We've had two weeks full of snotty, dripping, dare I even say running noses. Two weeks of coughing and fevers and antibiotics. With the parents getting sick as the kidlets were getting well.
I was knocked off my feet on Thursday and Friday of this past week to be followed by Mark yesterday and today. I guess that eventually the germs do GET you.
It has not been much fun here but I will try to focus on the highlights:
Hunter has learned to climb. (God, save us all.)
Aden has one pair of barely erupted upper back molar that is giving him fits and turning him into a whining machine. (God, save us all.)
I still have a job with the folks that bought my old company, for now... I'll know what my fate is by end of November, I think.
Mark still has a brain and copious amounts of patience. (I don't know how he does it.)
I know, there is a lot more and I'm slightly being a tease because I'm feeling better. I have been casting on and knitting like a fool, and the depression is starting to lift. Tonight I prepped a slow cooker Beef, Barley and Lentil Soup to get me back on plan. Then I followed it up by prepping a full day's worth of food for me to tote to work tomorrow, WW points tallied and all.
I feel like things are starting to fall back into place again.
Which is awesome because I feel like I've been missing out:
The kids love Stranger, our "therapy" cat, as evidenced by Aden's petting above.
Why is he a therapy cat? Well if a kid cries all you have to do is go fetch Stranger and plop him down in front of the cryer. Instant glee!
I know Stranger does not look particularly happy in the pics above but trust me in knowing that he got plenty of grown up pets and hugs and cat food for his trouble. And we are teaching the kids to be as gentle as they can be.
However, whenever Aden tries to pick up Stranger, I die laughing. That danged cat weighs almost as much as he does.
If you were wondering, Hunter had been napping during this photo opp but when she woke up, it was all about the magazines...
I think Hunter might beseriously considering going into fashion...
There is a playground near where we live that is specifically built for toddlers. All of the playground equipment is low to the ground and built for these pint-sized explorers who are hell-bent on running away as fast as they can. Fortunately for the nannies and parents that go there, these little beings are still unsteady and can't go very far.
Mark has been taking the kidlets there as time and weather have permitted. Hunter has become a queen at stealing toys and generally being a daredevil. She totally marches to her own beat. Aden is always a little slow to warm up to the other children, but he's been getting better. However, he's a total flirt with all of the grown up ladies and loves to try out his crazy monkey skills once he's comfortable.
16 months goes by so quickly, doesn't it?
Video of a recent outing will be available as soon as we can find the %$!@#!@ cord to the video camera.