Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Do these make me look old?



We got bifocals today. That's about all there is to say about that.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Why we have kids...





Right?


Jack has discovered "helping" me with vacuuming. So today, I let him have at it. He vacuumed 2 square feet of the kitchen floor for about 10 minutes. It was wonderful. It was something that actually kept his hands busy and he was totally concentrated on his job. Let the chores begin! :)



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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Good Medicine

Laughter. :)


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Saturday, February 23, 2008

On Ice

It seems that the month of February is lacking in pictures. I have no idea why! It has become increasingly difficult to take pictures of Jack because he is always on the move and when he sees the camera he really wants to hold it (then the whining and tantrum follow).


We were so excited to have a visit from Nana (my mom) earlier this month. Jack was thrilled. Nana's been gone for almost a week now and Jack asks every morning to "go see Nana." It's a tough concept to grasp for him. We were just watching this video, and he kept waving to Nana and saying "Hi Nana!"





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We had a wonderful visit and we were all sad when she left. Jack has had a hard time adjusting to life at home without Nana around - he still thinks that someone will do whatever he wants and give him whatever he asks for! (I know, I know - that's what grandmas are for!)



Jack had an ophthalmology appointment this week. We're done with patching! We are excited about that. However, he'll have to have atropine eye drops in his "good" eye to blur his vision for quite some time (the doctor said that he would most likely have some sort of blurring drop in that eye until he is 9 years old). That will make his left eye work harder and hopefully strengthen it. I am kind of sad about this...I can't imagine having my vision in one eye blurred for 7 years! We are considering getting a second opinion from a pediatric ophthalmologist...we'll see how the next 6 weeks go (until we see the doctor next). He is also getting a bifocal lens in his glasses for his right eye. He will have a stronger prescription for seeing up close and a weaker prescription for seeing distance. This should help with his eye turning in when he focuses on things up close (which he is still doing). Whew!



Here is Jack "singing" along with the ABCs. He has really gotten into singing lately and I am trying to catch it on camera (not an easy task!). :)



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Monday, February 11, 2008

8 years ago today, I went on my last first date. It was a blind date, at that. Well, semi-blind. I had seen a picture of him, but he hadn't seen a picture of me. How trusting of him! We met online...back in the day before meeting online was "normal." No dating service, no matchmakers. He was searching for people from his hometown through the instant messaging profiles. I popped up. We didn't go to school together, but we had lived close to each other. He sent me an IM and we struck up a conversation. Over the next week, we talked online and on the phone. We were both very interested in the other. So, we went on a date. He picked me up at my parents' house and met my mom. (Why in the world did my mom let me go out with a guy I met on the internet??? This baffles me. But, I am glad she did.) We went to see a movie and have dinner. We saw this movie. I would not recommend it. At all. Especially for a date movie. Then we had dinner at Olive Garden. We waited for 50 minutes for a table. We sat on the bench in the front of the restaurant, waiting for a table and I remember thinking, "Is he going to hold my hand? My hand is right next to his. Is he going to hold it?" He was wearing khakis, a white button-up shirt and a tie. A tie with Looney Tunes on it - another thing I wouldn't recommend. I was wearing a red blouse with black pants. (Looking great, I might add.) We talked all through dinner and all the way home (to my parents' house). Once we got home, we just didn't want to say goodnight yet. So we went inside and watched SNL. We laughed. We talked. We kissed. (shhhhhh....) We said goodbye. I went to bed. I held my breath. Would he call again? I was almost sure he wouldn't call again. Needless to say, he called again. And again. And again. After only 3 months of dating, he proposed. After 3 months of being engaged, we were married.

8 years ago my life changed forever. Because of that date, I have an amazing husband and a wonderful son.

Thank you, God, for bringing us together on that first date. Your plans are sometimes much different than ours, but they are always greater. :)

(Sorry, I don't have any cute pictures on the computer from when we were dating. I'll see if I can get something later!)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Smile!

These days, it's sometimes difficult to get a good picture of Jack smiling. Lonnie caught this with his phone last night. I love it!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pictures

Dreaming of better days...


Hiding under the table cloth




Oh, hi!

St. Paul Winter Carnival - Ice Sculptures



More ice sculptures



This is sooooo boring....






The happiest he was all day.


What???


Don't listen to them. I'm innocent.