Sunday, January 17, 2010


Just a couple of pictures from our week.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sofia and Ollie

all good here

Things are quiet. Anthony is away on a business trip and we've just been hanging with our regular gang. It's funny because last year I was hoping to make some friends in our town and now I've made a nice group of friends. We pretty much see each other Monday through Thursday for a couple of hours. Oliver loves it. He's so social.

Lately people are asking me when I'm putting him in school. I feel like people are always waiting for you to move onto the next thing. I don't know why. When we were dating it was when are we getting married? Then the kids and now it seems like the next step is school. Actually one of my new years resolutions is to enjoy things more now and not worry about what's down the road. In general I want to worry less. I'm trying. Although I still hate flying.

But anyway, back to school. I feel like he gets a lot of what he would get at school through everything we do here. School will come, but now while he is such a good napper it doesn't seem necessary.

I should say school doesn't seem necessary right now depending on the day. Some days are different. If Oliver hadn't napped yesterday and it had been like it had been in the morning than this would be an entirely different post.

We are lucky we have so much to do indoors because it's been freezing here. I'm already sick of it. Once Christmas is over what's the point. I've been cooking and baking a lot. I have these amazing smelling spice cookies in the oven right now. I can't wait for them to come out of the oven to have them with my fifth cup of tea of the day.

I have some really cute pictures of Oliver and Sofia. Sofia is 10 months old and our friend Beth's daughter. Oliver loves her. She is such a sweetheart. I tried to get a picture of the two of them in front of the tree. It wasn't easy. I have several really great ones of Oliver copying what she is doing. I included a picture of him in his reindeer toes.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Holiday recap

I don't think I exactly jinxed things, but the holidays turned out much different than we planned. Oliver came down with bronchitis. It started the night of Christmas Eve. so that meant we couldn't go to my family on Christmas Day and to Anthony's family the next day. We were pretty much house bound for the whole week. His bronchitis ended up getting worse before it got better. Finally by this weekend he kicked it and started feeling a lot better.

Even though he was really sick he managed to have a lot of fun. His energy was good for most of the week. It was helped by the medicine in his nebulizer which made him completely hyper. Although we didn't get to do the fun things we had planned with our family and friends we still had a good time here. We spent a lot of time playing in our pajamas.

My parents bought Oliver these really cute Christmas pajamas. They had a reindeer on the front and little reindeers on the feet. Oliver was so excited when we put them on Christmas Eve night. He came running out of his room and while pointing to his toes he yelled to everyone "reindeer toes". That night he was really sick and in the middle of the night he was coughing so hard that he threw up all over himself. While I was cleaning him up he looked up at me with the saddest face and said "Oh no Mommy. Reindeer toes a mess". He just broke my heart so I put them in the wash so he could wear them in the morning.

Oliver wasn't as excited as I thought he would be Christmas morning, but he was running a high fever. Once we started opening the presents he got into it. He loved all of his new toys. The big hit was hungry hungry hippos. He also loves his lego table and his curious george tea set. My brother, showing patience that I didn't know he had, played the hippo game with Oliver for hours. Oliver was very sad when my parents and Uncle Frankie left our house to go to our cousins Christmas Day. We did get to see my family on Christmas Eve, but we didn't get to see any of Anthony's family. We were so disappointed not to go to Mae and Joe's for Christmas at their house. Oliver would have loved playing with all of his cousins.

We missed everyone so much. The holidays aren't the same when you don't get to see all of your family. It really made us appreciate how lucky we are to have a big and loving family.