Saturday, June 18, 2011

Insta-Friday S1:E3 - Rain Delay

Ok, so this delay wasn't entirely my fault! I sat down last night, turned on my old cricketty laptop that takes about 20 minutes to load and a storm rolled in. I was sitting on the couch in front of our big living room windows when the power started flickering, and I heard a crack and something hitting the side of the house. I moved away from the windows!

But we got lucky! For as many HUGE trees we have in our yard we only lost one dead shrub (that I wanted pulled out anyway) and a small tree near the end of our driveway snapped. Again, we were lucky and it broke off and fell in the opposite direction than our cars, but it did bust our fence and land on the neighbors lawn

We lost power until sometime in the middle of the night and I didn't have Internet to post my Insta-Friday. However, I had a GREAT night with my husband!!! We had put Aidan to bed and we sat on the couch with a candle going, windows open (since the storm only lasted 15 minutes) and talked! It was fabulous. The storm happened around 7:30-8:00 and we ended up staying up chatting until nearly midnight.

Here's where our tree went down. It's going to be a mess to clean up today because the tree had grown around the fencing, but the hubby is excited. He has an excuse to get out his chainsaw!

This is not our trashcan! We were out assessing the damage and a neighbor (across the street and 2 houses down) was outside doing the same but he appeared to be looking for something... his trashcan! At least our fence was up enough to catch it, otherwise who knows where it would have went!

Back to our regularly scheduled Insta-Friday... Wednesday Aidan had a NICU follow-up appointment. 6 months ago they wanted to see him at least one more time because he wasn't growing like he had been before turning 1. He's been slipping off the growth charts and they wanted to see him put on some weight. Well he gained 1 lb. and grew nearly 1.5 inches, but his growth pattern still isn't like they want. However, since we are moving in August, they graduated him anyway. They just want our new pediatrician to closely monitor his growth and especially his head growth. They also wanted him to draw a circle. At first I was upset with the appointment, but I'm over it now. I have a small child who IS growing and I think he's super smart! He knows 8 colors, all his letters and what sounds they make, numerous shapes and can count to 5! But most importantly HE GRADUATED from NICU appointments!

Thursday he came to work with me and he takes his afternoon nap in a pack-n-play... this was just too cute not to take a picture of. I'm really not sure how he was comfortable!
Thursday night I had the night to myself. And while I absolutely LOVE my family and know I am truly blessed to spend every day with them, I don't tend to get out on my own and spend time with girl friends very often. I was invited to a Thirty-One party that evening and had a nice time chatting with some wonderful ladies. I even picked myself up a case for my Kindle. It's technically the make-up roll case, but it fits a Kindle perfectly on one side and has an extra pocket on the other.

I had another photo, but Blogger is being obnoxious again, so I'm not hunting it down and dealing with it. Let's just say it was a trophy shot. It was a screen shot on the file manager with the printer we use. 210 pages uploaded, processed and approved... the catalog for work is done... well it's out of my hands anyway!

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