This is the new favorite pastime at our house. We recently started sharing bathtime...who knew it would be such a hit? As soon as they hear the water, they come running (or crawing super fast). They love playing in the water together and giggle lots. Luke hasn't admitted it at home, but his Sunday school teacher reported that he said Adam was his best friend. *melt* a mommy's heart!
Luke's first time in the car. Approximately 0.2 seconds after he got out of bed. Because we were sick and didn't get to go to Omaha for Christmas with Chad's family, we got this Christmas present in January. It is a major.hit. Both boys are very into it. And, it's actually worked out well for me, too. If I need something put away in another room, I just ask Luke to "drive" it there, and suddenly picking up and putting away is fun!
I have a to-do list that's a mile and a half long. For every item I check off, three more grow in its place. It's overwhelming. But, the weather gave us a wonderful near-70 degree day (in January!?!)...so what's a mommy to do? The list stayed at home, and we went to the park and enjoyed the sunshine. The infinite number of giggles and smiles were totally worth it. My goal is to do this more often this year. It's so easy for me to get wrapped up in the busyness of life...and that's not what is important. My children are growing fast and I am determined not to miss a thing!
Both Chad and Luke came down with a nasty stomach virus last Monday. Nasty is not descriptive enough. I'd call it wicked, maybe just down right mean. It caused things to come out of both ends for not one, not two, but SIX days straight. And added cold-symptoms on top of that...runny nose, cough, and headache. Luke was inches away from having to go to the hospital for IVs because he was getting so dehydrated. Adam and I escaped the virus (thank the Lord!), but Adam fought a bad cold through it all. Basically, everyone was miserable, which meant we were all up at all hours both day and night. One night I think I got up around 9 times between both boys. Finally, (finally!) today everyone is basically back to normal, with the exception of lingering colds for Adam and Luke. It was one of the most trying times I have had so far as a mother. I will say, however, puke no longer has any gross-out affect on me. I'm over it. A big thank you goes out to my mom, who rearranged her work schedule to help me take the boys to the doctor, and who came over one day just to let me get out of the house for a little bit and run some errands. I think I might have lost my mind if it wasn't for that. Unfortunately our Christmas "break" resulted in being shut-in our home, which also meant we had to cancel plans to see several different friends we hadn't seen for 1-2 years. We were also planning to head to Omaha this past weekend to have our Christmas with Chad's family and that had to be scrapped as well. We were disappointed to say the least, but I am so grateful to see the light at the end of this nightmare. Now, back to work tomorrow. I'm gonna need to find some caffeine in the morning.