Saturday, January 8, 2011

Man Overboard in the Happy New Year

So far the new year is off to a relatively good start. Greyson is a bit under the weather but that is par for the course with Grey at this time of year. I think it is just a case of congestion, which is of course right behind his nose where those huge adenoids are located. We go through this about 4-5 times a year, the poor guy, between his allergies and his adenoids. I think, now that he is 4 years old, we are going to have to have them removed, but we will make that decision this spring. Hence the word "relatively" in my opening sentence.

So we had our break from school and sadly, it was not long enough. I don't want to sound like one of those Mom's that take attachment parenting to the extreme and cannot bear to go to the bathroom without experiencing agonies of separation anxiety but, darn it all, I did really enjoy both boys home all day (well most of the time anyway). I also enjoyed not having to get up at the crack of way too early am to get all 4 of us ready for school (and B for work). Sadly, they did not get the memo about being able to sleep late and we were still up no later than 7:30 every morning and more often before 7:00am. But at least there was no mad dash for the door.

We finally were able to have our "Christmas Eve" over at Cranmama's house on Jan 2nd. We all had a wonderful time and the boys were able to spend the night (and stay up until 2:00 in the morning playing Wii), along with two of their cousins.

So now it is back to school, back to work, back to PTO (anyone want to donate some items or gift cards for our silent auction?), and back to sports (registration for T Ball and soccer is this weekend). Mix that in with some new and exciting things happening in our lives (more on that in another post) and it makes for a very busy schedule.

But not today. Today we are snowed in, well we were this morning, the boys are still in their PJ's and we have been building things. Building with Lincoln Logs (we now have 3 large sets so we can make a town), Playmobil, and Lego's. Here are some pictures of the boat we made with our Lego's. Thanks Cranmama, Greyson loves this set.

Little hands working together.

I love this picture, they are such good and loving brothers and to me this just symbolizes their relationship. There is rarely a "mine" spoken in our house and the boys actually love to share with each other. Lets just hope that Greyson doesn't "share" this cold with the rest of us.

According to Nicholas, this is Captain Smith from the Titanic (one of his obsessions) and he is going down with the ship.

This poor guy only looks happy because he is comepletely unaware that he is about to become the "man over board" in less than 10 seconds.

Our finished ship. Why do they make these Lego's so darn small? I think I have eye strain. We all 3 worked on it, however the boys had a little trouble staying focused during the building process. They were very impatient and we had several Titanic scenes enacted during the building process. I am just thankful the ship did not actually hit the ice burg until after we were finished.

So now we are full swing into the New Year, trying to keep our resolutions and already having difficulty. Embarking on new adventures (again, I will update on this in a later post) and trying to do much more than stay afloat. I have no intention of sharing my resolutions on line other than to say one resolution of mine was to take things in stride and enjoy the moment. Most of you know that I am pretty much OCD and I worry about things, excessively. So far I have been able to stick with my resolution of enjoying the moment and not worrying about the next so much. I was so sad at the end of last year, looking back and realizing that I was spending so much more time worrying about what is coming next that I forgot to enjoy what I was doing. When the boys were sick, I didn't do much more than hang out with them, I let many of my OCD habits go and just spent time with them. I realized how much they were changing, growing by the minute and I don't ever want to look back and think "gee, I wish I had paid attention to that" or "I wish I had spent more time enjoying that". That is my biggest resolution and one I fully intend on keeping.

So Happy New Year and I look forward to sharing many of those minutes in 2011 with you guys.

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