Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Dave and I got away for a little road trip this past weekend for our 10th anniversary. I think the 10th anniversary is a little harder than turning 30, but so be it. But Dave reassured me that I don't look a day over 31. What a sweet talker.
You would think that we would spend the whole weekend just the two of us, but our good friend Tommy and his lovely new bride live in St. George so we asked them to meet us at In-N-Out Burger. I'm a first timer there, but a good first experience I would say. It is always a fun time where ever Tommy is and we enjoyed hanging out with them. It was kind of funny to hear about the first month of marriage and compare it to us celebrating 10 years.
The rest of the weekend was relaxing, sunning, hiking, sleeping, movie-ing togetherness. Perfect. It was really what I needed and I am guessing David needed it too. I think as different as we are, we are a good fit - as partners and parents. I am not one of these women that make the perfect marriage or sugar coat things to sound hunky dory, but this is good. We are good. I am happy. We work hard at it. Some days are great, some are good and some left a bit to be desired but so it life. I'd rather be in it with him helping me along the way. Enough heart of sleeve. 10 years has been a huge learning experience, I think for both of us. Well worth it.
I am usually not a car ride gal, one hour trips about kill me, but we had a fun time laughing about things, playing "Name the Title and Artist", or at least I had fun because I rule at that game and Dave does not. Once again, just enjoying the togetherness. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the little ones for us. We owe you.
I was looking back at photos from our wedding day, so I could add some to this post, and am laughing at how dated it looks. My whole goal was to not have a wedding that you could place in any given decade. Still, a great occasion none the less. Happy Anniversary David!
Friday, March 20, 2009
We took this movie this morning before we went for the cast off moment. We have a lot more film on our other camera, but I wanted this for the blog - it is not well shot, I'll admit. Joey has not slowed down since his cast. In fact, it is almost a treacherous new balancing act. He still climbs everything, jumps on trampolines if given the chance, dances, runs, somersaults...And, I hate my voice. Do I really sound like an annoying cartoon mouse? Oh, and I think I have said it before, but I will say it again, Caroline wears little bloomers underneath her skirts and dresses, a must when you only will wear dresses and skirts and like to do headstands. Ooh, and I think I just noticed in the video Joey is eating a french fry that I threw out of my car the day before. Yummy.
Steve, Joey's personal medical professional
Joey was so cute when got the cast removed. The saw didn't scare him, he leaned back and started giggling while looking at me, the saw was tickling him. But when the nurse commented to him about it, he stuck out his lower lip and pretended not to hear her and acted like he was dismayed. After he got it off he immediately sat down started rubbing his ankle, leaning way over in a pretzel just bending his joints, kind of in awe of his cast-less leg. When we got in the elevatore Caroline started singing "The Joey Dance, The Joey Dance, The Joey Dance". It is a little sing songy thing the kids do with Joe and he dances. He was shaking his new leg all over the place. Very entertaining. When my doctor called me later this afternoon to let me know that his new xray looked great, I asked him how long Joey would still be Tiny Tim-ish. A couple of weeks. He took his first real bath in 3 weeks and was swimming, lounging, splashing all over.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Thanks P, you made my day.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I can tell you I yelled, politely, at Caroline, pleading with her to stop arguing with me and do what I ask. I love her (obviously, since this blog is usually singing her praises) but sometimes that sweet, non-stop, spectacular voice and brain of hers kinda hurts my ears.
I can tell you that Eli let me know that my yelling scared him. *cringe* I politely thanked him for the vocal check and we spent the rest of the night being kind (ish) and patient (ish).
I can tell you that I got a phone call from Joey's dr.'s office and they said that his tests came back and there are no abnormalities. What tests? "Well has he been seen recently?" "Yes, by numerous people on quite a few days. What tests." "His xrays." "Ok, so he has a cast on a leg that isn't broken?" "Hmm. I don't know. Maybe I should get Steve." "Yes, get Steve please." Steve now calls me "Dear" and tells me that he doesn't know why I am being called and that the test they are referring to is Joey's xray of his hip. Not broken. See you later this week when we assess those crazy stitches, Dear.
I wish I could tell you that water is so good. It's not. It is bland and somewhat refreshing but not nearly as fun to drink as Diet Coke. I miss Charlie, who I pay 71 cents to each morning for a refill.
I can tell you that Joey's cast is ripping his diapers, so I have lovely urine filled beads spilling out of his pantlegs, all around my house. Is it disgusting that I let them dry and then I vacuumed them up? I have taped the offending area of the cast. We'll see.
I can tell you that my friend Natalie will not read this post because there are lots of words and no pictures and she is admittedly ADD.
Can I tell you how much I love the We Chirp button over on the left? I can brag about it, I didn't make it, but it is such a cheery, lovely thing, don't ya think? I have posted an etsy finds over there. I might do some here, some there, who knows.
I can tell you that having someone bring us dinner is honestly one of the nicest things that could have happened to me this year. Twice. To not worry about it was heaven. Twice. Thank you a million and two times.
Can I tell you I am loving most of the U2 album. It was leaked a few weeks ago, so I have had some time to digest it. Did you know that they are on Letterman every night this week? 3 more to go. I love them. Eli told me today U2 was his favorite group, too. Good kid.