Monday, November 30, 2009
"Why did Daddy have to go back to work today? I really miss him!!!" (said in between sniffs and sobs)
Suddenly it all made sense. He's going thru withdrawals. For the past 9 days Daddy hasn't had to go to work. We've all been together as a family and have had lots of other friends and family surrounding us 24/7 (I guess 24/9 would be more accurate! lol). Suddenly it's just Mommy, Brody, and Barrett. Brody was so upset that he didn't even want to call Daddy...he didn't think he'd be able to stop crying to talk to him. He finally calmed down as we got in the car and headed to work. Brody asked to call Mike and he told Daddy how excited he was for him to get home and told him how much he misses him. I miss him too! It's hard getting back to "normal" life after vacation!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Barrett had fun helping Grammy make some Jello. He threw the marshmallows in the bowl for her.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I could tell (from Remy's enthusiasm) that he remembered us. He got in the mini van and gave the boys kisses (and then tried to climb into my lap...not a good thing when he weighs at least 115-120 lbs). Brody said, "I remember you Remy! I've really missed you!" Then he sat there petting and hugging on him all the way back to Chris & Teri's. When we got back to their house, Brody didn't want to let Remy out of his sight. He followed him around everywhere he went.
buried in my lap sobbing! When I finally got him to breathe enough to talk to me, he explained that he didn't want Remy to leave. I guess he'd planned to take Remy on a walk this afternoon. So I bundled us up and we headed out to take Remy on a walk (with instructions from Mike not to wear him out so that he'd still have energy to go hunt). I told Brody that Remington would just be gone while he was taking a nap and he finally decided that it would be ok.
Monday, November 23, 2009
After lunch today, I joined Teri for a ladies Bible study while Mike and the boys napped. Around 5:30 we headed over to Dwayne and Rene's house to have dinner with their family (minus Rene who had to teach gymnastics in the studio behind their house).
It was fun to catch up with Dwanye and his six kids. After dinner the kids headed off to the basement to play and we had a little bit of time to talk. At one point Barrett came back upstairs. Kidist followed him and sat on the floor coloring with him for quiet a while. I think she really liked Barrett because she was following him wherever he went.
Kidist were busy making Barrett laugh in various ways.
Last night I was laying in bed and realized that I hadn't made up a routine for class yet! I got out of bed at 11 pm and wrote a routine real quick so that I wouldn't think about it all night.
It's amazing how it felt like a normal Monday morning as I pulled up at the rec commission. I guess almost 8 years of pulling into the same parking space doesn't lose it's familiarity very quickly. Everything looked just as I'd left it. We walked down the well worn path to the front door of the fitness center remembering to step over the drain cover so it didn't clang and startle the person sitting in the office. They boys were excited to go to the play room and I headed to the aerobics room to get everything set up.
The ladies were a little worried when I started naming off all the equipment I needed them to collect to get ready to start class, but they got their stuff together and we were off running (well...stepping, lifting, lunging, curling, etc). It's crazy how I haven't taught in almost 2 years, but I picked back up just like I'd taught a class yesterday. We had a lot of fun...and I worked them pretty hard! I think they'll be sore tomorrow. What can I say? I wanted them to remember that I was there! lol
After class the boys and I talked with Junior for a little bit. Junior even took Brody upstairs to sweep the gym floor (they did this together every day when I worked there).
The office hasn't changed much.