Friday, July 1, 2016

Making Every Day Count

Some days it sure does seem like we run an awful lot. Whether it be to and from Grace's doctor's appointments or therapy sessions or work assignments for Kyle and Mary, it seems like we are on the go a lot.

Our day off from work has been Friday since before Kyle and I got married. But the last two and a half years, we've used that day to take Grace to physical therapy in Springfield, where they specialize in pediatrics.  And it's not that we've actually been there every Friday, but usually if Grace has an off-week from PT, we usually have other plans, or make some.

But after a very busy few weeks in June, we decided to have a quiet few days at home this weekend.

Lately, we've been making a bigger commitment to cook and eat at home, which is also tough considering our schedule, but it's been good for us. So, with an evening at home on Thursday night, we made tacos for dinner, and settled in to watch Minions and snuggle on the couch.  We even let Grace stay up a little later since we didn't have to get up as early in the morning to leave for PT.  And it was such a fun time to snuggle on the couch together.

Just clowning around during family movie night!
All three of us managed to sleep in a bit on Friday morning, which was also a nice treat. For most of the morning, we lounged around the house in our pajamas.  We got a few things done around the house, but also enjoyed the slower pace.  Grace and I had fun playing with her princess castle, blowing bubbles and just smiling and laughing at each other.

Grace goofing off with her daddy!
As we started to talk about the day, Kyle suggested we take Grace to a matinee to see Finding Dory at the Orpheum. It's something we had been talking about, but we don't always make it to the movies.  Since it was such a beautiful day, we opted to walk uptown for the movie.  We booked one of the couches, and snuggled in to share our popcorn with Grace, which I think was her favorite part.

Family movie outing at the Orpheum.
The popcorn was Grace's favorite part!
I told Kyle on the walk home that I was proud of him for suggesting Finding Dory.  I'm not really sure how much Grace gets out of the movie itself. She would probably have been just as happy to be with us at an adult movie, instead of a kids one. But, Kyle looked at me and smiled, saying that he just tries to treat her like any four-year-old, and most four-year-olds loved Finding Dory.

When we arrived home, Kyle took charge of dinner, making pizza on the grill. It was his first try, and it turned out great.

Yummy pizza from the grill!
So, while our blog is usually full of events celebrating Grace or trips, we also wanted to share a bit about a fun day at home. If there's one thing INAD has taught us, it's to enjoy each and every single day as they come. So, whether it's a big trip or a just a chance to be together, we celebrate each moment we have with Grace.


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