Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sophia, Sophia, Sophia

 Jan 29th
Sophia has started riding the bus from school to the super market next to my work.  It's one of the drop off locations for head start.  It is so nice to take 10 minutes to walk over and get her off the bus, instead of the hour is was taking me to pick her up and come back to work!  My newish schedule is mon, tues, wed, fri 8:30-3 thurs 9:30-3.  I like work and I love that I can have her here in the afternoons with me until its time to get Brooklyn from school.
The last picture is much worse in person.  I was talking to Mrs. Jackie out side and Sophia can running up screaming.  She had hit the edge of the house with her arm.  The skin didn't break but its really bruised!
Trent found out yesterday that he had to go to Arkansas hopefully for the last time.  It's just from wed till friday.  He had someone come with him so hopefully it gets finished and he won't have to go back.
This week was week one if anytime fitness.  I have really enjoyed working out again.  I love how much better I feel.  I am so sad I can't work out wed or thurs since Trent is gone.  He works out in the morning before work and I go at night after the girls are in bed.  I think this arrangement is going to work and soon we will both be feeling and looking much better!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

service and sickness

 Sophia at work with me when her school was closed.  It had rained so much the water had risen and the sewer system at her school was overflowing! She told everyone who walked in she was the boss and was in charge!  That was definitely ok with us. (Jan 11)
 (Jan 12)
 (Jan 14)  I finally broke down and bought every one umbrellas.  As soon as the girls got home from school they wanted to play with them outside.  I gave them 2 minutes.  It was cold!  Brooklyn picked a black one with cute flowers.  Sophia picked a bright orange dinosaur one!
 (Jan 16 for the rest of the pictures)
 Sophia has a 103.1 fever!  She also has her bad cough back again.  I feel so bad for her, tomorrow is p.j. day at school and she might miss it.  She has been so excited about wearing her new p.j.'s to school but she might be wearing them to the dr!  Hopefully it's just a bad cough.  In December a bad cough led to a chest infection.  That lead to a seriously bad ear infection and pneumonia!  I don't think she had really recovered completely from that.  Honestly with all of this bad weather I'm not surprised at all she's sick.

This week and last week I have had two opportunities to stop, in the cold cold rain and help people with broken down vehicles.  I am in no way bragging but it did make me feel like I was making a difference and truly serving our fellow man.  (Thank you daddy for teaching me some basic car skills) I find it sad that not many people stop to help.  Last week I even had people honking their horns at us!  And a police officer was in the traffic waiting and never got out to check on what was going on.  Today we were passed by an officer, he didn't even slow down.  Today I saw a car with their flashers on and passed them like everyone else.  I decided to back up and see if the person needed any help.  It was a mom with a young son, and a flat.  She was on her way to car pool to pick up her other son.  I loaded the mom and boy up and we went and got our kids together.  On the way there I called the missionaries to see if they could come help.  They were in fact in the area and had a lull in their day and would be more then willing to help.  By the time we got back to the car they were their!  We got her tire changed and found out the spare was flat too!  In the time before that I found out we had some things in common and even live in the same subdivision!  We exchanged numbers and i brought her home.  Her husband will pick up the car when he gets home from work.  When we got home I talked to the girls about service (more about this instance then last week because last week I was by myself on the way to work).  I talked to them about how helping Mrs. Cassie we were "serving our fellow man" and how we should always look for instances to help no matter how big or small they are.  I know I do a lot of lecturing to them about helping others.  I know the best way to teach is by example.  I even really liked her.  You never know I might have made a new friend!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Reminder

So my dad might have reminded me I haven't updated the blog in awhile.  Yes there is a lot going on.  But some of it hardly seems noteworthy.  Last week Trent was gone to Arkansas to do some work.  The girls and I spent the whole week playing!  Well when I wasn't at work and the girls at school.  They are such sweet girls!  Trent was able to come home for the weekend.  I didn't tell the girls so it was a fun surprise when Trent came knocking on the door!  While he was gone we have had so much rain it has flooded all the "back roads" I like to drive on!  It's now taking me longer to get anywhere.  It flooded the sewer system at Sophia's school so she even got to go to work with me a little last week.  This week Trent is gone again and it is rain, rain, rain! 

Last week I also got the brakes changed in Trent's car.  The mechanic also fixed the power steering and back light without charging me extra!  I will definitely be taking the Xterra there in a few weeks for some basic maintenance issues.  It's always nice to find a honest person to work with.  He also did an amazing job.  We were done within an hour, and he had an awesome play area for the kids!

To end Sophia is sick again!  Her cough is back.  Hopefully we can nip it in the bud before it becomes a chest infection then pneumonia like before.

Can you believe I haven't taken a picture yet this year!