We had a great (but really really hot!) time at the fair this past weekend. Shaina came home from college and spent the weekend with us.
The fair was Saturday. We had a great Sunday too. But on Monday morning, Jonah woke up and couldn't open his eyes. His left eye apparently had a corneal abrasion and we spent the entire day in the dark - blinds drawn, lights off. He was so pitiful. He handled it okay in the morning, but a few hours later, he was OVER it. He was bored and MAD. It was so sad to see him that way.
This is a video I took with my phone yesterday morning. We were laying in bed, telling each other stories, in the dark. It's pretty much adorable.
We spent the day listening to music and audio books online. He was over that after about hour two.
This morning he woke up the same way, and couldn't (or wouldn't) open them. The left one was the injured one but he wouldn't open either one. He fell asleep for about 30 more minutes on the couch. I had gone upstairs to change G's diaper and get him dressed, and all of sudden, Jonah, from the bottom of the stairs, yells, "MOM! My eyes are open and I'm going to school!" So, with a bloodshot red, tearing, injured eye, I took him to school. Because who was I to squelch his determined spirit. He left his sunglasses on the whole morning, even in the room, but the teacher said he did well. (Oh yeah, Jonah is in preschool now, four mornings a week, and he LOVES it.)
He's still hurting some, but is able to have his eyes open now. He's MUCH happier and has proven to me, once again, that he's definitely the toughest guy I know.
I took this one this afternoon after he got home from school. I sure did miss those baby blues.
Baby G is doing well. He's 13 months old, and a true light in our lives. He is the sweetest, smiliest, most adorable little sweetie pie ever. We still don't have a timeline, but things are good! And God is faithful. And we are happy.
Exciting news - I have recently become a Beautycounter consultant! Beautycounter is a brand new company that is committed to creating healthy, safe, effective facial, body, and cosmetic products. We're educating ourselves about what we put IN our bodies but don't even think about the chemicals/toxins we put ON our bodies.
If you are local, would you consider having me in your home with four to six of your friends to have a fun girls night and to sample the products? It would help me grow my business, and get the word out that there is a safe option out there! You can check out my website at http://patrice.beautycounter.com and email me at patricesbeautycounter (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions.
I also have a set I lend out for a few days at a time if you are interested in trying them first. Just let me know!
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I promise you a social is VERY little work on your part, tons of fun, and really eye opening. I would love to share what I've been learning with you and your friends.
Last week at had my annual girly doctor visit (stick with me), and they put me in a room but then made me wait forever. They had a sound machine in the room and it was playing ocean sounds. It was actually really relaxing and I may or may not have fallen asleep in my gown on the table. I couldn't rightly say.
Anyhoo, because of the sound machine, while still in the doctor's office, I texted Matt and said that we should come down to SC to his parents and see if his folks could keep the boys so he and I could go to Myrtle Beach for the day. We realized it had been over three years since we had been to the beach! Of course, Matt's parents said yes, and so today we spent the day, just the two of us, at the beach!
It takes an hour and 45 minutes or so to get to the beach from their place, so we got there around 9:30 or so this morning, ate breakfast, spent most of the day at the beach, stopped by the outlets, and then headed to Chesapeake House for dinner. Best. Hushpuppies. Ever.
It was relaxing and rejuvenating. We laughed a lot and talked a lot and had a really great day. And then came home to the two sweetest boys on the planet, who we missed very much. We are so blessed.