We've had a nice weekend. My mom babysat Jonah on Friday night and we got to go on a date. And I have to say, this is the best date we've been on since Jonah was born. I mean, Matt might not think so since it didn't involve going to a movie (which is his favorite), but I had such a great time. We went to dinner and then to Adventure Landing. We played a game of putt-putt (I refuse to call it miniature golf), then went inside to play arcade games, and then another round of putt-putt. He whooped me severely in the first game, and only beat me by a few strokes the second game. We laughed and joked the entire time. I don't know what it was about the date or the time together, but I felt like that fun, happy-go-lucky, 18 year old girl he fell in love with. I've really missed her.
It was a VERY rainy Saturday, but we ran a few errands in the afternoon and then went over to my mom's for dinner. We made it to church this morning and went to Edward McKay this afternoon. Jonah cried the whole time, so after about ten minutes, I ended up back in the car letting him watch his videos. Speaking of videos, we got over $50 selling our used DVD's. True, they only gave us like $2 per DVD, but still. I'd rather have fifty extra bucks than a bunch of movies we're never going to watch again stashed under the bed.
I have a prayer request tonight. We have our appointment tomorrow at the hospital to get Jonah's g-tube changed out. I know it's a standard procedure (no anesthesia or anything), but I am really nervous about it. It's something we will do with the surgeon this first time and we'll actually do the rest here at home. BUT I think he is going to freak out and fight and will cause a struggle. Given the fragility of his skin, you can imagine why I'm anxious. I'm afraid we're all going to wish we were sedated by the time it's over. Prayers would be much appreciated.
On a different note, Matt and I are in the very early "just talking about it" stages of possibly maybe getting a mini-van. Both of our cars are fortunately paid off, so we will not be getting rid of the Escape. But Matt drives my 2000 Neon, and it has many a mile, so we know it probably won't last much longer. AND you should have seen us trying to get to the beach in the Escape. It was ridiculous. I had six bags at my feet, and Jonah had stuff piled up to the ceiling on either side of him. It was the softest stuff, but still, not my idea of a safe way to travel. Between bandaging supplies, normal baby stuff, and blended diet stuff (cooler, food, blenders, syringes etc), we really need a van when we have to travel. ALL of that to say that we are looking to buy a used van. Let me know if you have gone the used vehicle route and have any recommendations. We bought the Escape used from a dealership, but are open to other things this time around. Has anyone ever bought from CarMax? I'm hoping we can find a used (less than five years old for financing reasons) Toyota Sienna, but we'll see. Like I said, we're just in the talking about it stage. (Do you ever type "abou tit"? I do it all the time. I think it is the funniest of the typing mistakes.)
And because this post was long and boring, I will leave you with a sneak peek of Jonah on the beach. Could he be any more adorable?
An outtake. Also very cute.
A positive: the new blogger now has spell-check! Hooray. A negative: if you have a three column blog, you can't post horizontal photos extra-large (well, you can but it cuts them off). Bummer.