Thursday, January 31, 2008
Yesterday, we were playing this game. I had gone upstairs for something and when I came down, I see two little heads crouched down behind the boy's 'big boy chair' (the mini lazy boy). I start the searching charade, waiting for them to pop out.
They did not pop out.
I pretend to search a little more and finally start looking closer to them thinking that I may actually 'find' them before they 'scare' me. Finally, AJ sticks his little face around the side and I see his mouth is white. They had found the mini marshmallows in the pantry and were shoving them in their mouths as fast as they could before I caught them.
Marc was still home and saw it, too. We just started laughing. I couldn't get mad at them and could barely get out a reprimand. I took the remaining marshmallows and put them away and let them finish what was shoved in their mouths. Sneaky little snots.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I knew preschool was an option for Andrew, who will be four in March. And being the social kid he is, he would LOVE it! He still talks about going to school (from back when I was working and he was in daycare). I knew I needed to probably start researching them here in a few months before he started in the fall. Oh no! I found out last week that enrollment for preschools is NOW. I hadn't even started researching them. Oh... and I also found out they are expensive! Yikes!
So, I spent a good portion of the weekend online - doing as much research as possible - making lists to compare the different options. Then, this morning, I starting making calls for all the information I couldn't get via Google. I was disheartened. From what I had found out... it looked like Andrew just wasn't going to be attending preschool. I'd rather send him to college. We were almost ready to write off preschool.
And we were OK with this. I would just work with him at home... and between church, Bible Study, gym time, library, etc... he gets the social aspect.
Then... I made a final call to a church about 10 minutes from here and talked to the sweetest women who would be Andrew's teacher. She spent so much more time explaining to me what his day would be like and the curriculum that I think I really wanted Andrew to attend there before she even mentioned the price. Then - the icing on the cake - the cost is about 1/3 to 1/2 less than everywhere else!
So - we are checking it out tomorrow morning... squeezing it in between Marc's 7am Bible Study and my 9:30am Bible Study. Open enrollment is this Thursday (I told you it was like NOW) - so he needed to get it in soon. Who knows... maybe Andrew will be signed up tomorrow for preschool next fall, maybe we will keep looking, or maybe he will be home with us. Who knows.
Big decision for a big boy.
Friday, January 25, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
This past weekend, we were sick. Whatever Andrew had last week, hit Marc and myself. Much more Marc than me, as it is Friday and he is still not well. I have been feeling fine for a couple days now. So we didn’t make it church on Sunday.
On Monday, we did major grocery shopping and I made a roasted chicken. I am so proud of this that I am posting about it. I bought a whole chicken and roasted it, just like you would a turkey. And it was good! I have tried this a couple times in the past and it’s bombed, so this success was exciting. However, Marc was still too sick to eat it.
On Tuesday we had Bible Study in the morning and haircuts in the evening. On Wednesday, we hit a different local library for their story time and were pleasantly impressed. I think that will be our new Wednesday morning ‘thing’. Next Wednesday’s theme is Bob the Builder. My boys will be thrilled! Even AJ tries to sing the Bob theme song. Wednesday evening, I had our college and career Bible Study (Marc stayed home with the kids since he still wasn’t feeling well.)
Thursday we ran a few errands (one was to a thrift store where I bought the boys tambourines – you can officially question my sanity now), worked around the house, and packed up. And today, I drove the boys down to Ohio to spend the weekend at my parents. Marc had a men’s retreat this weekend through church (pray for him, he is still not feeling well). So we will be heading back up on Monday.
Tomorrow, we are going to attempt to get the boy’s pictures taken at Wal-Mart. I’ve never had them officially taken since AJ arrived and well, with Mom; I’ll have an extra set of hands. I figure it’s not that expensive, so if it doesn’t work – oh well. Here’s hoping for adorable faces and cheesy smiles.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
When I was driving the boys down to Ohio on New Year's Day, we stopped at Wendy's midway for some lunch and to take a break from the white knuckle driving. Our first order of business was hitting the restroom, so I have AJ in my sling and Andrew is with me. We walk in and go to the largest handicap stall at the end so we can all fit and Andrew starts "going".
All of a sudden the lights go out. I mean out-out. Not one shred of light is coming in and I can't see my hand in front of my face. I start talking calming and reassuring the boys that everything is ok, while I try to make my way out of the stall and back to where I think the door might be to see if we can get some light from the hall(while wearing AJ and trying to protect his head from me bumping it into something) . I have NO luck! I can't find the door at all. I am still talking super calm to the boys because I can sense the boys are not enjoying the pitch black. I finally find where I think the door is and can't find the door knob.
At this point, it's only been dark for about 2 minutes although it felt like 15. Andrew is still in the stall (I'm sure a mess was made since he was 'midstream' when we lost the lights) and I am somewhere over by what I think is the door. I decide to head back to Andrew and try to find my purse hanging on the door. Inside I have a book light (wish I would have thought of it sooner). So I am feeling my way back, I find my purse and I'm blinding digging though it when the lights come back on.
What in the world?! So, we pull ourselved together, clean up and head out. I am originally thinking that Wendy's must have lost power, but when we come out, everything is business as usual and there is no sign what-so-ever that the power was off. So my guess is that they have those sensors that turn the lights off and on to save energy and it was malfunctioning. It's funny now... much funnier than it sounds written, but you get the idea.
That next Thursday, we had a casual dinner party here. Four families and pizza. Although in our house, eight adults and eight kids makes for tight quarters. But it was nice.
That Friday, Ryan and kids came over here to play and I went over to Ryan's house for a girl's night out with his wife. The roads got bad, so I ended up crashing at their place and Ryan and the kids stayed at our place.
The weekend was church, naps, and us just recouping a bit from the holiday, and making promises to ourselves on how we will take the Christmas decor down... tomorrow. We might have done more, but I can't remember it now.
New Year's Eve and it was a busy one for me. I was leaving for OH the next day, so I needed to pack up (all day project), I had to go grocery shopping and also make some food items for that night and the next day, too. I also had to get us all ready for the evening. We went to the Sischo's for a little New Year's Celebration. Chinese take-out and a few games. We put the kids down and just hung out until the ball dropped. Since the kids were out and we were already packed up to head out of town the next morning, it was easier for us to just crash there that night.
On New Year's Day, I drove the kids down to the OH/MI border to my Aunt's where we were having a family Christmas. The roads were HORRIBLE! I felt like I was squeezing fingerprints into the steering wheel. (Marc did not come... he had to work the next day and it would have been too much to drive down and back in one day). Anyway, we made it safe and sound and Christmas was really nice. Andrew's cousin that he LOVES was there and I got to see family I don't see often. Even AJ did seemed the enjoy himself. We spent the night, hung out the next morning, visited my cousin and new baby (who is a little sweet-pea), ate lunch and headed back to MI during nap time.
I had Noah that Thursday and on Friday I was treated to another girl's night out. Qdoba for dinner and the movie August Rush. It was a surprisingly pretty good movie. Definitely a chick flick. Yesterday was our typical day for church and naps. And I think that brings us up to speed.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Andrew had the privilege of napping in our bed today. He couldn't find his "B", so guess what I found him with. My Miss Piggy. I have had her since I was 4-ish. She has gone everywhere with me... Europe, gymnastic meets, college, etc... and found herself in my little man's arms.