Monday, July 31, 2006
Yep, all the way. He's been trying all week, but wasn't able to get that arm out from under him. But as soon as I finished the last post, I heard him fussing upstairs. I went up there and sure enough, he was on his belly. I didn't lay him down that way. I'm so proud.
We had a nice weekend. After a ‘fend’ dinner on Friday, we met up with the Steve & Kelly (who have a little guy around Andrew’s age) at Diary Queen for cool treat since it’s been SO hot outside. However, Andrew had little interest in his ice cream since there was SOMEONE ELSE TO PLAY WITH!! We came home and put the kiddos to bed and popped in Pirates of the Caribbean I. However, before Jack and Will even sailed away from the village, I was out cold. I could not stay awake for the life of me. And it wasn’t even 11 yet.
Saturday, Marc got up early and went fishing with Geoff. I cleanup and watched the boys until he got home… then I got to go out to lunch with Kelly. Woo Hoo. Just us girls and no kiddos. We even did a little shopping afterward. She has 3 little one so hopefully it was as nice (if not nicer) break for her as it was for me. We didn’t do too much the rest of the evening. I felt almost as if we were trapped inside. It’s been so hot lately that even though it is beautiful, we are stuck indoors. I hate to even complain about it since during the winter time I would give me left ear for sunshine, but man, it’s been a little much lately. (I just realized that I typed ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ in the previous sentence…but since I have written about pirates I’m going to leave it. Go ahead, re-read the sentence in your best pirate voice).
Sunday was Marc’s birthday. His GOLDEN birthday. He turned 30 on the 30th. Unfortunately, the poor guy had to work quite a bit. The lawn desperately needed mowed (he’s been gone so much and it’s been so hot that it hasn’t gotten done). Plus he had laundry and packing to do for his trip again this week. However, after naptime we did celebrate with a cake. I made his favorite Grandma B’s cake. He had candles and we sang Happy Birthday and I think Andrew enjoyed the event the most.
And, we had a sitter come over in the evening so Marc and I could go out to dinner. We hit our usual Rio Grande for the free birthday dinner, but that’s after we went to the restaurant closest to us only to find out that it closed. We had to hussle to the other one a little further away since we had a movie to catch. Dinner was really nice even though the food and service was just ok. (My ribs were cold and had to be sent back. I didn’t get them back until Marc was completely done eating). We then went and saw the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie…which was interesting for lack of better words. I’m glad we watched it, but I won’t say more in case you haven’t seen it. And when we got home, according to the sitter, the boys did great (even though Andrew snuck out of bed).
That brings us to today. Another super hot one. We’ve been under a heat advisory all day. And holy cow, work was SO busy!! Since it was so hot, I decide that I wanted to where my capris to work. However, my comfy shoes that I wear everyday just don’t work with those pants, so I wore my heeled sandals. M.I.S.T.A.K.E! It was crazy so now my feet are really achy. I also called daycare today to see if we could hang out a bit longer than my usual pickup time. See, I think I mentioned this before, but I pick up Andrew right when his class is either heading to the gym or outside. This breaks Andrew’s heart as he lives to go to either place. But since it’s been SO hot lately, I feel like he’s been stuck inside lately. So instead of going home when I got off work, I picked up AJ and went with Andrew’s class up to the gym so he could burn off some energy. Tonight was leftovers for dinner, tubs for both boys and now that they are in bed, I am getting ready to pay bills. Good times.
Ok, I’ve bored you enough and I’ve written enough.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Mom: What do you want for dinner?
Andrew: I can’t hear you. (This has been since Joe said this on Blues Clues last week)
Mom: I love you, Andrew
Mom: Where is your (fill in blank)
Andrew: Here is my Andrew’s (fill in blank) (he is combining my-Andrew lately).
When he can’t jump high enough to see something.
