Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring starts now–for me

Five March for Babies walks are in the books.  I love my job and I love helping save babies but it’s a long, hard spring full of March for Babies walks.  We started April 11th and we just finished on May 16th.  All went well and we raised a lot of money for the babies! I feel like I can enjoy spring – and almost summer – now that we are done with walks.

The week started with Drew and I celebrating 13 years of wedded bliss.  We didn’t get around to securing a babysitter so we went on a lunch date.  We tried a new restaurant and we went to the new Mast General Store that just opened.  It was actually quite nice! 

In the middle of the night Lindy woke up crying and saying her ear hurt.  We gave her some Tylenol and put her in bed with us.  She winced the rest of the night.  We got up and she seemed okay so she got dressed and started eating breakfast.  She started complaining during breakfast that her ear hurt.   Drew took Will to school and I headed to the walk-in clinic at the pediatrician’s office.  I loved the walk-in clinic.  We actually got to see our doctor and we were in and out so quick.   The doctor had to dig some wax out of one ear and said they were both actually infected.  She called in an antibiotic for her.  She has been pretty fortunate with not having but 1-2 ear infections in her entire life.  We headed to pick up the prescription and we came home for a bit.  I asked her how she felt and she said good and she said multiple times, I want to go to school.  I asked her many times if she wanted to stay home and she said no.  We headed to school around 10:30am.  She looked really tired when we got there but I figured it was just from the ride there.  We got a call from the school around 12:40pm saying she was in the office saying she didn’t feel well.  She told the lunch aid she didn’t feel good so they took her over to the office.  They had her lay down in the nurse’s room and when Drew picked her up she was sound asleep.  She chilled the rest of the afternoon and was good by the end of the day.  She went to school the next day and has been fine.  She is not enjoying the antibiotic but it’s almost over. 

Tuesday night we had our last soccer practice.  I have had fun coaching his soccer team.  I can cross coach off the bucket list.  Funny I had no clue it was on my bucket list!  ha!  When no coach stepped up, I decided I would do it.  I wanted to give Will –and the other kids -the best season possible.  I think they learned a little soccer and hopefully they had a lot of fun!  Since I couldn’t be there for the last game on Saturday, I brought them cupcakes that night for our last practice. 

The weekend for me was a normal March for Babies weekend.  I got home around 5pm Saturday.   The kids and Drew had a very busy day.  Will’s last soccer game was at 9am on Saturday morning.  Martha came to his game and took some pictures – thanks Martha!  They did some shopping for a birthday present and then went to their church friend, Dylan’s, birthday party at 2pm.  They stayed for a little bit and they headed to see the play Tarzan at a small theatre in town.  Drew and Will enjoyed it, Lindy thought it was okay.  We all caught up at home and all had an early bedtime. 

Here are a few pictures from the week.

Soccer pics.  Great pic of Ms. Martha and Lindy!
Lindy and one of her best friends from church!IMG_7607

Thursday, May 14, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I will get caught up.  This will be easy because I don’t remember much from April 27th – May 3rd.

Will did have a soccer game on Tuesday, April 28th instead of his usual practice.  It was a makeup game from one that got rained out.  I will have to say that our team is good about coming to games.  I will say, though, that for some odd reason every game we had was at home this season – which I’m sure really helped!  ha!  That Tuesday night we had 7 I think and they had 5.  Our team beat them pretty bad so the kids had a great time.  The other team had some kids that spent more time on the ground than on their feet. 

The end of the week was spent getting ready for another March for Babies.  On May 2nd we had one in Elkin, NC.  It was a beautiful day for a walk about Elkin to save babies.   Will had a soccer game on Saturday morning that they went to. 

Last week was teacher appreciation week.  We brought in love notes and flowers and school supplies for the teachers.  We hope the teachers enjoyed it.  The kids have been fortunate to have great teachers so far and we appreciate them.

We played outside a lot last week because it was beautiful spring weather.  Will had soccer practice on Tuesday night.  It was actually a bit hot and they were all pooped by the end!

Lindy was the weatherman on Eagle Eye News on Wednesday.  She memorized the weather since she couldn’t read it from across the room.   She was also the student of the day so she got to bring a show and tell item in.  Big day for her!  Will had a rough Wednesday.   He leaned down around Aiden and Aiden jumped and scratched his face all up.  He really got lucky where it started because it couldn’t have gotten much closer to his eye.  He had a nice scratch down his face.  Not but a few minutes later they were playing with a t-ball set and Lindy accidentally whacked Will in the head with a plastic bat.  He was done after that.  He sat and read the rest of the time we were outside. 

