Friday, May 30, 2008

First of all, we made summit yesterday. Anna was my little Sherpa, Nick. I paid her in Pepperidge Farm currency.

Today, it happened. I knew it was inevitable, I tried to prepare myself, but I still cried when it occured. Ready for the story?

It's been a long week. I'm a spoiled woman, okay, I know. I'm used to Chris coming home and pretty much taking over. But he's sick, and that's a get-out-of-superman-duty free pass. Also, my mom's been at Disney World all week so I'm not getting my morning pep talks. Anyway, that's just background.

At 5:30PM we left Dad to rest at home while Anna, Sonja and I went out for a walk. As we started off with the double stroller, I mentally noted to check often to make sure Sonja's socks stayed on. Anna tossed her dolly a few times so I gave her a safe seat on the hood.(The dolly, not the child). We had strolled about 1/4 mile when I noticed Sonja's pink piggies wiggling in the breeze. Rats. Okay, we'll just back track. As I turned around, I saw the one sock just a few yards back. We booked it up the hill because it was straight into the sun and the girls were getting squirmy with the sun in their eyes. I was almost home with no second sock in sight so I decided to try to loop around and go over the route again. All this for a sock? Well, I was feeling agitated and wanted to get more energy out.
I turned down the road and looked for a side street to take me back to the earlier route. The first three side streets were dead ends so I gave up on the sock and turned for home. We went just a little ways when Anna asked for her dolly back. As I knelt at the front of the stroller to hand it to her, AHA! Sonja's sock! It was wedged in Anna's seat the whole time. Okay, good to see you sock, let's get on home now...oh wait... Anna, where are your GLASSES?! We zoomed back over the little way we'd come so far and there they were on that dead end street, all run over. I found one the of the lens, which must have popped out when she tossed them, but it was chipped up anyway.
I put the smushed frames in my pocket and we trudged home to the tune of Anna asking for "glasses on".
Dad took it well. He always does. I cried my eyes out. Anna came in the kitchen as I was making dinner, and crying, and asked, "What's matter with Mama?" I said alot of things in my head about keeping glasses ON...
Providentially, Anna has an eye doctor appt on Tuesday so perhaps her lens prescription has changed anyway? Either way, we have a socked infant and a farsighted toddler for the weekend.
So, that's the story.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Today is the anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest.
I plan to use this inspiring day to get a shower, go to super walmart with both girls, get this house in order, go to my 6wk post appt, make dinner and fold the clothes that have been laying out since uh Friday.
Will I be Mallory or Hillary?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We are in survival mode this week. Chris is sick. I have a cold. Anna has a cold. Sonja is healthy. Sleep is scarce.
I came on here to post pictures, but my time is up, already. Pictures soon.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Getting chubby...Sonja that is.

I was tagged so here are Seven Random Things:
1- Last night I had the luxury of four hours straight of sleep. That's the longest stretch in four weeks. I feel like Pink Power Ranger. Actually, I'm ready for a nap and it's not even 11AM...
2- I hate ER. I wish we didn't watch it.
3- I tried to make dinner last night (Also a first in four weeks) and set off the smoke alarm. Not kidding. =(
4- My brother Nick and I rode bikes all the time when we were little and I pretended mine was a horse. Her name was Ladylove.
5- I enjoy putting laundry away in the filing cabinets, er, dresser drawers.
6- I am married to one outstanding husband/daddy/cook/nurse/cleaner/shopper/launderer/dishwasher...
7- Chris and I are going to run a marathon one day. We'll each run half, but together at the same time. The distance still adds up to a whole you know.

Time's up, the baby's awake.

Oh one more. Love these three.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Anna to Chris as he walks out the door this morning: "See ya, babe."

Monday, May 05, 2008

Pretty in pink.


Someday I'll have brain power to write a coherent paragraph...but that day is not today. =)

Saturday, May 03, 2008

A family from church brought Sonja an outfit and Anna happened to have the matching dress. Matchy matchy green green.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Well, things around here have been quite busy. We are having a great time with Sonja and Anna, but it has been challenging too. To add to it, I am going to attempt a blog post without one political opinion. That's right, this is Chris posting here so you can count on complete omission of little details and a lack of coherence in the flow of thoughts. So here we go...

The picture above is Sonja in her car seat for the first time. She was born Saturday morning and everyone came home Tuesday afternoon. Delivery by c-section really is a different experience and recovery than a natural delivery. Believe me, everyone was ready to come home on Tuesday! Perhaps Anna was more ready than anyone. She was a good trooper for those four days coming down to the hospital in the morning and evening every day. She missed having mama and daddy at home. Here is a picture of Anna sitting with her Grandma while giving Sonja a kiss.

Anna really loves Sonja and she is going to be a great big sister. We have been practicing saying Sonja's name with Anna. Half the time she says "sunny" and the other half we get "Sony." The correction pronuciation is "Sone-yah." Every night Sonja gets a good night kiss from her big sister and she often gets random kisses of love throughout the day.

We have found out that recovering from a c-section takes a while and requires a lot of help. Thankfully, we have had good help from the day Sonja was born. Missy's mother flew in the day Sonja was born and stayed for a week and a half. Anna had a good time with her grandma especially at 6:30 every morning when Anna's internal alarm clock goes off. And Chris's parents have been in and out at various times to care for all of us. We also had a special visit from Aunt Manda and Uncle Roo who drove out from Ohio to see their two little neices. Anna is really good at saying "Uncle Roo," but she has some work to do on Aunt Manda which sounds very close to her word for banana right now.

Missy had her first day as a stay at home mom of two this past Wednesday when Chris went back to work. It has gone pretty well so far. Along with becoming a big sister, Anna also graduated to a big girl bed which has made it easier to put her down for naps. They won't be running errands soon, but as long as everyone is fed, changed and napped then it is a happy house. Well how about some pictures...