Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sick Torture!

Does it seem like we are always sick to anyone else? Sigh. I feel like since Ruby was born we have been in a perpetual state of sickness. It's like dominos, one of us gets sick and the rest follow one by one. Sometimes we all get sick quickly and are suffering together, sometimes it's all drawn out where one person is sick one week and then the next the next week and it becomes a month long thing. Needless to say, we are all sick right now. For some reason this time has been really hard. It's just a cold, but Ruby has been waking up at 3:30am every day for the past while. She was doing it before she got sick, I assume because she is a) getting her molars and b) she is learning to walk and c) she is learning to talk. So she had been waking up and wanting to play and talk and giggle and fuss at 3 or 4 am. This as you can imagine is not going over well with us. We tried rocking her and ignoring her and just getting up with her. None of which were great solutions. But then she got sick and it was even worse.

To give you an idea of the torture, let me run down our night:

3:30am- Wake up to hear Ruby talking away in her crib.
I go in an try to rock her.

4:30am- Still in there talking laughing fussing jumping on bed.......
I try to rock her again. No use.

5:30am- She is finally winding down. Praying she will go back to sleep.

5:45am- Hear Oliver crying because he has wet the bed. Go in change him and bed. He starts coughing.

6:00am- Stop hearing Ruby, she has gone back to sleep. Oliver is now coughing continuously.

6:20am- Zack finally gets up with Oliver and lets me finally go to sleep.

Now keep in mind that Zack and I are both sick too. So of course we feel like junk and want to sleep but can't. Good thing Zack is so nice and let me sleep in, I don't think I would have made it through the day if he hadn't. I seriously at one point just about got up and opened the window and threw both of our children out of it! FEND FOR YOUR SELVES, I"M DONE!! But then I pictured their sweet faces and had to stop myself. This is why I put some pictures of their adorable faces at the top of this post. To remind me!

*Last night Ruby finally slept all night! Felt SO good to sleep!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Peace Pagoda

We went with some friends of ours to a Buddist Peace Pagoda here in MA. It was such a nice day and it was fun to get out and do something different. We have lived close to this place for the past 3 years and never even knew it was there! It was really pretty. It is also all taken care of by volunteers, so if anyone is working for a service project..... :)
Yes, Oliver's hair is seriously sticking up in the back, not sure what happened there? OH well it's character right?

Ruby trying to escape. She's so naughty. So much more adventurous than Oliver ever was! Just just looks sneaky in this picture!
Oliver had fun running around the gardens and checking out the water with his stick.

After we visited there, our friends knew of a fun bookstore/restaurant in the area. It was a tasty end to a fun trip. Plus it's always fun to look around an old used bookstore! All in all a fun day! Thanks Koppners!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Walking and Preschool!

So Ruby has FINALLY started to walk a little. I say finally because by 1, Oliver was almost running. But Ruby has been more resistant to walking, she's really into the crawl I guess. So we've been in intensive training for the past little bit and she has finally started to take a few steps on her own. Mostly if you hold out some food for her to get, she will give it a go! So Ruby. That girl loves to eat!! I can't wait until she can walk! It's so hard to take her anywhere because she always wants to get down, but can't walk which means she gets filthy crawling on the dirty ground or floor. However, I'm sure I'm forgetting the new set of troubles walking brings, but for now: GO BABY GO!!

As for Oliver, he started Preschool last month and has been LOVING it! He can't get enough! In fact he is seriously angered when he finds out it's Saturday and there is no school! Ha, ha. I hope that enthusiasm lasts for years to come. His teacher is Miss Sandy and she is really creative and fun. He has informed us that "Preschool is for fun and playing, Kindergarden is for learning!" So heaven forbid that you ask him what he learned about at school. Lesson Learned. Now I ask what he got to "play" at school that day. Anyway, he is loving it and it's so adorable to watch all the kids line up in the morning with their little back packs on following their teacher and waving goodbye to their parents. So cute. And it's cute as the kids have gotten to know each other a little, after school they are all waving goodbye to each other as we all walk out to the parking lot. So fun.
One funny story about preschool that Miss Sandy told me:

Eden (a girl in Oliver's class) to Miss Sandy: Miss Sandy, can I tell you a secret?

Miss Sandy: Of course.

Eden: I think Oliver is Handsome!

Miss Sandy: I think he is too!

How funny! Of course we think he is extremely handsome, so we found this story super cute! But what can I say? We are his parents!