Hi! We're back, too! The kids did great in the truck. On the way there, we only stopped once for gas. On the way home, we got gas about an hour into the trip. The kids stayed happy in the truck the rest of the way home - almost 5 hours of nonstop driving! I'm wondering why we'd ever want to potty train them ! The only bad thing that happened was when I fell out of bed yesterday morning. I heard Brenden get up. I was sleeping in the bed with Casey and DH was sleeping on the couch (his choice- he didn't want the kids to disturb him). I went to get Brenden and fell right off the side, landing on my left shoulder. It still hurts pretty bad when I move it certain ways. Getting dressed was difficult, but I still made it to work. I even went to the gym, but I didn't take the step class. I only did 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer. I'm debating whether or not to go to a doctor. I've had enough shoulder and knee injuries to know that they'll tell me to put ice on it and rest it. By the time I go to my GP, get a referral for an ortho, go to the ortho and then get a referral for an x-ray (insurance won't pay for it if it's done in the office) and then go back to the ortho- well, I might just be better by that time!
Joanne, I hope everything is okay with your son. That's really scary. I'll be thinking of you.
DH called and said Brenden is out of sorts this morning. He's been pulling at his ear when he's tired. We don't know if we should worry about it or not. They were so happy to be home last night. They just played and played for hours. They made a total mess out of the living room.
Kim, my mom bought Casey blocks for her first birthday. They were small blocks with letter and numbers and a set of building blocks. She was interested in them, but didn't really start to play with them (stacking, etc.) until a couple of months later. She did like to pick them up, examine them, chew on them, and put them in things, though.
Nori, glad your trip went well. Sounds like it was fun. I'm sure your FIL was thrilled to have Noah there. My dad is very laid back about things. When we went to surprise him, he didn't seem overwhelmed when we got there. DH and I thought he'd be so excited. I guess he was, but he doesn't show it outwardly so much. I'm the same way with that, though. So sorry to hear about your friend's mother. That's very sad news to come home to.
Well, DH is talking more and more about moving stuff and building something on our property. I have to keep the momentum going! I think our marriage will survive because we both seem to have the same ideas about everything. Odd how that worked out. We know where we want the kitchen, we both can imagine a little circular drive (we never really talked about these things, either!). He wants to have someone come in and clear some of the trees on the lot. Keeping my fingers crossed that we build something by next year!
Wouldn't you like to be a Susan, too?