Friday night daddy left to visit his pals and do his annual Fantasy Football Draft. I still don't fully understand why this is done in person, but every time I ask I get a looong response about bylaws and the quality of the draft. Okey-dokey.
Jeremy and I began our Daddy-free weekend with a picnic dinner on the living room floor while we watched, sang along with, and danced to Mama Mia! It was fun. Jeremy kept looking at me smiling while eating his cheesy egg sandwich on the floor (on a mat - I am not an idiot). He knew he was breaking the rules with me and he looked absolutely delighted. Oh, and I should mention that since eggs are Jeremy's favorite food, we had none in the house. And no car. So, thanks to Joel (read his hilarious blog here) for letting us walk to his place and take 3 eggs home with us. May I just add that carrying a heavy toddler and three eggs across the street is not fun. But it is possible!
So, then Saturday morning we got up at 7am to clean the house. Fun, right? It was! We blasted mommy music (Madonna's Immaculate Collection, Wicked, Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet), and danced around the house with dust cloths and brooms. Loads of fun. Jeremy really likes putting things away. Slightly counterproductive was his love of dumping things out after putting them away, but still, I appreciate the help.
We cleaned because we had a whole day of fun planned with my friends Bryan, Joel, and Anna. Joel and Bryan showed up before I had time to vacuum. They were not nice about it. Jeremy is terrified of the vacuum, so we only do it when he is asleep. Joel felt that Jeremy needed to face his fear, so I vacuumed. My poor baby was shaking and crying the whole time! Ignore what I said earlier about Joel being nice - he is a mean man! But, I must admit, my carpets looked so much nicer!!
Then we headed to the pool party and BBQ at our apartment complex clubhouse. It was a blast! Anna met us there and we signed up to win a free car, danced to the DJ's music mix, ate yummy Buddy's BBQ (the only decent BBQ joint in Knoxville), and won prizes playing trivia! I won a bottle of wine for answering "Who's 74 game win streak ended in November 2004?" (I don't actually remember the exact date, so I made that one up). All the guys present were guessing sports teams, but the nerd that is me knew it was Ken Jennings from Jeopardy! Yay Jeopardy, I love you! I don't actually like wine, so I gave it to Anna. She then won a free pizza for answering Madonna as the #1 selling female artist of all time. Jeremy and I also knew that one, but Anna beat us to it.
Jeremy's lei kept falling down to his feet. He was hilarious trying to pull it back up. It kept getting caught on his butt (uh-oh, did he inherit something else from his mother?).
Jeremy and Mommy at the picnic. He did not want to sit and take a picture. He wanted to run and play.
Anna helping Jeremy climb the stairs. He did this over and over again for ages. This is a new skill we are working on.
Jeremy loves Mr. Moo. And he loves Mommy. For some reason, when you combine the two, like above, he thinks it is the most hilarious thing in the entire world.
Disaster. I put Jeremy in a swim diaper in case he wanted to get in the pool, but it is much thinner than a regular diaper. Which we all saw when he peed on the floor. In front of everyone. I was mortified. Jeremy was just confused. (all pictures courtesy of Joel since I left my camera behind)
After Jeremy had to be stripped to his diaper since his shorts were peed on (my sun dress was also soaked btw), he then decided to take a big poop that stunk up the entire clubhouse patio. It was clearly time to leave the party. Oh well!
We all came back to our place and after Jeremy was cleaned up and put down to nap, we began our movie marathon. We watched Zoolander, Dick, and Intolerable Cruelty. It was fun. We put Anna's free pizza to good use and had a nice day.
Daddy came home in time to watch George Clooney woo Catherine Zeta-Jones, and we ended the day a full family and brimming with happy (and peed-on) memories! Thanks for playing Anna, Bryan, and Joel!
(Note: thanks for all the comments! I am honestly shocked that people read this. And I promise not to be mean to the president or Twilight anymore.)