So much is going on…I’m sure I’ll forget to write some things down. Here’s a re-cap of our week:
- Levi’s 1st football game
- Michelle and the girls come for a visit
- Meeting baby Isla
- Levi goes to the doctor again for his eye
- Levi meets my friends at monthly wine night
- Kris’s birthday
- Annika’s first “drop-off” friend birthday party
- Brunch with Grandpa, Mathias and Krystle and Pierce
- Annika loses another tooth!
See! So much happening! And that’s of course not mention all the day to day cuteness of my new baby. He is adorable by the way. Completely melt-my-heart cute. I think he smiled at me for the first time today. There were not intestinal rumblings shortly after the smile and he was looking right at me while I was talking to him. I’m going to go with smile. HE loves me! My wittle itty baby wuvs me! OK, let’s get back to the list…
So, Levi went to his first football game, the Machine, last Saturday night. He was an angel baby, sleeping through almost the whole thing. Nana and Papa were there too and Nana was able to hold him for most of it. Annika and James were good too but that might have something to do with the treats and toys that Nana brought with her. So prepared she is! After the game I gave Levi to Kris so he could show him off to his players. Then we went to a restaurant for a late snack. Kris was hungry, not having eaten dinner. It was pretty late by this point. Poor James was so tired that he laid down on his chair at the restaurant, put his head on my lap and fell asleep. Annika was getting tired too and cuddled up with Papa, almost falling asleep too. By the time we got home it was close to midnight. I arrived home first (we had separate cars since Kris had to be at the field early) with two sleeping children and one screaming one. Levi was hungry! But I didn’t want to leave Annika and James in the truck by themselves. I was worried about them waking up alone and getting scared. I literally stood in the kitchen for a minute, slightly panicked and unsure what to do first. I decided to race the children upstairs so I put Levi in his car seat, sprinted for James and carried him upstairs and dumped him in his bed with his coat and shoes still on. Then I rushed downstairs, picked up Levi to console him for a second (man, was he mad!) before I made the same mad dash with Annika. Except at that point I heard something outside and went into the garage to find my neighbor, Andrew, walking in, wondering if everything was OK. He was out walking his dog and saw me dashing up the stairs with James. I explained the situation and that I had just called Kris and found out he was still 10 minutes away. So I took Andrew’s help. I gave him Levi to hold and console while I grabbed Annika and carried her quickly upstairs. Then I came down, chatted for a minute with Andrew, said good-night and came inside to finally feed my starving baby. Just as I sat down and got settled and Levi latched on, Kris arrived home. I asked him to check on the kids, remove their coat and shoes and make sure they were settled in for the night.
We slept in the next morning (or at least I did) and then picked up the house and waited for Michelle and the girls, Brianna and Katie, to come over. Michelle was my first friend to come over and visit Levi and I was so excited to see her! Now that she works at a different location then me, we don’t get to see each other very often any more. It was such a nice treat! The kids were excited too – playmates! Annika almost immediately asked Brianna to come outside to play. We had the bounce house set up in the backyard so they were either in there or in the sand box. It was great to chat with Michelle, enjoy the great weather and watch our kids play together. They got along really well.
Tuesday we made the long trek to our neighbor Andrew and Katie’s house to meet their new daughter, Isla. She was ten days old at the time (Levi was 20) and so cute! She slept the whole time and he her little tongue peeking out through her lips. Annika and James were a little crazy while we were there and wrestled on the floor with Andrew. Finally we shoved them outside to play so the adults could chat. We stayed a couple hours, until both babies woke up and wanted to eat and it was a great visit. I hope we can see them again this week. Andrew is back at work this week so maybe I can go check on Katie and see how she’s doing on her own a couple times. They’re going to be such great parents!
Thursday I took Levi back to the doctor. His eye was goopy again. The doctor gave me a different eye drop and did some massage on Levi’s eye to help open his blocked tear duct. Poor kid! While we were there I had Levi weighed again. He’s already 10 pounds, 4 ounces! My growing baby. That led to a minor hormonal freak out on my part. I moaned to Kris that my last baby is already getting so big, make him stop, whah, whah, whah. Breathe. Other than his eye, Levi is growing and healthy and thriving. I can’t ask for more.
That night Krystle came over to babysit A&K while Levi and I went to monthly wine night with my friends. This month we were at Jeanette’s house to re-watch the Sex & the City movie before the second one comes out. They’re all planning on seeing it together. It was the first time any of them had met Levi and they cooed and aahed appropriately. Heh. Who wouldn’t at my adorable baby though, right? And Levi was a good little baby, only getting fussy when he wanted to eat. He did and then went right to sleep. Good baby.
Kris’s birthday was Friday. It was a pretty low key day for us. We gave him his presents in the morning. Then we gave him a quiet empty house in the afternoon when Annika was at school and James, Levi and I went to pick up Mathias from the airport and drove him to Grandpa’s house. Then we came home and I made him a cake. Then I fell asleep in the recliner and he had to make his own dinner (pork chops on the grill). I’m such a good wife. Heh. He had to go in to work for a bit that evening but I hope he had a nice day. Happy birthday babe!
Yesterday Annika had a birthday party. It was her first party where the parents dropped off the kids. The party was for one of Annika’s “best” friends at preschool and she was so excited to go. I had asked the mom if I could stay for a little bit since Annika is so shy and she was OK with that. I stayed for ten minutes or so to make sure Annika was OK and then I left. When I came back three hours later to pick her up she was not excited to see me. She wanted to play more! And asked why she had to leave. I’m glad she had a good time. Her little friend is going to the same school next year for kindergarten. It would be fun if they were in the same classroom or at least at the same time (AM or PM).
Today we had brunch with Grandpa, Mathias, Krystle and Pierce. Mathias was in town just for the weekend to attend a friend’s wedding so we took advantage of that to have our annual birthday meal together. Grandpa’s, Mathias’s and my birthday are in a couple weeks and Kris’s was just Friday so we always go out together to celebrate. Mathias had to sit next to Annika (her request) and help her get her food. And Grandpa had to sit next to James (his request) and help him. Levi slept in his car seat which meant Kris and I got to eat in peace! Nice! After we ate Levi woke up hungry so I took him to a secluded part of the restaurant and fed him then we chatted for a couple minutes, paid the bill and left to go to our house. There we spent the afternoon together. Well, the kids went outside to play in the steamy, humid heat while the adults stayed inside and watched the Twins game on television. Grandpa held Levi while Mathias napped (long night!). It was a great afternoon!
The exciting part of our day was this morning though. Just before we left for church Annika said her loose tooth was really bothering her. It was pretty loose so Kris sent her upstairs to get the tweezers. And then he pulled it out! Her second tooth was out! This is her other bottom, middle tooth. Kris got her a kleenex to stop the bleeding, we put the tooth in a cup on the counter and we left for church. She feels so grown up and big when she loses a tooth. She put her tooth in the little stuffed animal’s pouch tonight for the tooth fairy. And the tooth fairy has already come. This time “he” couldn’t find the tooth in the pouch so “he” consulted his “assistant” who pulled the tooth out and gave the stuffed animal back to him. Then he placed the money in the pouch and the animal back under the pillow. Another successful visit!
And here starts another busy week with a couple visits/parties planned. I’ll try to get some more pictures uploaded this week too.