Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I know it's been a while,

but life has been crazy around here!

The kids started school. Kaden in grade 2 (HOLY COW, how is that possible!!) and Anise in Preschool.  Both kids started swimming lessons on Monday, and are both already more comfortable in the water than they were during the last round of lessons. Anise also just started dance - this year she is doing both ballet and tap. And Kaden surprised me by requesting to do Hip Hop this year, and being a lover of all things dance (and slightly insane), I said yes. He is doing a 10 week session this year, that way if he really doesn't like it, I'm not stuck trying to get him to go all year. If he really likes it, he can do a full class next year.

Sean started a new rotation here in Lethbridge (thank goodness!) He started with 2 weeks in anesthesiology and is now on to Emergency, which he loves. He decided that he would really like to try for a third year of training in Emergency so he's been busy with all the application hoops for that. We'll know by mid December if he's in. 

Maggie is finally growing, after a bit of a weight loss. She wasn't getting enough to eat, which would explain why she seemed to always be hungry (she was!) and was so light. So we've given her formula and she's on it like a fat kid on a Smartie. The biggest problem is, she's become a lazy nurser, so I'm out of the picture except for first thing in the morning when she's willing to work for her food. Makes me kind of sad, but at the same time, the freedom is nice.

I continue to attempt to adjust to life as a Mother of 3. And it can be hard. I know it won't be this way forever, and one day I'll miss that rotten milk smell of my shoulder (or maybe not), but when you're in the fray of it all, that can be hard to remember. Luckily for me, I've been blessed with great family, fantastic friends and the most wonderful husband I could ever hope for to help me out. And you have all helped more than you can imagine. Thank-you!

I really want to try and write on here more often, but I find myself still mostly one handed, which makes typing a bit of a challenge. So, I'll post when I can and try to be content with that. Maybe some day I'll get caught up, but realistically probably not. Cause that's how life goes.

And here's some pictures to enjoy:

---Maggie's first attempt at the bottle. She did great!---

---Kaden on his first day of school. Grade 2 EEEEEK!---

---the plethora of apples from our tree this year---

---what we did with our plethora of apples---

---the kids painting Kaden's new room in the basement---

---yup, training her young to love the kitchen---

---the kids raking the first of the leaves from the front yard---

---jumping in the really little pile of leaves---