1.Words cannot begin to describe the stress level in our lives right now. I will not go into gruesome detail of all that is going on. But suffice it to say that if we could get one thing to even go sort of well, not great, just ok, it would be amazing. All prayers would be greatly appreciated as ours seem to not be cutting it. Last night when I was well past my breaking point a pop up thunderstorm came through with some gentle rain. This was Dad letting me know he was watching over me I’m sure. I took the boys outside and we all waved high to Grandpa. Little Rowan Danny said “hi papa.” Be still my heart.
2. My days off have been full of unpacking and dealing with two boys who are going crazy without their mother’s undivided attention. There have been lots of arguments with Zane about why he refuses to play with the hundreds of toys I just unpacked, again. Seriously don’t know why we have them since he wonders around the room whining about me not playing with him. It’s very frustrating; especially given the amount of time I have spent packing and unpacking said toys this past year.
3. Zane was reunited with Rusty the stick horse this week though, which was very exciting. He quickly decided he needed his hair brushed; here are the results of that. Pretty hysterical.
4. The boys have spent a lot of time looking like this, in a box. I think we have all the main stuff unpacked, now we just have to sort through the stuff we don’t use all the time/I don’t know where to store it here. There is lot of attic space we just have to decide what should go up there I guess.
5. We took a break from the craziness to go to grandma’s Thursday. We had a jammed pack day of fun, starting with all the normal farm activities. Then after naps we headed to Leonardo’s (named after the Ninja Turtle of course) to see the Dinosaurs that we had previously seen at Otto’s house. They seemed much bigger in the smaller space. Rowan, who is terrified of dogs and more recently cats, was not fazed by the huge roaring dinosaur. I realized on this trip that Rowan has quite the attention span and loved to build things.
6. After Leonardo's we had pizza and headed to the splash pad to cool off before the evening's main event, the little train and carousel rides at Meadow Lake Park. The Carousel is new this year with all newly restored horses and fantastic music. Zane met another little boy with his same name, Zane Michael, not Zane Able, which turns out was a close second behind Able when naming Zane. Ro road the Sooner horse and Zane got to push the start button since we were the only riders and the first ones of the night. It was a very long ride especially since it was only a dollar to ride!!!
7. Then it was train time. Both boys, and grown-ups for that matter, were extremely tired and dehydrated by this point, but we powered on. Rowan sat by Grandma and looked like such a big boy.
Zane cuddled me and I thought back to the many train rides I have taken with that little boy over the past four years.
I don't know why I thought this would be better in black and white, but I love it!
Look at this serious little boy. And by serious I mean unbelievably tired!
Love, love, love this picture of Rowan holding Grandma's hand.
8. Friday morning we played with Grandma a little longer then headed back to the city for more craziness at our house. I worked all weekend while Zach worked at fighting back the chaos here.
9. This weekend is Kari’s shower/bachelorette weekend so that should be tons of fun. I pulled together a random present, not nearly cool enough for my brother’s bride, but it will have to do for now. The boys have matching seersucker suits for the wedding, which is hands down the cutest thing I have ever seen!! They need bow ties still, of course! Still no progress on what I’m wearing but believe me no one will care when I walk in with the two most adorable boys ever!!!! In case I haven't shown a picture of my brother and his gorgeous bride, here is one for you! Adorable!!
10. Today the boys and I sat around the house waiting for the cable guy (turned out to be woman) to come and set up our internet and cable. We have been off the grid for about a week and a half now and we are really starting to struggle. Spoiler alert, I'm writing this at Abbey's house because after my 9-11am appointment time, turning into the entire day, I still don't have internet or cable. I would be very upset, except it was the second day of this poor woman who ended up failing miserably. I left her sitting on the curb eating a sandwich. I offered her all kinds of things, not the least of which was to not worry about my internet at all! I hope she is ok and that we can get internet tomorrow!!!
Here is what we did while we were bored!!
Rowan loves shoes, btw!
11. Bonus of the day. Here is the look at the boys and I checking out our new neighborhood!
There are a family of turtles that live by and in this lake in front of a yard, which is a huge bonus!!!