So it has been a while once again since I have updated. That's because the flu bug found our household and it's been passed from Shaela, to Xavier, to Jared, and finally this weekend, it was my turn. Thankfully, mine lasted about 24 hours and was gone. But it made for a long couple of weeks with the whole family getting it!
What have we been up to in between??? Well, last Thursday we travelled to my home town of Brandon and spent the night at a hotel there, compliments of Jared's work. We got there around supper time and after eating some delicious Subway and watching the latest premiere of "Survivor" we spent a few hours in the pool. The kids loved it! The next morning Jared headed off to his work meeting (the reason we were there in the first place), and the kids and I went for another short swim. We hung out in the hotel until we had to check out at noon and after some McD's for lunch, we all had a wonderful afternoon nap in the van and then picked Jared up. We had supper with good friends of mine whom we hadn't seen in forever, and then ventured to my mom's to pick her up and bring her back to our house. It started snowing a few hours before we left, though, so the usual two hour drive home turned into four. You know the roads are bad when the semis are only going 60!!! Thankfully, we made it home safely and the next day dropped Mom off at the airport for her week long trip to Mexico.
This week so far has been filled with the usual hanging out at home and going to activities. This morning was gymnastics and Xavier did SOOOO well this week! He is truly loving this and it's so much fun to watch him learn new things! This afternoon, however, he decided to wake Shaela up early from her nap while I was busy doing some work on the computer. So, they are both VERY cranky children this evening, Shaela especially. I have had a very sore back the last few days and am therefore very tired today and more than ready for them to go to bed so I can enjoy a bit of peace and quiet before I turn in for the night! AKA, Jared and I will be able to watch some of the Olympics without the kids jumping all over us or fighting with each other!
They were super cute earlier this afternoon when Jared got home from work, though. Xavier's imagination has been running wild lately, and today he decided that he was a hawk and they ran in circles 'flying' and squawking for a good ten minutes. About half way through their escapades, I pulled out the digital camera and took a short video of it. As crazy as they make me when they are both cranky, watching them play like that makes it all worth it!