Sunday, January 26, 2014

Back in the Swing

This past Tuesday was my first day back to work, so that means little G went to daycare!  He was a big hit with all of the other kids...I even got a pic from Sheila (the provider) during one of the days where he was all smiles.  Seeing that little guy pop up on my phone was the best surprise I could get during the day!

It was nice to hear that an experienced provider also noticed that G doesn't nap much during the day...and when he does, it's only for 30 minutes at a time.  On the flip side, that means he sleeps awesome at night.  Last night, he went almost 11 hours!  When I wake him up to feed him in the morning, it's really more for MY benefit than his - things get a little painful if he goes too long without eating...!

Due to the cold temps, Ava didn't have school (again) on Thursday this week.  And we're slotted for another few cold days this coming week, so I wouldn't be surprised if school was cancelled again.  I heard something about the seniors in high school technically not being able to graduate as they won't have completed enough days in school, due to all of these closings.  I know they will find a way to make it work, but man, this winter is wreaking havoc in unexpected places...  I don't think Ava's had a full 5-day school week since mid-December.  That's crazy!

When Ava WAS at school this week, they managed to take a fun field trip to see a sounds like all of the kids really enjoyed it, and it was a nice change from sitting in their classrooms all day.  She's reading more and more on her own...I love hearing her sound out words.  She does pretty well, and that makes it even more fun for us to read together.

My first week back to work went fairly well.  At the very least, it was great to see my co-workers again!  I was put on an account that is in service recovery mode, but I'm not getting too worked up about it at this point.  I'm looking at it as a chance to help develop a different relationship with the client.  We had a deliverable on Friday that we met, without any errors, so that was a great way to start the weekend!

Without a doubt, my favorite part of the day is when I get to walk in the door and see these two faces!

On a silly note, we discovered we could wash our couch and loveseat cushion covers in the washing machine, and not just have to rely on getting them professionally cleaned.  With two dogs and two kids, this news made me happier than I thought possible!  A minor accomplishment, but one that feels really great. :)

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