Monday, November 29, 2010
What a Great Weekend!
Daddy Was Home!!!
Dexter was THRILLED that Daddy came home to surprise us on Friday! He didn't leave Daddy's side for quite some time. When he woke from his nap and I showed him that Daddy was here at the kitchen table, Daddy reached out for a high five and Dexter just about knocked him out with the BIGGEST hug ever!
What a great surprise!
Richard went back to Vancouver for his appointment on Saturday afternoon, then came back in the evening with Norma (his mom) to stay over for the next two nights! It was awesome!
We fit in some good visiting, some pizza on Saturday night, and of course, Butter Chicken (a la Richard) on Sunday night! Too bad Richard couldn't taste it. It was delicious!
Just this morning, Richard was finally able to taste a little bit of his breakfast, so hopefully, his tastebuds are returning.
We'll see what the rest of the week holds. Richard has appointments on Mon/Wed/Fri this week. He should be home for the weekend, or maybe permanently. It sounds like he has an appointment for the following Monday and he's hoping they will be twice a week then, on Mon. and Thurs. from then on for the next while provided nothing new goes wrong!
We had some snow. On Thursday, while AJ was at preschool, Dexter and I were shoveling the driveway and the sidewalk.
Of course, halfway through the sidewalk being done (once AJ was home), my snow shovel broke. No amount of duct tape could fix it. Thankfully, our wonderful neighbor was heading down the sidewalk at the same time and finished it off for me!
Before Norma and Richard headed back the lodge, I began my regular Monday routine of heading to the gym and getting a coffee. I went to a different Starbucks today because I had to go to the post office to send off a package and all of my international Christmas cards.
Here are the boys waiting for me to get my drink.
Later in the afternoon, it was finally dry outside and I was all ready to take AJ and Dexter to the skatepark. AJ has been begging for days.
We got dressed. We got warm. We headed outside.
It began to rain. Oh well, we went for a walk instead.
AJ was having trouble falling asleep a few nights ago. He came out of his room with a Christmas list he had tried to write in bed on a piece of paper that he held in his hand.
I gave him my lined paper-pad and told him to 'go to town'.
He came back into my room (it was like 10pm, I'll add here) with this -
If you click on the picture, it will show up larger for you if you're curious to see the details.
"AJ WOTs TRASRmRs"
(AJ wants Transformers)
Kim - Did You Take This Picture?
I do not remember taking this picture. It looks like AJ went on one of his famous 'camping trips', but accidentally fell asleep!
Duplo Building Together
AJ found one of the Wall-E figurines from his birthday cake two years ago. Dex was very upset that there wasn't one for him too.
AJ said, "No problem, Dex! I'll make you a Wall-E."
He came out of Dexter's room a few minutes later with this -
More impressive was that two days later, Dex made one of his own! Way to go, Dex!
AJ's been the best big brother ever today. He's been taking care of Dexter, worried about Dexter, hugging Dexter, and generally mothering Dexter today. It's been very sweet! Dexter has been crying lots today. I think he misses Daddy already and was a little overwhelmed with getting to see Daddy for 3 whole days!
**** Baby Book Note
Dexter is not enjoying taking 'no' for an answer from me. Everything is returned to me with a very upset,
"BECAUSE WHY MOM?!"