Are you sick of hearing how sick we all are? Us, too. Now that life is nearly back to normal — gone are the long coughing spells and the goo oozing from our noses — perhaps we can get this blog back on track. Let’s see, what’s been happening as of late?
Most of you may know this, but for those that aren’t aware, I just finished my college degree. In fact, I just received my diploma two weeks ago. It took me fifteen years, but I finally got my BA. Why fifteen years? Well, toss in an early marriage to the so wrong guy, years of recovering from that experience, a brief sojourn in the navy, a whirlwind courtship with the right man, moving literally halfway around the globe to be with said right man, taking a job that didn’t give me a moment to breathe, getting pregnant and having a baby, moving back to the other side of the globe… you get the picture. ANYWAY, fifteen years later, I’ve got my degree.
Jesse said I could have anything I wanted for my graduation present. Now, what I really want is for us to buy a house and settle down where we’re going to live out our lives. But that’s part of our 5-7 year plan, not part of our *immediate future* plan. After a couple weeks of hemming and hawing, I had an epiphany. Sitting in my living room next to me is a high-end elliptical trainer. Not a $300 walmart special, but a real gym-class machine. It’s great! Jesse set it up a couple days ago (with a modicum of cussing, some so original they still baffle me), and I got my first workout in on it that evening. And then spent the night coughing so hard that I thought I might puke. We agreed to let it gather dust for a couple days while we finish recovering.
Oh, you say you don’t really care about that? Fine. Here’s what you really came here for.
Don’t you just love Liam’s spiky hair in this picture? Obviously, he just got up from a nap. Yes, that is my foot in his belly. It was the only way I could keep him far enough away from the camera to get a shot.
Just a cute one of Liam sitting at the table, examining a CD cover. Do you love the yellow oxford?
Recently Liam has developed a habit of sucking in his upper lip and jutting the lower one out. This isn’t the best pic, but captures the look. He does this all the time! He loves it when I grab his lower lip and say, What’s this?!
It boggles the mind how much that little boy of ours knows. Because he isn’t much for talking yet, sometimes it’s difficult to gauge how much he retains. For example, we just learned that he knows all his basic colors — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, and white! He’s also just added another word to his repetoire — father (fa-jah). Why does he start with the difficult f sounds? We’re starting to work on counting and his alphabet, but until he chooses to bamboozle us with all the speech skills he’s storing up it’s anybody’s guess as to how much the genius already knows. Heck, I’m probably wasting my time. I should have just handed over Jesse’s physics textbook when Liam grabbed for it earlier! I’m probably underestimating his abilities!