Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
This week flew by, as year-end usually does at school. I don't know why I'm always suprised.... But with multiple assemblys, speakers, grades due, and just trying to organize, it was crazy!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
And of course, spending time with the boys :). Lucas is getting so brave- letting go when he's standing up against things and trying desperately to stand on his own. He falls, of course, but then goes right back to it. He still is trying to crawl, but just gets mad and gives up, laying with his face on the floor screaming. His best moment today was when he overturned the dogs' water bowl all over himself. He will figure this out, right?
Ethan answered the phone when I called after my meeting today and it was almost surreal that I could totally have a conversation with him- no translation necessary. He also helped me make dinner- ham fried rice (with brown rice and spinach - and everyone ate it!) We just had a great night- Ethan talked to his Grammy and Grandpa on Skype and we did the fastest bath time ever.
Brian and I completed Day 20 of the 30 Day Shred. Then I did 30 minutes on the bike, walked 2 miles (1 with each dog), and weeded for 35 minutes. I love charting all the different activities on myfooddiary.com. No real results yet- frustrating, but I know what I'm doing is making me healthier and stronger- so the weight will come, right?
I'm going to go ice my ankle (it's protesting all this work) and snuggle up to a good book. Did I mention how great it is to have boys that go to bed at 7? And to have a husband who is happy to stay in (as he is playing some computer game over the internet with Todd - oh technology.) I can do six more days, right?
Seems I have lots of questions tonight and not so many answers. That's not a bad thing, right?
Monday, May 25, 2009
This year, for our anniversary, we decided a little (by little I mean 1 night) vacation was in order. We made reservations at the Ashley Inn in Cascade for Sunday night and packed up the boys and all their tons of gear. There was a whole lot for a one night stay!
Our first stop was for lunch after church. We went to a great pizza place, Lucky 13 and ate up some delicious pizza. Lucas especially loved the breadsticks and throwing everything on the ground (a new hobby!). The picture above (of the two of us) shows off Ethan's budding talent as a photographer.
The ride home, not so fun. Ethan had to go to the bathroom so many times, and Lucas just did not want to be in his seat, but it's not far, so we survived. And it really was a blast.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The past few days have been a whilrwind- but here's the skinny on yesterday...
Ethan's program was great- the kids were so cute. They all were a bit in awe of the audience, but they sang and danced (at least some of the time). Ethan dressed himself and so his pants and shoes were both backwards. Priceless! I just melted at how cute he was. Every now and then he'd look at one of us and say "Hi Mommy!" or "Hi Daddy!". I loved it.
Above is the "I See You" song he's been singing and singing to us. Down below is some dancing with the children thing- I just love it when they get to hips, hips, hips.
The next part, they sang a lullaby where they "rock their babies" to sleep. At the end Ethan smiled and said "My baby asleep!" They're apparently practicing soft, slow melodies.
And then the sticks. Oh, they love the sticks! I just laughed because the teacher got so frustrated when they weren't together. 2/3 year olds can keep a beat? Didn't know.... Still not convinced.
And the "Going to the Farm" song. You couldn't hear him, but you could see he was into it.
Oh so fun! The boy is adorable! From there we went to McD's and then Skate Night. A great night for all of us!
Monday, May 18, 2009
But, I will say that it was like Christmas at school today. Too fun to watch everybody see the changes and comment. We were well appreciated and it was great. Kids were peeking into the library all day long and there was definitely a more relaxed atmosphere in the lounge. Great times! It felt good to do something for other people just for the heck of it.
The boys were in great spirits tonight. We BBQ'd hot dogs (a chicken burger for me) and ate grapes and corn. Lucas squealed and squawked. And I figured something out.
Everytime Kenya barks, Lucas barks back. I swear it's true. I realized it outside. Do you think he can talk to animals? Or is he just confused as the animals:human ratio is 1:1. It reminds me of a letter my dad wrote from Ethan to us right before we had the big ultrasound. It was so funny, talking about some of the confusion that might occur growing up in a family of animals. I loved it! He'll figure it out, right?
