Saturday, November 14, 2009

Unexpected evening...

Well.... Rick and I were supposed to go on a date tonight. I was REALLY looking forward to it. I've been practically BEGGING him to take me out for weeks now. I honestly don't remember the last time we went on a date and that's ridiculous. I understand that it's not always easy when you have kids, but it's still SUPER important to make it a priority. Anyhow, it hasn't happened, for one reason or another.....

Rick asked a friend yesterday to babysit for us today, and his friend said sure - just call him today and remind him. So, Rick was trying to get ahold of him all evening. The guy's cell phone was going straight to voicemail. Awesome. Good thing we didn't have "important plans" (like our relationship, lol). I was mildly irritated to say the least, mostly because I was SO looking forward to going out tonight. We were even going to leave late, after the kids were already in bed, so all he would have had to do was hang out here and watch tv or hang out in the hot tub.... Whatever. It wasn't meant to be, I guess.

So, my night of going out with my husband ended up being centered around my kids, which isn't a big deal, but is it too much to ask to get to be Amanda every once in a while, instead of Mom? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my kids to death, and we actually had a lot of fun tonight! It just was not the kind of fun I needed, ya know? But, for whatever reason, my kids needed us to be home tonight more than we needed to go out, I suppose. 

We ended up watching Frosty the Snowman, eating popcorn and playing a cut-throat game of Sorry while drinking hot cocoa. It was really great - Rick ended up beating me at Sorry even though I sat with my last guy one space away from home for like 25 turns in a row... Now the kids are in bed, Rick's downstairs playing video games, and I'm just wasting time on the internet... Not exactly what I had in mind for tonight. 

Oh well... that's what happens when you have kids, I guess. Everything else is put on hold until they grow up and move out of the house - or are at least old enough to stay home by themselves  :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What a way to end the month...

Boy am I'm glad to be done with October.

Joshua had a cough for most of the month - I thought it was just a cold, but it turns out it was the flu. Probably H1N1, but thankfully a very minor case. Despite my best efforts, Logan caught it too, so he got to take a trip to the doctor's office because of his age. Thanks to the flu, our trick-or-treating lasted less than half an hour because neither one of the boys was too excited about it. Rick and I got shafted on the candy this year, lol! Josh went back to school on Tuesday, and Logan (who started showing symptoms on Sunday), appears to be on the upswing. Finally. I had a sore throat on Tuesday night, but it never got any worse than that, so fingers crossed, our house is becoming less of a quarantine and we can again re-join the rest of the world...

On a better note, Josh started swim lessons on Tuesday and LOVES them! He wanted Rick to take him, so we were chatting on AIM and Rick was giving me a play by play, lol. This Saturday is Josh's big Cub Scout Fall Hike, so he and daddy are super excited about that. It's a good chance for Josh to do some really cool stuff and they can't wait.

Logan has been quite a handful, being sick. He's VERY clingy and wants to play endless games of Uno and Go Fish. I love him to pieces, but I have my limit when it comes to card games, lol. Luckily he's pretty good during the day, and it's only in the evenings that he gets really bad, which makes it more bearable. I think he's starting to come out of it - he's been pretty self-sufficient today.

I got some really cool news yesterday!! My sister and my nephew are coming up for Thanksgiving! They haven't been back to Michigan in a year and a half, and we haven't seen them since our vacation in February. Josh and Logan can't wait to see Solomon!!! They're going to spend time with my mom in Indianapolis first, and then come up here for my dad's family Thanksgiving the Sunday after.

Oh, and I'm hosting Thanksgiving for my mom and my siblings the weekend before! It's been a while since I cooked for that many people, but I'm looking forward to it.

Before I go, here are some pictures from the end of October:

Merlin and the Boy Wonder:


I have new hair!!! I was ready for something different, so I made a big change. I LOVE it and I'm really happy with it :)



Looking forward to November and the rest of holiday season! I LOVE this time of year - it's so family centered. I'm even looking forward to snow (for now), because I want to have a sledding party for Logan's birthday! It's not until December 22, but I'm pretty sure that we'll have measurable snow by then, living right on the lakeshore!