Monday, October 20, 2008
We are learning to enjoy the new normal. My medical junk aside, here is a brief update on my guys, including a couple "Craig" moments....
Our family has started boxing. It is actually a really great way to relieve stress. If you haven't tried it, I recommend it. Beating the crap out of something really makes a difference! I'm including a few pics of Brennan going at it.
We are officially ready for Halloween. It is quite an event to decorate with a three and five year old. Brennan is having a great time wearing his Spiderman costume from last year, which was packed away with the decorations. Craig remains unclear why he also needed a new Spiderman costume for this year... John Paul will be Ironman. No, of course we didn't let him see the movie. No, I have no clue how he knows who Ironman is. But "Kenny is Ironman too"!
Our friend Kathy Jones is taking the boys to the pumpkin patch this weekend. They are really excited. Finally we will have something to cut up with knives!
My Godmother, Denise, and my Mom, arrive Friday. We are all excited for their visits. Craig may actually get some time off! Does anyone want him? He is available this weekend as well as the following.
It would be a well-deserved "vacation". He had his bi-annual performance review today. I remain impressed with how well he has juggled all of this. His review reflected his dedication to both his work and his patients. I am very proud.
I did, however, forget to tell you a Craig story from Seattle. We were in the car at a stoplight, with the windows down. The crosswalk was beeping for the sight-impaired, warning them that the light was about to change. Craig says to me something to the effect that it amazes him how many businesses use that fake bird chirping to add to the ambiance..................
He has also been courting me with his talents on Guitar Hero. Remember all those great '80's songs by Poison? Somehow it's just not the same.
My final Craig story is that he has completed an exhaustive Google search of our names. If you are ever really, really bored, like he was, look us up. He has quite the volume of published work and I design dolls. He also seems to be a terrorist.
John Paul got his first report card. We are so proud of how well he is doing, all the way around. Our circumstances or not, he's doing an awesome job!