We had a good weekend, I was in a crazy bad mood for most of it, mostly with the kids unfortunately, I think I had just had enough! That last paragraph from my previous post just carried over for the rest of the weekend.
When we took Landon to his baseball practice it was in an almost unmarked building (which we realized we were familiar with the building later), on a random side street so we drove around for over 20 minutes looking for the place, I was so irritated that Matt didn't just get directions from the beginning, I couldn't even talk b/c I would have said something that I shouldn't have. Eventually he stopped to get directions (which took another 10 minutes for some reason, the whole time I'm just getting madder and madder). We found it finally. We ran to Target to return something and then returned to watch the boys! They were doing good but I'm a little disappointed that we only know one other boy on the team. Landon's already informed us that he doesn't want to do baseball next year, but would rather do a different basketball program. I dont' care what he says though, he's finishing this year, he can not be a quitter. We knew going into this that baseball wasn't his favorite or strongest sport so I'm really not suprised! (It's not mine either).
Then after baseball we looked for Matt's birthday present (a marine radio) and din't find one at all so we decided to go to Kobe for dinner for his birthday. What a joke. I have to say that I normally LOVE Kobe, LOVE IT! THis time not so much. If you've never been it's one of those places where you sit around the grill and watch them prepare you food. You get a ton of food normally and it's very yummy! You could easily end up sitting next to complete strangers if you go with less than 10 people. Well, we only had 5. The couple that sat next to me kept asking me to move over, they didn't have enough room. I will admit that it was tight, but if Imoved over any more E wasn't going to be able to use the table for his plate (and his highchair didn't have a tray). I was already irritated at that and then as we were getting closer to finishing up dinner (we were by no means finished) our waitress came with boxes and pretty much scooped up my kids plates from underneath thier forks and boxed thier food up. And then she said that she was sorry that she was making us leave, but she needed the table. WHAT????? Since when is it ok to kick people out? There was another table open that they could use (and actually we must not have left quick enough b/c they did end up using it). We definately didn't enjoy the dinner as much as we should have, we were only there for about 50 mintues, normally a meal should take at least (minimum) an hour and a half.
After that we came home and played outside for a little bit when we came in Matt could easily sense my anxiety and told me he would take care of the kids so me and my computer disappeared upstairs all by ourselves! That felt good!
Sunday we got up and went to sunday school and church (where I was once again reassured that God wants me to go to Africa). After church we came home and made a leftover type lunch, laid E down for a nap, grabbed a quick one myself and then when E woke up the kids and I went to get matt's birthday present while he continued to sleep. That was enough to drive me crazy, me in a terrible no good very bad mood and three kids, one of which is extrememly strong willed and trying to be independent right now!
Dinner and bed after all that... I talked to Sarah for a little bit in the evening adn I think that helped my mood a little. Not sure why, maybe I had just had to much family time this weekend! Who knows! I definately feel better this morning!
E hasn't been sleeping all night in quite a while, he wakes up around 4am saying "Mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy... mommy...", but it's almost like he's talking in his sleep b/c I go in thier and he's laying down with his eyes closed still. Unfortunately I can't sleep through that, Matt doesn't have a problem with it though! Finally after an hour of up and down I made Matt go in thier, Matt told him it was time to go to sleep and the child did it! What's up with that?
I did notice the other day that he has two teeth coming in on top, not the ones you would expect though, I think they are molars even. That could be part of the reason for his lack of sleep, but I wonder if he has an ear infection too??? No fear though we are going to the doctor this morning for his 18mo appt so we will have him checked out! Wish me luck, I'm taking Carson too, so we and two kids 2 and 18 months. I'll be back later with an update!
Were home from the doctor, all went well! Little boy sat on the table the whole time they were looking at him (normally they put them on mom's lap), he sat still and let them do whatever they wanted, then the poor little guy had to get a shot, we weren't planning on that at all unfortunately. He doesn't have any ear infections (both relief and disappointment, I was hoping there was some kind of curable explanation for the night wake ups). It's probably b/c of his teeth that he is waking up though, and maybe a little bit of habit too! Lovely! He is 32 1/2" long, 25 1/2 pounds, both 50th percentile. He's a healthy little boy!