Friday, January 27, 2012
Last week, Preston and I had our date, so it was Bennett's turn this afternoon. Since Steve usually only works half days on Fridays, it was a perfect day to sneak away for a little "girl time." We started off by getting her haircut at my salon (since her last haircut was AWFUL). She has never had her hair washed, only sprayed down and cut. So she was so excited to be treated like a big girl and have the whole experience. Of course, she became a little antsy during the styling process, but she was overall a good girl.
Following her salon appointment, we treated ourselves to ice cream and then a quick visit to the zoo. Sadly, Bennett hasn't been to the zoo in ages and had never seen the lion cubs. She heard from Preston earlier this week how much they had grown, so she wanted to see them before they were full-sized. Our zoo has also welcomed a baby Oraguntan, but unfortunately she and her mommy, Lipz, were not in the exhibit today.
Though our winter has been very mild thus far, the zoo has many exhibits closed. Couple that with our late in the day visit, we didn't get to see much. Regardless, it was fun to just hang with Bennett and talk to her without Pres or anyone else around. Our children totally thrive when they get that special one-on-one time (like most kids I imagine), so it was a fun afternoon!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, I sent Bennett to school and Preston and I had a "date day." We went to his choice of gym nurseries (so I could get my workout in), and then we went to lunch at his favorite...Micky Donald's (that is how he pronounces it). Since his diet is still limited, he loves the change-up of food. However, he enjoys his happy meal so much more if we can eat there. So, we ordered and sat down for a quick lunch. After picking up Bennett at school and then napping, he awoke and threw up.
After stripping him down and cleaning up the mess, he complained that his belly still hurt. I taught him to go to the toilet to throw up, and he did several more times. After a quick bath, he crawled up in my lap and fell asleep. Then Bennett started a coughing fit, which led to her running to the bathroom and unloading her whole dinner. Sigh....
Needless to say, they both stayed home from school yesterday to rest. Pres continued to not eat and Bennett continued to cough. While they napped I disinfected the house, hoping to rid this house of any and all germs. I got them down early for bed, and thought all might be better today. However, I became worried when Pres was still asleep after sleeping 12 hours. So I went to check on him and he was awake lying in his bed. When I asked him if he was okay, he said "yep." But as soon as he stood up to come downstairs, he vomited again. Sigh......
Anyway, I sent Bennett off to school and Preston and I are holed up in the house again today. Looking forward to Steve getting back in town so I can have a little relief, and for this bug to MOVE ON OUT!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I decided to post it regardless because really it is sweet just listening to his innocent little voice in the dark. However, if you can use your imagination, he was lying in bed (in the dark), and had a smile on his face the entire time.
Monday, January 2, 2012
You are supposed to take one picture a day for the "365 Day Project." You can post those photos on facebook, your blog, or make an album at the end of the year, but it is supposed to force you to remember the little things about your life, rather than only documenting those important moments. I definitely try to be good about blogging, but have found it more difficult to remember to take pictures and write stories about our life, but I am vowing to be better. My children are at such fun ages, and they say and do the craziest things...so no time is better than the current time!
Obviously we are only just beginning the new year, 2012, but I am optimistic and confident. So, here's photo #1 and phone #2 of 2012. Photo #1 was taken after the new year, and #2 was taken tonight. Spencer and Preston have a love-hate relationship...Preston loves Spencer and Spencer (kind-of) hates Preston...just kidding. No, in reality...Pres pets and loves on Spence everyday, but he also drives him crazy by chasing him and pulling on his ears and limbs. Spence sometimes bites him, but Preston always forgives him and comes back for more. I love my boys!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Though I don't like the idea of hanging out in our basement (as it is not decorated nor finished), the fact that I didn't have to worry about drinks spilling on my rug, or people breaking anything was worth it! We jammed down there for 3+ hours, and the disco ball paid for itself over and over again as beer was spilled over and over again!
Everyone had fun, and I am very fortunate to have wonderful friends in my life. Here's to another fabulous year!