Dang, it’s Monday?! Only discovered that when I saw that Ashley posted the recap of her week. I guess I’ll update you on MY life. I’m sure you’re just dying to hear all about it.
You all know what Monday was – big eclipse day! Well, it was also our first day back to school and we had a great day! We watched the big event live on NASA’s Facebook feed all day. Later I found Harper using a flashlight to recreate the eclipse. I love watching his mind work.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were pretty basic. Figuring out a school routine and general household and work duties.
I got a great surprise Friday when I woke up and Stuart was still in the bed, smiling at me. He had taken the day off unexpectedly and it made my day. He helped me with school, which the kids really seemed to enjoy. We played Trivial Pursuit, during which we discovered Nick has never heard of Levi’s.
Saturday, we took another trip to IKEA, this time with two kids. We spent so much time there, during which we LOST CLAUDIA. We were in the kitchen area of the showroom and Quentin was marveling over some stools. We mentioned that we were headed to the dining tables to take another look at the one we wanted. Some baby girl hobbled over and touched my leg and I looked down expecting it to be Claudia. It was not and it was then that we realized Claudia was not with us. Panic. I immediately turned around and retraced my steps, thinking she got turned around in the crowded store. Stuart and Quentin were searching the surrounding kitchens. When I didn’t find her in the last few areas we had been, I switched directions and went ahead. I found her with an employee who was calling to report her found. Turns out she had wandered off and a customer found her standing alone. Scariest moment of my parenting so far. It was probably only 2 minutes, but it felt like an hour. Once that nightmare was over, we finished shopping, picked up Claudia’s bed from a friend, and headed home for a late dinner.
Sunday, we started putting together our lovely IKEA haul and that was quite the adventure. Quentin and Claudia were surprisingly helpful. Stuart’s coworker Jim came over in the evening with his power tools to help with one of the more complicated assemblies in exhange for a steak.