One quick thing. I just finished reading my friend Dianna's blog where their entire family is battling with terrible colds and yuckies. It made me think about how blessed our family is this year in how healthy we have really all been. Despite John's ear infection and strep, they were really pretty minor in comparison to those yucky bugs and stuff that spread amongst the entire family and paralize and make everyone miserable for a week. Even with both kids in daycare, and Dave's sleep schedule constantly getting rearranged, we have stayed relatively free of viruses and yuckies that spread. And for Baby John.... how blessed we all are to live in a time when medicines are available to us that we don't have to watch our kids suffer on end! He was back to his normal happy smiling self in less than 24 hours. Dianna...... we are thinking about you and pray that your family gets well quickly!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Spring has sprung in the City of Flowers. It sure is a welcome sight. Seth, John and I went for a walk last Saturday afternoon and took some pictures. It makes me feel so much better to have the smell of flowers and rosebushes in the air. It makes me miss my flowerbed from our old house on Ft. Gordon. By now my tulips would have started coming up. I had 50+ of them in the ground. My rosebushes would have had their first or second bloom and I'd have started planting some annuals. Someday when I have my own house I'm going to have a beautiful flower garden.
Friday, February 22, 2008
What a week! Nothing all that crazy or super exciting happened this week. But it sure went by fast! Here's an update.
John is feeling better. The anti-biotics cleared up his ear and eye in a day, but sure gave him a diaper rash like the dickens! :-( Poor John, but he's much better now. AND he learned how to drink from a straw.
Seth's class learned all about dinosaurs this week. He was VERY enthusiastic about it. Now he can spout off stuff about Tyranosaurous Rex and Stegosaurouses. Not sure if that's how you spell them, but it was fun. I'm going to find out if there's a museum not too far away to take him to. Also, he randomly started counting in Spanish yesterday while playing dominos with Dave. Pretty cool! Whenever I ask about his day at school....he usually responds with an "I don't know, fine.". So, I guess I get to find out what he's learning when he surprises me with it!
Dave hasn't been feeling the best this week. With Spring in the air, and pollen too, he wakes up in the afternoon with a scratchy throat and always tired. Despite that, he has been cooking dinner every night, and keeping the kitchen and dining rooms spotless! Maybe that pollen is affecting the clean spot in his brain too!
As for me, I'm just chugging along. At work they have started talking to me about taking the Lead position for my market, so that's exciting, but they want someone to take the position who's going to be sticking around for a while. I just don't know how long we'll be in Augusta! So.... I told them to make it worth my while to stay! We'll see what they come up with. Esp because my supervisor, prego with twins, will soon be on bedrest. So... its likely this position isn't just for a Lead, but a long-term substitute for the Supe, which is a much bigger job... and one that I'm not so sure I'm ready for!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
Seth and John had a fun day Thursday. Seth's class had a little party where they each decorated a shoe box and exchanged Valentines. John's class had a little party too, as much as 1-year olds can party. But they each got a Teddy Bear and a balloon from Mommy. Seth named the bears Tyrone 1 and Tyrone 2.
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Saturday, February 16, 2008
So, tonight was supposed to be our Valentine's Day celebration. Our church had a lovey dovey dinner date complete with child care, yummy dinner, dancing and games. We went a few years ago and had a great time. Poor John got sick last night with a fever and a dual ear/eye infection. He's still feeling pretty down. So instead we stayed home and rented a movie. Surf's Up is not exactly as romantic as dinner out, but snuggling on the couch with the people I love the most sure ranks up there as a great evening to celebrate Love.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
I caught John this evening putting my toothbrush in the toilet.
I put Seth in bed this evening in his jammies. I just checked on him a few minutes ago, and now he is in his Superman costume.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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Sunday, February 10, 2008
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So I was tagged by Amie for a meme. I have a hard time with these things, because....well.... as stated by my Blog name, I am pretty plain. I don't really have a whole lot of funny or unique things to talk about myself. But, I'll give it a whirl.
1. I am a pretty decent crocheter. I really love to do it....I just never have time.
2. I took tap dancing lessons when I was young. I secretly still love to tap dance, and pull out a....shuffle hop step fl-lap ball change in my kitchen when no one is looking.
3. Lately....I've been feeling older.
4. I hardly move when I sleep. I prefer to sleep on my tummy, in a pike position with my arms flat down my side and my hands tucked under me. Sleep is my friend, and I still need naps.
5. I detest washing dishes. I love my dishwasher.
6. I cant think of anything else.
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Monday, February 4, 2008
So...kinda weird. All of a sudden Seth's starting to pick up a Southern accent. He says yeh-yah, instead of yeah or yes and they-yer, instead of there. I know I've picked up some Southern stuff, but not like this! And it's so weird it just started like...last week. No offense to Southerners, as I seem to be one now, but it's really bothering me.
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Sunday, February 3, 2008
This was actually taken the Christmas before John was born....... I didn't think I could get much bigger, but I did.
Here is John just a few moments after he was born. Daddy took pictures while they cleaned him up and Mommy sat anxiously waiting to hold her new blessing.
One year later.... no longer a baby..... a toddler for sure!