Monday, April 09, 2007

Spring Break - Day 1

What a lovely start!

I got up at 5:30 this morning. Drove 2 hours to MUSC so that Cheeseman could get his rectum dialated. I did get to see him after he drank his "silly juice". He is a funny drunk. The doc says that his rectum looked exactly as he'd hoped it would. It's a bit looser, so we'll maybe only have one more procedure.

Once done, we headed home. We stopped at "old McDonalds" so that he could get the latest TMNT toy in his happy meal. Then he watched TMNT all the way home on the DVD. We stopped off at the bookstore (where Mommy used to work) to get him a treat for being such a brave boy. He picked out TWO new Spiderman 3 books. We also got a book for B-man and one for me. Daddy didn't get a book. He's a student, he has enough to read.

We played Candy Land once we got home. I haven't played that in AGES! He beat me the first game. But I won the second game. Then Cheeseman refused to play again. He's not used to losing. He doesn't like it. Must work on gracefully losing.

The whole family went out to dinner tonight at Hubs' place of business. It was ... well, it was. The boys wanted quarters for the game room, and Hubs watched all the Sportscenter on the TV. I wasn't really hungry, since I'd had the big McD's for lunch, and B-man ended up eating half my quesadilla anyway! It was nice to eat all together as a family, though.

A little girl smiled at B-man while he was running around. He came up to me and growled in his 2-year-old way, "She smile at me, Mommy!" Then he pointed at her and gave her his best scary "RRRRAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHH!" It was cute. Guess he is NOT interested in the opposite sex at all. Yay! I want my boys to stay little and innocent forever. I know it won't happen, but I can hope.

Watched Dancing with the Stars tonight. Loved Ian and Cheryl and Joey and Kym. Used up all my votes. I'm so glad Hubs lets me watch that on Mondays.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Easter Eve

It's the day before the celebration of the resurrection of Our Lord. Tomorrow, the celebration of Christ's rising from the dead. His triumph, for our sake, over death.

Today, another egg hunt.

We went to Zachary's house. I think we were just invited because I'm the only person who has boys. All the other little ones there were girls. That's beside the point. Zachary's mom teaches kindergarten with my sister, and will be Cheeseman's teacher in a couple of years. We hope.

We went over around 2:00. The boys all played together. Everyone shared. They have a nice, new house. Really nice. We could have fit our entire house into 3/4 of their downstairs. Sigh. Maybe someday. Anyway, about 45 minutes later, the kids finally got to "hunt" for eggs. They were mostly out in the open, so there wasn't much hunting going on.

Cheeseman and B-man both got LOTS of eggs. The girls were all going after the pink and purple eggs. My boys just picked up whatever they came across. Then they got sidetracked by the play area. It came complete with a lizard! They jumped a bit on the trampoline, but it was cold outside. So that didn't last too long. The parents couldn't stand being out in the cold any longer.

Such a change from last weekend, when we were all in shorts. Today, I had on jeans, a long sleeve tee, and a sweater. And I was still cold. Crazy. I'm not even sure I can wear my pretty new Easter dress tomorrow, because the high is only supposed to be in the mid-50s!

Hubs is at work. He worked last night too, so I got to watch the Devil Wears Prada. It was cute. Pretty predictable. But something I wouldn't have gotten to see if he'd been home. Now I'm out of movies though. I'll have Pirates of the Caribbean for next weekend though. Looking forward to that one! I've never seen the first one, just the second. I thought it was the first one while I was watching it, then Hubs informed me that it was actually the second one. I was like, why did you let me watch it then!? He shrugged and couldn't believe I hadn't seen the first one. What? When would I have had time to do that?

Well, gotta go stuff eggs for the morning. Have a Happy Easter! Praise the Lord!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Spring Break

My brother recommeds this movie. In fact, he has proclaimed to his fiancee that he is going to see it on opening night. I watched the trailer. Judge for yourself.

Spring Break begins today.

I have no plans.

Except to take Cheeseman to get a rod stuck up his ass. No, really. In order to get his rectum ready for the colostomy reversal, they have to dialate. The surgeon knocks him out, then sticks a rod up his butt. Lovely.

I got to see the actual rods. The ones they were sticking in my son's butt. I probably could have done without that.

Anyway, that's the most exciting thing I'm doing this spring break. Anyone else got better plans?

I'll be starting the end of school countdown soon. Yippee!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

What an awesome day! Got the boys up and ready for church. They are so cute! I'll have to post pictures later. Anyway, Cheeseman sang in our Children's Choir this morning! Argh! And he even played a bell! I couldn't believe it. I thought for sure he would chicken out. He's not big on the whole performing thing. But he stood up there, in front of the whole congregation (about 200 people) and sang with about 12 other kids. He's the youngest in the group, but he did a great job. And he managed to make silly faces at Hubs and I. What a clown!

This afternoon we went to John and Shannon's house. Their neighborhood was having an Easter egg hunt, so they invited us to bring the boys. Cheeseman and B-man had a GREAT time! Cheeseman even found some eggs with money in them. What kind of Easter bunny do they have? I need some of that!

After the egg hunt, the kids got to play outside some more. There's a trampoline, which Cheeseman loves. B-man was partial to the ride-on mini-car things. They have one that looks like a jeep. Man, he did NOT want to get out of that thing. He is not a good driver however. He kept running into trees. I think he's not getting a license until he's about 30!

Cheeseman and B-man were driving along. They came to the pole of the swingset/fort thing. They decide to drive UP the pole. They managed to flip the jeep over. With them in it. I was watching it, and the world seemed to slow down. Like slo-mo. It was awful! Hubs ran over there and picked up the jeep. They were fine. They crawled away, as Hubs put it back down. Then B-man climbed back in, ready to go again! I nearly had a heart attack.

I am so glad that the boys are making such good friends. B-man, by the way, is betrothed. There's a little girl at church who has decided that she is going to marry him. She's 3. He's 2 and 1/2. I don't see it lasting. But, her daddy is some kind of doctor. He could do worse.

And we found out today that Cheeseman has another girlfriend. Shalee. He's already got Mrs. Julia (his nurse from the hospital last summer), Ms. Suzanne (a doctor assistant), Mrs. Johnson (a teacher at his school), and now Shalee! What can I say? He's a chick magnet! Please keep in mind that the youngest of these women (except Shalee, who's 4) is about 25. Well out of age range. And they are mostly married as well.

Cheeseman doesn't understand the whole girlfriend thing yet. So glad for that. He's only 4! He doesn't need to know. I'm impressed he can keep up with all of them at the same time though. Most boys have trouble keeping up with just one!