Last night we took Harper out to eat and we tried taking a bag full of entertainment instead of letting her eat right away. I took books and stickers and she stayed interested almost through our whole meal. It was SUCH a better experience! Thanks for the ideas!!! We were so happy we went to Wal-Mart and bought her a slide we have been wanting to get.
Scott set it up inside for the night and she went up and down it no less than 4536 times (no exaggeration). This morning before church she got some sliding in and then we moved it outside this afternoon and she was loving it still.
I thought I would answer a few questions ya'll have had for me in the last few posts.
4. Ya'll are very, VERY sweet but I'm really not any thinner. I think some pictures just are optical illusions. My arms are fairly thin - especially now because I carry a 30 lb baby about 80% of the day. My arms just ache at night so I'm getting a full day workout and it's showing! Now I just need something to work out my waist down all day because it is NOT looking thin. But I am still doing weight watchers off and on.
5. The drink dispenser ya'll asked about came from Sam's and is $20! I LOVE drink dispensers. I have a couple and if I had the storage space - I would have a TON! I think they are SO fun to entertain with!
7. I'm getting a lot of this same question in the comments - the sleep machine I think is REALLY helping. I just wish I would have bought it 16 months ago! We also got blackout panels to make her room dark and that has helped us get longer naps and she has been sleeping until 7:30 or 8 every morning (instead of 6!) We got a Graco sound machine - it was $40 in the baby section at Target. I love it so much I could marry it!