I sure do have a lot of life to catch you up on, but for the moment I will start with today ~ the present, the here and now, what's happening currently or at least the last couple of days or maybe even a week.
Last Sunday after church, Betsy and I took a moment out of preparing for a neighborhood block party to play peek-a-boo.
On Tuesday, Betsy and I helped out in Stephen's classroom as they sampled each other's favorite foods. Interestingly, there were lots of noodles and sweet breads but no cookies. My favorite was Santa Fe Soup which is something we all love in this house.
Wednesday, um, I don't remember. Oh yea, I went to the doctor for a physical. You know I would never think of missing a well-child visit for my children, and I always see my OB once a year, so I knew I needed to make this a priority. Then the big three had dentist appointments after school. For the first time ever, I wished I had a cool phone that would take pictures. The dentist's office probably didn't know what hit them when our clan arrived. Not only did we have three appointments to get teeth cleaned, but I had to have a cavity filled. Sweet Betsy put her head on my chest, and remained that way the entire time my tooth was being filled. Then it was time for Dr. Jason to check the children's teeth. The boys climbed in the chair together and were checked in tandem. Definitely picture worthy!
And then there was Thursday, which served as the inspiration for this blog title. First off, Betsy received her third set of tubes while having her adenoids taken out. It was a long morning for me and for her. She had on this same hospital gown, and I was trying to pass the time while we waited, and waited, and waited some more for the doctor so I was singing everything that I could think of with the word "star" because of the stars on the gown. Go ahead sing along "Star light, star bright first star I see tonight, wish I may wish I might have this wish I wish tonight." And well then I was actually just singing anything I could think of to engage her and keep her mind off of the fact that she couldn't have her cup of milk.
After a nap for Betsy and a shower for me, we went to Walker's Christmas program. This was the first year that they did something more than singing. They put on a version of The Christmas Story, and it was pretty cute if I do say so myself. Check out Walker giving us the high sign.
And if you were wondering, I'm wishing that this will be the last set of tubes Betsy needs and that they keep her comfortable and capable of hearing.