Posts Tagged ‘Zach’

Very Productive Weekend

I’ve had a project that has driving me insane (literally) ever since I moved back home.  People have been more than generous and given me tons of hand-me-downs for the kids to wear.  I love hand-me-downs, don’t get me wrong, but they take a lot of work to get organized.  I had plastic bags of clothes all over my house!  To top it off: a) I just moved back and b) we are changing seasons and sizes.  Sarah is moving to size 18 months and Zach size 24 months.  Finally, this weekend I decided that something had to be done.  So, Saturday I took both kids to the grocery store (oh, that was fun!) and came home started in.  It took me until midnight because of the many interruptions and a couple of hours the next morning but finally everything is organized, in totes and stored in the basement.   There are 3 huge bags that I need to take to goodwill and one big box that I plan to take to Once Upon A Child.  While I was sorting I found about 6 pair of Zach’s shorts from last year that are in perfect condition that will fit him again this year! I was thrilled to find them.  Sarah has so many clothes she can’t wear them all but Zach is about naked for the summer.

Anyway, that is one huge project I can check off my list of things to do.  I managed to get all of that done and have a clean house before my parent’s came for a visit about noon on Sunday.   They brought back my double stroller, a big thing to go in the yard and a bag off ball that I still had at their house.

My next 2 projects:  The cupboard that has so many plastic bowls/lids in it that I can’t find anything and finding the top of the refrigerator.  Maybe this weekend???


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Spring Is Trying To Spring!

Anytime we get a sunny day that reaches at least 55 degrees in April we head outside!  We especially do it when we have a certain little 2 year old boy that begs to go “outside” at least 55 times per minute.  Seriously!  I’m incredibly impressed with his ability to say “outside” so many times in a row and not get tongue tied.  Well, this past weekend we actually made it into the 60s and I loved being “outside” just as much as he they did.

Zach runs everywhere!  Thank God it still takes about 4 of his steps to equal one of mine because I don’t have to run to catch him – all the time.

Sarah is loving being outside also.  She’s not running but she likes to drive the Cozy Coupe

That is, until Zach tries to steal it from her

That picture cracks me up.  Especially when you think about the fact that I was taking pictures of my kids fighting and not breaking them up.  Bad Mommy!!!

However, Zach can be a great big brother and likes to pull his sister around in the wagon almost as much as he likes to be pulled around himself.

Sunday I kept feeling so guilty because I wasn’t doing anything while they were playing outside.  Ok, I was sitting out there with them and watching them but that doesn’t really count does it.  I had so much stuff I could be doing.  However, I allowed myself just to stretch out in the lawn and let the sun shine on my face.  It was wonderful.  Also, I only got to do that in about 2 minute spurts because the kids are 2 and 1 and rest is not something in my vocabulary.

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Easter 2010

We had a very nice Easter this year that even included some very nice weather, which is rare here in Michigan.   We ended up spending Wednesday thru Sunday at my parent’s house because I had to be at the cancer center on Thursday so it just made sense for us to stay.  We kept going back and forth on if we were going to stay or come home and just spend Easter at our house but it just didn’t seem right to me not to spend Easter with the family.  So, we stayed but I didn’t have any of the kids’ cute clothes with me – oh well.  I hadn’t bought any Easter stuff yet because I didn’t trust Steve and I not to eat it if it was bought in advance.  So, I bought everything at mom’s and we had a great time.

They found the plastic eggs the day before and had a great time playing with them.

Then Zach colored the eggs.  Sarah wasn’t at all interest but he was all into it!

I only had a dozen eggs for him but he didn’t care and would move the eggs around from container to container . . . with his hands!

Somehow or other they really didn’t turn out too bad.  A few cracks from literally being dropped in the color, but besides that they turned out alright.

and it’s impossible to get a good picture of both of them together, but here they are playing with a new toy Easter morning.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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Back At It

I’m back home, back to work and back to having no time!  I keep trying to get on here but when I finally get the kids down for the night I’m not far behind them.  Getting on at work has been a little bit harder since I went back right at one of our busiest times besides the fact that I have how many months worth of stuff to figure out again???  Anyway, I’m sitting here at the hospital for my every 3 week visit and wanted to catch up with you all.

