I had the whole May long weekend off! I haven't had a long weekend off since I was fifteen! (and I only had the weekend off when I was fifteen because I got kicked out of my house and moved two towns away and wasn't ABLE to go to work that weekend.)
On Saturday we just lazed around, and on Sunday we went down to Victoria to go visit with one of the good SILs. We did some shopping and went and checked out some cool highschool marching bands that were performing in front of the parliament buildings. I forgot my camera at home. :(
On Monday, we were again lazy, but did do a short shopping trip in our own town.
I've also been really sick this whole time. Which sucks. And I have these gross little red spots all over my face from blood vessels bursting when I puked.
It's almost the end of the month, and we've decided that if the house doesn't sell in the next few days, we're going to take it off the market. Although I really do want to move, and I'm scared that we're going to lose out on some cool houses, I'd rather KNOW what's happening than keep on playing this stupid guessing game!
It has been suggested that we could lower our price to get a buyer, but the point of us selling was so that we could make a big enough profit so we could pay off some bad debts and get a cheaper, bigger house. If we lower our price, then there's not much point in selling at all.
So we're going to take it off the market, do some upgrades, and re-list next year sometime.
And, in the meantime, we're planning some changes for the kids' rooms!
We'll probably keep the nursery the same, but update the paint. Cherry's getting a new room soon though, probably around her birthday. She's going to go into the middle sized room, which we just moved out of. We already have a bit of a "hibiscus" theme going on in there, but the paint is hideous. We're going to paint it a light pink, and do the ceilings white. We've picked out a junior bed from Toys R Us, and some bedding from Walmart. I can't wait to get it all pulled together, but we're going to wait until we have a little more cash.
I was getting a little upset a couple of weeks back that I just wasn't home enough to really hang out with my family. I was upset that I wasn't really connecting with Cherry as much as I would like to, and about the fact that I really didn't have anything to say about her here, but had lots to write about work.
Now that I'm working 3 and a half days and I'm home 3 and a half days, I really feel like I've been able to get more involved again.
So, here are some updates on Cherry:
~She now has four teeth.
~She always splashes a lot in the tub and throws all of her bath toys, full of water, onto the bathroom floor.
~She purposely throws her bottle and soother out of her crib just so that I'll bend over and grab them again for her.
~Along the same lines as above, when ever she's done with something, she'll just totally huck it across the room.
~She's super strong! When she grabs onto anything, you can just let her go and she'll hang there, holding her own weight. It's pretty funny!
~She seems to like to knock things out of my hands. Tonight she gobbled her whole bottle down during story time, so I went and got her some more formula, and as I was pouring the warm formula from the cup into the bottle, she reached out from the crib and knocked the cup almost right out of my hand, causing me to spill a bunch of milk.
~She loves to make people laugh. Her funny things to do are her "pug face" and making raspberry noises.
~She's taking a couple of steps at a time, but isn't quite walking.
~She says "dog", "hi", and "dadda". She used to say "duck", but has seemed to have lost this word.
~She loves to feed the dogs. She'll take bites of her food, then hold her food out to the side of her high chair in order to drop it for the dogs. If the dogs aren't there, she'll say "Dog?" and look around. It isn't very often that the dogs aren't there, 'cause they KNOW she's going to feed them!
~She loves to pull my hair. HARD. And she laughs.
~She yanks on Armondo's ears and uses them as handles when she rides on his shoulders.
~She's a big fan of Peek a Boo and sneezes.
~She rocks back and forth in the stroller to try to make it go faster.
~She likes lasagne.
~She's shying away from mushed food.
~She's drinking from sippy cups pretty well.
~She cuddles up to the cats, and is slowly starting to become cuddly with us again.
~She LOVES going out, 'cause everyone always pays attention to her and tells her how cute she is. She smiles at everyone and makes faces to make them laugh.
I wasn't raised in a Christian household, so I missed out on learning a lot of bible stories. I became a Christian when I was 15, but I haven't really read a lot of the bible. Esp not much of the old testament. A few months ago, I bought a bible for kids that has all the bible stories condensed and told in a format that kids can understand. I read Cherry quite a few of the stories, but have since put the book down for a future time.
In the story of Adam and Eve, it talks about God punishing Eve and all women for her sin by making child birth painful.
That was something I had never read or heard before, but it brought me back to what I was thinking/saying when I was in labour with Cherry.
I was saying something to the effect of : If evolution is supposed to be about "survival of the fittest" and evolving to make things easier, and if we apparently evolved from being on all fours, to standing upright... then why is it that childbirth is so much more painful and difficult for humans than apes, if humans are supposed to be more "evolved"? Why is it that humans have more difficulty than most other mammals? Well, it must be due to the fact that we were CREATED. Hmmm?
Argue with me if you want, but it just makes sense to me!
And that is all for tonight.