A slightly lenghty post of this week. First of all, my work is nuts. I'm staffed part time M-W with every other Thurs. With my vacation time, I took off every Thursday all summer and lots of extra days. That being said, we have been at record numbers of patients for the past six weeks and with staffing issues I'm needed more. With the schedule Matt and I came up with we don't have to have the kids in day care or day camps. One of us is mostly home the days they are off all summer. Very very lucky we are! The savings on day care is amazing. It does have drawbacks though....rarely are we off with the kids together. On my working days, I'm now on 10 or 11 hour shifts with the work craziness. With the commute it's about a 12 hour day away from my family. UGH!!! We make it work but that's 12 hours without Mom to plan for the day's activities and everything ready to roll for me not being present. Matt is amazing at Mr. Mom. He totally deserves to do nothing this Father's Day...but he's working! :( Enough about my work rant. On to pics.
I snapped this of these two cuddling after work on Monday. They are very tight.
Pictures from Mitchell's day today! He was invited with two other friends to Charlie's birthday party. It was at Climb So. Ill in St. Louis, a rock climbing place. He had a "AMAZING" day and they asked him to spend the night. I was tickled because Charlie's Dad said tonight how different Mitch is without his brother around. We are really starting to see how different they are. Mitchell made the comment tonight, "Mason has a bazillion friends and I have only a few REALLY good ones." Mitch is so right on and gets it. I had begged Mitch to be good on this excursion and he loved every minute of it. I was reminded of his littleness when he asked to take his Spider Man pillow instead of his Colts pillow to the sleepover and when I dropped him off, he was playing imaginary play. Mason is growing leaps and bounds and maturing at the speed of light. I'm thankful that Mitch has found a niche of friends to still stay little....even though he looks really big at these rock climbs!
Two games tomorrow and back to long work days Mon and Tues. Six Flags Wed!
Happy early Father's Day!!!!!!!! Love Papa Dan and Papa Gary so much! We've done ok with our crew so far only because of the great parenting we had ourselves! :)