Monday, September 14, 2009

Tired, So Very Tired

I think the above title applies to everyone in my little family right now. Life has been busy these past few weeks. Good, but busy. We had Micah's first days of school. Followed by a short visit from my high school buddy Michelle and her dear little family. After that Ayla's first day of school. Then we had labor day weekend with no plans. I was so looking forward to some down time at home. Time to relax a bit & get to the chores that I felt had to get done before Kaia's upcoming birthday party. It started off great (according to my plans I mean). Then my husband decided he needed fall off of a shed roof. By some amazing miracle he landed just right and has no broken bones. We thought maybe he could heal quickly and go right back to work, but then decided he better not rush it. So, we very suddenly decided he should use his last week of vacation. If he was using his last week of vacation we should go to one of our church conventions. We packed up in record time & headed off to 4 days of spiritual relaxation and restoration. Notice I said spiritual and not natural. It is so hard to make a one year old sleep away from home. Especially when the lights in the sleeping quarters don't go off until 10pm! We got home yesterday afternoon & my mom arrived shortly afterwards. Somehow we all managed to get up and see the kids off on their bus this morning.

Ayla left quite a bit more subdued than she did the first few mornings of school. I think it had something to do with the fact that she got on the wrong bus on Wednesday afternoon. Somehow no one noticed this. Not any of the bus drivers or teachers or people that are supposed to be making sure the Kindergartners get where they are supposed to go. Not even her brother who rides her bus noticed she wasn't there. But Ayla being Ayla made it quite loud & clear when she realized what happened. The bus was able to turn around & take her home. She arrived here right on time, but was a tad (understatement of the year) upset that it wasn't on the right bus. The waterworks didn't stop for quite some time.

Anyway, she survived & slowly got on her bus this morning. The baby survived her days of very little sleep. She has been sleeping like mad since we got home. My husband survived his fall which is something that I can't be thankful enough for. He goes back to work tomorrow. Now I just have to unpack and clean and prepare for my baby's first birthday party. I'm not sure if I can survive the fact that her first year is almost gone. Snap. Just like that.

11 comments:

Shannon said...

oh, poor ayla! i've heard about that happening to a lot of people this year.

how did craig fall of a shed? scary! glad he's okay. for his sake and yours!

Shannon said...

a lot of people....or kids. i'm tired. =P

Gary said...

We missed you all yesterday. I talked to Chad, so between what he said & what you wrote, sounds like Craig is doing OK. Glad to hear that.

Jenny said...

While John and I were up on our garage roof last week, he told me about Craig's fall. I've spent hours and hours and days and days this summer on one roof or another and that's a constant thought in my mind. I'm glad Craig's okay!
Also can't believe that your baby is almost one!

Mindy said...

shannon - it was at menomonie. they were painting a metal roof & he slipped in wet paint!

Lani said...

Well if your Mom's there then maybe you all can get rested up from the craziness. Craig's feeling better? Hope so. Now go take a nap. All of you.

Neisha said...

Oh, poor Ayla!! The kids' school has a really good system on getting the kids to the bus but I still kind of worry if their bus is just a little bit late.
Glad to hear Craig is getting better.
Yes, take advantage of your mom being there and get some rest :)
See you next week!!

Oh yeah, can't believe Kaia is 1 already!! I still remember that tiny little newborn last year

Ben, Heather and kids said...

my baby is 2 today- i can't belive it.
glad to hear craig is on the mend. sounds like he's lucky to have no broken bones! sounds like some busy, eventful days!
*I hear you on convention not being a place for 'natural' rest. but yet, i'm looking forward to menom with 4 little kids :)

Amber said...

Wow...poor Craig...and Ayla...and Kaia, and YOU! Sounds like a tough week for almost everyone. Are you guys going to be at Menominee this year?

Mindy said...

cute picture, amber. yes, we will be at menomonie for some night mtgs. & the wknd. what about you guys?

ethel said...

yes, snap! aww..can't believe it's allready been a year! it must be the time for falling off roofs. our next door neighbor fell 10 feet and snapped his pelvis in two and broke several ribs...in other words, it's been very painful for him and he did almost die! glad Craig fared much better but i'm sure it was stressful in hindsight of what could have been!!! glad you had a good conv...hope things "settle down" for ya!!!!