Thursday, April 17, 2008

5 1/2 days down

...5 1/2 more to go. DH has been part of an "opening" of a new store. (translation: they go from completely empty store to open for business in 10 days. further translation: 11 hour work days, 25 minute commute opposed to normal 6 minutes, and daddy working for 11 days straight.)

Meanwhile, other happenings-

I'm all registered and start school next month. I have 1 class for each summer session (total of 2 classes) and then will have 3, possibly 4, classes for the fall term. I want to hurry and start already, but look at my forever long
to do before school starts list and am reminded why it's a good thing it doesn't start for another month.

This Saturday, Nathaniel has a kindergarten test.





We made upside down pineapple cake for the first time. Thing 1 and Thing 2 had fun eating leftover pineapple while Sam enjoyed licking the bowl. It must of been better than I thought because when I sent leftovers to work with E, 2 of the ladies hid it so they wouldn't have to share with anyone else.

We discovered Tumbleweed park for the first time. It is the boys new favorite and they meet "new friends" every time we go. They got a bit frustrated because their
new friend from yesterday isn't the same new friend from today, but they got over it fast.


Zeke has made great improvements and will smile back at us. We're still working with him, but are excited to see him smile again. Yay for interactive babies!

13 comments:

Danika said...

Welcome to the world of REAL commuting! Now try it for YEARS at 45 min to 1 hr every day...

Is Nate going to CTA?

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

Gotta love those kindergarten "assesment" tests. Otherwise known as guilt trips. So what if he can't identify the sphere (hint: work on that before you go and he'll look like a superstar). I was feeling like a horrible mom until they got to the math and Camden could add double digit numbers. Who knew? I certainly didn't teach him, but you better believe I'll be taking credit for that, thank you very much.

Ben said...

bout time u update..... dont worry bout nate, he will take after his smart uncle... =)

Meredith & Steve said...

Steve would KILL for a 25 minute commute! He has been gone a lot too - software deadline, getting home at 12-2am, getting up again at 5am. It has been crazy. Plus, I had my sister's kids because she had her baby early so...I HAVE been doing it with 4 kids...you can't say "but you only have 2!"

Good luck with school!!!

Amanda fair said...

oh my goodness, look at your little ones big blue eyes! and gorgeous smile. cute kids julia!

Pollock Family said...

Zeke's smile brings a smile to my heart! I just want to kiss his cheeks!

Abbey said...

Cute cute! Hey if you're going to Tumbleweed ever let me know, I hear it's the cool place to go. Oh, the splash pad at San Tan-you're not retarded, it's only been turned on for two weeks-ish now! I think they waited until it started getting hot,,,

Millers! said...

I LOVE the Blue eyes on Zeke... SO CUTE! What does DH mean??? Good luck with school!

The Gage Cage said...

The bottom picture of your baby boy...........I seriously have an urge to pinch, chew on and snuggle into his cheeks! What a beautiful baby! I hope you get your husband back soon. Time and no money or money and no time.

Cicily said...

I hate gone husbands. At least that eliminates James from ever being a general auhtority. I don't know if I could ever do that sweet supportive thing, I would be too lonely. Where is Nate going to go to school?

Rebecca said...

I am so glad you are taking the plung and going for it (school that is)! You have so much more courage than I do! Raising 4 boys is not for sissies! I really enjoyed our visit the other day. I hope we can play again soon. What a thoughtful person you are to have thought to come see me. I felt very honored! Those boys just couldn't get any cuter...and I am soooo happy to know that baby ziek is making progress. What a blessing! ;) You are a very good mom!

Phillips Family said...

Your boys are so cute, I would love to give little Zeke a great big hug. What a cute baby.

Jenn said...

Love the pics! Such cute boys, and zeke is getting SO big!!