Monday, April 26, 2010

Play Ball!

Well, the rain held out long enough for Logan to play his first baseball game, and they did great! They were all so excited, and I think a little overwhelmed by the idea of an actual game with a real field and real dugouts. Logan got a few good hits off the tee, and got out once at first base, but he really had a good time. And even willingly took a nap later in the day, he must've been tired! I'll try to get a few pictures up later.

For the most part it was a pretty soggy weekend, so we didn't get much outside time. Richard had a small window for grass cutting on Saturday, but that was it.

Yesterday I spend the afternoon finishing up my tags for the consignment sale this week. It's pretty neat, you enter all your tags online, set your own prices, print and attach the tags and then just drop it all off at the sale site, and they take care of the rest. Nice way to make some extra cash, and clean out my basement storage, for not too much effort.

We also paid our last week of daycare tuition this morning!! Woohoo! Logan is counting down his last five days.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Well, Richard is still a mystery (heehee). The doctor called last night and all of his bloodwork came back normal, so we're not sure what caused the stomach pain. He's feeling much better today, just a little tender. So I guess we just move one.

We're also praying for NO RAIN tomorrow for Logan's first baseball game. We have opening night activities tonight too. He's very excited for both.

I'm so very ready for this week to be over with. All week its been one thing of bad news after another, the world just seems a dark place lately. Illnesses, cancers, tests, bomb threats and bullying in schools, murders, there just hasn't seemed much good this week, and it has really been testing my faith. I've felt strong in my faith, but this week with all that's been going on has made me wonder how and why God puts us through what he does. How much can people handle before they break?

So to escape I plugged into my Pandora Radio and set it to Glee Cast Radio (i'm a huge Gleek). The songs that come up usually consist of show tune stuff, so I wasn't really listening just kind of zoned out, my mind racing with thoughts of the week when a song pops up by Kristin Chenoweth (who has appeared on Glee before). The song was Word of God Speak, in the midst of all my show tunes, and it kinda freaked me out a bit, as I listened to the words I kind of stopped and realized that despite the bad week I still had faith. Bad weeks make us appreciate the good ones that much more, and appreciate loved ones. So call it a sign or whatever you want, but that small snippet helped bring me back. Here's the lyrics that touched me:

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness

Word of God speak
I'm finding myself in the midst of
YouBeyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with
You And in the quiet hear Your voice

So today I'm just thankful, not even for anything in particular, I just kind of feel at peace I guess, since I have no control over the universe, only control over how it affects me.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bad Blogger

Once again, all my good intentions have failed. I really did intend to be a regular blogger, but its just not happening. Oh well!

Miss Avery is 4 months old today, and I am always amazed at how much she's changed in just that short amount of time. She's got quite the little personality, and it appears is becoming a Daddy's girl:) She's got a certain little squeal that she does only for him, its too cute. And of course the second she hears her brothers voice, her whole face lights up in a smile.

Her tummy troubles are much improved, thank goodness. So funny how your brain kind of forgets that stuff. In the middle of those evening bouts I wondered if this would ever end, and now looking back, it seems like no big deal. Guess its all in the perspective. Now if we could just get her to take good naps, we'd be all set. She'll only take good long naps, if Grannie is holding her. The longest she's slept in her crib is 40 minutes. The weekends we're more than happy to cuddle up with her for a nap in our bed, and she's usually out for 2-3 hours! So she's capable of a nap, just not regular ones. So that means a nice early 7 o'clock bedtime, a 1:30am feeding and up at 7:00 am. And she seems perfectly happy and content otherwise.

She's really discovered her hands, and is reaching out for toys. She's also SO close to rolling over its not even funny. Richard hopes she goes this week yet before he goes back on the road for work, we've been blessed to have him home this week with us and its been great.

Although, he did spend two days of it in bed sick. Not really sure with what, had severe abdominal pain, which we didn't mess with, so off to the doctor yesterday. We're waiting the results of the blood work, could be appendicitis, gall bladder stones, or an infection of the nodes attached to the intestines. Or just nothing, but can't be too cautious with stomach issues.

Logan is officially in the 'school age' room at daycare, and it is chaos in there. It's all the school age children that attend the daycare, some before and after school, so there is quite a range of ages in there. We're quite unhappy with the situation, on two separate occasions last week, after sending a bottle of sunscreen to school, he had not had any put on him for afternoon recess. I asked him why not and he said the teacher didn't want to. So I questioned her, and she said yeah its sometimes too crazy in here to get to it. HELLO!!! He's a redhead, sunscreen is a must! That was kind of the last straw for me. And once its summer and ALL the kids are there ALL day EVERY day, I imagine it will get worse. So we've come to the realization that he's at the peak of what he's going to learn while attending there. So next Friday will be his last day at daycare. Grannie has agreed to have both kids for the summer, and once kindergarten starts he'll go to the afternoon program at school. She's very excited about it, and is already planning menus and crafts, and buying activity books, so it will be a good thing, also the money will be saving every months is a HUGE plus.

The school is still letting him participate in the preschool graduation in a few weeks, which reminds me I need to purchase an extra box of Kleenex this weekend :(