Friday, May 22, 2009


Life is BUSY.
Which feels sooooo good.

Good to be doing normal things like taking care of my house, playing with my kids, going to the grocery store, making dinners.
Good to be able to help out my friends who took such good care of me and my family while I was out of commission.
Life is good and we're still just trying to catch up.

A few updates - 
Noah finished preschool and it is now officially "summertime"
That same week Noah also got banned from the tv
Which left me with A LOT of time to fill.
Not that the kids watch that much tv, but with no preschool either and a kid like Noah who cannot self-entertain...
I'm exhausted.
But it's been good.
In fact, Noah has been happier and better behaved.
And I feel like a better mom.
Albeit an exhausted, pregnant mom.

We've done everything imaginable to keep busy this week.
Playdates pretty much everyday, picnic at the park, bike rides, games, outside activities including but not limited to sidewalk chalk, painting the deck with water, climbing the wall, and picking flowers.
And don't forget the art projects

(Alex is painting a roller coaster, in case it wasn't obvious.)

And last but not least, lots of puzzles.
At 6am.
Yep, no more turning on the tv for my early risers.

Paul has a week of vacation - starting today.  We're so excited.  We'll spend the first part of that week here at home, with the kids.
But on Tuesday Paul and I are headed to Chicago for a few days, with NO kids.
We can't wait.

As for me...I never seem to be done complaining.  I'm now suffering from a horrible case of Plantar Fasciitis.  In case you don't know what it foot hurts.  A lot.  Like I can't put any weight down on my right heel.  So I've been limping around on my toes and putting most of my weight on my left leg.  Yeah, not so good when you're pregnant and carrying around extra weight.  So now the toes on my right foot are sore and the knee on my left leg is hurting.  
I've been to the doctor.  But I need to go to the Foot and Ankle Clinic.  
I have an appointment in July.

Which is great since Paul and I are supposed to be walking the streets of Chicago in just a few days.  We might be touring the city on segways instead.
Just kidding - I'd feel like Gob (for all you Arrested Development fans out there).
But really, we're thinking bikes might be the way to go - I don't have to put pressure on my heel to do that.
I just have to be able to pedal around my growing belly.
I'll let you know how that goes.

I also seem to catch every little bug that goes around.  I asked Paul the other night why I always seem to be falling apart and he said,
"Because you're pregnant.  Pregnancy is the root of all evil."

So there you have it folks.

For those of you who have asked, I will post a belly pic soon.  Maybe now that Paul is around I can get a decent shot of myself (is that possible when you're pregnant?)

And maybe, just maybe, I'll post about our anniversary, which was last week.
I've been putting it off until I could get a picture of Paul and I together - because I realized we don't have any recent ones.
But getting Paul to pose for pics is no easy task.
(Hence, no recent pics of us together).

And...that about sums things up around here.
Hope life is good for you too : )


Lori said...

good grief your a busy lady! i'm glad you're feeling better. . .enjoy your summer. Have so much fun in Chicago and in case you haven't heard you MUST eat at Giordano's pizza it's the BEST!!!

Michele and John said...

yes, it's time for a belly picture.

Elise said...

sum sum. so sorry. i hope you feel mucho better soon. at least it's only a 9 month sickness... right??? hang in there girl.

Sarah said...

I am SO happy you're feeling better!! And I'm jealous that you guys are doing things... I'm in the baby cave stage right now and am totally getting stir crazy. Enjoy your freedom while it lasts!!! ;)

Carrie Anne said...

loved catching up..glad you are feeling a teeny bit better...i hope it improves for you!! lucky you to have a weekend with your hubbo.

megshimamoto said...

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinders is AWESOME. Just down the street from Lincoln Park Zoo, if you go. I think the address is 1212 Clark St. or 2121 Clark St. Have fun in Chicago - I'll be ther 6/6-6/27!

Chris and Lisa said...

So glad you're feeling better! How fun to go to Chicago. Chris and I just did that last month for our 10 anniversary (my parents watched the kids). It was soo great!! I loved the pictures of Noah riding his two-wheeler. That's one of those big parenting moments. Our Noah was the same - I took off his training wheels, and he just took off. I'm so glad to see that it's warm there - we can't wait to be there next year!

Randy and Tiffany said...

I want to see a belly pic!
And how in the world did you get plantar fascitis?!

Lexie said...

I am so glad you're feeling a little bit better. It looks like you guys are having so much fun and keeping so busy. I hope your foot gets better and that you have a fabulous time in Chicago. I love that you guys are so good about getting away together, it is the only way to survive sometimes!

Aubrie said...

Cute blog Summer! Have fun in Chicago, get feeling better, get some rest and then we will do sushi when you get back from your vaca!