Monday, March 16, 2009


Today I:

  • Went on a walk with both boys, my mom, and Scrubs. The walk went well other than the fact that JB drove by to leave for work midway through the walk. This was a very happy occurrence until JB drove away. JB driving away greatly upset Isaac. Isaac started crying. Sobbing actually. Elijah decided this meant he should cry too. Unfortunately we had just missed a possible "turn around" point for our walk. We had no choice but to chug onward towards the house. We walked the second half of the walk amongst tears from both sides of the jogger. Only Scrubs appeared unfazed by all the crying. I may need to map out a new route for my walks.

  • Let Deuce out two times. Deuce's human is gone for the week so I am letting him out to play two times during the day. Because my Mom is here, I am able to quickly run over, let dogs play for twenty minutes, and quickly return home. It was drizzly all day, but I found two relatively dry periods to allow them to romp a bit.

  • Visited with Becky. It is always so wonderful to catch up with her. She is doing really well, and we are going to grab on lunch on Friday as well. They will be moving to Washington D.C. in May so we have to get in all the visiting we can.

  • Saw Joia. She stopped by with a balloon for Isaac from Keenan's birthday party since we left the party a little bit early and didn't get a balloon. When Isaac got up from his nap he immediately fell in LOVE with the shiny silver balloon. It is a very popular item in our house as of current. Thanks Joia!

  • Slept nearly eight hours over night with feeds at 8:30pm and 5:30am. Go Elijah!

  • Took a one hour nap mid morning. Yay for naps (and Moms who watch kids during naps!)

  • Banished Scrubs to his kennel for chewing on one kiddie toy. He goes immediately when caught in fear of being sprayed with "bitter yuck" spray -- the usual punishment for chewing on anything not belonging to him. The spray-him-every-time-he-steals-something was the BEST punishment we ever came up with. It curbed the stealing immediately, and he very rarely participates in these activities anymore. Very important when your home now has toys, well, everywhere.

  • Made dinner (pizza casserole) for dinner tomorrow night. Hurrah for easy recipes and planning ahead! (More my Mom's idea than mine.) Don't worry everyone. JB is still the chef in our house but a night rotation means I have to help out more. My Mom has been helping too. She made Hawaiin chicken last night. It was awesome. Up until two weeks ago, we were still having meals coming from amazing friends about three times a week. What a great blessing that was.

  • Pulled out 0-3 month clothes in preparation for Eiljah's obvious growing. Wish that I hadn't taken everything off of the hangers after Isaac used them!

  • Ate brats that JB cooked on the grill. He was able to come home after his half day of clinic and before he started nights and was up for cooking for us on the grill. Way cool!

  • Changed and fed some babies.

Okay, I think that's my day. This is my last week having someone here to help me with the boys. One week from today I am on my own. I am feeling more and more upbeat about my ability to handle this -- especially because I have started my antibiotic and am really feeling better. Please keep us all in your prayers as we prepare to transition to a Grandma free house!


Blackman Blog said...

YAY Wendi! What an awesome day! :)
Glad you are out and about more.
Sounds like a VERY productive day! :)
Love ya....we need to do lunch one day!

yuan family said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. I will try to post as soon as I can once we hear on Thursday!

Erica said...

Glad you are feeling better Wendi! Loved hearing about your day too!!

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