Sunday, April 23, 2006

Places I want to visit

This will in no way be a comprehensive list, but I need to write them down or I will forget.


For some reason, I have been thinking about trips that I want to take with my family. The top 3 are places that we should go before we move away from the east coast. Which brings me to another question, where do I want to live? Ideally, I don't know. There are so many factors. Family being the biggest factor. Both of our families live in the midwest. We both grew up there. We like it there, but we will probably not live close enough to either family for them to babysit for us on a regular basis. So, do I decide that driving distance is good enough? Or do we want to live farther away and then make our vacations to see relatives? Not that those aren't good vacations, there are just more places that I want to see and experience and places I want my kids to see.

I still feel lonely some days. But then I think about the fact that we probably wouldn't live close enough to family that I could call someone and say meet me here or come hang out at my house for the afternoon. It puts a different perspective on things and makes me realize that I have to be content no matter where we live. I wonder if we will live in the same city for many years like our parents did. Benefits are family friends. I have family friends who are like family. You know the kind that you are so comfortable around? You look forward to seeing them and you don't even have to talk although most of the time, you have so much to say about nothing because you pick up where you left off last time. Will we make our own family friends? Have we already made some? Probably yes to both questions. We will make some in each place we live, and have already made some that will remain friends forever. Friends, you drop in on when you are in town.

My baby is crying so I better go. Last night, he went from 9:30 to 3:30! I don't think Sage did that until like 4 months! Maybe Kolby will be a good sleeper at night.

My in-laws leave tomorrow so I will be off line until our computer is fixed. Good-bye outside world! I hope to be back up and running soon!

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Sage is learning patience. The hardest time for him is when dinner is in front of him, his plate is fixed, but we haven't prayed yet. We have recently started to make him wait to start eating until after we pray. This particular evening, he was very hungry. Sage was sitting in his chair waiting for us. He pointed to his plate and said peas (please). I told him he needed to wait for the rest of us and we needed to pray first. He promptly folded his hands babbled some Sage babble and then said "Men!" (amen) meaning he had prayed and was ready to eat! So cute and so funny! He still had to wait for the rest of us.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I'm Back!

So, I am back in the blogging world. Our motherboard in our computer fried and hasn't been fixed yet. Fortunatly, my in-laws are here visiting and brought a lap top!

Kolby is doing great. He is a pretty good baby. His fussy time is in the evening, from about 6 to 10. He cries a lot and I usually end up nursing him a lot. He seems pretty gassy and I have cut back on chocolate, thinking that might help. I haven't noticed too much of a difference.

His feet are healing very nicely. He has been cast every Tuesday for the last 4 weeks. We skipped this week since the doctor is on vacation. He will be cast next week and then May 1, will have his heal cords cut in surgery and then wear the last cast for 3 weeks. Sometime around the 21st of May, he will get those off and start wearing the brace all the time until he is 6 months old and then at night until he is 4. The doctor said the brace is the hardest part of the treatment since it is so easy to take off. It is amazing to see the difference when his casts come off, his feet are straight and look more normal. I still can't post pictures since they are all on our hard drive. But someday, I will show you before, during and after pictures.

Sage is doing really great. He is such a sweet boy. He likes to give Kolby hugs and kisses and sometimes requests to hold him. He gets a little jealous when I am nursing Kolby but gets over it when he can watch tv. So, now he watches too much tv! He is talking more and more. Not all words are understandable, but he is trying. Last night, he was sitting in his chair for dinner and I had his plate fixed so the food would cool down. He asked for it and I said we need to wait for everyone and pray first and then we can eat the food. He promptly folded his hand, said some undecernable words, said men for Amen and looked at me like okay, I prayed. It was so cute. He understands so much of what we say it is amazing! And he loves to hide from us. He will go into the dark bathroom and hide behide the shower curtain when it is bathtime. And he will go in our closet and shut the door so we can't find him. He also really likes to hide under blankets but he thinks if his head is covered, we can't see him, so usually his body is uncovered. He also covers his eyes with his hands and then uncovers them and says boo! Too cute.

Anyone have a great diaper bag? Mine is too small for two kids. It has to be a messenger or back pack style.

Also, a swing? Ours is the cheapest one from Target and it keeps coming apart. It makes me nervous that Kolby is going to fall out!

It is good to be back and hopefully our computer will be up and running soon!