Monday, August 18, 2008

Busy and sick

Hello to all. Yes we are alive and well! I thought some days we might not make it, but here we are still trolling along. Between the morning sickness, Roxy, and Tony's terrible 3's and Nick being gone it has been an adventure. I think we have found a rhythm for now. Tony started swimming lessons every day for the next 2 weeks, and he is still going to school. I think that will help to fill our days with something other then trying to keep Tony hopelessly entertained. But things are okay. We miss Nick, but this is a short separation and hopefully goes by pretty quickly. We are leaving for another grand adventure in about 4 weeks. I am hoping the morning sickness is gone by then, and I can enjoy the break. Well not much more for now just touching bases while I felt up to writing. We love you all!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tony's preschool class he is in the bottom row in the middle. His teacher Julia is top row on the right. Nick being goofy getting ready for the beach. Tony and the Ya's Sam top Jordan left, and Joshua right. Tony beaching it up. Tony Ted and me.

Nick doing a reenlistment Tony driving a forklift Picnic lunch with Ted dog Nick eating a buffalo heart ewwww Nick's Indian costume

Summer, where is it

Hello great family! I hope you are all well. As for us typical day in the life of the Griswold's. A crazy life, but a good one. We have successfully moved in, and started about every project known to man. As for finishing those projects, I will keep you updated. Time is never on your side with those things. How can it be that as a child you spent so much time being bored, with nothing to do, and as an adult you could use an extra 5 hours a day. One of the great mysteries of life, ha ha. Yet another adventure will begin soon for us. Nick will be leaving for advance course around August 3rd and won't return until the first part of November. He will be back in Maryland. I am a little jealous. I have fond memories of Aberdeen, besides the fact that we lived in a hotel room, and I cooked dinners in a kitchen that was in the closet, fond memories none the less. It will be good for Nick though, he is fast tracking his peers. He will be the first one of his original class to complete this school, so a good opportunity. He will be missed, like he always is. I can handle gone and safe a little easier then the alternative. As for me setting into my role here, finding the niche in life. Trying to parent our very talkative boy, who now does an impression of a cupcake that sounds like a stinker (thanks Nick) in creative ways. Some days I just have to shake my head and accept that dirt, stink, and rough housing will be forever a part of my life now. I wouldn't have it any other was I suppose. "Normal" wouldn't fit so well into our quirky lives. This won't be too long because there is actually sunshine today and we will be in it! I love you all and miss you all, very much. Hugs and kisses from across the miles.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tony checking out his pinata Tony hitting the pinata! The deck the deck the deck

Amanda and Tony at the aquarium Tony at the Great Wolf Clock tower for story time The Great Wolf Trying to explain pin the tail on donkey Monster Truck cake

Another day

I am so horrible at keeping this up lately. Anyways Tony had a great birthday. The weather was not nice, but we made the most of it. We have been keeping busy. Nick is in the field now until Wednesday, so it is just me and Tony. Let me tell you this kid has not stopped talking since Nick left! I wonder if he ever just wants a quiet moment, but I guess not! It beats the alternative of him never talking I guess. Tony started preschool this week, and I can proudly say he has done very well. The elusive bee, spider and bug have yet to make an appearance, so lets hope they stay in hiding. Gymnastics is going well too. Much better then the first couple of weeks, I guess it comes with time. We have made "friends" with the ponies across the street. Now if they see us come over they come running to the fence. Tony got to feed them dandelions the other day, and he though that was pretty amazing. I have been trying to get this painting done before Nick gets home, but it is a lost cause right now. I did get the dining room painted, so I guess that is not too bad. School for me is going a little rough. I am having a hard time keeping up with the reading. I went to start a paper the other day and felt really out of touch when I couldn't remember how to write a term paper. I don't know if I will continue with any more classes after this one until we have a little more free time. It will feel good to complete it though. The Ya's just closed on their house, so I will be helping them move this weekend. It will be good to have them in the neighborhood. I think that is about all that is going on with our crazy family. We miss you and we love you all.