Happy New Year!
I hope your year is starting better than ours......sneezing and coughing and phlegm, oh my! I am sick of being sick. I am sick of my kids being sick. I am sick of getting some sort of ailment every. single. time. we are with my sister's family. I am not going anywhere near them until they figure out what all they are carrying because this is getting really old.
I still keep waiting for some free time from my husband. The way I figure with all his bible studies, Christmas parties, staying behind to be on call, and his vacation, he spent half the month of December alone. I would just like to sleep alone at this point. Jacob has in bed with me since we got home so I can keep him medicated and vaporubbed through the night. Last night Derick took Adam for a solid fifteen minutes before I heard him tell him to go get in bed with me as he was done messing with him. SOOOO.....last night, in addition to coughing up a lung and struggling to breathe through my nose, I slept between two hot, feverish children while my husband slept alone. Nice. No, he's not sick.
Have you seen Ace of Cakes on Food Network? I love that show! The cakes these people construct are absolutely phenomenal! They are edible artwork. I can't even imagine how much one of them would set you back, but it makes me want to move to Baltimore just so I can get one. Of course, I love Baltimore anyway, but that's another story.
Which leads me to finding a cake for Adam's upcoming birthday. I had originally planned on having a bakery in town do a sheet cake but after perusing their offerings I felt them all too plain after seeing what Duff and crew can accomplish and, frankly, I find the people in there a bit rude and refused to pay them for that, so I have been wracking my brain and the internet for some good ideas and have finally decided that he will have.......a dump truck cake. The kicker is, I have no cake decorating skills, so this should be very, very interesting.
I am still craving Banana Snapple and I still cannot find it anywhere.
Well, he's almost two, but Adam started saying ho, ho, ho anytime he saw a Santa and continues it. So now he can say Mama, Dada, cat, and ho, ho, ho. He did say powder, here, Zane, and drink one time each, but when I tried to get him to say them again he just shook his head no. I was beginning to think he had no language skills, now I think he is just being stubborn. He still signs a mile a minute though so we have no trouble communicating with him.
I have made some New Year's Resolutions.....doesn't everyone? Eat better, exercise more, same old stuff, but now that I am not hanging my head in the toilet every afternoon and needing a nap to make it through the day any longer, my biggest resolution is to spend at least two afternoons a week doing something fun with Jacob. Next week we will hit the zoo, weather permitting and I am looking forward to it. He'll be a first grader next year and won't have his afternoons free so we need to take advantage of this while we still can. How did my baby become a school kid so quickly?
Banana Snapple.....anyone seen it? Was it just a figment of my imagination? I must have one.
Day One Hundred Eighty-Eight
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