Adam and Josh are loving school, right now they are doing a reading olympics that they are really excited for. It just might kill me off though. They have to read 60 min. a day to get the gold medal, 40 a day to get silver, and 20 a day to get bronze. I bet you can guess which one they want, yep the gold. If they earn it they deserve a treat or something because that is a lot of reading! But we split up the time. They read a half hour on their own and then I read them Harry Potter for the other half hour. It has been working out pretty well so far.
They also are going stir crazy with this weather, they always still want to go outside no matter how cold it is. I let them but then they come in 5 minutes later saying it is too cold and they go and play with their toys. Needless to say we are ready for warmer weather!
Everybody asks how Adam and Josh are doing with Lilli and so I thought I would tell you! They love her to death! They always are too helpful, they want to give her, her pacifier, and they always try to make her happy when she cries. They still struggle a little bit with understanding why they have to wash their hands all the time when they play with her. Especially when they just get out of school, they want to play with her when they get in the car but I make them wait until they wash their hands at home. But there are so many germs at school and they spread like crazy so i make them :) They are also very helpful with getting her diapers and throwing them away, they make a big deal about the poopy ones but I know that they love being able to help and be involved with her. The worst thing that has happened is that Adam was singing a song to Lilli and it was the first time that she smiled at him. That isn't the bad part. The bad part is that the song was it's a small world after all, so now they sing that song all the time hoping she will smile lol. It is really cute but that song drives me crazy!
She recently has found her hands and she sucks on them almost as much as she sucks on the pacifier. One day she even had a finger in her mouth while she was sucking on the pacifier, I have a pretty talented baby what can I say! She loves to be just in her diaper, whenever I take her clothes off she just smiles and kicks her feet, and then she screams when I get her dressed again. Since she loves to be naked she LOVES the bath tub, thank goodness. She loves to kick and splash in the tub, sometimes she kicks and flails so much she almost launches herself off the bath chair we put her in. But then she recovers and starts all over again. She is completely happy until I either wash her hair or pull her out. Sometimes she won't but most times she will. Lilli is such a smiley baby! We are so lucky to have her!
Jason is doing really well at work, our lives revolve around holidays and football games around here. This week is Super Bowl so I know I won't see him as often, but he is such a hard worker. I am so proud of him. I appreciate all he does so that I can be a stay at home mom. It means the world to me. Recently he got a new assistant, so far she has been doing okay. She was struggling a little bit because she was a manager at a different store and they demoted her and made her his assistant. But he is hoping that he can help her where she struggled and she will be made a manager again sometime. His old assistant was made a manager of another bakery and we were pretty excited for her. I will miss her though because she would see how much Jason would work and match his efforts. Which means he would have to work less because they both were working super hard to get everything done. Hopefully this new one will be the same.
Jason just found out that he will be needing surgery, he is going in on Feb. 26. He is kind of bummed but it is the only solution, they tried medication and an allergist and nothing helped. So he will be getting his tonsils and adenoids removed, they will be opening his sinuses so that they will drain correctly and a couple more things. He will have a two week recovery and will have to spend that first night in the hospital. Hopefully he will recover quickly, and won't be in too much pain.
I am doing good as well, I am struggling trying to find balance of time and taking care of the baby. But we will get a routine soon I hope :) I love having her and caring for her, but I am one of those who sees all the other things going undone. But I know that I just need to enjoy her while she is so little because it is flying by. I am trying to learn that it is okay if the dishes go one more day, or if the living room doesn't get vacuumed it is okay, life will go on.
I am trying to learn new skills, like making bread. It is fun but it is a lot of work, the first time I made it, the recipe said it made two loaves but it definitely should have only made one. The second time was better but looked really odd. And this last time it looked good but all three times the bread was really dense. So I am trying to figure out what I need to change. I think it might help if I got yeast that wasn't expired by three years lol. I don't know, also I want to learn how to knit, it looks really hard but I want to at least try.
Well that is what we have been up to lately. We are just taking life one day at a time and trying to continue to get better!