Monday, April 06, 2009


So I am still here but just barely!

Moving day went very well. I am lucky enough to have a great friend out here who kept Chase all morning, fed him lunch, let him nap at her place and then watched him even after he woke up... all told, I think Chase was at her house for 6 hours. It was fantastic because I was able to really get in and help with the move. Oh and she kept him for a couple hours on Friday! Thank you so much Kari! And thanks to Lexi too for sharing her toys!

Everything went pretty smooth and by the end of the night we actually had some where to sit down and eat the Chinese we ordered. Kevin, Dave, Kari and Lexi were our first official dinner guests ;~)

Sunday was Andrew's 1st Birthday and I was not going to miss that event! So instead of unpacking and rearranging, Adam, Chase and I headed down the road to Annapolis. I can't even express how great it was to see Christine and Andrew. I can guarantee if I lived in AA county, we would be together every single day. I just love them so much!

The birthday boy!

Friends since we were 9 years old... love love love this girl!

Andrew made short work of his cake!

My cuddle bug. He only slept for 20 minutes on the way down so needless to say he was exhausted throughout the party. I have to say even when he is at his limit, he is still a good boy. He wasn't crying and whining or being a brat. Adam and I did slip away to give him some time to rest... we sat in the rocking chairs on Christine's front porch... I want rockers on my porch now. It was so serene and beautiful. Adam and I rocking, Chase curled up in my arms, Adam and I talking in hushed tones... it was really pretty awesome.

Today we hit the ground running. The house was in total chaos but we started our new routine. Unfortunately Chase woke up sick this morning. He was under the weather last week but nothing more than a runny nose. Not so today... he was cranky, his nose was running like a faucet and he was barking a cough all day long. The morning went ok... we ran over to Grandma's for a quick visit, hit the bank and the post office and then right back home. Then lots of fun playing in the new house... well the parts he is allowed in. Lunch and nap... everything went well up until that point. After nap... it was whine central. Everything and anything was cause for anger, frustration, hitting and crying. Thank goodness Adam got home when he did... I was minutes away from needing to be committed. We suspect he is cutting his fangs and for whatever reason they are causing more problems than all the other teeth combined. Add to that actual sickness... I think he has a sore throat to go along with that cough. Then on top of that, his sleeping routine has been thrown off completely due to the move and traveling.

All that together and you have the tri-fecta from hell.

I am not sure what happened to the tired angel at the party. The one who I bragged about mere sentences ago. I suspect he feels comfortable to act out in front of daddy and I but if there are other people around... yeah, who new story!

My loving husband and Chase's devoted daddy ran the dinner, bath and bed time routine and now we are comfortably sitting on our full couch and enjoying the beautiful sound of silence. In fact I am enjoying it so much that I have relaxed myself into a zombie like state. I am going to bed. Goodnight all!


Johnnie Avocado said...

chase is SO a momma's boy! hahaha And Andrew can eat some cake now! I hope life slows down for you soon!

KaraB said...

Please stop posting all these babies' pictures on here cause I'm gonna steal them all and butter them and eat them.

Claire had a day last week when she wasn't feeling well where she was just inconsolable. Constant throwing herself on the floor and being generally irate. Fun, fun. I hope the little doodle bug feels better soon!

You in a bigger space and me with cable! I think we pretty much have it made!! :-)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Some kids just have more problems cutting teeth than others. I hope he feels better soon (for both of your sakes!). :-)

everyday musings of a stay-at-home mom said...

It was great seeing you on Sunday. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you too. Heck yeah we would be together all the time if you lived closer.
Hope that Chase feels better soon and that you are feeling comfortable in your new house :)
I can't wait to come out and see it!
Thanks again for making the trip.
Love ya!

Ebeling Family Blog said...

oooh, poor chase (poor you, too!) I hope he feels better REALLY quickly :)
Can't wait to see pic of the new place when the chaos has settled (maybe a before and after shot would be fun !)

Anonymous said...

Glad to here you moved in! And... oh... poor Chase. I often have hard times to figure what is wrong with my baby girl when she acts out and screams. At the end, I often find that she was not feeling well. Hope he feels better soon and comes back to normal sweet boy!

kathi said...

The picture you painted of the rocking chairs on the front porch and the hushed tones...loved it. Perfection.

Mandy said...

I'm gonna feel bad if my next kid is a boy and I don't think he's as cute as Chase

Glad to hear you're getting settled in. Can't wait to see pics!