Monday, October 15, 2012

Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be. ~Carrie Fisher

Just letting everyone know that I am still pregnant.  October 8th has come and gone and Chris's prediction was not accurate.  Thankfully!!  While it will be nice to hold the baby on the outside instead of the inside, I am not ready for the baby until the beginning of November.

Isaac has been birthdaying things up all week.  Chris took him out for an early birthday dinner.  We celebrated Isaac and Sydney's birthdays on Thursday and had his party on Saturday.  I was going for the easy out this year and it probably was one of the easiest parties I have given.  It wasn't my first choice though as he wanted his party at Mac & Roonies (an arcade).  While there are games there that I like, its just a lot of loud chaos to me.  But they did all the set up, clean up and party favors.  We just needed to show up and spend our quarters.  I got Isaac a camo ice cream cake from DQ as well as dog tags and party helmets.  The kids played so well together and got prizes.  Isaac came out letting me know that it was the best party EVER!  I can handle that.

Both the kids started 4-H this year.  I didn't know that Zoey was old enough, so instead of a clover bud she will start out as a full fledge member.  We went to the first meeting on Sunday.  We had to elect new council.  I was excited to see Isaac participate.  He was nominated for positions, he nominated others.  He had to stand up and let everyone know why he wanted to run for that position.  People voted for him, but he did not get elected to a position this year.  Zoey wanted to as well, but I told her she needed another year of experience under her belt first, but we are already on a committee for fundraising and community service which settled her down some.  Right now Isaac is hoping to take shooting sports.  Zoey wants to take flowers and Twister.  I don't know that the pet show is in our future this year, but we'll see how things shake out.

Chris left for the Big Horns on Saturday and couldn't have left soon enough.  He was probably more excited about this hunting trip than Isaac was about turning 10 at Mac & Roonies.  Let's just say its been busy and happy around here!!! Chris's friends are part of his hunting party as well as his Dad and Uncle.  He is hunting where he has gotten elk before and so far has not forgotten to call me.  Its always kinda nice when they check in once in a while so I know they haven't fallen off the mountain or something.

Well I have 18 more days until the arrival of Charlie Thunder (or Lily Lightening).  I am working as much as I can to make the days go faster.  I have gotten past my jinxed week.  Now we just have to get past Isaac's birthday, wait for my husband to be home and take the kids trick or treating.  Then I will be ready (at like 5am).  And so will the baby:)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside. ~Rita Rudner

This has been a busy fall season.  The kids have finished up soccer.  Many times playing at the same time, but at least they were playing at the same park.  Zoey loved to score.  Isaac scored also, but loved to play defense.  I am hoping for a very low key holiday season.  So since Isaac's basketball doesn't start until January, I decided Zoey can wait until January to play hockey.

My business is doing very well.  It really picked up after the school year started and everyone got back from vacation.  I am still doing all the massages for Gillette College as well as the hockey team and medical coverage for the rugby team.  All of which is in full swing right now.  We are working with a Doctor's office (Family Medical Care)  I rotate there once a week and they are keeping us full as well.  In the spring we will be moving all our offices in with them.  There is a building they purchased and are renovating now.  There will be space for others to rent as well so it will be a great one stop shop for your medical, manual and chiropractic care.  I work from 9-4 so the kids ride their bikes to and from school and I meet them at home when I get done.  The kids love the independence!  But this month is very busy.  We have gotten the baby's room done, minus a couple of things that I asked Chris to do.  At my last Dr. app she said -Well I need to start seeing you every week, but I will be out of town so schedule every two weeks like we have been and you will be fine.- I am not superstitious but it did make my head spin a bit.  I told her that was fine, but the last time a doc told me that I had a baby.  It didn't help that Chris has been betting that not only the baby will come early,but this week.  I feel a little jinxed.  So either way we are ready and can focus on other things this last month before the baby comes.

Next thing on our list of course is Isaac's birthday.  He is turning 10 already.  The time is going so fast!  We are having his party at Mac & Roonies this year so him and his friends can play arcade games for a few hours.  He is so excited.  We are even having an army/camo theme.  Which is also what he has decided to do for Halloween as well.  I had a dream the other night that he was a teenager already.  So strange.  Where did my baby boy go?

Next of course (first in Chris's mind) is hunting season.  Chris has been taking the kids hunting and had already brought back grouse, ducks and an antelope.  He still is hunting for deer and has two tags for his elk.  He has a great party for elk hunting this year and gets to hunt in the Big Horns so he is very pumped.  They will be leaving this weekend for a week.  He will be gone for Isaac's birthday, however, this year Isaac is starting 4-H and will be taking shooting sports which includes gun safety.  He cannot actually hunt himself until he is twelve, but he knows that when he is old enough, birthdays will be spent with his dad.

Once Chris gets back we will have about a week before the baby comes.  Zoey is helping me with the count down.  She says she still does not like the baby, but she is excited to find out if we are having a boy or a girl.  Me too actually.  Zoey wants a sister and Ike wants a brother.  I am not picky.  I plan to only work three days a week when the baby comes, however, I only plan to take two months for maternity leave.  I think that will be short.  Just planning to sit on the couch for two months and snuggle my baby as much as I can!! This leave should be easier than Zoey's.  I only had eight weeks with her as well, but I was also getting my master's and taking care of a toddler.  With nothing going on--I have no worries about this one!!!  Just keep it low key.

Sorry, no pics.  I tried and it is still uploading from last night.