John is in bed, and strangely, Scott and Ada are at Six Flags for the afternoon and evening, so I am sitting on the couch enjoying the quiet, and the almost clean kitchen and living room. Plus, I am feeling quite rested because John and I took a THREE HOUR nap this afternoon!! What a lovely Sunday afternoon it has been.
It is almost 7:30, and I would be worried about Scott and Ada, but he just called and let me know that Ada is loving Six Flags, and since this is a once in a blue moon opportunity we are letting her stay out a little later than normal. Scott's office was having family day at Six Flags, which I don't fully understand how that works. All I know is that Scott and Ada only had to pay 10.00 total to go to Six Flags for the day and food was included. Scott loves Six Flags, so he was thrilled to have the chance to take Ada, even if it meant only child rides this time. As you can imagine, Six Flags tickets are not typically factored into our budget ;)
I have lots that I want to blog about, but life just keeps getting in the way.
I want to tell you about my birthday present from Scott--what a surprise it was!! But I don't want to tell you about it without pictures and Scott has the camera, so that will come later.
I also want to let you know that John's neurologist appointment went well. Again, they really think he is only having "breath-holding spells," not seizures (which is what they were checking for), but they are surprised by his young age, especially since these "spells" started at week one. Again they predict that he may have a major tendency towards anger--yikes--but I will take it over seizures for sure!! We do have an EEG scheduled for the 26th, just to be sure. Again, his young age is throwing them just a bit. We also have to have a bit of blood work done. But, we are sure that all of this will reveal what we have known from the beginning, he just gets so angry that he holds his breath. We are in for a wild toddler ride, perhaps.
We are enjoying/melting our way through these last few weeks of summer. I know that school has started for everyone else, but not for us. The heat outside tells me that summer is still in full swing. In fact, we have a beach trip planned for September--exciting!! A friend of Steven and Ann's offered them the use of their family beach house, and we are tagging along. We are beyond thrilled because this will be our first family vacation. We are headed to Orange Beach, so hopefully the oil won't be too big of a problem. If so, there is a pool. We are also hoping that the late date means no summer crowds. Ada will be sharing a room with Ellie and Luke, and I think she is more excited about this fact than the beach itself.
When we return from the beach, I plan to start an at home preschool curriculum with Ada. Preschool is another thing that is not factored into our budget at this point, and since I plan to homeschool anyway (and we are making that decision one year at a time), it makes sense to start by doing preschool at home. I told Ada that we were going to school, and she asked where. I said, "well, probably in our kitchen." And she said, "can I bring my backpack? It's where you keep your paper and your balls." So, I think she will be packing her backpack each morning to make that long trek to the kitchen ;)
So...that is a long post but a shortened version of what is going on with us. And in case you don't feel like reading, but you do want to see some pictures, I am stealing a few photos of myself as a baby from my mom's blog. Do you think Ada and John look anything like me? Everyone says that John is Scott's twin, but can you see any resemblance? I am not sure--other than the chunkiness. I guess he gets that from me. I think Scott was a skinny baby.
What do you think? Can you tell he's my son?