how an object the size of a soda can will ruin your weekend!


we must be prone for bad luck during HOT texas summers! last year our AC unit died and thankfully we were under warranty but it took WEEKS for it to be fixed. now our AC is out again! but the dual capacitor is shot. even worse it was on a saturday night and on sunday every single AC supply/part store are closed! with the exception of one guy who said we could pick up the part we need for $120 or wait until monday when it would cost us $35! we are waiting. and it is miserable in our household right now. i do not fare well in heat. i become grouchy, swollen, sweaty, oily, gross, just complete BLAH all over. i hate it. i get a headache and feel nauseous! it's now 89F in our HOUSE. doesn't sound too hot but it IS! it's horrible!


thankfully we own a window unit but unless you are sitting right next to it, it's pretty much worthless! right now ashton is using it so he can sleep peacefully. poor little boy hasn't had a real chance to play with his toys. anyway. david insisted we go to Ikea for the day (an hour drive from our house). gives ashton a chance to take a nap in a cold car. and us a break from, well everything! did i mention it's the middle of august in texas? the hottest month out of the year. we were at 102F BEFORE NOON today.. and that was in the shade!


we had lunch and browsed around the gigantic warehouse. last time i was there ashton was still nursing and i remember what a big huge headache it was to walk all the way back to our car for a feeding. things change. so quickly. we brought our stroller, but here i am again, wondering WHY?! because ashton wanted to roam around and pretty much refused the stroller. he thought all the little people stuff was the best thing ever. small beds. small tables.. small everything. the perfect world in his eyes.


lots of hands on toys. i love ikea!

severely cropped and exposed with a slow shutter speed so it's blurry big time (and the color balance is all over the place. i'm too hot to even bother fixing it). but it's the only shot i got with ashton in his favorite chair. if it hadn't been $80 we would have bought it. oh and ikea kids are MEAN. while sitting in this chair a little girl (4?) went right up to ashton in a jealous fit and slapped him in the face. :o/. then there was the brat who hogged up the slide, and when ashton kindly tried playing with her she kicked him and did whatever she could to get him off "her" slide. yeah i get it.. they are kids. but their parents are sitting right there, literally feet away from them. wtf! there was a boy who took a toy from ashton while he was playing with it (above the chair pic). the boy had another toy JUST like it. so why he needed two is beyond me. he was around 9 years old i guess.. david took the toy when the boy wasn't playing with it and gave it back to ashton but the boy continued to take it away. frustrating ashton :o(. apparently another boy punched ashton in the face for a toy ashton had in his hands. i didn't see it happen, (david did) but i would have given a tongue lashing to his parents! david said he was shocked because ashton didn't even seem phased by it. i don't know, am i being anal raising my son to not hit other kids and treat them with respect or is this how parenting is supposed to be?! i've met tons of kids who are kind and sweet so they aren't all bad apples. however, i'm taken back by how mean these kids can be! all i know is if ashton pulled ANY of what i saw today, playtime would be O.V.E.R! (vent over).

by the end of the day we spent more than what we wanted on a little table/chair set, which ashton adores! even helped daddy put it together (literally).


an art easel and a tunnel toy.


we tried to make the best out of our situation. hopefully tomorrow morning BEFORE david leaves for work we will have a working AC once again. then i can take a shower without sweating the second i get out. can't wait!


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