Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010

This year has just flown by! I suppose that is because it was a busy year with lots of work, activities with Liam, and the arrival of Grant. Our family is doing well, and I have no complaints, really. I just hope that 2011 goes smoothly and I look forward to watching my boys grow and change.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's a Blizzard, Baby!

So I traveled to the upper Midwest for an interview and got stranded due to a blizzard. I was supposed to be home today, but it looks like it may be a couple days before I can fly home. All of the airports within 3 hours of here are closed. Even some of the highways have been shut down. I guess there is nothing to do but chill out in my hotel room and wait. But I'm missing my family pretty bad and really want to be home. I'm also worried because Grant will soon be out of his supply of mommy-milk. Thankfully he's eating solids now, but I'm sure he's going to be cranky and missing mommy to snuggle with.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stage Star

Today Liam really made me proud! He had been practicing songs with his class for several weeks now. They were preparing for the Holiday pageant, which was tonight. At first, Sean and I were against letting him do it - thinking of the travesty that occurred at his "preschool graduation" last spring and of how loud and overwhelming it would be in an auditorium. But he seemed really excited and quite persistent in his preparations. So at last I relented and decided to let him go.

We were pleasantly surprised at how well he behaved. He sat and waited patiently before his class went up. He listened to his teachers, sang and performed well. He even sat through the next grade's performance afterwords! To top it all off, he left without a fight and when they gifted him with a doughnut as we left, he actually held it the whole way home and waited to eat it at the table instead of getting into it in the car! Totally AMAZING!

On the other hand, Grant has been quite beside himself. I'm not sure if it's his teeth or if he has the flu. He hasn't been able to keep solid food down for a couple days now and he has been crying a LOT. We lucked out, however, because he was actually happy at the concert and was dancing on my lap to the beat of the music!

The only bummer is that I was a terrible mom and forgot my camera! SO I have no documentation of the amazing evening. Nuts!