And another thing- Lucas rolled over from back to stomach for the second time. In his crib for the second time. We have yet to see him do this, yet he must be able to. The boy is a mystery. A cute one though- and you should have seen his arms in his sleeveless shirt- little muscle man!
Tomorrow there will be pictures. It is Ethan's program for his music class (I am so excited!!) and then McD's (half price happy meals) and then Skate Night at the RollerDrome. I better get some sleep tonight :)
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Ethan got an ear infection and was up half the night last night (much better now, with the ear drops ) So glad for tubes, but yuck! Made us miss our lunch playdate- sad! But the meds were definitely a necessity- won't go into detail!
Spent the rest of the day getting ready for our big service project at my school tomorrow- Aargh! Hard to do with fussy, fussy boys!
Great dinner with Jess/Todd/Liam tonight. The boy thinks I'm a crack up - I like that!
Lucas pushed himself all over the floor (okay, really just in a circle) and is oh so close to that crawling thing!
Went to Walmart for the third time today, made a million lists, and I think we're off to bed!
(And don't worry, we did day 11 of our 30 day shred :)
Tomorrow night I promise pictures and a bit of sanity! Be praying for us tomorrow, that our project will go well and the boys will be cooperative!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Off to the show... I am so excited! Tomorrow night is the carnival at school, so I'm not sure that we'll be blogging, but be assured we will be taking pictures!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My boys are doing great! Lucas and Brian spent the night playing while Ethan and I ran to the All City Track Meet. I had three kids that made it that far and I could not have been prouder of them. They are great kids and also took turns watching Ethan while I called the 5th place runners. Ethan LOVED playing on the track, did a half lap while I chased him, and went out in the middle and danced for the crowd. The boy loves to put on a show!!
I'm busy getting ready for our big church event this weekend- Church Without Walls. Rather than meeting as a congregation, we are going out and doing different service projects around the valley. I am leading one at my school, to fix up the library. It's just kind of a dusty, dirty, falling apart mess and so we are going to clean, clean, clean, and then hopefully do some redecorating. I'm really excited about it - not only will our kids just love it, but all the staff will to. I love that Mark (our pastor) is helping us to live out our faith rather than just speak it. Anyone out there who'd like to be a part of the project, email me, and I'll hook you up! (email@example.com)
In other news, Brian and I (well, not Brian every night) have done the Jillian Michael's workout 8 nights in a row. I'd like to say that the scale was pleased with that, but nothing yet. I can definitely tell I'm getting stronger though, so my fingers are crossed. Brian is not dropping weight- and we all know that's a good thing - but is doing much to boost my motivation by doing it with me. He really is a great guy!
Enough of all of that, I'm off to get lost in a book i'm borrowing from a student, Magyk - fabulous!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Lucas ate corn and diced fruit today- so exciting!! I cannot wait to stop buying baby food!! The end is near!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
But on to the point of my original post... The director at daycare asked me if we were having a problem with Ethan telling us NO. Apparently the teachers have been hearing this from him a lot. Great. We had a little talk. Then he told me no. Okay, he didn't, but if our little talk meant anything, I'll be suprised!
My favorite thing Ethan is doing is that every time either Brian or I does something good, like win at a game, he tells us, "That was good. Give me high five!" He's a good encourager.
Lucas continues to want to crawl. He, however, now screams when I pull things away to try and make him. Like scream, cry, cough, sputter, scream, cry, repeat. Ugh. But, he did eat string cheese for dinner and seemed to like it! That was very exciting! I can't wait for him to eat table foods for good. The budget will love it!
Brian and I are catching up on TV tonight- loved Grey's this week! Now we're onto Chuch, but several weeks behind. There just aren't enough hours in the day, eh?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Lucas refused to eat- wanted to watch Liam wherever he was instead. He so badly wants to be in the middle of everything. I hope he starts crawling soon! Not because it'll make my life easier- I know it won't, but because he so wants to be mobile! He hates when all the action leaves the room.