I was using as my office for the past week (his future bedroom) and had gotten too quiet. I stepped away briefly to see what he was doing. I found him lying on the floor looking at his toys. I figured he was due to fall asleep soon.

I was right! I went back to my call and finished up and about 20 minutes later I came back out and found him sound asleep. I couldn't help but take pictures of course!

Benjamin fights us on taking naps so we've stopped trying to put him down. Some days he takes naps and some days he doesn't. We are finding him more and more around the house crashed out like this. He will fall asleep in the car easily and take a short nap and be pretty good for the rest of the day. On the days he gets a short nap or no nap he goes to bed early like 7:30pm. On the days that he gets a good nap...like on Sunday I napped with him for two hours, he goes to bed really late...11pm. Sometimes he will also wake up in the middle of the night ready to play for a few hours. Or get out of bed at 4:45am like this morning. Oh well I rather not fight him to take a nap and just role with it. I did get a lot of work done this morning before I normally would have.

Playin' at Grandma's

For Mother's Day this year my husband's dad decided a work party to plant flowers and weed the flower beds would be a great gift for his wife. Afterwards we would all hang out and enjoy food together. Not a bad plan because as an added bonus I got to stay home for Mother's Day.

I sat down by the side of the yard and weeded a little section while Jared, his dad and brother Brian worked in the main bed. Benjamin had fun running around. Once I weeded my little section I felt I had done enough...I was after all 35 weeks pregnant. Also Benjamin had started climbing down the steep hillside into the yard and I wasn't comfortable with it nor did I have the energy to keep chasing him. So we went inside and got some juice and had a snack.
I let Benjamin run around for a bit outside again because let's face it the weather was nice and he loves to be outdoors. But after awhile I was exhausted and Jared was busy doing the yard work so we retreated back inside shortly after his cousin's Connor and Corey showed up.

Connor and Corey had some fun with water balloons that Grandma had made up.