Monday, February 23, 2009

Heigh ho, heigh ho, back to work we go...

Things have been going V E R Y S L O W L Y here at casa Stone.  Casey and I were both horribly ill for about a week and a half and even after we got over the initial whateveritwas we are still feeling rather tired and drained... But, we're back to work and plugging away.  It's amazing how much your house can completely implode when you're sick for so long.  The last week, when we sort of got our appetite back, we were surviving on mostly fast food (which Lily absolutely loved and Jack got to experience the wondermousness of ketchup - more on that in a minute) because neither of us felt up to cooking.   We spent most of the week thinking "We're horrible parents! Our parents would have done so much better!"  We quickly realized that there were days when our parents felt like poo too and just let us fend for ourselves or called in back ups. 

On Friday we finally felt well enough to get out of the house and do some shopping, so we headed to Sam's for diapers and a few other things, and then hit Meijers, Walmart and Aldis.  Afterwards, we still felt like being out and about, so we went meandering and got hungry.  The four of us ended up at Burger King where Jackson discovered not only the play area but ketchup as well.   He went completely through the play area with Lily once and made it up the climbing part (he's become a total monkey in the past few days) by himself, but then he decided that he had enough and came back down for some french fries.   Little man then discovered the joys of ketchup.  He had never tried it before so I dunked a fry for him and at first he was like "What's this?" and was making a bit of a yuck face.  But then, he decided he liked it and wanted more ketchup.   He then proceeded to suck the ketchup off the fry and attempt to dunk it again (he had some dexterity problems there, but he managed to make a mess).  Finally he decided screw the fries and he picked up the little cup that held the ketchup and essentially drank it.   Casey and I, being amused by the whole situation, let him get away with it, despite having a ton of ketchup on his coat, face and hands.   It was a fun evening. 

On Saturday we decided to get chinese food and little man discovered that he likes green peppers.  He was running around chewing them!  Weirdo!  Casey doesn't like green peppers and I certainly don't like green peppers.  This is one thing that both Lily and Jack like - they both like spicy things.   Go figure.  Jackson, however, he eats everything so it will be interesting to see what his tastes are when he gets older.  Lily is all about the veggies.  She loves 'em. 

Yesterday we spent the day starting to clean up the house (it's a rather large job) and organize the office.  With various things coming down the pipelines, I wanted to be as organized as possible so I can essentially just go go go.  We'll see how it goes, though.  I forsee impending disaster, but it sure as hell is going to be a fun trip!  And who knows, we might even make some money at it!

That's all from our end.  How have you all been?

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