I apologize for the lack of posting these last 2 months, life got busy, my back decided to go out on me, and life got busy! Business had just started to get back into the swing of things and I had just gotten into a workout schedule when my back decided to play a dirty trick on me. I have been spending most of my time laying around, not much is getting done on the home front. I have had an MRI and seen a neurosurgeon, who ordered a steroid epidural and physical therapy. I had the epidural done last Friday and I am now waiting to see if it is going to work. I am having much less pain but the numbness and weakness seem to persist.
The kids seem as busy as ever especially in these last few weeks of school. Unfortunately I have had to miss many of these events with my back problems. I actually missed the kids baptism, hence why there are no pictures. But thanks to Bryan's dad I do have it on video tape! Mackenzie was confirmed a couple weeks ago and I was able to attend but in no shape to get any pictures. I am hoping I can get some from one of the other parents. My lack of attendance and involvement has left me feeling like a terrible parent!
Little Buddy has been playing soccer on the YMCA Mighty Kickers spring league. He plays for the Rapids and is learning the rules and concept of the game. He seems to be having more fun as the weeks go on, but is still too hesitant to get in there and kick the ball. He does a great job following it and will kick it when no one is around, but his shyness keeps him from getting in there too much! This week is his last game and I will get some pictures to share, I promise!!
Badger Boy is playing his first year of baseball this summer. He is playing in Humboldt and his Aunt Teri is the coach. They have already started practices which he goes to on the weekends and the games start later this month. He has asked to play catcher, pitcher, and outfield and Teri says he is doing pretty good for his first year of real ball, but will be starting in the outfield. Teri is an awesome coach and will be working with him in the other positions. She also has her son and a couple of Badger Boy's cousins on the team so it will be very interesting to watch the games. He says that he is having fun and that is all that matters!
The Chatterbox is finishing up her last year of grade school and will be heading to Middle School this fall. For some reason I am feeling very hesitant to see her move on to that next stage, more so than with the older girls. She has plans to go out for the chilrens theater production of James and the Giant Peach this summer. She loves acting and will dive right in.
Miss Brainy is leaving middle school and will be a freshman next year. She has a full summer planned with the church mission trip, summer band, and lazy days spent with friends at the pool!
The Boss will be spending her summer babysitting her 4 boy cousins, ages 11, 9, 7, & 2. this will be her first job and a big responsibility. I have really been on the fence about this since she will be in Humboldt and not only have the boys to take care but also herself. Hopefully this will be a big step in the right direction!
Bryan and I are planning on taking our 4 year past due honeymoon trip in a couple weeks. We will be traveling to Chicago, to take in a Cubs game, tour Wrigley Field, and do some typical site seeing. We are both hoping that my back pain will be resolved by then, otherwise it may be a very interested trip!
Not much work has happened on the remodel. Bryan installed a new faucet and we will be installing new windows in a couple weeks, but the remainder of the work has been put on hold until I am on the mend. I am starting to be more like my husband than I like with at least 3 projects left unfinished! I couldn't wait to get outside, get my garden in shape and install the picket fence, but here it is middle of May and I haven't really done anything. The day my back started hurting I had planted and hung new hanging baskets and baskets on the front porch rails, but these flowers nearly died while I was on bed rest. They are slowly perking up and hopefully I will be too!