Monday, June 27, 2011

One Month...

…and counting.

We have officially been “actively waiting” for a month today. On Saturday we went back to Babies R’ Us and bought a new car seat….just in case… :@) We realized at the store that apparently a lot has changed since the last car seat/stroller combination. Seriously? Two grown adults who have successfully done the baby thing before should be able to figure out how to fit a car seat into a stroller, right?? I’m blaming that new-fangled stroller for our technical difficulties.

Here is our ultimate decision:

Yes, it’s blue. No, it’s not because we’re hoping for a boy. Mackenzie’s car seat was also blue and we just really like blue. Also, all of the neutral ones (as usually) were ugly. So the decision was that it’s easier to have a girl in a blue stroller than a boy in a pink one. I think it’s pretty :@)

We are also in the process of filling out many, many pages of grant applications. We mailed in all of the information for the Show Hope grant today. I was glad to get that one checked off because the due date on it was June 30th. (Yes I sent it overnight and Yes I got delivery confirmation!) Praying that they will have funds available for us. The good thing is that most of the applications ask the same information so hopefully we’ve pulled all of it together and the rest of the applications will go quickly.

Kindergarten camp is going well despite the fact that kindergarten campers do not nap in preparation for no naps in kindergarten and this has made her Uber-cranky!! I think we are starting to get over the hump though and making a turn for the better. We’ve started putting her to bed earlier…like a LOT earlier! The plus side is that there will be more grown up time at night, but the bad side is that I’m starting to feel a little rushed once we get home. Hopefully we can adjust to the new schedule soon. Preferably BEFORE she starts kindergarten!!

Other than all of that we are keeping busy. Normally we plan a vacation in the summer, but that is on hold. Not just because I’m terrified to be out of range in case we get The Call, but also because I am saving my vacation time for a very special occasion in November. My “baby” brother, Steven, is getting married. Yeah, it took a little while to get used to typing that. I am very, very, very excited for this. It helps that we are very fond of his fiancé. Can’t wait!

Post again soon, (yes Sandra, I promise!!)