Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
As the day went on, I finally decided to call the doctor (with some coaxing from my mom). Long story short, I couldn't get in until after I'd picked up Sam from school. My angel of a neighbor (we consider her our adopted Grandma) came over at a minutes notice to watch the kids for me. Two hours later at 5:30, as I was driving home from the pharmacy, antibiotic in hand, I was thinking about the fact that Andrew had soccer practice in half an hour, nobody had eaten dinner yet, and the meeting at the school that I was supposed to be at was starting RIGHT NOW. (That's not even counting the fact that I was already skipping out on the YW's board meeting and activity that night because of everything else going on!) Amidst all that, my Mom called and "gave me permission" to miss the school meeting and offered to take Andrew to practice for me. ("Chari, you're SICK, you are allowed take it easy!!!") When she showed up, she had Andrew's bike all fixed and ready to go.
Now that all the kids are in bed and I have a second to reflect, I'm just so greatful for people who love me and are willing to help. Nothing truely profound happened, there was no big crisis, but when I needed help, there were people to turn to. I seriously don't know what I'd do without my amazing support system of friends and family. I like to record "real life" days on here sometimes, just to remember that those days happen too...and we survive! But, tonight especially, I'm thankful for my real life angels.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I was so excited about it and so was she (although you can't tell from the picture!) She walked around all morning patting her head and saying, "Oh, so pretty!" I actually took her to Joe's office just to show him, it was that exciting to me! I think he thought we were pretty silly :-)
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
It's only about two blocks from the Elementary school to the Preschool so we were there quickly. Andrew was so excited about the day, bike riding and all, that he hardly even looked back once we got him to his classroom. I did get him to look up once for a quick picture!
After dropping him off I headed home, got the key for the bike lock and went back to Sam's school and locked up his bike. Whew, I was a bit tired by the time I got home. (Side note: that was AFTER running 4.2 miles this morning) Better yet, I get to make that round trip bike ride two more times today! I'm thinking that Andrew will be in the trailer with Abby when we go get Sam, he might be too tired to make it again...I'll let you know how it goes!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Andrew will actually start school on Friday, so I'll probably have more pictures to post then!
Abby, of course, thought that she was one of the big kids. We've been talking for days (weeks!) about Sam's school and Andrew's school. Well, she didn't want to be left out, so she kept on telling me all morning as we walked around the two schools, "Abby's school!" I guess that we need to play school while she's home alone with mommy so she doesn't get bored without her brothers around!I can't believe how big these kids are getting! It's weird to have Sam at school all day now. In some ways it's a relief, don't get me wrong, but it's also weird!
Monday, September 5, 2011
Thanks for taking the awesome pictures Bre!
Friday, September 2, 2011
...very opinionated, he knows what he wants and usually how to get it!
...great buddies with Sam and Abby adores him. He's really learning to show his love by doing nice things, especially to his little sister, it's very cute!
...an Artist. He loves to color and draw pictures and is very good at it. I have had several people at church comment on his ability and focus whenever he is drawing. He's been known to make his sunbeams class late to primary because he's not done with the picture he was drawing in class!
...very excited to play soccer for the first time this fall. Grandma got him the gear that he'll need for his birthday and he has been practicing!
...often found wearing a costume around the house (and other places if he can get away with it.) More often then not, he's wearing a combination of SEVERAL costumes! For example, he might wear his Robin costume with several various capes, a pirate hat, spiderman mask and carrying a light saber, you get the idea!
...very sweet and sensitive.
Andrew is a wonderful kid who keeps me on my toes. I'm so glad to have him as part of our family...Love you Andrew!