Life is not bad.  I’m having a very hard time getting used to not having any time and not getting to see the kids but a couple of hours a day.  Besides that, I’m settling back in.  My house is a massive disorganized mess and it seems like I still have so much to unpack and get back in place.  We did make sure to get this box unpacked right away.

Moving Home

I’ve given up on ever having a clean house again but hopefully it will happen before they graduate from high school and I’m having open houses there.

Work is going great and I really don’t even feel like I ever left.  Some things I’m still out of the loop on but it’s coming back to me.  I absolutely love the people I work with and love my job so that is making this transaction a million times easier.  Soon I’ll feel caught up there and I’ll spend my lunch hours catching up with you all and not just catching up at work.

Since I last talked to you we’ve had a few more changes around my house.  I am a whole year older and that was something to celebrate (by going to a baby shower) and we are 2 pets less at my place (not something to celebrate).  We are 2 pets less because the dog bit Zach in the face.  Well, needless to say we can’t keep a pet in the house that puts 5 stitches in his face.  We were also having problems with the cat, Clifford, he was being mean to the kids so since we were having one put to sleep, we had them both.  That was not a happy day in our house.  We’re jus thankful that it wasn’t anyworse and the scars will fade.

The battery is about dead on my computer but I will leave  you with one last picture of my wonderful kids that people seem to think are twins anymore.  Give them a bowl of strawberries and they think they have a bowl of candy.

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Back To Life, Back To Reality

Well, everything is packed in the van and ready for us to make our move back home tomorrow.  It’s really weird to be going back but I’m sure it won’t be long and it will just feel like any other day again.  I was back for a couple of days last week just trying to get everything put away before I move the van load I’m taking back up with me up and have to put it all away.  It was strange being there.  Well, I’ve only spent one night since October in my own house!  It was like going into an abandoned house only everything in it was mine.  That’s the only way I can think of to describe it.  Everything was dusty, there were cobwebs, stuff was just laying around, it was weird.  It was also very weird to find an article of one of the kids’ clothes and it looked so little.  That’s where I “stopped” and this is where we are now.

It’s also going to be very strange to the kids.  To them , this is home, they don’t remember that house.  It might feel familiar to Zach but I really doubt if Sarah will remember it at all.  She was only 4 months old when I first diagnosed and she is now 13 months old.  The entire box of toys they have will feel like all new toys to them again!

I am going to try and “take advantage” of the move.  Since this will be a “new” place to them I’m going to try and put Zach in a “big boy bed” and not put up another crib.  I figure he’s going to have to adjust to a new room so we may as well put him in a new bed at the same time.  Sarah will start sleeping in Zach’s crib now, she was still in a bassinet when we moved out.  Also, I’ve been in the same room as them for months now, so now I’m going to be in my room and they will be in a room by themselves.  I really expect the first few nights to be tough but they should be over it by the time I go back to work and we have to start that whole process.

The next couple of weeks are going to be extremely tough but once we get back in the swing of things it should be alright.  Right?

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Random Post

I just wanted to post a couple of pictures of, in my opinion, a couple of the cutest kids on the planet.

(that’s purple paint on  his neck)

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Happy (belated) 4th of July

We spent the weekend just hanging out around the house.  I did 8 loads of laundry but not much else got done.  I’ve decided that the reason my house is trashed is because I’m a good mom and choose to play with my babies and not do housework.  Maybe it’s an excuse but it’s the best I can come up with.  Like I have a tub of clothes that I’ve been trying for over 2 weeks to put away.  I think I mentioned it in my last post, anyway, it’s still not done.  All in good time, right? *sigh*

Zach had a blast playing outside this weekend.  He’s learned how to go down the slide with only a little bit of help getting the top.  He was so excited and we’d clap for him every time he did it.  So much fun.

Sarah just loved being outside.  Next year she’ll be ripping and tearing also and I’ll really be running to keep up with 2 of them.  That’s alright! I can always contain them in the stroller.

and since I posted of of Zach by himself, here’s Miss Sarah (check out her lashes!)

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