Friday, April 23, 2010

Being a Coastie Wife- This Week

Man oh man this week was tough! We started out on Sunday with Hazel acting up so much we had to leave church and ended the week with Jakob getting pink eye, and a whole lotta mess in between. Towards the end of the week we were able to attend the end of the year party for Hazel's Coop, which was a blast. Hazel also had her pre-surgery clearance appointment at the doctor. she is terrified of doctors and screams and flails every time we go. This week out of pure desperation I went over and over again what the doctor was going to do and used her obliging brother as a demo. Just when I thought it was never going to work she finally let me "play doctor" on her and because of that we were able to get through the appointment with minimal fight (I had forgotten that she needed her temperature taken and since that had not been part of the routine before she didn't think it needed to happen then.

Mike has been gone this whole time on their last tour and it has been less than ideal to be in charge of this move by myself. The stress factor was through the roof! Thursday evening though I was able to talk to him and really touch base and collaborate all the lists I had and the lists he had and truly get on the same page. I really don't know what about this conversation just made the knot in my back release. There were more last minute issues that we were both filling each other in on, but it all seemed doable because we were working together. Not even working side by side but just talking together about it. Sometimes when the guys are underway it can seem like you have the whole world on your shoulders and there is no way anyone else can understand what you are going through or how over the edge it makes you feel. But that phone call, late at night when the kids are asleep and you can really talk just makes all the difference in the world. I know it has for me.

Monday, April 19, 2010

E- week

We have been working hard on getting rid of the excess in our house and finalizing plans for the great trek to the north country so we have been a bit hit or miss with the structure. Here is the last week we had that was "planned".

Picking Flowers

Blowing Bubbles

Workbook pages, she loves doing her "homework". Too silly

For the letter Ee we crushed egg shells (lots o fun)

glued them onto a capitol and lowercase E (we did this together since I apparently drew them too large)

then to make them stand out she painted them with watercolors

The finished masterpiece

Because I am an over achiever and saved too many eggshells we just painted the rest with watercolors

Daddy joined in on the fun. (Isn't he cute!)
We read lots of books but they have all since gone back to the library. I believe most of them came from the Totally Tots website with a few Easter books thrown in for good measure.

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