Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I left off saying our Family Florida trip was cancelled. After my Mom was released from the hospital, the trip came up. We knew it was too soon to travel, and started throwing different ideas out there. Go a week later, go in May, go in the fall, etc. You can imagine how hard it is to coordinate 15 peoples schedules at the last minute. The final decision was that everyone would try again in the fall, perhaps October. The only one that had a problem with that was us, as Tom will likely have the job with County by then and wont have any time off. So, we decided it would be best if we stuck with the original plan and went to Disney ourselves. If the family goes in the fall, Trev and I can tag along for a few days. This way, Tom doesn't miss out on all the first for him. Plus, we have the time off, spending money saved and the desire to go!
We wont be doing a lot of the things we wanted, like driving to St. Pete for the day to visit the condo. Yeah, rental cars for people under 25 are pricey! We wanted to go out alone one night for an early anniversary thing. Oh well! It will be wonderful to go just the three of us. We found a villa with a free shuttle that was reasonably priced. We leave Tuesday and return the following Tuesday!
Were so glad we decided this a few days ago because the police department called THIS MORNING to schedule Tom for his polygraph interview. And what do you know, its the day after we return, the 28th! Apparently, that day, he will do the test and then be given a date to return for the psychological exam. We know some academy's start in early June, so were hoping he will be in one of those. We are so close we can taste it! Mmmmmm...
The weather has been wonderful here! Last weekend we took Trevor to the zoo. I imagine we will be there many times this summer.
I went last Friday to buy our stroller. I was very unhappy to find out they were back ordered until May. I rushed home, found one online and it arrived Thursday. I used it today for the first time and am totally in love. I cant wait to stroll it around Toon Town.
Last Sunday Trevor turned 5 months. We went to Rainforest Cafe with our friends and their kids. Trevor really liked the sounds and animals.
This month has been huge for him developmentally. He amazes me every day. He sits up alone for a few seconds at a time, he is such a blabber mouth, he grabs items you put in front of him using both hands, he rolls over like crazy, he is simply perfect in our eyes. I need to do a 5 month post, but have been waiting because he had a big scratch on his nose. Keeping up with those finger nails is tough!
Monday, April 12, 2010
LOVE these kids! Brady, Annie, Trevor, Delaney, Charleigh, Tyler, Ben, Mikey
We hoped to go to an Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, but it was pouring outside. We made our own fun inside. In the afternoon, my Mom went to lay down. She hasn't been feeling well for weeks and has gone to the doctor multiple times. She has had tons of tests..and they keep finding everything to be healthy. Well, she came out of her room and almost collapsed. She said her heart was pounding and she felt like she was going to faint. My sister told me to call 911 and we sat her on the couch. She was more concerned in the kids seeing her than about herself. Luckily, the kids were downstairs and didn't know anything was going on. Tom ushered them into the attached garage to watch TV while the paramedics came in. We told them we were hiding Easter eggs..They had no clue the ambulance came or anything.
Anyway, they came and took my mom to a local hospital. The rest of the weekend is a bit of a blur. Ben, Annie, and Charleigh were picked up as planned and then all the focus was on my Mom. They told her she would have to wait until Monday to see a specialist. We all kinda moped around the house, feeling bad for her and unsure of what was to come.
Sunday was Easter. Trevor was enthralled by his basket and toys.
I did manage to get a few cute ones of the older kids.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Its been a while since I have written a post with substance. Here's a little life update:
Bananas were too sweet for Lil T
*He is still only having one meal a day. Dinner..between his evening feedings. I plan on transitioning in a brunch time meal in a few weeks.
*Toms application with the police dept. has progressed in a big way! He received the a conditional offer of employment letter a bit ago. Its based on the last few tests. He did the second physical last Wednesday and passed. Now, he will have the polygraph, psychological and final interview. We are close and can taste it. We hope to hear about dates for the final tests soooon!
I think that covers the major changes..There's more, I'm sure, but I need to take advantage of my day off with the bambino. Oh, and go buy my Cadillac!
Have a wonderful weekend!