Kreg is fishing in Arkansas this week so Westin & I are missing Daddy! I'm so thankful he has this opportunity to spend time with his Dad, Uncle, and Grandfather. I know he will make precious memories that will last his lifetime. He's also very much in need of some R&R! He would never say that, of course, but he's been working so hard lately and just like Westin & I, he hasn't had a full night's rest in a long time! :)
All that being said, we miss him! It's just not the same without him here. I have to brag on him though, because he's just so thoughtful. He's always been so good about making sure I know he's thinking about me when he's not with me. This time, he planned out a scavenger hunt for me to do the first morning he was gone. I don't know how he pulled it off, but he hid all my favorite little things around the house, each with a clue to the next... and I didn't run into any of the "objects" before I was supposed to! When I got back from taking him to the airport Tuesday night, there was a letter to me on the bed with explicit instructions not to open until Wednesday morning... so of course I couldn't sleep Tuesday night! (that, and when you're used to sleeping with someone, you sure notice when they're not there...) Wednesday morning first thing I opened it up and found my first clue... when I was finished, I was stocked with peanut m&m's, pure cane sugar coke, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, a yogurt for breakfast, and a new straight iron (my old one had been refusing to stay hot for the past several months... he's so sweet to notice!) I'm so thankful for him!
Even Westin is a little out of sorts. He keeps making his way to the front door saying, "da-da, da-da!" And I tell him Daddy went bye-bye with Papaw... I think he understands :) Either way, he misses his Daddy. It's been fun to watch their relationship progress over the past few months. Westin adores his Daddy... and the feeling is mutual! By the way, he is officially walking now! Thanks, cousin Tiff, for bribing him past the 2-3 steps he's been stuck at for the past couple months! :)
This all reminds me that I never got a chance to blog about our anniversary! We celebrated our 2nd anniversary on May 31st (our first anniversary we were a little busy with a move and a new baby and a new job, etc...) and we decided to do it up a little! My parents were kind enough to give up a good nights' sleep and watch Westin for the night while we went up to Estes for the night. We drove in and met my grandparents who took us to the Twin Owls Steakhouse, which was amazing! A beautiful location and great food! (Great company, also, of course!) We had a hike to Gem Lake, a couples' massage, and lunch at Poppy's planned for the following day... about 4:30 am that day, Kreg woke up SO sick. (So much for getting a good nights' sleep! Poor guy!) But, being the trooper and man's man that he is, at 7:30 am, he decided he was NOT going to miss the hike or the couples' massage (lunch was out of the question:))... so we made our way to Gem Lake, which was a gorgeous hike! I'm pretty sure I was able to enjoy it more than he was, so we will have to go back. Total, it was about 3.2 miles (not flat miles, mind you) that he conquered with a very upset stomach. We then made our way into town for our couples' massage on the Big Thompson River! It was so wonderful! Kreg even started feeling a little better afterwords... not quite enough better to do lunch, however. He went back to the cabin and slept the rest of the afternoon and my parents drove up with Westin and we had lunch at Poppy's together. I was ready to see my Westin! It was a wonderful time with Kreg, but we both agree that our little family is just not complete without our Baby Wes.
On a side note, I decided that I was asking too much of Westin to learn to fall asleep by himself AND cut out two more feedings... so... we're working on the weaning part (which is going very well, most days), and will attempt the sleep training again when we get back from Arkansas in a couple of weeks. Thank you SO much to all of you who have given me your feedback on what has worked for you. I appreciate your advice very much! ALSO-- I picked up my precious mother-in-law's wedding gift the other day :) :) I can't blog about it yet, but I'm excited about it!! Stay tuned...