So this blog, again, is going to be all over the place.
But that's how that works, when you are type A, like myself...
I feel like if there are these unblogged topics floating around, it would be irresponsible to post 10 pictures of randomness... and if I did... and then went back and posted the few unmentioned topics in my brain right now, my world would be out of order... and confusing and awful.
So here goes (as I eat my cucumber... and realize that it is the only food that I ate today-- omiting my McFlurry... and add it to the list of "crap to do better tomorrow".)
Tuesday I moved my car out of the garage and turned it into a play area for Kyleigh and Maddox while B napped.
I had an idea to move our Lab, Toby, to the garage also, and give him a break from our torturous heat.
He enjoyed laying around while they slid and drew and played all around him.
I cracked the garage about a foot, to let fresh air in...
and it started to rain.
Apparently Toby figured it was cooler outside, so he went exploring.
Thankfully, some new people around the corner had found him and though I was relieved that I didn't have to tell Lance that I had lost his dog-- he spent the rest of his day in the back yard.
Where he will stay.
Wednesday, we faced the dreaded checkups.
Maddox weighed 36 1/2 lbs and was 41 1/2" tall.
Beckham weighed 23lbs 14oz and was 32 3/4" tall.
We switched pediatricians, this visit, due to better schedules and were very pleased with our visit.
I got no lip about Beckham still not completely being weened.
She made no aggressive comments about my alternate vaccine schedule...
and when I told her that I was anxious about MMR since Beckham is only saying one word, she simply said, "then let's wait."
And we did.
Maddox was as brave as any four year old ever is, for his shots.
I went ahead and had him get all four that were due, rather than splitting them like I always have, because I thought that his anxiety had to trump mine, this time.
And now he is complete until he is 11.
Thank the Lord.
My heart was torn into pieces by the tears of both of my kiddos though, and it was difficult to split my TLC between the 2 of them.
I was very glad, however, that Lance took off of work to go with me...
but honestly, I really just needed two of me.
I was also thankful to the great co-workers I have, who showered them both with attention, praise and little goodies.
I know it made them feel special!
We met my parents for dinner after the visit, and then stopped at the dollar store so that Maddox could pick out a toy for being so brave.
He chose a bag of new army men and a Captain American figurine.
Beckham got a dose of Motrin...
and lots of snuggles.
Today the boys were better...
and they spent their day playing with our friend Audrey.
Candace, had plans in Weatherford and asked if I could keep her sweet girl.
The babies played so well together and Maddox was incredibly sweet to them both by keeping them happy and entertained.
At one point Beckham and Audrey were both laughing, and were getting more tickeled as they would watch the other, laugh.
It was too cute and made Maddox and I laugh equally as hard.
And although, I think he may have taken his "entertainment" a bit far...
I spent 4 hours organizing the boys' closet, so I appreciated his help!
We had a great day,
But tonight, I ended on a sad note.
My partner in crime, Raine, turned in her key...
and we worked our final shift together.
She is one of the sweetest people I have had the opportunity to know.
She is smart, hard working, funny... and was the perfect partner for me.
I am really emotional (as you know) and so I did my best to not shed tears tonight as we left.
Though I am excited for her new adventures in work, marriage, and life-- out near her family...
I will miss her dearly.
I will be praying for her Tuesday as she takes her test to turn in her LVN license and become an RN... I will keep planning her pinterest wedding for her... and stalking her FB and Instagram as if things are still the same.
I will continue to remind her how lucky she is to be young and free to be a gypsy for a while...
but I will miss her.
Well, it is midnight,
and the house is snoring...
I am off to join them,
See you tomorrow for 10 on 10!