Thursday, March 5, 2009

Another Week's Review

It's closing in on one week since I last posted, but this post won't be nearly as long as the last review of a whole week.

We're all still sick around here. Charlotte has some congestion in her chest and is still coughing a little bit, but she doesn't seem to be bothered by it. Jared was feeling so bad that he stayed home from work on Monday and Tuesday, felt a little better yesterday and today, but said that if he doesn't feel any better in the morning he'll be skipping tomorrow as well. He loves his job, so for him to stay home, I know he doesn't feel well at all. He's asleep on the couch right now with four blankets on him. Poor guy. :( I haven't felt well since Saturday, but am now feeling much better than I was. I never before understood what my Mom meant when she said her "face hurt" from her sinuses. I now understand. Unfortunately.

I gave Jared a haircut for the first time on Saturday. Immediately after, he went up to the Hair Cuttery down the street to get it fixed. My bad...

On Sunday, we went to the memorial service for my stepmom, Bobbie's, mother. She had been sick for quite some time and it was an answer to prayer that she passed so she would no longer be in pain. The reason for everyone getting together was unfortunate, to say the least, but it was nice to see so much of the family, especially Aaron & Brittany and their twins, Benjamin and Micah. I hadn't seen them since Christmas of '07 so it was fun to see how much the boys have grown. We tried posing the babies for a picture and they surprised us and sat still for about a whole minute! Aren't they adorable?!

On Tuesday, Keystone Heights voted in two new councilmen, one of whom was Gavin! We're so excited for Gavin, but I know that our excitement cannot even compare to that of what the mayor must have (major sarcasm there). Gavin won the election by just three votes, so it goes to show that every vote does count! We heard Gavin share some stories of what he did to make sure people who promised him his vote got to the polls. To the lady with an infant in her arms: "I have women up there who can watch your baby for you!" :) When he is "President Rollins", I will be able to say that he is my brother-in-law and was my senior prom date!

Last night we were trying to get Charlotte to eat another bite of her soup, but she was refusing the soup and whining for a cracker instead. She started crying and making herself look all pitiful, which was cracking Jared and I up. She had the waterworks going, then looked at Jared and started pointing to him saying, "Da da da da da..." as if she were negotiating with him. When she realized that wasn't working, she told us she was "All done" using her baby sign language (quickly waving her hands in front of her). Then she used just one hand and put it up by her face, as if in a last effort to get out of having to take one more bite of that awful vegetable soup. Describing it may not convey how funny this was, but it was hilarious. Not the fact that she was being stubborn and strong-willed, but the tactics the little sinner tried to use were quite amusing.

So other than that, we've just been hanging out around the house, trying to get well, going a little insane without having television to watch. But Charlotte has been entertaining us quite well. We are constantly laughing and smiling at her in all of her cuteness. Today while I was scrubbing the toilet, I noticed that she was being rather quiet. I stepped out of the bathroom to see what she was doing, and I saw her sitting in the rocking chair in our bedroom, "talking" on the baby monitor like she would a phone. Then I just smiled and thanked God that I am able to stay home with her (and clean the toilets) and be there for all those sweet moments.

Look how cute she is in her little polo and khaki shorts!

"Hurry up with that Pedialyte, Daddy!"

This is what happens when you ask her Daddy to change the diaper...

Charlotte did some "organizing" by shoving a piece of paper into the spot where the external hard drive goes


Arin Rollins said...

Fun times at the Rollins Home!! You did a great job explaining everything! LOVE the soup story! And your nephews are so cute! Hope you all get feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope y'all feel better soon.

FYI, I am sitting at my desk listening to the music on your page. I love it.

And you should be very grateful to be able to stay home. It has been a week and half and I am still so sad to not be with Mason. Mike and I are focused on paying off debt (i.e. law school loans) so that I can reduce my schedule/stay home if I want to next year. Pray for us on this please.

Holly said...

ha ha ha ha ha