Saturday, April 17, 2010

These kitties have found their place in our family very quickly.
We love them oodles and they are SO good to our girls.
Look how patient they are!

Cuddling in Becca's chair.

No, they didn't get in there themselves.
But as you can see, they didn't try to leave either...

Izzy found this perch on her own.
I guess she needed a hiding spot and figured this was a good one.

Esther put Izzy in the dolly stroller.
It looks like she might be really mad but she isn't.

This always makes me laugh.
Sometimes Izzy slips under a blanket on her own
and then Autumn arranges a pillow for her.
Other times Autumn puts her there.
She just loves to be comfy.

It has begun!
Any girl who grew up with kitties knows
that you have to dress them
in doll clothes at least once or twice.
Autumn claims that Izzy likes it. :)

A new "do" for Heidi to keep her growing bangs out of her face.
Not only does it keep her bangs out of her face,
but when she's tempted to play with her hair
she plays with the ponytail
instead of twirling the top of her hair into KNOTS.
Works for me!

Ummm...yeah. She's done it again. And this time she only did half and then asked Autumn to help her. So did Autumn say, "No Esther. Let's go show Mom. You know you're not supposed to do that."? Of course not! That's right. Being the loving sister she is, she tried to FIX Esther's hair because it looked funny.

I'm so glad hair grows back.

She fell asleep at the table!

A cutie in Sunday dress. I mourn the latest hair loss looking at this picture.

I love this baby of mine. And I can't get enough of her in this outfit!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Opera Widow

No pity party here, just the facts because it's so insane I have to document it.

Tech week is here.

This week more than next week I am an opera widow because, on top of school and work, there is opera. With room for little else.

Monday: 07:30am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 09:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 07:30am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 07:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 07:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday(!): 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday(!!): 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Intense, huh?

And we learned at the doctor's last week that Eric has an inflamed nerve, or neuroma, in his right foot. He went to the doctor wondering if he had a stress fracture because of intermittent pain over the last few months. The prescription? Stay off your feet as much as possible. (As well as some physical therapy.)


Ha hah.

Yeah. That'll be put on the backburner till after the opera.

I don't say any of this to complain. It really is not a pity party and I hope that anyone who follows our blog knows that without this added note. Just love and support, please. Does that make sense? We love our life and all we've filled it with. I don't feel sorry for myself this week and know the girls and I will be just fine. But if you think of us this week, could you say an extra prayer or two? This is QUITE a week for Eric.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010