Monday, March 24, 2014

Around Here...

still not scrapbooking a whole lot
and not feeling very bloggy either.

But Evan is finally, finally back to his normal self. When they said 7-10 days for tonsil surgery recovery, they weren't kidding. This past Saturday is the day when I would say, he felt 99% better.
And that is 10 days exactly.
This photo is from on Thursday last week. We walked up to the fountain in the park. It was the first time he had left the house since surgery the previous Wednesday. It's about a 7-10  minute walk from our house. And I think the exercise and fresh air was good for him, but it definitely wore him out. So glad he feels ready and excited to go back to school tomorrow.

On Tuesday last week, Erin and I actually ran a few errands to get out of the house. We went to the bank, Target and to get Panera for lunch. And let me tell you it takes a bit to get out the door due to this...

she likes to bring her baby along. And baby's car seat sits rear facing in the car. That is her baby carrier and some books in the other hand. She literally wore her baby in the carrier while we were in Target :)

Something else we have been doing a lot of. Playing Uno together as a family at meal times. This was breakfast on Thursday. When Mike is home, he likes to play with us, too. It's a great way to spend time together and lots of fun!

I am so close to being done with my closet project. And as soon as that is done, I will feel like I can scrapbook again. I have lots of projects in the planning stages or half done (like the summer PL album I am working on).

I know I haven't been visiting blogs much, but I have just been occupied and just plain exhausted.
I will be by today and tomorrow though to see what you all have been up to.
Have a great Monday!


  1. Glad to hear Evan is back too 100%, and it looks like you've had some nice sunshine too! Hoping you are doing well (though busy), Mary Jo! :)

  2. Glad he is feeling better!! And that is so cute about her bringing her baby everywhere! I miss that! :)

  3. glad your little one is feeling better!
    i am with you on not feeling very scrappy lately. I do have a sketch on my desk for tonight hoping this will spark my mojo

  4. So glad to hear that Evan is back to normal and how cute is Erin with her baby. I bet it is so cute with her "wearing" her baby! Congrats on being almost finished with the organization...I know that will be a huge relief when you are done! Have a great week!

  5. I am so happy to hear that Evan is feeling back to normal! I'm sure he is excited to get back to school and his routine and see his friends again!

    Erin is too cute with that baby!

    I love the idea of playing games at meals! It looks like so much fun :)

    Hope you are able to finish up your closet project soon - you've been working so hard on it, and I'm sure its going to be so awesome when it is all done!

  6. Glad to here Evan has recovered from his surgery!!

  7. I am not at all surprised that you feel exhausted, you have had a lot to cope with and when our children are ill it is a worrying time. So pleased to hear that Evan is much better and feeling back to normal (nearly). Love, love the picture of Erin with her baby seat, how lovely is that. Do take care of yourself and don't worry about us, we are still here supporting you! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Yay!!!! So happy Evan is feeling good again :) I love that picture of Erin. Landry loves her baby doll, but Abie never really played with them. Just the difference in kids I guess.

  9. Glad to see things went well with surgery and things are getting back to normal. Awesome to spend time with the family too - so important! :)

  10. I'm so glad Evan is on the upswing! That must have seemed like a looooong haul. We love playing Uno here too, just not at meal time. LOL!

  11. So happy that Evan is feeling better.
    Luckily my girls have not had to have this done.
    Looks like it was a wonderful day to go to the park.

  12. Glad to hear he is 100% better! Love the fountain how pretty and how fun so close to you!
    IKWYM Im still unpacking and put the scrap book room on hold and wont be able to finished until we get back in 2 weeks. I have a couple small projects with unpack I want to finish before we leave.
    I'm only blogging twice a week for now.
    So excited you are almost finished with your project!
    Ellie use to do that too, bring her doll or stuff animal in a carrier so sweet and such fun memories!

  13. SO glad Evan is finally back to normal. Love your pictures!!

  14. So glad to hear Evan is back to himself! Hugs to you!!

  15. I feel ya. I've been exhausted too. Slowly getti.g back into a scrappy routine. Hugs.