Sunday, January 12, 2014

Back to School... kind of

This week Brian was supposed to go back to school and we were supposed to be getting back into a normal routine. Well, Storm Ion (yes it had a name!) had a different plan for our week! After the 12+ inches of snow on Sunday we had temperatures of -11 degrees that really felt like -48 with the wind chill on Monday. Tuesday it only warmed up a few degrees. So school was cancelled both days. Brian went back to school Wednesday morning just to have the fire alarm go off an hour into lecture, closing the building for the rest of the day. A pipe burst and the building lost power. So no school Thursday either. The dental school re-opened on Friday, so Brian went to his one class... so he ended up in school only 5 hours his first week. This just means they will be cramming to catch up... ugh! 

So what did we do with all of snow and free time trapped indoors? Played A LOT of Candyland and memorized the Frozen soundtrack. The kids insisted on playing it over and over. They both love to sing it at the top of their lungs. I am wondering if I will ever get the songs out of my head! It is a really good thing I like the music. I finally got out of the house to take Ezra to his check up. He now weighs 8 lbs. 7.5 oz. and is 19 inches long. He is doing well. He has an umbilical hernia, which basically looks like the hugest outie belly button ever... they say it's nothing to worry about. He also has acid reflux pretty bad and spits up a lot. We are still giving him Zantac for that. 

Maybrie finally got to have her birthday party on Thursday night, we postponed it because of the weather. We let Maybrie invite a couple friends and she told us Jenna, Claire, and Reina (The Thayn's dog!). We had the Kirkwood's, Thayn's, Pulham's, and Jenk's (Dawn and Leigha didn't make it due to illness) over for dinner, cake and ice cream. We had fun. It was great catching up with the Thayn's and Pulham's who spent the Christmas break in Idaho and Utah. It was nice to have a party after being cooped up all week. I admit I have been stir crazy and am ready to get out of the house. We loved having a 3 week break to chill inside, but 4 weeks is pushing it. I'm feeling unproductive. Oh, but I did achieve one new goal this week... I started exercising! Starting is always the hardest, especially when it's been a long 9 months since I did. 

I took Maybrie for her well-child check up on Friday and she had to get four shots. The anticipation was the worst part for her. She cried and begged me to take her home for a good 15 minutes while we waited for the nurse to come back and administer the shots. And then she peed her pants when the nurse gave them because she was so scared. I didn't think to make her empty her bladder beforehand! The nurse asked if peeing on her was payback for giving shots! haha At least Maybrie started to giggle right after and calmed quickly. The nurse gave her a gown to hide her nakedness, but it was pretty small, so I came up with the genius idea to take the lightweight jacket out of her coat and wrap it around her like a skirt. Maybrie still wanted the gown too... a cool souvenir I guess. I couldn't help smiling as I watched her walk out in her getup with a sticker and lollipop in hand! My big girl is all ready for Kindergarten now! Crazy!

 This is how Candyland is played at our house! Silly Thomas!

 We got massive icicles when it finally started warming up.
  Jenna, Claire, Maybrie & Thomas

  Thomas and Jens kept giving each other hugs! It was too cute!
 Our little peanut
Maybrie sporting her jacket-skirt and gown. Can't believe she'll be going to Kindergarten in six months!


  1. Oh my goodness! That picture of Jens and Thomas kills me. They are adorable together. And I swear I remembered it was Maybrie's birthday on her birthday but then Storm Ion just made me lose all sense of the world outside ;). She's adorable!! Love you guys!!

  2. it would be hard being cooped up inside during that long of a storm. Glad it's over! Just in time I say. ;) I'll see and hug you guys in 3 days!

  3. THat is so much SNOW!!! Hopefully we'll at least get one inch before the winter is over... although it feels like spring already