Thursday, May 06, 2010

May 6, 2010

Sorry I have not been updating very regularly lately. I have simply not been very motivated, for whatever reason. I think this is the first time since I started blogging that I have felt this way. There are other things I want to be doing and blogging is taking a lower priority these days.

At lunch today the boys and I were looking at their baby pictures on my laptop. They love to do this and it sure brings back many sweet memories. We are now having our daily quiet time and Ben is on the couch in the living room, pretending he is a baby once more and playing with pillows. He saw pics of himself and Nick doing this when they were babies and he wanted to pretend it.

We really needed our quiet time today because we all had to get up early today. I had a bone density scan and, as it turns out, I have very healthy bones. The place where I went with my broken foot recommended I have this done and my mom and sister have been wanting me to have it done also, as I never drank milk or ate much cheese when I was growing up. Thankfully, I have the bones of a young adult. Not bad for a 47 year old woman.

My foot is doing pretty well these days. It still hurts at times but, for the most part, it is fine (as long as I don't run or jump rope or any such thing that tends to slam it to the ground to hard:).

Yesterday the boys and I went to Target and bought a slip-n-slide. The boys had a blast on it yesterday afternoon. Today Nick went outside while I was still putting sunscreen on Ben. He was trying to hook the hose up to it and he tore a great big hole in it. So much for that. $20 down the drain. Maybe that is why it said it was for 5 and up...although the boys can normally use toys that say 5 and up these days, since they are at or over 4.5. Oh well. Win some, lose some.

We had two house showings on the weekend and then two yesterday. It is interesting how they tend to come in spurts. We are still hopeful we will sell it soon. Time will tell. If not, we have some tentative plans for making this house more energy efficient and staying here.

Tomorrow is the husband's last day at his current job. He will be off next week for a short vacation and then will start his new job the following week. He has been very busy this week, finishing up some last minute things he wanted to finalize. I think he will still be an associate professor at this university and will be able to continue to do some research or something with them in the future. Hopefully it will work out the way he wants it to.

The new twin bed frames that we ordered for the boys came in the other day. The boys were very excited and the bed frames really look nice. I am very pleased with how they look, considering the low price we paid.

The boys will finish up their swimming lessons on Tuesday. They have done very well and are now swimming very short distances under water. The other two students did not show up on Tuesday so the boys had the entire time to just them. It was really nice. I have signed them up for the next set of lessons which will start in June. They will go twice a week for the month of June and we might do that for the month of July also...not sure yet. I think they go back to the semester lessons of one day a week starting in August. Not sure how long they will continue to go but I really want them to keep going for a while longer so they really learn to swim. I think if they quit now they would regress quickly.

Well, must go read my news now.


Jana H said...

Lea, my finals are not this coming week, but the week after. We leave for our trip in two weeks. I can't believe it's so soon. How are the boys doing? Give them my love. Hopefully, I'll get to come see you guys when I get back from my trip. I miss you guys so much.
Love to all.

Carrie said...

Hi, Lea! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your boys are precious!!

You asked about our school shirts ... I made our logo in my scrapbooking software, and then I printed it backwards on iron-on transfers I bought at Walmart. As far as the tie-dying, I bought the spray bottles at Hobby Lobby in a kit, and the directions for different "designs" were on the box. It was fun!

Have a great night!

~Carrie @ Live, Learn, and Love Together