Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The crazy month of March - part 1

This may end up being a two parter.

March was NUTS for us. April too, though not to the same extent, but we will get to that.

So recap from the end of February: I had the horrible horrible flu right as Eric was finishing up a two week block of non-stop work. It knocked me on my boo-tay. Then I got a nasty fever blister to top it off. Levi had a touch of it also. I was determined not to give him the cold sore virus, so I wore a bandaid over my lip for a week and couldn't kiss him at all even when he was all sad and flu-ish. It was a bummer.

But fast forward a few days, and I still had the blister, but Eric was home on elective (yay!) and we were on the mend.

So he started calling around about jobs, and got offered an interview! At the beach! We were pretty excited. It was kind of a whirlwind, but basically in the matter of a few days we threw together this interview trip, loaded up the car and rolled out to St. Simon's Island, Georgia.
Samuel's first iHop experience.

View from our condo!

Samuel practicing his photography skills. 

They even got us a babysitter so Eric and I could go meet the practice owner for dinner.

I took the boys to the beach and a playground on Jekyll Island while Eric spent some time touring the town and practice the next day. 

Attempting a picture with all three of us. 

"I'm a chimpanzee, mommy!"

Morning views from our room.

Levi loved the beach!

Burying treasure. :-) 

Our trip was so much fun! Eric still needs to check out several more places, but it's definitely a possibility for a place for us to settle. My kids would be thrilled to live at the beach!

We came back with a couple of days left of Eric's vacation, so we went out to eat some and went to the Greensboro Children's Museum. 
We also had to have our blood taken for new life insurance, which resulted in a blown vein for me and a lot of extra poking and prodding. I also got to run some errands kid-free since Eric was home! Woo hoo!

Levi loved the museum. I didn't have any luck getting a good picture of Samuel.

Samuel being silly at Bib's.

Monday morning came too soon. Eric was back to work, and Samuel had his crazy hair/sweater and shorts look going. 

Levi was exhausted from our vacation too.

We *did* have a about 4 "normal" days. 

The next Saturday morning I ran the St. Leo 10K and won first in my age division (it was a small race.)! I wasn't quite as fast as the last time I ran it in 2012 (50 seconds slower to be exact), but I thought it was a nice way to end my 20s and to celebrate being a year post-baby!

My friend Mikaela also ran the super hilly course with the Bob - super woman!

Anyway, that's a good place to close out post 1. Before things get really wild. :-) 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

February (or most of it, anyway).

February was warm, and filled with sickness. That's about all I remember.
These are the pictures I already uploaded... hopefully I can get the rest off my phone at a later date! 

Poor little sickie baby. He got some kind of cold in his eyes and they just oozed for days, and would get stuck shut. It was soo sad!!

Samuel finally got to have his preschool birthday party a week late! Excuse the fact that he is pounding that juice instead of smiling at the camera. 

Levi enjoyed hanging out too. No doughnuts for him though!

Last basketball practice. I didn't have any luck getting a picture of Samuel, but this little cutie was happy to pose!

Samuel got really into wearing footie pajamas and I LOVED IT.

We went back to the Greensboro Children's Museum!

Samuel and Walker enjoyed "eating" at "Nana's house."

Levi made a friend too.

They seriously played with this thing for 30+ minutes!

And Chick-Fil-A after the museum, which even Levi enjoyed!

This kid loves his "body book" he got for his birthday!

Post-shots doughnuts.

Levi's favorite way to hang out.

Cutie patootie.

I don't know if it was the various sicknesses that came our way or just playing hard/a growth spurt/the 4 immunizations he got, but we had several days where both kids passed out in the car. Score!

I love that they can play together now!

One warm Saturday we went for a walk/picnic at Salem Lake. 

Side by side. My faves!

Monster Samuel.

Warm enough for a smoothie!

Samuel's "Love monster" Valentine box.

Baby's first Valentine! 

This makes me feel like a successful parent.

And this is how all of our pictures go now.

Playing at the toy store. 

Levi found this giant stuffed dog and kept laying next to it. It was the cutest.thing.ever.

I'm sure more happened in February, but, most notably, I got the stinkin' flu. I'm pretty sure Levi brought it home from church, because he had a runny nose for a bit (starting on a Sunday night), then I got it a couple of days later. However, he, Samuel and Eric all had the flu shot and I did not. Lesson learned. Poor Levi still had a rough go of it because of his little baby immune system, but thankfully never got the high fever and such. I also followed up the flu with a lovely fever blister and still have a scar from that. 
I spent the last few days of February kind of in a daze. Thankfully it all happened as Eric was moving to an elective block (well, really like the 2 days before. But by the time we realized it was the flu, he was off). And I got over it fairly quickly. 

I don't think a ton else happened. 

There was a marriage event that I had to go to by myself because fellowship just stinks like that sometimes. It was a bummer, and I thought about leaving it out of this post, but it was a part of my month. I feel like I handle the single-ness pretty well most of the time, but it's always a little lonely when you are at an event you *should* be at with your husband, but you're not, and people look at you with that pitiful stare. I just want to wear a sign that says "Yes, I'm married. Yes, he's a good guy. But he's busy SAVING LIVES, so he can't be here right now." 
It is what it is, though, and I'm sure that won't be the last time it happens. 

We played outside a LOT. Levi took his first real tumble down the stairs. He also turned 11 months old. And somewhere around the end of February/beginning of March took his first steps, but has basically refused to do any walking since. He's just not interested. 

Anyway, I think that's all I've got.
March, on the other hand, has been far more interesting, so stay tuned. :-)