Sunday, October 18, 2009

Random Ramblings

This is just a post to update everyone on the everyday things that are going on in our house these days.

Carter got his flu shot this past Friday (and another vaccine). He did okay but was more mad that I brought a brown tootsie roll pop for him instead of a red one! Fortunately, the nurse had a bag of the same suckers so she gave him a blue one.

Olivia went with us to the doctor but didn't have to be seen. I did, however, weigh her on the scale and she gained almost a pound (15 ounces) in two weeks! Yea! I was so relived. As frequently as she nurses, which is still about every 2 hours during the day, I often wonder if she's getting enough. Obviously she is since she gained that much weight in two weeks.

Some good friends of ours were in town this past weekend for a wedding. It was so good to see them. We really miss them. I got to babysit their two girls while they went to the wedding. Carter so enjoyed having them over to play. But I will admit, although the girls were very well behaved, I was still tired at the end of the night :) They all played outside for almost four hours!! I wish I had the energy of three and five year olds! We were able to meet for lunch on Friday before the wedding and ate at Pei Wei. My mom is the one who had first told me about it. It's an Asian restaurant and the food was great. Carter even ate it!

We went out yesterday afternoon to Old Colorado City, which I will post more about later. We had a good time. The weather has been great this weekend. Olivia finally went to bed at 8:00 last night. This was a nice change from her usual 9:30 and 10:00 bedtimes! I ended up going to sleep at 8:20 because I was so tired. I fed her at 7:00and she didn't wake up until 1:30 to nurse again. At 3:30 she was a little cranky (I think it was gas...hers not mine!!) and so I put her in her crib and she slept 3 hours in the crib! She just will not sleep in the pack and play for some reason. But I was so glad she slept in the crib. I may start trying to put her in it at night but right now, it's so convenient to roll over and nurse her at night instead of actually having to get out of the bed. And anyone who knows me, knows I am all about convenience!

We are about to get ready for church and then go grocery shopping this afternoon. And then it's back to work tomorrow for Theo. Oh, some good news for me.....I have been writing exam questions for the national pediatric nurse practitioner exam over the past few months. I got an e-mail yesterday asking me to join the PNP exam writing committee! I was so thrilled. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be getting paid for it but I will get an all expense paid trip to D.C. for their annual conference in May. It's the week of our wedding anniversary so we are goin to plan on making a trip out of it and bring the kids! I have always wanted to see D. C. so I'm super excited. Anyway, gotta get ready for church. Check back tomorrow for pictures of our outing to Old Colorado City. Hope you all are having a good weekend!

1 comment:

carol said...

Did you guys hear any loud bangs this time at O.C.C.? ...No fleaking out? And what is that on Carter's head?