Monday, June 28, 2010
Except I do. I'll be gone for 3 1/2 weeks. Thanks to people who love me a lot, we are flying to Vegas to stay for 5 days, then driving to Lake Powell for a week, and then it's up to Salt Lake for almost 2 weeks. And I'm SOOOO happy about it! Except sad that my husband can't come. I'll miss him tons-even though we have been apart A LOT in our marriage, we've never been apart this long. I sure like that guy.
But I'm sure I might be too busy having fun to blog. We'll see :)
And just to let you know, I had my ultrasound today. I'm too lazy to upload pictures, but it's a baby, in case you were curious ;) A healthy, wiggly, right on schedule baby. I already have an induction date for Nov. 1st (cross your fingers for me that it doesn't decide to come before!)
The kids are thrilled and have been asking daily for the last 2 weeks (ever since I told them we were going to get to go to Utah after all) when we are leaving. Finally, at last, I can tell them... tomorrow!
We're happy, healthy, busy and lovin' life. It is good. Really good.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
And then this guy:
Then we have this guy:
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
like to fight. They used to be the best of buds but since Jonah has recently become my "difficult child" (which is a completely seperate story), they pretty much just like to duke out everything.
Hence, this post. I was sitting in the kitchen, enjoying my nice, quiet morning (all the kids watch tv when they first wake up for about 1/2 hour before they come upstairs begging for food) when I heard arguing. Not surprisingly-Jonah and Daphne-to be exact. Then I heard in unanimous voices.... "I'm telling mom!" and a jumble of footsteps running up the stairs, accompanied by squeals and I'm sure, shoving and pushing, to race to the top and get the coveted "telling of the story first" place.
I did what any smart, reasonable mother would do.
I hid. In the coat closet.
I heard Jonah first. "Mom, Daphne was hitting.... Mom? Mom, where are you?" Then came Daphne "Mo-om? Where did you go? Mom?" Then the 2 of them talking to each other-"Where is mom?" "I don't know, I thought she was in here." "Is she upstairs?" "Look in the garage and see if the car is here, maybe she went somewhere." (Which, cracks me up that they would even say that-like I would leave them alone!) "Well, the car's here. I wonder where she went?"
The searching continued for another 2 minutes before I heard them laughing at each other and making there way back downstairs.
I came out of my hiding spot, gave myself a pat on the back, and ate my breakfast in peace.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Jonah and Daphne were completely OUT by the end. It is exhausting having so much fun!
Friday, June 11, 2010
I had vaguely remembered doing it but wondered "How did I not realize...??" Then I quickly checked the cupboard to make sure I hadn't put the milk away in there! Luckily, I hadn't. We had finished off the gallon and the empty carton was still sitting on the table. Phew!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Ummmmm, ya. That lasted all of.... 2 hours? I wasn't a fan. Now he's buzzed completely, just like Bear and his daddy. So much for waiting until school's out! He said everyone at school told him he looks awesome. Good thing, we wouldn't want anything less ;)
There are fireflies in Virginia. And because we live in front of a little forest, we get a little light show every night. It is amazing and beautiful. It's so mesmorizing, I will go out and watch it for long periods of time. Sadie hates them-she runs back and forth across the foliage line and barks her head off at them-maybe she's trying to protect us? They don't come out in full force until it's completely dark around 9:45-10. We let the kids stay up late one night to see them. They loved it and were completely quiet and just stared until we made them come inside to go to bed.
They had to move down to the tramp for a closer look. I tried taking a picture of the little blinking lights, but the picture turned out black. Maybe if I had a better camera.... oh well!
Monday, June 7, 2010
We landed in New York, ate breakfast and hung-out. The kids were so groggy and a bit ornery, but by the time we got on our next flight they were happy again.
The last flight was quick, we got off, got our bags, took the shuttle to our car and drove the 2 hours home. All the kids fell asleep and I had to force myslef to stay awake so I could help Andy stay awake. When we got home at noon on Monday the kids crashed, Andy and I crashed and we slept the day away. We got pizza for dinner, picked up Sadie at the kennel (she was SO happy to see us!) took baths, and went to bed again. We were all so tired. The kids had to go back to school the next day, but they were caught up on sleep and ready to go. It took me a couple more days to get back into it and I finally finished unpacking on Saturday. It was a wonderful, fun-filled trip and we can't wait to go back!
There is no way I could have pulled it off without my mom and dad's and sister Rachel's help. They are the best and I love love love them! Happy 30th (again) Andy. I think you know by now HOW much I love and adore you babe :)