Friday, May 23, 2008

Priceless moments

This vacation has gotten off to a wonderful start!!! We have had such an amazing week. I thought I would share some priceless moments of the week.

1. Giggidy, giggidy, giggidy, giggidy (ok....I know only a few of you will get this one)
2. Maddie overcoming her fear and touching a stingray
3. Late night talk with my sister in law
4. Watching Maddie, Colin, and Syd get pulled into the Lion King show at Animal Kingdom and dance with the cast
5. Layne's face everytime she saw a new animal and waved, "hi"
6. Hysterical laughing at the most ridiculous stuff
7. Senor smoothy buns
8. Sydney in Dinoland....need I say more? Follow it with, "when I grow up I'm going to be a paleontologist."
9. Snorkeling with Sydney in the coral reef.....underwater, holding hands, just us...amazing!
10. Layne touching the stingrays and laughing hysterically
11. Quality time with family

It has been soooooo great. Now onto my dad's for some much needed rest and relaxation but I will really miss the Maddie and Colin (and, I KNOW syd will)

Friday, May 16, 2008

One more weekend!!!!

This is the last weekend I work before taking a 3 week vacation. Yes, 3 weeks. OMG!!!!! I cannot wait. We start in Orlando w/ my SIL (Megan) and my niece and nephew for a week of Discovery cove, Sea World, Animal Kingdom, and whatever else suits our fancy. Then off for 3 days to my dad's house where we will hang on the beach, go on the boat, and relax. From there we go 3 more days at Mere's parents house where we will hopefully play cards and visit. I love playing cards with my in laws!!!! Then we fly to New York (well, actually New Jersey) for 9 days. The first weekend my mom is going to come and watch the girls so we can go see Rent and Wicked....have been waiting FOREVER to see Wicked. My mom and sister are going to take the girls to Lion King (it will be Syd's second time and she is so excited), good luck w/ Layne. Then I start a 5 day board review course so Mere and the girls will be entertaining themselves. Shouldn't be to hard seeing as how we are 8 miles from Manhattan...oh yeah. Then the last weekend it will just Mere, the girls, and me....who knows what we will do....I know we will have fun. I can't stand it....I'm so excited. We have not had a real vacation in over a year. I can't wait to spoil the girls and sleep w/ them for 21 days. I think I'm going to hyperventillate.

So, here I am in small town, AR moonlighting for the weekend. I can't quit smiling....I don't even care if I sleep because I am almost done :)))))

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Graduation Day

Today is the day. My baby girl is graduating from kindergarten. I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. I remember thinking, "OMG, this is my daughter. My daughter. I'm a mom. I'm in love." I swear it was yesterday. How is this happening???? Before we know it she going to be way too cool for us.

But today she still loves to snuggle and hug and sit in my lap. I'm going to soak it up as long as I can.

I can't wait to go to her ceremony tonight and watch her sing and dance and walk across the stage in her little white cap and gown. We found the cutest dress for her and a heart locket (that will be a suprise) to give her before her show. Of course we are having mac and cheese for dinner....Syd's favorite. I can't wait to get home and curl her hair (at her request) and dote on her.

I'm so proud of our little girl. Stay tuned for super cute pics! Now, if Layne can just behave during the graduation (crossing fingers and praying).


The graduation was awesome!!!!! Sydney did such an excellent job during her show and all the kids were so great. It really is fun to watch them all grow up and change. These events always remind me of how much I love Syd's school and our community. How did Layne do?? Great...she was actually a little transfixed. I think she enjoyed watching her "ba ba" perform. I know pics are in order but Mere has control of the camera and she took a gazillion pics. So go to her blog and bug her to post them (I want to show them off at work!).

Monday, May 5, 2008

I Keep On Falling.....

After a long day at a local festival/street fair we were all wiped out last night. The girls went to bed super early and Mere and I vegged on the sofa and watched Dexter, heavenly! Just about the time we were ready for bed Layne woke up crying. A few minutes later she fell asleep in my arms so I transitioned us to bed, the whole time she was hugging me tightly. When I finally got us settled she was sleeping on my chest, her bald little head right underneath my chin. Our breathing was synchronized and I could smell her sweet breath. It was so sweet. I just keep falling in love with this child!!!!

Then I reached over and pulled Syd over so we were all cuddled up together. It was definately one of those moments that you never want to forget. Such sweetness!!!!!

And yes, they do still sleep with us. And no, I don't need any negative opinions on co sleeping (in case you were tempted).

On another note, we found a really great shirt for Mere this weekend. It says, "I make milk, what's your superpower?" Love it!

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Mole and the Tooth

The following is a playback of a conversation that I had a few nights ago. I was on call for a nursing home (in small town, not the University) when one of the nurses called me around 10pm.

Her: "Dr. Joheim, this is XXX calling from XXXX (nursing home)"
Me: "Hi"
Her: "Ms. X who is a regular pt of Dr. X scratched a mole at the base of her neck"
Me: Silence....waiting for the rest
Her: "It was bleeding but I put a band aid on it and it is better now"
Me: Still silence....wondering if she is going to tell me something important
Her: "I just needed to tell you."
Me: "ok"

Me (to Mere): "I am totally blogging about that conversation!"

Another random conversation for you. We were at the movies a few weeks ago (in small town) when we had a very interesting conversation with a stranger in the restroom. Syd was standing in front of the mirror wiggling her loose tooth and telling me how it is "sooo loose." About that time a young (around 20) women walked up to me and said, "she has a loose tooth?" I said, "yes." She then told me that she recently had tooth surgery and it "really hurt." She then opened her mouth and showed me the tooth that she had surgery on, repeating, "it really hurt." OK.....I am rarely left speechless but I did not know what to say. I know I said, "gross....I mean, I'm sorry." I grabbed Sydney and we walked away as she left the bathroom. I looked at Mere and said, "I hope she was high." Super weird!!! I really do hope she was hoped up on pain meds.

That is all I have for today. Happy Friday. I have the whole weekend off....yeah!!!!