Whirlwind of a Week

Whirlwind of a Week

I feel like so much has happened since my last update!  I’m not sure where to start or where to focus.  I guess I’ll start at ‘step 1′.  That seems like a logical place.

Jaren had his first day of school this last week.  I can’t believe my baby is in Second Grade already!  I’m sure every mother feels that way when her kids start school.  His father texted me a picture of him on his first day, and boy, does he look so grown up!  With his hair neatly parted on the side, and that big ole backpack, it’s hard to imagine back when he was so small that he could fit in your arms.  I do wish he was with me for his first day of school, but either way, I am so proud of him!  Way to go, Jaren!

Rhonin also had a rather eventful week.  Though, not all of it was good!  He woke up one night, clutching his ears and crying hysterically “Owie!”  Having been through this before, I could see the classic signs of another ear infection.  After trying to calm him down, unsuccessfully, Mike had the brilliant idea of walking him around upright to relieve the pressure in his ear.  So there they were, talking a small walk around the apartment complex at midnight.  They came back and Rhonin was calm and collected.  We proceeded to all sit on the couch and rest.  Upright, of course.  I believe I fell asleep, but Mike was watching over us the entire time.  After some Benzocaine ear drops, Rhonin was able to get some sleep.  I took him to the doctor’s office the next day, and he was being so adorable.  The doctor came in and said, “Oh, Rhonin!  Why are you here today?”  He replied, “I have owie in my ear!  My doctor fix my ear so it no hurt when I lay on Mommy’s bed.”  I don’t think I could have said it better myself!  The doctor’s conclusion (and I quote): “Oh look!  A raging ear infection!”  So Rhonin is currently on “pink medicine” again.  He’s such a trooper!

Also, Mike and I went to our first Air Show!  We had a blast, but learned a few very valuable lessons.  (These are things that will come in handy the next time the Air Show is going on and we can bring the boys.)  First Lesson: Sunscreen.  Mike and I both were lobsters by the end of the day.  He wasn’t as bad because he did put some on, but seemed to miss a couple spots.  My face and arms were red!  The other lessons included bringing lawn chairs, water bottles, and hats to wear.  I still believe the First Lesson is the most important.

We got some nice pictures of the helicopters and airplanes they brought in for display.  I think Jaren and Rhonin would have really enjoyed it!  They would have had fun climbing in and out of the cockpit of the jet fighter planes, or sitting in a helicopter.  And the stunt pilots were great!  They were pretty awesome, doing flips and twists in the air.  The boys could have gotten a kick out of it.  Since they weren’t able to come, we did get them little die cast models of the Blue Angels.  I hope they like them.  Next year, I’m going to try my hardest to get them to come along, too.

And the last event for the week was the start of classes at Sonoma State University.  My first day of school was stressful, as I still have a lot of pain when walking.  So walking around campus was difficult.  But I am excited for my classes!  I am extremely nervous about the twin’s birth and finishing my classes, but it seems all my teachers are willing to work with me on any absences.  I really need to make sure I stay on top of my work and reading.  That way, if I have to miss any class, I will be maintaining the pace of the class as a whole.  So here’s to hoping for a smooth semester.  And who knows?  Maybe the twins will make their appearance during Thanksgiving, when we don’t have any class!  With babies, you never know!  I suppose it doesn’t really matter, though.  Everything will work out!