Not much, just life:). We have been enjoying some outside time. The boys love their swingset and will let me push them until my arms fall off, which can be very startling to a not-yet two year old:). They love the slide and the little teeter totter...and their sandbox and, mostly, playing in water. Nick especially loves playing in water. Anytime we go outside, I ALWAYS bring towels, even when they are just wearing their normal play clothes. And, we ALWAYS need the towels.
The boys are spending more and more time playing together and making each other laugh, which is fun to watch. I have also noticed that they spend more time on an activity and less time bouncing around from one thing to another. They have recently started roughhousing, which I have mixed feelings about. They think it is hysterical but I'm not so sure. It is cute to watch them have fun and laugh so much but Nick definitely has the advantage and tends to push Ben back (they play on the couch so it is a soft landing) or get on top of him. Ben thinks it is funny, for now. Nick doesn't understand that doing this when not on the couch could hurt Ben. Also, I have some horrific memories of my three brothers "roughhousing" and really being kind of mean to each other and I don't want my sons doing that.
Our local school district has a program called "Parents as Teachers" that I have signed us up for. I had heard that they have one day a week where parents bring their little ones in to a special classroom at the school to play, which is really why I was interested. Unfortunately, they no longer do this, since they don't have room because of all-day kindergarten. But I signed up anyway. They will be coming over to our house once a month with activities for the boys. It should be fun for them, hopefully. Today is our first day. The bad news is that Nick is coming down with a cold (yes, we were back in church on Sunday:). So I'm not sure how he will be feeling today, since they are still sleeping.
I am feeling much better these days, from an energy perspective. I finally feel back to my normal self. My back is still a big issue and I have done the exercises the past two days:). I have finally resigned myself to doing the exercises, since it doesn't seem I am getting any better otherwise. I finally go back to physical therapy today so he will see how far I have NOT come.
My mom has had her second chemo treatment and has been going through the week or so of feeling badly. It is better than last time though, thankfully.
My grandmother is now in a nursing home and it has been a really tough thing for her to accept. It was also very hard for my sister, dad and uncle to deliver the news.
I had thought of a ton of things to write about the boys, over the past week or so, but now I can't recall any of them:). I will have to start writing them down. I hear banging on cribs now though, so the kiddos are up and ready to start their day.