Saturday, July 16, 2011

What a Week

We have had a busy week!  I thought that summer was supposed to be relaxed and slow?  Um, notsomuch.

Here's a little recap of our week in review:

Sunday:  Seriously?  I don't even remember.  I think we stayed home because we were so sunburned, tired, and grumpy from our big boat adventure the day before. 

Monday:  The boys first day of camp at Camp Widjiwagan.  This camp is absolutely amazing.  I want to go there.  The facility is incredible.  It's immaculate, impecably groomed grounds, and beautifully constructed.  They have swimming, boating, horseback riding, crafts, every sport you can imagine.  The boys are so fortunate to be able to attend.  And it's a YMCA camp, so there's some God business snuck in there too, and my boys don't even notice.  It is also all outside - every minute of it, rain or 114 degree heat index shine, which was the weather on Monday.  I asked the boys if the heat bothered them.  David said, "Well, I just really tried to ignore the sun and I was fine."  Henry said, "IGNORE the sun?  Are you kidding me?  I thought I was going to meet the baby Jesus.  You're lucky I didn't."  Their bus drops them at 4:45, and I don't get out of work until 5.  They had to wait for me until 5:30.  In the blazing sun, outside, sitting on the sidewalk with a counselor.  My parents graciously offered to pick them up at their bus location after that, and I quickly took them up on it.

Tuesday:  More Camp Widji.  I love that they're going to this camp, but it's a lot of driving for me.  I'm trying not to be a whiner about it, but my gas budget has been screaming!  We have to be out the door by 6:40, I drive them 45 minutes to the bus in Smyrna.  Then drive 20 minutes from their bus back in the opposite direction to my office.  At the end of the day I drive 20 minutes back to Smyrna to pick them up, then 45 minutes home.  We've been getting home at close to 7:00, so they basically have to bathe and go to bed.  I also had lunch with my sweet friend Brandi Tuesday.  She's so much fun, and we always laugh our way through lunch.  I also had to go to Kinko's to copy some fundraising stuff for our adoption fundraiser

Wednesday:  Camp Widji, day three.  Aaaand, a trip to the Social Security Office for me during lunch at work.  I have putting this trip off for literally almost a year.  That is entirely ridiculous.  I somehow managed to lose all of the social security cards for everyone in our family but David.  The only thing I can think of is that I had them in an envelope and brought them all to a school registration or something, and then mistakenly threw the envelope away.  Chris and I need them to get our passports, and I had put it off long enough.  I just knew my wait would take forever.  Um no.  There was not one single other person there.  I also dropped some fundraiser information off for my friend Nicole who is running on our Run for Katie team.  After work I went to Nashville to snuggle two sweet newborns.  My boss and his wife had this sweet little muffin on Tuesday, and I want to keep him!

He was the most precious little snuggle bug.  He smelled delicious and made the best little noises.  And I just love his parents so much.  We had a great time just chatting, laughing, and snuggling their little MJ.  My sweet friend Kelly had a baby on Monday, and was at the hospital about a block from MJ.  I snuck down to see pretty little Ava Rose for a few minutes too.  I didn't get any pictures of her, but she is absolutely beautiful.  I didn't get home until 10:00 that night, but it was so worth it to see those sweet babies.

Thursday:  We had a pretty quiet day, just camp and work.  I found someone to do the psychological evaluations Chris and I have to have.  The first place I called said they would cost between $900 and $1,200.  PER PERSON.  Um, no thank you.  A psychologist we refer people to at my office is going to do it for considerably less that that.  I pickup up our pre-evaluation packages for us to complete.  Chris whined about filling out 15 pages of information, and I pointed out to him that I've completed all of our paperwork so far.  I estimate that to put me approximately 476 pages of paperwork ahead of him. 

Friday:  Chris' turn at the Social Security Office!  With Jack!  And, a full waiting room.  Oops.  He said Jack kept the entire waiting room entertained with his tales of Yoda and trips to "WalMarks", and his karate demonstrations.  Chris then got to take that fun bus to the pediatrician's office to have them look at Jack's "bumpies".  What the hell - they're viral warts.  WARTS PEOPLE!  That is so nasty.  He gave us a prescription to try but told us that it might not work and that they will eventually go away on their own, but that they can take up to two years for that to happen.  I can assure you this child will not have WARTS for two years.  I'll have those suckers removed if I have to.  David and Henry spent the night with my parents after camp.  I called to see how camp was and David said, "Great.  Can I sleep here for two nights?"  He clearly misses me.  I also stopped on my way home from work to pick up some yard sale stuff that friends had cleaned out for me to sell in our adoption yard sale next month.  We have the best friends!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Are jacks "bumps" Moluscum? Those things take FORever to get rid of! UGH! Kenney got them, and of course, Justin did to. Although Justin's were here a WAY shorter period of time. We had Kenney's removed, but they came back. Nasteeeee.