Well, yet another weekend where I was abandoned by roommates (who also happen to be my husband and my cousin) and left to "man" the house and kids (Isla and Henna) on my own. I decided to head out to Grand Rapids in an effort to experience another weekend of a Kent County wife. I arrived at Dana & Matt's to eat Qdoba, watch a couple episodes of Property Virgins and hit the sack. Although Isla only got up once that night, Henna was up all night long pacing and thrashing into walls.
I left Henna with the Vanders and headed out to Grand Haven to go boating with the Riebels. Amy and I sipped beers on the beach while watching the boys play in the water. The sun was hot, the water was luke, and the beer was tasty. It couldn't have been a better afternoon.
I headed back to the Vanders determined to drive home that night so Henna (and I) would both get a better nights sleep. As it turns out, it was the greatest night of sleep yet! Isla slept through the night for the first time. She went down at about 9:30 and slept all the way until 6:00 am! Henna was a bit more calm which made for a fantastic evening. There are several people I'd like to thank for helping me and Isla accomplish this monumental milestone:
First, Dana & Matt for convincing me to spend the night, being such hospitable hosts and for our beautiful accommodations.
Second, Johnson & Johnson for the Sleepy Time Bath and Body Lotion. I'm totally a believer.
Third, the Riebels for allowing us to take in so much fresh air and sunshine leaving us a bit more tired than usual.
Fourth, Henna for being a great example to Isla of sleeping nearly 20 hours a day.
And last, but certainly not least, to Isla. Thanks for letting your mom get some rest.
Another successful weekend of Desperate Housewives: Grand Rapids. Stay tuned for the next edition. Who knows what could happen next time!