Again with the sick! The last two nights have been torture for poor Jamesy. He’s been up and down all night long. That of course means Kris and I have too so let’s just say we’re a little tired. Last night it was clear that James’ left ear is bothering him so back again to the doctor he went this morning. This time we have stronger antibiotics and some ear drops and hopefully we can kick this to the curb for good. Poor boy fell asleep driving home and is taking a morning nap. Unusual for him, that’s for sure. He sure needs it though. I wish I could join him. I did love snuggling up sleeping with him last night. Well, until he woke up inconsolable. Over and over again.
We had a low key weekend. Saturday the kids only left the house so Kris and I could do a hand off. Kris went to the new Minnesota Machine try-outs. The Machine are a new women’s football team and his friends are coaching. Kris will probably be involved as much as his work schedule allows – maybe helping at some Saturday practices and games? TBD at this point. I’m sure he loved just being around the game again though. Then I had a blood donation appointment so we met at the donation site and did the kid hand off. Big day for them. Ha.
Sunday after church Nana and Papa called and asked if we’d like to join them for an Ikea trip. Since Ikea is always an adventure, and we didn’t have anything else planned, we joined them. I’m proud of us for not buying anything (um, except for some $1 frozen yogurt cones – we’re frugal but not saints people!) since there’s really nothing we need right now. I can always find plenty of things I want in that store though! After the shopping trip Nana and Papa came to our house for a visit. They played and read books with the kids and the kids had a great time.
Last night we had Annika’s 2nd parent teacher conference for the year. Our girl is still brilliant. She aced every question on the form. (Except for her address and phone number – we should probably work on that) She can cut out shapes on a line, count, knows all her letters, numbers, shapes, etc. She’s even starting to read, sounding out simple 3 and 4 letter words. But, she’s still as shy as can be. Well, I take that back. When she’s playing with the kids she’s completely fine and she will now talk one on one with her teacher. However, you put her in a big group situation and she still clams up completely. We brainstormed a few ideas to help her through this (you know, bribery, threats, trickery, etc.) and I’ll probably look into a couple books on the subject too. We found out that if we stay at that school for one more year of preschool then more than likely she’ll have a different teacher. Kris and I have to decide where and how many days she’s going to school next year.
Mathias is coming home – tomorrow! I’m super excited. I’m taking off Thursday, Friday and Monday (well at least parts of each day thanks to the wonders of technology and my ability to work from home) to spend with him. I think we might go skiing/snowboarding one day and I’m sure there will be some snowmobiling going on as well. In the evenings I foresee some family game nights sitting around the dining room table. I can’t wait.
Sunday we’re having James’ 2nd birthday party. Jamesy turns 2 next week! NEXT WEEK! I can’t believe my baby is two. It’s awesome Mathias will be home since he’s James’ godfather. Perfect timing Mathias! Anyway, that reminds me. I need to go order a cake! Off to do that now.