Saturday, August 26, 2006

Back to Reality...

That's right, it is back to reality for us. Grandma and Grandpa left on Tuesday, which means it is just the girls at home. We aren't sure when we will have visitors back here. Maybe in October- if Grandma feels so inclined to come for a weekend. We had a great visit with them. They got in late Friday night- only 2 hours late after some genius threw a plastic cup in the airplane toilet and made it overflow. Saturday brought a football scrimmage that we managed to get out to and then it never happened, since it was lightening outside. So we ended up going to lunch with the Wilkes and then coming home and watching the Brewers/Astros game. Sundayw as church and getting Chad off to Senior Retreat. Grandma, Grandpa, Maddie, Emma, and I headed out to dinner. We went to Pappasitto's Mexican Cantina (both Grandma and I were not impressed). Monday we decided to conquer Katy Mills (like Gurnee Mills) We got there about 10:15 and left at 3:30. Maddie managed to walk the whole thing and thensome. Maddie got some new clothes for fall and grandpa felt the need to make sure she had some new vans(shoes). (pink checked ones) We then headed back to pick up Chad who had a long night at the retreat. With just the normal things of having to stay up with 80 Seniors, he got thrown in the pool with his cell phone in his pocket. It was out of commission until yesterday when he got a new one. Tuesday we ventured for breakfast and then did some grocery shopping. Grandma and Grandpa left Tuesday late afternoon. We headed to school for the volleyball game and then home. Wednesday I think Chad just needed to still recover from the weekend. Thursday we went to dinner with the Sommermeyers and Straubs. Then went over to school to watch Christian's Blue Knight game (Blue Knights is the feeder football program at school). Yesterday was just a slow day at home and some relaxing in the evening. This weekend is not too much of anything. Today we have a birthday party to go to, but that looks like it is it. Next week is a short week for school, they have a half day on Friday. Some of the other ladies and wives from school are coming over on Friday for a night in, but free from kids. Then on Saturday we are going to head up to Dallas for the long weekend.

Maddie Update: She is still just as much as a monkey as before. She is getting taller everyday. She had a playdate with Isaac this week and they just had so much fun. They also got to play at the volleyball game and they were dancing like it was going out of style. She is great helper with Emma, she is starting to get the concept of being gentle and that Emma isn't a toy. She has also been going to sleep by herself the last few nights. We are hoping this continues.

Emma Update: She is growing everyday too. She looks a little more like Maddie, but not too much. She has been getting up on her side from her belly and so we will see how long it takes for her to roll herself to her back. She loves to watch Maddie run and be crazy. She has also been sleeping great. The last two nights she has slept from 11pm-7am.

We are already gearing up for our trip in November. We can't wait to see everyone. We are planning on driving for Christmas, so I have started to do some planning for that. Other than just getting back into a routine and going to school functions, things have been pretty quiet around here.