Ok the book and author that we used for our retreat is: Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Hendry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. They also have a Boundaries with Marriage. It's a great book and also is centered around God, which is the utmost importance to me. I want to grow strong, well adjusted, GODLY men.
Now for today. Jackson woke up hot, so I cancelled hourly care and didn't make it to the gym. :( Being home with my sweetie was far more important and the fact that later in the day I started feeling bad too. Jack took a very early nap in my arms and most of the day wouldn't get out of my lap, so we spent a lazy day primarily on the couch. He didn't nap, although he did stay in his bed most of the time and playing with Pounce. He wasn't so loud that he kept Jacob up, so I was fine, knowing he'd slept for such a long time this morning.
Jacob is thankfully still feeling good, so hopefully he'll stay that way. I decided that we all needed some fresh air and took the boys to the park for about a half hour. It was rather chilly, the boys both had very heavy sweatshirts on, I just had a long sleeve tshirt on so I was a little chilly but lasted for the 30 minutes. We came in because it got dark so quickly and Jacob was dancing around needing to use the restroom! LOL We came in and had dinner and Jack fell asleep on my lap by 7! I read Jacob a story (we're reading Chronicles of Narnia and are the 3rd book: The Boy and His Horse). We read a chapter a night and then off to bed by a little after 8. I hope both boys are able to sleep well tonight. I have laundry to do tomorrow, fun! It's bedding day for sure, I didn't get it done last week so it's really needed, especially now that we have Pounce and he enjoys sleeping in the boys bed and has slept part of the night with me a few times as well! The cat sheds insanely! I was able to strip Jack's bedding and get clean stuff on his bed tonight, and I'll get Jacob and my bed tomorrow stripped and made with nice clean sheets. I LOVE the smell of clean sheets and that first few nights of sleeping in them you can smell that wonderful fresh smell. Tomorrow evening we're going over to a friend's house for dinner. I'm excited! Her hubby is out of town for the week and she has 2 kids. A daughter who's 2 weeks older than Jacob and a little boy who's 1 1/2 yrs old. Our kids play great together and my boys will love the "new/different" toys to play with! She scrapbooks and she's going to give me pointers and teach mehow to make great pages! I'm so excited!!! She's also a Christian and one of the few people that will keep me accountable, it truly takes a special friendship for that. I have that with a few others, but they're not HERE and it's nice to have that kind of friendship here! :)
Well, hope everyone else's Monday was healthier than ours and if not hope you're feeling better! :)