Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Meanwhile, I've missed 3, going on 5, days of work this week. So I feel guilty about my students not progressing. But its really me that needs to be home so he can nurse. Especially so he doesn't get dehydrated as he still refuses the bottle. I don;t know what we will do next week if he doesn't improve. I'm not sure the principal will look too kindly on me missing more. But I;ve got to do whats best for Sean.
Of course Sean has been grumpy and hoarse. But mostly he just sleeps. However, he insists on being held whether he is awake or asleep. That appears to be the only comfort I can give him, so I've just been holding him. It reminds me of his newborn days when I just parked myself on the couch and watched tv while he slept over my shoulder. Except now, he is waaaaaaay longer and doesn't fit up there in quite the same way. And he is also hot from the fever, so we both get a bit sweaty.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Also saw clowns, miniature horses, lots of girl and boyscouts, and even a cactus balloon.
The weather was nice. No rain like I was worried about yesterday. In fact, we had to break out the sunscreen and hats. The Parada Del Sol is really low key. As you can see in the pictures, there is almost noone on the streets. In fact, everyone is on one side and there was plenty of room to sit in folding chairs with everyone getting a front row seat. That made Sean happy.
I even got a little video clip of our favorite band. They were visitors from San Luis, Arizona. I have to admit, they were way better than the local highschool band. The camera didn't record the sound very well. Sorry!
After an hour and a half we went to McDonalds. A lot of parade go-ers were there too, so Maggie had lots of kids to play with. Saw a few brownies, a cheer leader, and a baton twirler. Afterwards we went home and had a nap. But there was more fun to be had. Glen BBQ-d chicken for dinner, and that made Maggie think of camping. So she got Glen to set the tent up for her in the backyard. Here she is making sure to put a "heavy rock" on the stakes so the tent wouldn't blow away. It is amazing that girl's memory. I think we told her that last time we went camping, which was about 2 years ago!
There are the happy campers. Maggie is currently asleep in the sleeping bag, but in her room. Too scary outside.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Sean is also really trying to move now. He can change from a sitting position down to laying on his tummy, and then roll around to his back or side. When he first started doing this, he would start to fuss if he was on his tummy too long. He doesn't know how to sit back up. But today, he was happy on the floor for quite a long time. 30 minutes or more. He was laying and grabbing at the rocking chair, then he would push himself up and kind of pivot on his tummy and turn to grab at another toy. Maggie decided to play bowling with some of the toys, and she would roll a ball towards Sean and try to knock over one of his toys. He found this terribly excited and Maggie loved it too.
Its raining now. We have a few sprouts in our backyard. Maggie hopes that they are the purple carrots that Katrin sent us. Glen doesn't really keep track of what he plants where, so its always a suprize when the garden starts to grow. I've identified some squash coming up, but a lot is still a mystery to me. The leaves are only maybe the size of a dime, or smaller. I'm sure they are loving the rain.
Tomorrow is the Parada Del Sol, one of the few community parades left in the area. (Most parades have big sponsers and big commercial floats, but this parade is mostly just the highschool bands, girl and boyscouts, firetrucks, guide dogs, and horses. Lots and lots of horses. Maggie likes the Parada Del Sol because there are a lot of "pretty" saloon girls riding horses in this parade. Oh...and she likes the candy thrown from the floats. :) We plan on going with our umbrellas tomorrow.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Glen carrying Sean who is sporting the sun shade on his hiking chair.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Here is a little video showing Sean's crawling progress. The most he does is lean really far over like he is going to go for it, but then he change's his mind. Sometimes he will fall onto his tummy, kick his little legs, and go nowhere. He used to cry for me to sit him back up, but today he rolled from his tummy to his back and happily stayed their for awhile. He has rolled from back to tummy before, but never tummy to back. Yay Sean!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sean is doing well. He was just happily giggling to himself and kicking his legs into the air this evening. I figure he was watching some invisible fairies flitting around. He is loving his baby food too. Scarfs it down at daycare. And almost always eats when offered here at home. I find myself holding back so he won't be too full to nurse.
Oh...and I drew the lottery number for Maggie's application at Villa Montessori (our first choice school). I didn't think I could do worse than last year, but I drew number 47. Looks like we won't be there next year.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Adrienne and Glen: Both of us need to update our certification for teaching in Arizona. And of course, as everyone knows, beaurocracy is never fun. We've done our 180+ hours of professional development (Actually, we were both closer to 400+ hours), we've taken the 4 credits of utterally pointless SEI classes (Structured English Immersion), we've updated our fingerprint cards, we've gotten the superintendent to sign off (no easy task as the office is downtown Phoenix in the midst of construction and only open during school hours...why does that make sense???), and now, the least step, is to go to the Arizona Department of Education tommorrow and pay around $200 each to get recertified for another 6 years. Bleh. Tomorrow is the day to do it because Maggie has early release which means Nancy will pick her up so I will have time to do this without having to rush home to pick her up from Kindergarten.
Glen: He found a new frisbee golf course today right next door to Villa Montessori while picking up the application for Maggie. He says that is good luck, so maybe we will get in this year. :) Its only a 9 hole course, but fun. He tried it out.
Maggie: Grandma Nancy picked her up at noon today. They had an adventure in Chandler which included bringing home quail eggs, papaya, coconut, and brown rice candy. Maggie said she saw squid so I am guessing they went to a Chinese Market. Cooked up the quail eggs for Maggie's dinner. She ate 4 of them. They were really tiny.
Sean: Ate his carrots puree and applesauce at daycare today, but no breastmilk. He was doing so well last week too. Downing a bottle everyday. He is back to his old tricks of refusing the bottle again. Guess the growth spurt is over. Sean has moved into a Large diaper (eek!). I've been posting on Diaperswappers to sell off some of his smaller mediums. I really don't want to sell the giraffe one. It is soooooo cute. Why can't he stay small for a while longer....
Glen: Just came running in to announce that the Suns have acquired Shaq (Shaquille ONeal)! He is totally jazzed.
Adrienne: Off to acquire me some icecream. :)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
We got home around 11 am, and I went into the bedroom to put Sean down for a nap. Maggie said she was tired so I casually told her to lay down in her room and rest. Usually Maggie will go entertain herself for a little while and then I go give her my attention after Sean is asleep. NEVER in my wildest dreams did I expect Maggie to actually do what I suggested. 10 minutes later I go looking for her and she is curled up in her bed fast asleep. She slept for an hour and a half! Amazing! I guess this last week wore her out. ....all that homework (grumble). ;)