Weekly Happenings: The beginning of this past week was mainly spent trying to get over whatever gunk we all had. Paul had bronchitis and the rest of us had a bad cold. We stayed home from church to make sure we didn’t share our germs and Joseph ended up staying home from school on Monday. I took Abigail in to be checked out mainly because her appetite had been decreased for quite a few days. She checked out okay (no ear infection or anything else), so it was just her cold making her not want to eat. She also gained almost two pounds in a month, so I don’t think I need to be worried about her appetite (especially since she seems to be back to eating normally), haha. Yesterday we decided to go to the zoo after Abigail got up from her afternoon nap. It was so nice! I love having passes. Since we’re not paying for entrance for just one day, we can show up about an hour before closing (when it’s not crowded because most people are heading out at that point), wander around, and not worry about not getting to see everything.
The Weekly Weather: It’s really been a mix. Cold, dry, rainy, warmer…we pretty much experienced it all, haha.
What Paul’s Been Up To: I think he might finally be feeling a bit better, which is good. Other than that, work and school have kept him pretty busy.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Laundry, disinfecting stuff, etc., haha. Toss that in with my normal weekly stuff and I found plenty of things to keep me occupied. 🙂 I also went to book club, which was really nice. I haven’t been for quite some time. It was nice to see friends I hadn’t seen in a while and to have an intellectual discussion about a good book.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: Once he got over his cold, he went back to school and had a grand ol’ time. 🙂 Other things that keep him busy: making his own LEGO creations, reading, playing on his DS and tablet, and watching Abigail for me.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been getting steadier on her feet (standing), loves getting into things she ought not to, and enjoys making a myriad of sounds accompanied by slobber, haha. It’s a good thing she’s so cute! 😉
Weekly Happenings: This past week was rather interesting. Monday was a holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Then Tuesday, a cold front came swooping in, taking the form of an ice storm. The entire city pretty much shut down. Joseph didn’t have to go to school and Paul didn’t have to go to work. The ice pretty much stuck around all day, so we just stayed home to stay out of it all. The rest of the week after that seemed to get back to normal rather quickly, but it was quite the way to start the week!
The Weekly Weather: Sunday and Monday were really nice (60s-70s), Tuesday was, well, kind of gross (it didn’t get out of the 20s for the entire day), and then the rest of the week was pretty normal (50s). This is why we can never pack away a certain type of clothing. We end up using short sleeves and long sleeves all in the same week, haha.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been pluggin’ away at work and at school. Not much else to report on that front.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Mainly just keeping the small fry happy and entertained (especially during the coldest days).
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He enjoyed having two days off of school (the holiday and the “ice” day), but also enjoyed going back to school to see his friends.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: Here’s where the title to this blog post comes from: she’s figured out how to pull herself up into a standing position! At first, she was trying to stand tippie-toe, but I’ve been working with her to stand flat-footed and now she’s doing it more and more on her own.
Weekly Happenings: January can be rough. It comes on the tail-end of the magic that is the holidays, it’s cold and sometimes dreary, and it can just end up feeling kind of ho-hum. We did our best to chase away the January blahs by going to the park to play a couple times, going for a bike/stroller ride, and hanging around, having fun at home.
The Weekly Weather: It was mostly on the cooler side, but there were a few days that were beautiful and warmer (those were the days we went to the park, haha).
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s back into school, so that keeps him busy. He also went to PAX South, which is a gaming convention. He went with one of our friends and the two of them had a pretty good time looking at all of the different gaming stuff.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I didn’t do too much out of the ordinary. It was fun to get the kids out of the house a couple of times to go to the park.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s finished up the testing process for the Gifted & Talented program at school (we should get the results some time in the spring). He enjoyed getting out in the fresh air (even though it’s currently full of mountain cedar pollen which we are all allergic too) at the park and also enjoyed having a play date at a friend’s house.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: Crawling like crazy, playing peek-a-boo (where she actually will put something over her own eyes and then move it to see the other person), teething like crazy (I think her first set of molars is working its way in), putting EVERYTHING in her mouth (ugh), clapping, “dancing”, “singing”…this is such a fun and entertaining age!