Sunday, February 22, 2009

Catching Up From January

I know. It has been a long time since I have posted pictures of the kids. I HAVE AN EXCUSE! My computer is overloaded and will most likely crash if I upload one more picture. Know what takes up the most memory on the computer? Yes, pictures. In case you haven't noticed, I take lots of pictures of the kids. You only get to see a very small fraction of what I actually take! So, in case you have been religiously checking my blog for updates (haha) here is something to hold you over until I burn some pictures to CD's to clear up some memory! If you have never been to our house (or seen a picture of the living room), our couches are in the middle of the room, and form a right angle (see, I learned something in Geometry!). The arms of the couches are touching so that little ones can't escape. (I keep the other "exits" blocked off while the boys are playing so they have a big area to play and explore.) Well, Jonathan has figured out a way to spy on me when I am out of "range." The only problem is that he can't quite fit through the opening. And it doesn't look like he realizes that. (And don't judge me for the cheerio crumbs under the couch!) Here is William in his high chair. He is always so full of smiles! And here is Jonathan. He likes to growl and fake cough. We have fun "coughing" at each other. And here is another "self-portrait" of Emma. She loves my camera. I love picking it up and finding random pictures of her and her toys! In January we went on a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, which is in downtown Atlanta. We got there right as it opened, and Emma got to have a picture with Deepo, the Aquarium mascot, as he came out to roam the Aquarium for the day. (Home Depot has donated a lot of money to the aquarium, hence the orange fish, and the name Deepo.) Like I said, we got there right as the aquarium opened. There was a diver cleaning the glass in one of the tanks. It was really cool to see him in there. He has a suction cup that he holds onto with one hand while he cleans the glass with a giant sponge in the other. The kids loved it!These are the "jellies." I love the way this exhibit is set up. The jellyfish look so neat and so scary at the same time! We love to go to the aquarium, so if you are ever in Atlanta and you want to go, give us a call!

And as for me, I have taken up running on a treadmill. It is something that I have really been enjoying until I hurt something in my right foot. After I run, my foot hurts really bad on the inside part of my foot (like the tendons), right between my inside ankle bone and the pokey out bone in the middle of the inside of my foot. Usually within an hour or two of running, my calves and shins start to cramp in that leg, and then by the end of the night my whole leg hurts. (I am describing all this in case anyone has any ideas as to what it could be.) I have done some elliptical workouts, but I really would just rather run.

I have also taken the "office" back over for my dad's business. I take calls and orders, and take care of the billing. It is nice to be able to work from home, but it seems like the phone only rings when I am in the middle of changing a diaper or feeding a baby. Such is life!

Aaron has started his busy season. Oh the joy-but I am not complaining. He has a job and for that, we are very grateful.

Hope everyone is well!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Guess what I got?

You may find this post boring, but I can't contain my excitement much longer...

I got a plumeria plant! I fell in love with these flowers in Hawaii, and had resigned myself to that fact that I would never see them again, unless we went back to Hawaii. And then I went to the Southeastern Horticultural Society flower show this weekend. There was a booth there selling plumeria plants. Apparently, if I keep it indoors until the night temperatures stay above 40-50 degrees, I can have plumerias! I am so excited! (By the way, this is a picture from our Hawaii trip. Right now, my plant is just a stick.)