January... I am so lucky to have two weeks off at the end of December/beginning of January.. Crazy thing is, I use it to do things like this...
A full clean-out of the boy's room. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I refuse to do this for him. If he helps, he is proud of himself in the end. Double win for me.
Again, working from home with a toddler has some unexpected challenges.
Little did I know, the Cherry Berry in Rogers actually has an arcade. He knew... but I didn't. I think it was a little secret between him and his Papa.
Because of all of the crazy snow (at this point, one long track in December and a few days in January) the kiddos had to go to school on MLK day. I was off as our office was closed so the hubs and I decided to join Chaz for lunch. And by lunch I mean sitting with him at 10:45 (yes, they have lunch at 10:45) and watching him eat his lunch.
When you join them for lunch, they take you to a special table and your child gets to invite a friend to join him/her. Chaz chose Noah, one of his BFFs.
We didn't tell him beforehand so he was beyond excited. Which really translates to incredibly goofy!
mortuusequusphobia. Look it up. There are actually support groups. Wow.
Now to be clear, I really doubt the hubs has said phobia or would ever be clinically diagnosed with it or join a support group. But at the very least he has an extreme hatred for it. Extreme. Over the years it has gotten better-- he can sit at a table with a ketchup bottle on it (as long as it is not clear or oozing) he can handle a ketchup packet if the opportunity presents itself and we actually have ketchup in our fridge (although it is on the back of the very bottom shelf--out of site, out of mind)
So on this day when the baby asked for it and the hubs grabbed the bottle and plopped some on his plate--- I almost fell out of my seat. WOW! Unfortunately for the hubs, he liked it. He really liked it.
They actually took this picture and I love it. I really love it because it is my boys but the special thing about it is the sign hanging in the background. There is one in each of their rooms. Chaz picked them out for Mother's Day one year.... and since I am a mom to two, I got two. Precious!!!He was able to celebrate his BFFs bday one afternoon after school. So much fun! I love this little family to death!!
January was a challenging month. We learned a close friend's daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. I pray everyday for this sweet girl. She is technically in remission but still has a long road ahead of her with treatments. Amelia and her family are very dear to us so if you could, please say a prayer for her. She is a fighter, no doubt, and will kick this thing in the butt! I just know it!