Thursday, February 2, 2012

Busy busy busy

On Saturday, we had dinner with Shawn, Jarod, and Briana.  They are so good to us and brought the entire dinner over to our house -- I didn't have to lift a finger!  After dinner, all of the boys brought back SCW in our basement.  Oh, you don't know what SCW is?? Way before Chris and I met... Jarod, Shawn, and Chris made their own backyard wrestling league called S.C.W. - Salina Championship Wrestling.  That's right.  This weekend they officially inducted Ledger as their newest athlete, and (of course) he LOVED it!!

Sunday was extremely busy.  It started early in the morning when we hit the grocery store to get some mega-shopping done.  Then we had lunch with Grammie Pam at La Hacienda.  When we got home, we unpacked all of our groceries just in time for Oma to come over.  We spent about an hour making some adjustments on Chris' 2012 Halloween costume that Oma is helping sew.  I think the costume details are still under wraps, but I can tell you that it is coming along very nicely!  By 1:15, we put Ledger down for a nap and Oma and I got to work to do some major freezer cooking!  For the next four hours, we worked together to cook up almost 30 meals and get them frozen for quick access after baby Rhodes is born.  (This is a lesson we learned the hard way when Ledger was born and we ate fast food for every meal for the next two weeks.)  Unbelievably, I didn't get a single picture of us working.  But, I can tell you that there were no breaks and we worked HARD to get everything together.  I am so proud of the accomplishment and so appreciative of my Mom's help.  I never could have gotten it done without her!  With all of those meals in the freezer, I had about thirty minutes to sit and rest before our next project -- painting!  Jarod and Briana were forced volunteered their services to help us repaint a few of the massive walls in our living room.  Since I'm pregnant and Chris doesn't have a fantastic sense of balance, we needed some able-bodied workers to climb the 20 foot extension ladder to get to the top to paint up to the vaulted ceilings.  (The Simpsons can't even claim they didn't know what they were getting into because they helped us paint these walls when we originally bought the place 4 years ago!)  Briana was also very helpful in wrangling Ledger and keeping him from "painting" everything in site.  I was so exhausted, the only thing I could do to help was paint the trim that was on the baseboards -- an excuse to sit down and still be working! :)  The Simpsons left about 9 p.m. and despite the fact that I was exhausted, I ran to Bogey's to grab some caffeine to keep Chris and I awake a little longer while he was trying to finish up his school work for the week.  I got home and climbed in the bathtub to unwind and de-stress before bedtime.... but it was not to be.  About 10 minutes into my bath, Ledger started crying, and crying, and crying.  So I got out of the tub to get him and he was very upset and complaining about an ear ache.  We sat up together until 11:30 just trying to get him comforted enough to fall asleep.  And when he finally slept, he slept with us.  Phew.

By Monday morning, I was d-r-a-g-g-i-n-g.  Ledger and I managed to get ourselves up and out of the house to go to our optometrist appointment with Dr. Sharpe.  It was Ledger's first eye doctor visit!  I was a little nervous as to how they were going to "test" his sight and Ledger was a little nervous about what Dr. Travis was going to do to him!  Dr. Travis put Ledger at ease by talking about boats and wakeboarding.  They tested his eyesight by making him do an eye chart with pictures -- airplane, horse, car, etc.  It was pretty cool.  Then Dr. Travis used some neat "flashlights" to look in Ledger's eyes.  He said that both of our eyes checked out just fine!  :)  Yay!  Ledger got some really cool "first appointment" gifts including a bear with glasses and certificates for free ice cream and free personal pizza!  Woah!
A little nervous in the waiting room.  Mommy bribed him with an icee.

To keep the nerves at bay, we tried on some of the glasses in the optic center. 
On Wednesday morning, I had an OB appointment and everything checked out great with me and the baby.  That evening, we had an appointment with our favorite hair stylist to get Ledger's mop of hair under control. He did a great job of sitting in the chair like a big kid.  It helps that Tracy's shop has "cool toys" to play with while we're there (like these cowboy pistols!).

On Thursday morning, Ledger and I got up early to go visit a preschool.  When we started asking around about preschools, it seemed like everyone gave us the same answer -- go to Mrs. Freeland at Four Seasons Preschool.  Chris called last week to check-in with the preschool and found out that for next year's 3-year-old class there was only 1 remaining slot!  So we quickly snatched up the last spot and scheduled a visit for this week.  Visiting the preschool this morning was so much fun!  Ledger really wanted to play with all of the children and fun toys!  So we picked up all of our paperwork and we OFFICIALLY enrolled Ledger in preschool 2 days a week starting next school year.  Another exciting landmark to look forward to!

Have you made it to the end of this monster blog?!  I guess I need to stop slacking off and do a better job of blogging more frequently!!


  1. Thrilled to see a big blog. Loved the video, pictures and all the news! That Briana IS a daredevil, that's for sure. You are so lucky to have such amazing friends and family! Ledger looks cute in glasses doesn't he. Love you guys!

  2. Oh can't wait for him to get going with his cousins. He is going to love our house! Awesome job on the meals! 30?! Wowzers. I would have no room in my freezer for all of that, but I may have to do it on the next baby. HA! Just Kidding...Got everyone's attention on that one. I may just have to do it now to make life more simple during the week.
    Love the video's and pictures. Keep them coming!

  3. Omg, that video sure brought back memories of of those "3 boys" doing their wrestling ~ loved it. And it was so much fun seeing Ledger in the middle of it now. Really enjoyed the blog ~ you guys have had one busy, productive week. Love you all!