Lots of exciting stuff happening these past few weeks!
Here’s what happened this past week:
Well, I feel like such a broken record but we have switched rooms around…again! We just can’t seem to figure out a set-up we all like but I think *I THINK* we have it figured out. So! Porter has moved downstairs to be with Gordon and I, Brooke moved from the back basement upstairs to be in Porter’s old room and all that storage that was in Gordon’s and my room in the front basement got moved up, across and down to the back basement. We will be putting in a temporary wall to make Porter his own separate space and we will be adding a few closet units to really make our bedroom more functional and hopefully more cozy and not so basement-like. I hope to eventually do an apartment tour once everything is up and where we want it. I’m still on the lookout for some battery operated lights that we can mount above two larger picture frames in our living space, but those are nearly impossible to find, so the search has been REAL fun. Ha! To be continued….
Brooke turned 11! Her birthday was February 8th and what a great day that was! We celebrated at home very simply with a chocolate cream pie and a few gifts, just how we like it. Brooke of course wanted a huge party with her friends, but we gave her that huge party when she turned 10, so I’m not doing that again. Lesson learned! Ha!
As part of her gift, we got her a loft bed for her new room and I took her to Target and Homegoods to pick out some new bedding and decor for her new room. She currently is wanting to become an interior designer when she’s older, so we thought it would be good to give her the opportunity to decorate something.
Last week, there was the cutest little first grade singing performance and Blake was so stinking cute! We were supposed to practice all the songs with our kids and of course I didn’t because I feel like I’m behind always and have -27 hours to work with. So, once I showed up I thought ‘this is going to go one of two ways’. Ha! Luckily, he knew all the songs and was belting them out front and center. It really was a highlight of the school year.
Gordon was working the midnight shift for a good portion of these two weeks which always is hard for the whole family to handle, especially with Porter not really sleeping consistently. Of course it’s not ideal but we are grateful for the job he has.
After we moved Porter downstairs, I have been trying furiously to sleep train him. I got all ready to do it and then he got sick, poor kid. I took him to the doctor thinking he had an ear infection only to be sent away with no drugs. Just a virus. Womp womp. And the icing on the cake is the past week I’ve been on the verge of getting sick and am now finally getting taken down. I’ve had nasal drip turn into a sore throat, back to nasal drip and now here comes the cough and stuffy nose. Oh well.
We were actually supposed to go to Canada to visit my family this past weekend but because of Porter being sick and me finally getting taken down by said sickness, we decided we should just stay home and go another weekend. It was a real bummer but we’re hoping we all will be rested and Porter will actually be sleeping through the night by the time we go in March. That’s the plan anyways.
Brooke earned herself an ipad! She has been working towards this goal since last June believe it or not and finally TODAY of all days she did it, so I happily took her to the apple store and let her pick out the one she’s been working for. Gordon and I are so proud of her! She almost quit a few times but thankfully she stuck with it and man what a good payoff it has been.
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
My kids have the week off for the mid-winter break. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with these rascals since I am feeling terrible, but I’m sure we’ll think of something.
Gordon has a few days of work, but has an awesome schedule this week, so we will hopefully sneak in a date at some point. It’s been a long while since our last one.
We have to take Eddie to get his blood drawn tomorrow which should be fun. Not.
And finally we absolutely must send in these darn passport applications for Blake and Porter. We booked a vacation for Easter and need passports (and keep forgetting). So, that is at the very top of our to-do list.
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