Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some things to brighten my day

Remember how I wrote that long post complaining about all the stuff going on and how I just wanted time to focus more on the boys and the arrival of the baby? Well, most of last week and now this week I've been having that chance! It's been wonderful. We stopped taking the boys to Kung Fu and Mike has stopped tutoring for the most part. His work schedule is back to being very light as well. So, aside from the normal errands and all my appointments, and the boy's school, our week is so much more free and I love it. I'm so happy getting to spend more time with the boys and cleaning my house (though, it's not really clean but at least it is cleaner).

I realized today that I feel so much happier when I can do something fun with the boys. Today, I started feeling down and so I surprised the boys with a trip to the science museum. We had so much fun and I was glad to get out of the house and have something to occupy my mind instead of thinking about how miserable I was feeling. I'm so grateful that this week before the baby comes I've had the chance to slow life down a little and be with the boys.

Besides the museum, I was able to spend some one on one time with Eli this morning while his brothers were in school and we played a matching game. I love seeing his happiness and excitement. I love how he calls me his "teacher." He says, "Do you get to be my teacher today when my brothers go to school?" I love it.

As a side note on Eli, he was scheduled to have his sleep study last week but we were nervous about the baby coming and Mike being at the Children's Hospital with Eli so we cancelled it and have been giving him Nasonex each night. It seems to have improved his snoring immensely! His tonsils are still very large so we will need to follow up on it when we move to Colorado but now that he isn't snoring so badly, he really seems to be sleeping better. That kid though, cannot fall asleep with anything on his bed--no blankets or pillows. We cover him before we go to bed and he always throws them off until around 4 or 5 AM when he comes into our room and says, "Can you cover me?" Cute boy.

Today on the way to the museum we took a short detour to the gardens (across the street from the museum) so we could take a walk to the bridge and so Mike could see all the crazy flooding there. Part of the bridge was under water. All the rain here has been crazy. We are supposed to have one nice day this coming week so I'm hoping to be able to take my in-laws there. I really love going there and walking around the paths and seeing all the flowers. It's so peaceful and beautiful. Plus, the boys love playing at the discovery gardens so hopefully we can get a nice weather day and take a trip there for a few hours.

Speaking of flowers, the boys and Mike went to the store the other day and came back with some pretty flowers for me. I usually get flowers to pot on Mother's Day but since we are moving, I'll have to wait to get flowers so I was surprised when they each brought in a little potted flower. So, even though the weather hasn't exactly been conducive to being outside and enjoying the flowers, at least I have my three pretty flower pots in my kitchen to cheer me up each day.


Jess and Jen said...

The flowers are pretty! How lucky! I am waiting for more of my daffodils to bloom and then I'll cut some and bring them inside...for now I just go outside to look at them! They make me smile!

I'm glad you had a good week! I can't believe you're having a GIRL soon! -Jen

The Duke said...

I'm glad you had a fun, restful day. Your flowers look just like the ones we have in our backyard. I love them!
When are your in-laws coming? Will they be there when the baby is born?

Frances said...

I can't believe the baby is almost here! I'm glad you were able to slow down and enjoy things a bit.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous flowers. I'm glad you've had this time to be with each of the the children. I had my tonsils out when I was 28 and it wasn't fun, but my allergies got better after they were out and I slept better. I hear that getting tonsils out when you are young is a lot easier, so maybe that might help. Good luck with that. I'm glad I'll get to see your new baby next week since I'll be driving through your town on my way to Columbus.

Brent Pugh said...

Nothing better than spring flowers to brighten up a mood! Flowers make things look so much better, don't they?

Hoping you have a great weekend too. Maybe you'll be blessed with that precious girl of yours as well!