Friday, February 29, 2008
We've been putting him on his tummy for a little bit each day and he's working on rolling over. Last night, Ray was putting his hands against his feet and Adam was using them to push himself forward. He is working on trying to figure out how to use his legs and arms!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Not much else to report from here - Ray and I are both in the middle of the semester, so pretty busy there. I just bought a ticket to go to Alaska in June (10 year class reunion and Adam's first trip to up Alaska). My mother is going to come back in May for Adam's baptism. I think Grandma Cottle will come as well. We are trying to talk Gram Stannard into driving down as well with Auntie Sue. It could be a big party as there are several other people talking about coming as well!
Adam got two Valentines - one from his Grammy Weber and one from his Aunt Maureen. Ray and I didn't do anything for Valentine's - big surprise there. We usually do something as Ray proposed on the 13th (he meant to do it on Valentine's Day, but it didn't work out...he needed a story anyway, I tell him). We are going to Ray's parents for Easter.
Well, that's about it from here. Have a good week, everyone! I'll try to post updates on Adam's weight/height after his doctor's appointment this week.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I did up this frame for Ray's desk at work. I thought he needed Adam on his desk!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Mom and Dad go home on Tuesday - we'll definitely miss them, but they were a ton of help while they were here as were Ray's parents in the first two weeks. We were so lucky to have so much help. Mom says she's coming back for Adam's baptism (May...long story...the church kept changing dates on us!) with his Great-Grandma Cottle. We are trying to talk Great-Grandma Stannard into coming as well.
Ray had his FIRC this weekend and with Mom and Dad here was able to get a little sleep as they took his night shifts. They are also going to baby-sit for us tomorrow so we can get our taxes done (we think we overpaid OH last year so we are going to a professional this year). I teach in two different states (neither of which I live in), so our taxes got rather confusing in the last year or so.
Mom and I did some practicing and I think I have the car and all that stuff figured out. She also helped me stock up at home so if I don't get out I won't run out of major stuff (like formula!) for awhile.
I'm doing better, but still tender from that darned C-section. I had never had major surgery before - I definitely don't like it! I'm feeling better all the time and much more like myself. Sleep also helped.:) With Adam sleeping a little better and food figured out, we are doing better overall. I'm also glad I'm not breastfeeding as I think that is also helping as it was just so stressful for me.
Well, I have work to do, so talk to you later!
Saturday, February 09, 2008
I got this email today and couldn't resist posting it! Seemed appropriate!
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop
Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.
The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION:
None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE :
None required unfortunately.On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION :
Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.
THERE IS NO RETIREMENT -- EVER!!! **
If you are fortunate enough you will become grandparents!