Friday, April 25, 2008

Wup Day

So Asher is quite the little talker since Avery was born. I asked my mom if she thought Asher was normal, and she told me he was a little behind on talking. I, of course, went into freak out mode. No one will tell this momma her child can't do something! So ever since Ave was born, Ash can talk. We worked with him and listened to his ramblings. Often we don't understand, but like good parents, we pretend we do.

About three weeks ago, Ash starting declaring that something was "wup day." He gets this little mischevious look on his face and grins whenever he says it. His little face lights up and he thinks it's hilarious. We would too...if we knew what wup day was. We continually questioned him about it. When is it? What do you do? Who does it? We still are clueless.

The mean parents we are, we starting fooling with our child's head. We will often ask him if today is wup day...we'll get really excited and ask him if we can do wup day. Sometimes, he says yes, but usually no. Often, we'll walk in the store and tell him we're bringing Ave to wup day and ask if he wants to come. Normally he won't. Once in a while I"ll tell him to get his shoes on b/c we are going to the park for wup day. He's excited. I have no idea why. That's okay though. We are both amused now by wup day...and maybe one day Mike and I will actually know (and be able to celebrate) what wup day is. Until then, we are having a ball watching him try to explain it in two year old words.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Retreat fun...and other ramblings

This past weekend I had the experience of my first women's retreat. Overall, it was great to get away and "revive" myself. I really connected with what the speaker had to say and am taking away many many good things. I must admit though, I was not in the right mindset or heart for going. I was missing my kids and hubby. At home, I am very independent and like to stay busy, but when I am away I realize just how much I love my hubby and depend on him. He is so gracious to me and does so much for me. He is excellent at keeping me grounded and telling me when it is time to adjust my attitude.

I think that the enemy really took hold of my not really being prepared to be away. I had been sick for the last two weeks and wanted to stay and clean my house and see my kids. I had no voice, and I was helping with worship. I was nervous about meeting new people and if they would like me. I finally got myself there after dropping my kids off an hour late. I was frazzled, but proud of myself for actually making it. Friday night was great. I was timid in meeting people, which is not like me at all though. I have a hard time for some reason really reaching out and getting myself into the circles at church sometimes. We have been there three years now, and my husband has many more friends. I was nervous at trying to make more and not quite certain as to how to go about it. I chickened out for the most part and stuck with the people I knew.

Saturday was a whole other issue for me. I lost my keys, like usual. Thinking I left them in the car, locked, I panicked and called Mike. The AMAZING guy that he is, he drove them up for me just to find that I had not done so. So then I panicked, and prayed. Mind you all this time I have no voice and I'm feeling so sick to my stomach! I called Mike and threatened him that he was dead if I was pregnant. He nicely reminded me that was not an option and I was not. Thankfully he keeps me level headed!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Avery started eating...Pictures to come later!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

So I'm a beast...

I had quite the week of sickness. It turned out that my brothers and sisters last week actually are the ones who gave me a nasty bug of a 102 fever, horrible cough, runny nose, and NO VOICE! Being a teacher, I kind of have to have a voice to do my job. However, it is worse when you are a director and can't even really rehearse your choirs! The nurse at school was not very happy with me b/c I kept taking my temp. at school. It was consistently around 101-102. She kept yelling at me to go home. Well, I could if I hadn't used all my sick days on maternity leave! I really think schools should give maternity leave, but that is a whole other topic and rant for a blog! I think my vice-principal thinks I'm crazy. Coming back to work so quickly after Avery prompted him to call me a machine (in a nice way)....After being sick all week, I have graduate to a beast. The sick part of that is that I think that is a compliment! Nothing is going to bring me down! Thankfully my kids haven't really caught that bug. My husband was great and did the house so I could sleep. He spoils me!

After a week of being sick, I am FINALLY feeling better. The day was gorgeous yesterday, so I decided we all needed to get out of the house. I strapped Asher and Avery into the stroller for a LONG walk. I was so impressed with Ave! She hasn't actually ridden in a stroller the "correct" way yet, since she is always in the carrier. But she rode yesterday like a champ and even fell asleep. It was so cute to finally see the two of them with their little hats on riding next to each other. Ash at one point was holding her hand! If only I had my camera at that point!

I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather we were given yesterday. Spring is finally on its way!