Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm here.

Just busy. A few updates.

1- Mini#1 went to the orthodontist yesterday. After pulling 4 teeth last month, it seems we will just wait now until next May for him to get a bionator (retainer-like thing). In May, so teeth can come in (doctor's suggestion) and so he can become more responsible to wear this, take it out for lunch, and put it back in afterwards without throwing it in the trash(my suggestion).

2- Saturday we went to Hickory, NC furniture shopping. Wanted to leave the minis there in the sea of sofas at one point. Note to self. Next time, go with Mr. only! Didn't really find what we were looking for on this trip. Looking to furnish our bonus room and office.

3- On the way back from shopping expedition, we stopped in Durham at a great little Italian Trattoria and Pizzeria that Mr. Pink goes to with guys at work for lunch. We ate outdoors on their patio and listened to live blues music playing in the courtyard. Had a (square) pizza with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil that was to die for. Had a yummy glass (or two) of sangria to take the edge off after the day's "shopping" as well.

4- Sunday, we all went to the pool and I made Mr. Pink get in and play with the kids. I do this regularly. It was his turn. Can I get an "amen" here? I got in, too, but had the day off from taking mini#2 down the water slide. Then we attempted to teach mini#2 how to ride his bike without training wheels. We'll keep attempting to teach...I'll just say.

5- Since I mentioned the pool, mini#2 (4 yrs old) finished his first swim lessons last week in a class with only 4 students. Mini#2 has been swimming underwater for a while now so I enrolled him in intermediate lessons right away though I was a little hesitant to skip the beginner class. He did fine with the 5 and 6 yr olds in his class. While he didn't pass the final test because he could ONLY swim 3/4 of the lane lap instead of the entire lap, I was surprised he could even go a 1/4 of it, let alone 3/4 of it. Way to go! One funny thing. His instructor, Michelle, was given the name Miss Chelle (2 words as if her name was Chelle)by mini#2. So funny. She loved that!

6- I laughed more yesterday than I have in a long time. It started with mini#2 asking a million and two questions while we were en route and at the dermatologist's office. All I could do was laugh to keep from crying at one point. He was concerned that the doctor would see me "naked" (I had on bra/panties and a sheet!) and I was thinking- ok, this is the last year you come with me, too! Then he asked, "When did God die?" I said, "He didn't die." Mini#2: "But, he's in heaven." Good grief! Then my mom and I were laughing hysterically over the phone about something silly last night. I was crying and couldn't breathe laughing. My husband thought I had gone crazy. Halfway crazy. Just not completely there yet. Give me time. Anyway, good day. My Alma mater's famous basketball coach, Jim Valvano, once said "If you laugh, you think and you cry, that's a full day." I love that quote. I had a full day!

Another full day today. It's basketball class day. Got to go squeeze in some exercise before I take mini#2 to the activity that has won me some serious mommy points! Enjoy your day!


Tippy said...

I'm so jealous of your normal life right now. I feel like the scary woman in a movie right now. I yelled at both boys this morning. They grew horns this week. Luckily, C is learning to nap in her crib a little bit so I have free hands for a moment to type.

Hoping you have another good day!

Jillian, Inc said...

Amen to #4! I was so sure this would be my last year of getting into the pool every 5 minutes as I was bound and determined 3yo would learn to swim. Actually, I think he's regressed. Won't even get his head wet. Had one swimming lesson which lasted all of 3 min. because he started to throw a fit. Oh well, maybe I can sit on my beach chair and read peacefully when I'm 50.

Pink Martini said...

OMGosh you have been so busy! Exercise? Time to rest. You deserve it. :)