Two quick pictures of family to begin the month – 1) we sent our beloved Packers helmet onward and got a picture of Abe enjoying it! and 2) we celebrated Caleb’s 2nd birthday!
Mike was in India for work for a good chunk of November. He had a great trip and really enjoyed being there. We were so thankful that, while he came back feeling exhausted, he did not get sick! He and one of the founders of phData had a layover in Paris for a day while waiting for their Visas to come through, so they enjoyed walking the city a bit! Also, Mike bowled really well at their team-building activity and everyone was pretty proud of him for getting on the leader board for the month. =)
Meanwhile, at home…I did get sick for a couple days while he was gone. The boys handled things incredibly well. We had a little church service at home and even had Chipotle delivered to the house for the boys. Ha! Ethan still was able to go to see cousin Matthew’s play that day, but Micah wanted to stay home to make sure I’d be okay.
Thankfully whatever that sickness was didn’t last long! We had a play date, went out for dinner with Reggie, and I did some painting. We also re-instituted rest time for weeks when Mike is out of town and that really saved my sanity. I just need little breaks so that I can be patient and joyful and not irritable and annoyed. The boys have been rocking these rest times with paint by stickers, listening to story of the world, doing sudoku, etc..
Other updates for the month include both boys still enjoying their instruments:
Sometimes the boys want to “play school” and I always find it very humorous. Micah loves to be the teacher and Ethan absolutely LOVES spelling tests and asks for lots of words.
Hanson’s new CD came out and it’s great. 😉 And we continue to enjoy family night at church – Ethan does Cadets and I teach the kids club for the younger kiddos. Micah has opted to stay in there with me and is my little helper. And the guys love doing battles.
When Daddio comes back home from a trip, we often put pictures from our weeks up on the TV and tell stories to each other.