Parade of Houses

Saturday night, and the house is quiet at 9:30PM. All my boys are sound asleep. Daddy too! He stayed home with the boys today while I ventured out. He was quite tuckered out by the time I wandered in (no comment A.D. & D.D.).

This morning I was up early with Tiger…who apparently LOVES to rise WITH the sun. I had to get a move on as I volunteered at Nishad’s school for the ‘public’ open house that they had today. I came armed with green tea and munchies. When you find something you feel passionate about, and you love it…you’re happy to volunteer. I was able to chat and laugh with the staff ~ such a group of kind hearted women that have quite a sense of humor.

After I headed to the D’s for C’s confirmation open house! One thing I love about visiting the D’s is that when you walk in, you are always greeted with a smile and a warm hug. I thank God that Nishad and E were born on the same day, at the same hospital. It’s because of this connection that they came into our lives. Little did I know that I would become so fond of them. I think God knew though. 🙂 I only wished we lived closer, and had a little more time to spare these uber busy times. The D’s were all dressed in black and white and looked so stylish. Both the girls have grown so much since the last time I saw them. There was a picture of the girls in the hallway that was so precious…I remember thinking at that time how little all the kids were. It seemed like things were a bit stressful…and that they wouldn’t grow up quick enough. Funny how I find myself now wisheing time could slow down a bit…and Nishad is only 3 1/2 years old. I guess it’s good I learnt that lesson early. Cherish the time, even in the height of feeling stressed at times as it does go by quick.

Tiger will be 18 mos. in a few days. Amazing. I’m still having abdominal pains under my belly button. I’m still very tender there. It’s been like that since Tiger was born. It comes and goes. Yesterday I was holding a plate in my hand and had such a sharp pain in my left side, I almost dropped the plate. I’ve also gained weight. This winter was long. I actually struggled with a bit of seasonal depression this winter. Argh…Minnesota. We’re decided to lay off traveling in the summer to focus on longer ‘escapes’ in the winter. A little vitamin D does the body good! I’m glad that summer is here so I can be a bit more diligent and focus on the healthy Mom I desire to be and need to be. I haven’t made my yearly doctor appointment yet. I was always very good about that…until this year.

This will also be my last summer with both boys not in school!! Nishad has two more years after this year at LFM (pre-school and K). However, Tiger will be attending at the same time Nishad is in the toddler classroom (across from his big brother!). This is a great opportunity for all of us. We also feel like it makes up for so much of the things that Tiger has already missed out on that Nishad did when he was a baby/toddler. The boys will both go to school with their Daddy and I will pick them up at 11:30a.m. each day. Exciting times.