Andrew: I’m too heavy
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
This week is going fine other than the heat and poor Andrew not really being able to get out and run. By the time it cools to something manageable it is bedtime for the kid. Although last night, I did let him run in the sprinkler a bit later in the evening while AJ and I sat on the lawn. Speaking of the Andrew. He has a touch of a summer cold. Nothing horrible. Trust me, it's not slowing him down. He is just stuffed up a bit, a little more sneezy and has a cough that sneaks up when he sleeps.
Tonight there isn't a whole lot planned. I need to get a bunch of housework done and we are going to have chicken something for dinner. I haven't decided yet. I bought a rotisserie chicken for dinner last night and we have tons of shredded chicken left over, plus I made some nice chicken stock with the leftover carcass last night. (I really tried to think of a more pleasant word to use instead of carcass and nothing was coming to me, sorry. There's another image you can try to forget). Right now I am leaning toward chicken tacos. We have no shells, but we do have tortilla chips. Not the most healthy dinner, but it'll do.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
- Ride shuttle bus out to car... in the rain
- Drive back to daycare... in the rain
- Find no parking spot close, have to park a good distance away in a tight spot where my doors barely open... in the rain
- Carry the car seat and umbrella into daycare... in the rain
- Pick up AJ, along with bottles, extra clothes that he soiled, and paperwork. I didn't plan for anything more than just AJ, so I was juggling the heavy car seat with AJ in it, 2 bottles, clothes, paperwork and a very wet umbrella.
- Juggle the heavy car seat with AJ in it, 2 bottles, clothes, paperwork and a very wet umbrella to Andrew's class to find that he is in the gym on the third floor.
- Juggle everything up to the 3rd floor and find out that Andrew also had dirty clothes and more paperwork. AJ starts crying.
- Juggle Andrew, the heavy car seat with AJ, two bottles, two sets of clothes, paperwork and wet umbrella back downstairs to the door. AJ is still crying.
- Make Andrew hold onto my pocket in the parking lot since I have no extra hands. The umbrella is pretty much useless at this point, but I try to hold it up anyway and we all walk to our car juggling my items while AJ is screaming... in the rain.
- Try to get both boys in their seats holding all my stuff and barely opening the doors due to the tight squeeze so that I have to lean against the car to buckle them in, getting completely soaked (more so that I already was if that is possible)... in the rain. AJ screamed the whole trip home.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Sunday, July 9, 2006
Pray for us.
First of all, AJ starts daycare tomorrow. As far as him in daycare goes, I am not concerned. He is good and they are good and he's only there for a couple hours, so I am not worried. However, it will be challenging on my end getting everything ready for both boys and myself each day for daycare/work. AJ requires quite the list of things for those few hours. I am also not looking forward to the dropping off and picking up aspect. It's going to feel like all that will take just as long as it takes me to work.
Secondly, Marc leaves for Detroit tonight and won't get home until Thursday night. So I am single mom this week. This week, this crazy week and it's me and the boys. I already told daycare to not be surprised if their hair isn't combed, clothes aren't changed, etc...
Thirdly, pray for Marc as he is in training. That he will pick up the material, not get too bored or lonely. This schedule could be his schedule for the next 6 weeks, so if you see us in a frazzled state, that is why.
Ok, I will post more later, but now I need to start pulling all the paperwork, bottle parts, etc... together for AJ and help Marc do laundry and pack for his trip. Oh!, and keep two boys happy. Have a great week.
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
I had the craziest dream last night! You got arrested for some reason and they were reading you your rights and I was there (wherever we were) and as they were taking you away I said, "Are you going to put this in your blog?"
AND I WAS SERIOUS!!
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Monday, July 3, 2006
Advil to ease tired muscles from pulling Andrew in the wagon to the playground that he did not to play on........ $0.33
Hot water for shower& washing machine after Andrew puked on him........ $1.19
5 gallons of mouthwash after the previous landed in papa’s mouth........ $15.99
Wear & tear on the rocking chair trying to comfort Andrew until Mama & Dada came home........ $0.74
Having your grandson light up and exclaim “PAPA!” when you walk into the room........ Priceless.