Friday, May 16, 2008

Random Friday Thoughts

#1-- I am so glad this week is almost over. Ben has been out of town since Wednesday morning and let me tell you, the single mom thing is REALLY not for me. He'll be gone through Monday, but I will be taking advantage of my close proximity to my parents this weekend and going up there for some back up.

#2-- We're getting Nolan's pictures taken on Saturday. I am so excited, and a little nervous that his cute clothes will be too big. Mary is an awesome photographer, so I'm sure they will be adorable, just like Aubrey's were.

#3-- Like the good Americans we are, we went out and spent our economic stimulus check, just like "Curious George W. Bush" (as Tanner refers to him) asked us to. The result, a new TV to replace the dimming dinosaur that has been living in our house. This is our new toy:

I can't believe what a difference HD makes!

& finally,

#4-- I never thought I'd say this, but we hired a nanny. The babysitting situation was just at the point where I couldn't take it any more, it was stressing me out so much. I just couldn't seem to find an acceptable situation that would stick. SO, I got on Craig's List one day, and started emailing people that were advertising. And we found someone great! She lives close (Mapleton) and her husband is deployed with the Marines right now, so she was just looking for something to fill her days. She is obviously more expensive than a day care, since she comes to our house, but not unreasonably so. And Nolan likes her. I mean really likes her. It has taken such a HUGE weight off of my shoulders. I hope she lasts a very long time.


-Bridget said...

Good luck with the pics. I'm sure they will be adorable. I'm quite jealous of the new tv. Enjoy it!

Sandra said...

New toys are always fun! And I'm glad you found someone to help with Nolan!! That's awesome! Please tell your parents hello for me this weekend, and give your mom a birthday hug for me!!

Stefanie said...

So happy to hear the good news. I breathed a sigh of relief for you!

Jess said...

oh, all this is great news. i can't wait to see nolan's pics. and we got a new tv with out stimulus check too, yahoo! :)

Mrs. Webster said...

WoW! So many things! Jean told me you're going to mary and I can't wait to see how they turn out! Sweet TV. Good choice (HD) and that's great you found a nanny that Nolan likes! (hopefully not more than me though) ;-)