Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ten on Tuesday!

1. We have yet to celebrate Christmas with our KC family :( Due to crazy work schedules and darn Missouri weather, it just has not been possible. Right now we are looking at making it up there the first of Feb. Better late than never!

2. However, the in-laws are coming in town next weekend and we are very excited! They sent the kids this AMAZING play-set for their new back yard and Barb and I get to sip some wine and sit back and laugh at Bob and Josh as they try to put it together :) The kids love spending quality time with their Maw Maw and Pa Pa!

3. Our good friends, The Meyers had a fabulous New Years party! It was filled with great adult cocktails, fabulous conversation, and plenty to keep the kiddos entertained. We actually did our midnight countdown at 9pm with all the kids. They were so cute and excited to ring in the new year. This put us home in time to put them to bed and relax on the couch to watch the REAL countdown. Good times had by all!

4. New Years Day was one of the few days that we have had to spend as a family in A LONG time!! We stayed in our pjs and played all morning, headed to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch, did some furniture shopping, and just enjoyed our time together. Oh how I dream of the days that Josh will have normal hours and be home on the weekends :)

5. As many have noticed, and also pointed out. Santa DID NOT take Leila's B's (binkies) when he visited our house on Christmas Eve. He had full intentions, but thanks to Colleen, who game me his email address, I sent him a message filling him in on the situation. Malakai (knock on wood) has NEVER had a diaper rash...EVER. And, neither has Leila...until the week of Christmas!! She had some massive poop for like a week straight (no other symptoms) which in turn made her bottom one, huge, red, hot mess. We couldn't change her without her crying and yelling "Blow! Blow!" It was so sad. Anyway, through this time, her B was her only sense of comfort and there was no way I was, I mean Santa, was going to take it. Soooooo, Santa emailed me back and said he would alert the binky fairy, have her get in contact with me, and set up a good time for her to come visit :)

6. Our family pictures came!! Thank you so much to Terri at Life Reflections! The have made a fabulous addition to our new fireplace!! I haven't had a chance to take a great pic, but this gives you an idea :) They are beautiful!!

7. My first week of menu planning is half way over! I spent TWO hours on Saturday night trying to plan for the week! Surely it gets easier...right? I have to say it has been nice coming home from work, knowing what is for dinner, fixing it, and having great left-overs for lunch the next day!

8. Josh and I have been asked to play on a co-ed volleyball team with some friends! Bring it! I can't wait for a little friendly competition! Should be a lot of fun with a lot of great people!

9. This is the first time that we have experienced a "Christmas Break" with Malakai as far as school goes! OMG! When it came time to go back this past Monday...he was NOT excited!! He had so much fun hanging with mommy and daddy, going to holiday camp at the rec center, and terrorizing Sara and Carrie, that the last thing on his mind was going back to school. Again...it gets easier...right?!

10. Last but not least...thank you for the additional prayers for my favorite nephew Alex! He was placed back in to the hospital this week and gave us all a scare. I can't imagine how my brother and Rebecca are feeling as they have gone through this emotional roller-coaster with him. I just wish we were all closer to each other so we could give them the support they deserve to have from us. Thank you to Colleen and Patrick for for being my eyes and heart out there! He is home now, it seems to be nothing too serious, and we all plan for a full recovery!



Relizra said...

For help with meal planning you should try http://tastyplanner.com!
You can load different recipes into each week very quickly and it even will give you a shopping list based on the recipes you've chosen. I've used it and although I haven't been able to be very consistent, I like it.

Anonymous said...

For Miss Leila - I've heard that the Easter Bunny is good at taking B's too, or rather giving them to other babies that need them. Will mentioned his "plug" today for the first time since Santa took them for needy babies. It's actually going better than expected.

Heather Solos said...

Oh gosh, two hours? Yes, it gets much easier. Also, try to think of categories for nights to make it easier. We have meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, Soups on Wednesday, Pizza Saturday. Are those exactly what we have every week? No, but they narrow down the choices. I save the biggest effort meal for Sundays as a reminder for us to slow down and enjoy things. (Remember I actually like to cook)