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Random Bits of Today: Got up at 4 something with Sienna. Fed her and went back to bed. I had a hard time going back to sleep, but I was asleep when she woke up at 6. I changed her dirty diaper and took her back to my bed to nurse her back to sleep, which I hardly ever do, because I was so tired. Another dirty diaper. I got her dressed and put her back in her own bed. She finally went back to sleep, and she actually slept the rest of the morning. Got the kids ready, and I got some good work done in the morning. Woke Sienna up in time to take Maggie to school. It started raining. A good Samaritan took Maggie into the class for me so we could hurry back to the car with Sienna. Dalton sat on the front seat with my phone while I fed Sienna in the car. And changed a dirty diaper. And her outfit. And another dirty diaper.

We headed to Target where I got some great deals. I got 10 boxes of cereal for about $9, a huge bottle of ketchup for free, and a bag of Valentine's candy on clearance. I also price-matched the owl bin for Maggie's clothes that was out of stock online. After Target we went to Costco. There were a few snacks, but we ate some Valentine's Day candy in the car, because the line for lunch at Costco was too long. Sienna made it through Costco in the carrier but fell asleep as we were getting to the car. In the rain. We drove to Walmart and I left her in the carseat because she was really asleep by that point, and also because it was raining this whole time. In and out of the car in the rain with both kids. Bleh.

We got home with enough time to bring in the groceries (Dalton is a good helper with that, except he piles it all in the doorway and then how do we get in?), shove the perishables in their places, and feed Sienna before we had to pick Maggie up from school. Oh, and change two more dirty diapers. And eat a piece of chocolate.

We picked Maggie up from school, in a lucky break in the rain. Though this time Sienna was wearing fleece pants and a fleece hoodie and a big fluffy blanket. I made the kids a snack (lunch for Dalton, really, though he never did eat it). Got Sienna down for another nap. Maggie did homework. I did some laundry and cleaned the kitchen and got dinner prepped. Smart mommies do two-handed dinner prep while babies are sleeping, even if they are very tired and would rather take a nap.

We had a delicious dinner of copycat Zupa's Wisconsin Cauliflower soup, and rosemary olive oil bread from Costco. Dalton was not impressed. He ate a piece of bread, which was basically all he ate all day that wasn't 99.9% sugar. Maggie was thrilled, though, and John and I both were happy with it. Yum. I miss Zupa's.

Dalton and Sienna had baths after dinner and John came home. I put the laundry away and got to enjoy my baby some more while Daddy enjoyed the iPad with the kids. Just relaxed once the kids are in bed. Now I get to go to bed! Sienna sleeps through the night about half the time. I hope tonight is the other half.


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