So - I've been debating about doing a bunch of little posts to wrap up April, but decided I'm just gonna do one big long one. So, this is what we've been up too since the last time I posted...
April 18th - Kate is 5 months old!! I'm a bad mom, and didn't take any pictures of her. I remember putting her in the cutest dress on the Sunday after (the 22nd) and thinking I needed to take some pictures of her, but it just didn't happen! Kate is growing up! She is starting to mellow out a bit and maybe even sleeping better - although don't tell anyone because I don't want to jinx anything! One bad thing - she's had a nasty yeast infection ever since being on antibiotics for her ear infection! She spent several miserable days before it finally dawned on me that it was yeast. I felt so bad because it was totally obvious! We are still fighting it a bit - we just can't get it all the way gone for some reason. But, at least it's not bothering her as much as it was. She is also really enjoying eating cereal. It's kind of funny - with Adam, I was so careful about only introducing one food at a time and taking it nice an slow - Kate's had about 4 or 5 different kinds of food and she's loving it! She's actually pretty good at it too! Still no teeth!
April 19th - Adam had his first concert at school. It was so fun to go watch! It was all the Kindergarteners, and the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade chorus. It was all songs about space! The kids sang such fun songs, even a few with fun actions. It was great! Here are a few pictures...
Adam in the crowd!
Classic Adam look!
And the sweet smile!!
He really had a lot of fun!
April 20 - 21st - Adam and Daddy trip to Great Wolf Lodge! Scott had promised Adam a get-a-way to Great Wolf Lodge back when Kate was born. Adam had been so patient - especially after Jackson had his daddy trip. We planned this several times previously, and something else kept coming up! So, finally - everything worked out and they got to go. Adam started coughing 3 or 4 days before the trip, but it wasn't bad, so we decided it was ok for them to continue with their plans. So, they went. Adam invited Grandpa Conrad to go with them because he really wanted to do the VisionQuest game with him again. They left early Friday morning, and the first thing they did was start VisionQuest. Here's Adam with his wand!
They did the game for awhile, and then decided to go play in the water. After spending 3 or 4 hours in the water, Adam was cold and ready to get out. Scott said he was literally shivering. They went back up to the room, and Scott put him in the shower to try and warm him up, and even after the shower, he was still shivering. So, they wrapped him up and he crawled under the covers. He did finally warm up - unfortunatly, he kept warming up and was soon running a fever. It was a good thing Grandpa was with them - he went to track down some Children's Advil while Scott stayed with Adam. The advil helped bring his fever down, and everyone was able to get some sleep. Adam woke up feeling a bit better, and with no fever - but they didn't want to risk swimming again, so they finished up the VisionQuest game, and Adam was ready to head home. On the drive home, Adam started complaining about his ear hurting. So - once they got home, they went for a visit to the nice new walk-in clinic, only to find out that we are three for three on ear infections at our house this year! So - another prescription for antibiotics! Crazy! The good thing is, that Adam still had a great time with daddy and Grandpa. He got to play VisionQuest again and that's what he really wanted!
April 26th - Jackson's first visit to the dentist! Doesn't he look cool and collected!!
Jackson had been waiting and waiting for this day! Such a weirdo kid! He was so excited to go to the dentist! He did such a great job, and let the hygenist do a bit of cleaning, and the dentist counted all his teeth.
April 30th - Last but not least, today was my last day of employment outside of our home! It's so weird to type those words! I've worked at CDi Engineers for 12 and half year! I've worked my way up from payroll clerk to managing the accounting department (of two whole employees!) I've done 2 software implementations, 2 bank changes, set up an ESOP, trained 3 different HR managers, and had 3 babies all during my time of employment there. It's been a great place to work - they've allowed me to work from home so I could enjoy being with my kids, while still earning money for our family. It was weird to walk out today and think that I won't be going back to sit at a desk for an 8 hour day again. They have asked me if I would be available to consult if the new accounting manager needs help. So, I will be helping out here and there a bit.
But - I am so looking forward to my new adventure! I can't say that I'm not nervous. I've always worked since Scott and I were married almost 18 years ago. I know I won't be bored (I have lists of things I want to do), but it will be strang to not be earning an income. What I'm looking forward to most - playing with the kids, without feeling guilty about what I should be doing for work!
So - here's to my new adventure! Woo Hoo!