Oh my! I think I’m in some alternate time universe or something. The months seem to keep slipping away and I’m stuck back in May. I did not realize it had been two months since I posted. I knew it had been awhile and that I needed to get on here but I just couldn’t. Don’t flip out! Just kidding of course. It’s not because anything bad has happened! I really didn’t realize it had been that long. So to sum up a busy two months here is what’s been going on:
John ~ just completed his 5th round of chemo. He’s doing well. The effects tend to get worse each round but still not so bad that he can’t function. He takes the week off of work and sleeps a lot. Then it takes him about three days to get his energy back enough to go back to work on Monday. He had fun with Halloween this year. We didn’t do the haunted garage because my stupid dead car is still sitting the garage being useless. He went all out but I forgot to get a picture of it after dark.
Me ~ I’m doing better with dealing with everything. I’m going crazy trying to get everyone where they need to be on time but that’s part of being a mom right? We signed Jahnna up for swimming lessons twice a week. Riley is doing preschool three times a week. Of course those aren’t on the same days so that means I’m driving to the gym 5 days a week and I’m not even getting to work out! Colby hasn’t been to therapy for over a month because it keeps getting canceled and for once it’s not my fault.
Jahnna ~ Loves swimming and went from sinking to being able to float and get herself over to a wall in one session. Probably doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but the girl is a serious sinker! I tried teaching her to swim but couldn’t do it. Good grief I taught swim lessons for 6 years you’d think I could teach my own kid but I couldn’t and I’m fine with that. She’s doing well with school and reading like crazy! She reads 200 – 300 page books in a day if I let her.
Colby ~ hates school this year. Honestly I think it’s because he had such a bad experience with summer school. I’m not sending him back again. Different teacher than he has now but he’s the only one that teaches summer school. He just had Botox and Phenol shots at the beginning of this month. We went to his Rehab appointment and his doctor was very pleased that he’s been talking more. Tonight the little twerp swore again. I guess that’s what I get for giving him the serrapeptase. He’s getting his voice back and now I get to find out just how much he’s picked up from his dad. Colby also was able to participate in the Primary program for the first time this year. I typed his part into an app on my phone, then I pushed the button, held the phone up to the microphone while I held Colby up to it. He got a kick out of it even if he was mad I made him sit up on the stand with me. As soon as he was done I had to take him down so he could go sit by dad. He has turned into quite a Dad’s boy this year.
Riley ~ Loves preschool. She’s writing her letters and picking them out correctly when they are jumbled up. All day long she follows me around saying “Mom, how do you spell (insert random word here)? So you write it like this, right?” It’s pretty cute. She’s decided that I must read to her every day as well. Pretty surprising since she has never liked me to read books to her. She’s also turned into quite a cuddle bug. I think she might actually miss me a little since she has started school. She also grew a lot in the past two months. It’s kind of sad because I think that she’s the same height as Colby is now. She’s little for her age and so is Colby so it will kind of be sad that she is 2 years younger than him and taller.
I did take a couple pictures from Halloween so here they are.
Colby had fun carving pumpkins the night before. He was also teething so that’ s why he is drooling in this picture.
I didn’t get a picture of Jahnna that night because she didn’t want one taken. I did take take this one of her two weeks before for a birthday party she went to.
And just in case it’s another two months before I’m back I hope you have a very Happy Holidays!