Monday, March 24, 2008

I Am Currently Incapable of Thinking of a Witty Title

March is going out with a bang! We have been enjoying ourselves so much lately and the best part is that Zoe has been a ton of fun. She loves being able to go outside again and I have to be careful about talking about going outside if I'm not prepared to leave in the next few minutes. Easter was great. It was our last day in the ward and we enjoyed every last second. For dinner I fixed corn beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots, rolls, and deviled eggs - I originally boiled the eggs intending to color them, but as the time approached, I decided that I needed a nap more than dyed eggs. After dinner we got together with the Namannys for dessert. Zoe played downstairs with their kids and it was fun to have a conversation without having to regulate or "help" - one of Zoe's many new words.

Speaking of new words, Zoe is constantly building her vocabulary. If she isn't picking up on words we use, she is creating her own language. She literally talks all day. And sings and shouts and generally makes sure we are audibly aware of her at all times. I love it. I hope she stays in a good mood as our week stretches on and our life gets put in and taken out of boxes.

Packing is coming along slowly, so we really need to get ourselves in gear this week, as we plan on having all of our stuff out by Saturday night. That said, please excuse us if posts are few and far between in the coming weeks. If I could, I would post more often, but blogging (and checking blogs) seems to take over everything else when I do it, so I will have to practice some self-discipline and refrain, to an extent. What would really help me out is if all of my fellow bloggers could not have anything noteworthy happen so I won't feel compelled to check your blogs so often. Is that asking too much? (OK, I was just kidding on that one, it's actually really relaxing to sit down after working really hard, and sometimes not so hard, and check up on you all)

UPDATE - I started writing this Sunday night and it is now Tuesday morning. Zoe is having a hard time with the move and has stopped taking naps, although she gets fussy and starts crying "Nap! Nap!" She also refuses to fall asleep before 9:30 pm despite being put to bed by 7:30. Plus, I managed to hurt my back last night which means I have to cool it a little on the packing. I can't just stop altogether, as I'm the only one able to pack right now, but I just have to watch myself. James has a huge project for one of his classes due this week so that is top priority for him. At this point, I'd say my top priority is keeping my sanity. while I'm doing so, if I happen to get the laundry done and the rest of the kitchen packed, then I'd say that the day is a success.


The De Souzas said...

Holy craziness. Please let me know if you want me to take Zoe so you can get more done or if you need to rest. And her hair looks SO cute in those pictures, by the way.

Christian & Erin said...

I wish I was there to help!! Remember what the doctor said about how you are supposed to move. Be a good delegator. Call Leslie! She offered. Good luck dear.

Lindz said...

We would love to have Zoe come over and play with us! Send her our way, so you can get your packing done. Let us know of any other way we can help you move!

Kayla said...

Zoe is so cute! Those pictures from your trip crack me up. The first one, she looks so small next to your nephew. We're gonna miss you guys!

Melissa and Will said...

Yeah, you guys are going through a crazy time but I hope all goes well! Yeah, we love nursery and Michelle is really good and doesn't cry.

The Griffins said...

Hey guys! James, it was so good to hear from you! I can't believe it's been so long! Your family is SO cute! Congrats on number two! It's crazy, but do-able. When things get out of hand, I just tell myself, "People have multiple kids all the time and they're still alive."

I love reading your blog. I get to keep up with you and ben and ladonna- and travis on flashback fridays. That's the best. Desta- you rock. I know you have no idea who I am. Ask James. :]

Kimberly Grisham said...

That reminds me, we should start packing :/

I've moved my blog for the final time to Blogger. The new address is:
Hank & Kimberly Grisham

Just to let you know! :)

Romney Family said...

What a mess with your flights and all. I am glad that you survived it. I hope all goes well with packing!! Let us know if we can help you out in anyway!! we would be glad too!!