Well, it’s been over three months since my last post. From about February till just a few weeks ago, I was spending all of my free time working on homework. The hard work has paid off however, with my Masters program officially done. I owe a huge thank you to Terry for watching the kids and graciously picking up the slack while I was in school.
THANK GOODNESS - Things are getting back to normal now, so I’ll have time to keep this website updated with fresh stories and pictures.
You are My Sunshine
Audrey and Joshua love all of the spring-like (and sometimes summer-like) weather. We’ve been park-hopping all around the nearby parks, and packing picnic lunch’s to boot. I forgot how good cheese sandwiches (with the crust cut-off) and Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches (uncrustables) taste. And, I can’t forget to mention Juicy Juice boxes to wash everything down with.
With lawn-mowing season underway, Joshua has been out everyday trolling the neighborhood with his mower. In addition, he loads it up whenever we go somewhere in case there’s lawn to be mowed. Audrey is our bird enthusiast, proudly pointing out every bird she sees, taking time to enjoy its beauty. The area pools open this weekend, which will add a whole new dimension of summer fun for us. Both Joshua and Audrey love anytime they can splash around in the water, whether it is in the rain, puddles, bathtub/shower, or pool.
All of a sudden, Joshua will shout out an OWW..OWWW. OWWWIE! MOMMY! And a few seconds later the pain is gone. At first, we couldn’t figure out what was the matter, which was scary, but our neighbor, Ruth, who has two young boys, shed some light on this. Basically, Joshua has been growing a ton lately and as a result, he’s been getting “Charlie horses” (leg cramps). So, we’re trying to eat more bananas, and drink more fluids during day to minimize those yucky cramps.
Audrey is experiencing her own bouts of growing pains as well. For the last month or so (ever since she’s figured out how to run and climb), she’s had a constant scrape, bruise, or bump (usually on her face). In a split second, Audrey has the ability to scale steep steps or furniture – once she’s to the top, she waves her hands and does her little “Look at me” dance. And then, BOOM.
Between the two, I’m constantly kissing a boo boo, or giving a hug and an “it’s ok” – And, I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, Josh usually replies with, “NO, IT’S NOT OK, MOMMY!!”
The Race is On
Terry and I are running in the Med city half-marathon (13.1 miles) this weekend, which I’m DEFINITELY not ready for. Basically, we signed up for this marathon for a goal to work towards in hopes of getting in shape. We’re not trying to break any records or anything, just aiming to finish.