Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where did the month go?

February is halfway over and where did it go? The past 2 months have just flown by for me. Since we got home from New Year's, stuff started and hasn't stopped. My January blogs cover most of what happened in January, so I won't recap that again.

Brian, Janelle, and Jonathan came and spent the weekend with us a few weekends ago. It was fun having a 2.5 yr. old running around our apartment. We had dinner with Jacob and Laura on Friday night, then woke up early on Saturday to go help Jacob with his Storybook House he was building at the Dallas Arboretum. Brian and Randy left before Janelle and I, because they were starting work early. Plus, we figured a 2.5 year old wouldn't enjoy having to stay out of the way all day, so we didn't leave until 9. We go out to my car to load Jonathan's car seat, and for the life of us we couldn't figure it out. See my car has the LATCH system in it (just like Brian's car did), so Janelle and I tried using it to secure his car seat. It wasn't working. Jonathan was getting restless so Janelle suggested I take him down the slide on the playground right next to our apartment. The first time down was great. But I must preface this next sentence by saying, I think this slide is a little too high off the ground - that or all the wood chips under it had been moved. Anyways, Jonathan loved the first time and said "again!" So Aunt Rachel loaded him up and up we went again. Something went wrong though as we were coming to the bottom of the slide. I lost my balance and fell forward - with Jonathan on my lap. He hit first and I was trying so hard not to crush him. At first he was stunned, then I picked him up and saw it. His first big strawberry on his chin. I felt awful! I gave him to Janelle, who by then had heard the crying and ran over. She got him cleaned up and I went to work on the car seat. Still no luck. We ended up using the top LATCH and the shoulder belt - that seat wasn't going anywhere. Finally by 10 we pulled out of the apartments and headed to Dallas. Jonathan was a trooper though, he did forgive me and let me play with him the rest of the weekend. He did get a cool "battle scar" out of it all.

From Drop Box
From Drop Box

We finally arrived at the Arboretum and set out to find the guys and Jacob's house. We hung out and watched the guys work for a few hours. They really accomplished a lot that day. Eventually it was time to head home for Jonathan's nap. He was so tired all the way home and came so close to falling asleep that we thought for sure he would crash once we were home. No way! This little guy came to life the moment we walked in the door. Janelle and I, on the other hand, had to fight to stay awake.

From Drop Box

Our men got home a few hours later and we had spaghetti for dinner. Well, we did. Jonathan wanted Fruity Cheerios. :) That's what vacations are for, right? To be spoiled at the aunt and uncle's house? Sunday morning we all went to church together and came home for lunch.

The weekend was great and we are so glad you guys got to come spend it with us. We'll have to do it again soon!

I have more to post about my brother's birthday and our Valentine weekend, but I think I'll cut this off for now. Stay tuned! Hopefully it won't be another month before I post again!


Brian said...

So glad you enjoyed having us. It will hopefully happen again soon.

Janelle said...

It was so good to visit with you all. Don't worry - Jonathan's chin boo boo has healed nicely - to be replaced by a knot on his head from slipping in the tub. Boys!