Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
The first words out of his mouth this morning were "I don't want to go." That was hard, but thankfully God gave me the exact words I needed at that moment to get him excited. By the time 7:30am rolled around he was ready and so stinkin' proud of that Mario lunch box!
He's the very first bus stop in the morning and the very last stop in the afternoon. He's on the bus for 2 hours a day. That's 10 hours a week. That's 40 hours a month. I don't love it. Seems like such a waste of time when it takes me 10 minutes to drive to school. I'm selfish, I would prefer to have that 40 hours with him. So we'll see if this is something we'll continue to do. The only plus is that his best friend is stop #2 and I know Christian will LOVE having time every day with his best buddy!
Stalker Mom used her giant zoom lense to capture Christian getting off the bus and then he spotted me and gave me a smile and a wave! Love that boy! I'm sure he's having a great morning.
I haven't cried yet...the same cannot be said of McKenna. She had a meltdown for about an hour about how she had no one to play with because I am a "mom" and not fun and Will can't talk so he's not fun to play with either. Honestly, I hadn't given McKenna a thought. I didn't think much about how all of this would affect her. So at 9am I called our neighbor to come play and thankfully she arrived at 9:30 and they're playing now! whew...what a morning!
My goal for this afternoon is to make sure Christian feels encouraged, proud and loved. I'm hoping he'll be ready to talk, because I'm going to be ready to listen to all the details of his day. We're going to do a "Thumbs up/ Thumbs down" everyday, where he tells me the best thing about his day and then his least favorite thing about each day.
He's planned our special celebration dinner and McKenna, Will and I will be waiting at the bus stop with balloons this afternoon (I know this is the only year I'll probably be able to get away with that)!
Well, look at that...I blogged all of this and still haven't cried :)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
It was a good night.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
If you live on the east coast I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
The 5.9 earthquake we all felt.
It was pretty surreal and "earthquake" was not the first thing that came to mind when I felt it.
I was in the basement of the hospital walking Will around while Ryan was getting his MRI.
The floor felt like it was rolling for at least 3o seconds (at first I thought I was dizzy...then I thought it must be the construction next door, then I got worried) and I looked at two nurses standing there and said "what is that?" One of them got nervous and headed out the exit door. I stood right by the door (just in case) and then she popped her head back in a minute later and said it was an earthquake.
Thankfully Ryan was NOT in the MRI tube when it happened (that would have been scary). He had just gotten the dye put in his shoulder and they were wheeling him down to the MRI scan room. He did great. No meds. He just toughed it out. It's definitely not his favorite thing to do, but he survived and hopefully he'll never have to do that again. Now we wait on the results. Thanks for praying for him :)
Monday, August 22, 2011
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but my little girl has grown up.
And it was time to sign her up for ballet.
I told her we were just going to go meet her teacher and get her foot sized for ballet shoes....
but she went up to her room and got herself all dressed up.
She was so excited.
Do you see that face in the carseat??
That's her..."I'm so excited, but I'm trying to act cool about this" smile.
I was worried that she was going to be disappointed that she didn't get to dance,
even though I told her there would be no dancing.
And she was disappointed.
What's a mommy to do??
Well this mommy decided to take her little ballerina on a date.
McKenna officially decided that she loves Friendlys.
We colored together.
She ordered strawberry milk even though she doesn't really like it.
She just likes the color.
We shared a sundae
and she talked a lot.
And I got to just look in her face and listen to all her silliness.
It was the best!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
plus this cutie.