The end of last week was getting ready for another March for Babies.  This time in Mount Airy.  Friday night after we loaded up our van we took the kids out to eat at a Harley Davidson restaurant in Kernersville.   Our friends Katie and Craig and another member from their band Carolina Coalmine were playing an acoustic set there.  It was perfect because it was early and we ate dinner and listened to great music.  The kids enjoyed it and danced and we enjoyed it too.   Saturday was the March for Babies which turned out to be a really great day.  900-1000 people marched for stronger, healthier babies.  I left the office around 3pm and met up with Drew and the kids at Adventure Landing where they were playing putt putt.  I eventually left and went to Target before meeting up with them again at home. 

Sunday was Mother’s Day.  A day all about me.  ha!  We had church that morning and then we headed to my parents’ that afternoon.  We brought the dog with us and it was the first time Aiden and Sadie had been back together since we brought Aiden home.   They did pretty well but they wrestled for about 4 hours.  They were both pooped last night.  We were hoping to go swimming but it was a cloudy, overcast day and it would have been chilly in there.   We played with the dogs and had a nice dinner before we headed out.  It’s nice having my mother so close now. 

Here are some pictures from the last two weeks.  I’m finally caught up!

At Will’s game on 4/28.  Coach Mom!DSC_4101DSC_4106DSC_4126DSC_4288
Listening to Katie and Craig Friday night!IMG_7315IMG_7317
Cute girl and Oscar!
Mother’s Day!   So glad these two call me Mom!DSC_4293DSC_4294DSC_4295DSC_4300DSC_4309DSC_4311DSC_4314DSC_4319
Fluffy Aiden after a bath!
We’d never seen them pant so much after they first got together.  They did share the water.
Maybe the only moment of calmness there was!IMG_7490
Thankful for my mom and my kids!IMG_7513
Sadie Jo!
Last night for the first time since February 14th, Jack came downstairs at night and sat on the couch with us.  With Aiden in the room.  This is huge.  Aiden was too tired to chase him!!IMG_7523

Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 20-26th

I’m operating on a serious two week delay.  

After Drew got home from his weekend trip he left again on Tuesday to go to the beach with his dad and brother for a few days.  My parents were able to help me out with some childcare and I really appreciated it.  My mom met me at school on Tuesday to get a car seat and then she picked up the kids and took them home.  She did our normal homework and put dinner in the oven.  She stayed with Lindy while Will and I headed to soccer practice.  She helped with bedtime and then spent the night with us.  I probably could have managed by myself if I had not signed up to bring donuts to school for a teacher breakfast on Wednesday morning.  They had to be there at 7:30am.  I was dreading having to get the kids and dog up super early to get them there.  She spent the night with us and then I left early and got the donuts and got to the school early.  She finished up getting the kids ready and got them to school.  She headed home after that.  I picked the kids up from school on Wednesday and they got to finish the afternoon at my office doing homework.  Thursday I had to spend the entire day in Greensboro and couldn’t get back to get the kids after school.  Mom drove back over to help out.  She actually came early to let Aiden out and then got the kids after school.  They had dentist appointments scheduled and she took them to those.  My dad came over to help out at the dentist.  They thankfully got good reports and they confirmed Will does have front teeth that will grow in.  We were starting to wonder! ha!  Lindy seems to thankfully have gotten over her fear of the dentist and her puking at the dentist!  My parents took the kids out to dinner and I met them back at home.  Drew was actually home by that time too.  I really appreciate them helping me out. 

The weekend was a normal one for us during the spring.  I had a March for Babies walk in Greensboro so I was gone from 5am-4pm.   Will had a soccer game that didn’t go so well.  The other team didn’t have enough kids to play so they put Will on the other team for a half.  Even though one of his friends, Carson, was on there, he didn’t enjoy it.  Drew said he was on the verge of tears the whole time.  When Will was playing with the other team, his team scored 3 goals.  When Will switched back to his team, the other team scored 7 unanswered goals.  He was not happy! ha!  Sunday we had church and then we met up with Ed, Jamie, Molly, Corbyn, Mimo and GrandBob to celebrate Corbyn’s 21st birthday.  How did that happen?  21?! 

Random pics from the week
Our superhero, Lindy
Wearing Ms. Jill’s fire hat.