25 March 2007

Lots of changes!

Last week was quite a doozy- ice show practices started, we are getting ready for Skate KC, Becca had spring break, yadda yadda yadda. This weekend began the major changes though. First we had to pick up Cameron's new bed. Nebraska Furniture Mart on a Saturday afternoon is not the place I want to be. We went a little later in the afternoon thinking that all of the shoppers would be at home preparing to watch the KU game, but apparently they are all KSU fans. After a little glitch in customer service and a 40 minute wait we were on our way. We had left the kids with Bill and Pat and I was soooo glad that they weren't with us. We met up with Stephanie and the kids and ate dinner and let the cousins play for a while. By the time we got home it was too late to start bed assembly (darn:)) so we started this morning. First we had to clear out Becca's bed- she got Cameron's old bed and now she actually has a bed that is a normal height. (and that we didn't pick up off the street, but that is a story for another day) Then we moved Cameron's old bed into Becca's room and began to set up the new bed. It took David about 3 hours to put everything together plus he stopped for lunch in the middle, so it was pretty close to 4pm when he finished. We of course had to run to Target, and got to the task of actually making this monster after dinner. Cameron is now in a loft bed with a desk underneath- it really is the perfect fit for his room and makes his room feel so much bigger! I will say that it is nearly impossible to make the thing though. I am sure we will get faster, but it took darn near 30 minutes to get all the sheets on and stuff. Cameron is now sleeping 6 feet in the air. It took a bit to get him off of the bed because he was scared to come down, but he seems to have mastered that now.

The other big event of the week was telling Cameron that he has Asperger's. I had always wondered about those people who didn't tell their kids things that I thought were important, but I didn't know what to tell him at first and then it kind of never came up. He took it pretty well, and I think he was almost relieved to know that he wasn't just weird, but there was a reason that he was different than the other kids. He is really trying to be more social, and I feel so bad for him because it is just hard for him.

We have reached the last week of David working at Reuters. It is definitely an odd feeling knowing that he doesn't have a job offer yet and that he will be at home. He went on an interview last week that seems very promising and they will be making their decision sometime this week. I know that there is a job out there for him, I just hope for his sake that it doesn't take too long for him to find. I know that he will worry about being home.

Other than that, Becca has a big birthday this week and we have the last skating competition of the season this weekend. Hopefully I will be able to get some good pictures up on the blog. Her dresses are so cute and she seems ready to go. I hope that she skates well this weekend.

I think I am off to bed. There still is so much for me to do in the kids rooms tomorrow. Ack!

19 March 2007

Bet you thought I was never coming back!

A combination of activities and frustration with Blogger has caused me to stay away for a while, but things seem to have evened out a bit lately. Basketball is over, so it is time to start summer sports. We signed Cameron up for baseball today and he will be starting kid pitch the middle of April. I tried to talk him into playing spring hockey, but it appears that train has left the station. Sometimes he will skate during public session, but he just isn't interested in playing anymore. I'm just glad that he hasn't expressed any interest in soccer- I am just not a soccer mom! That obnoxious noise that you hear coming from our direction is Cameron's new drum set. He loves to play it, but it is so loud that I am afraid someone will call the police on him.

We had our first ice show rehearsal tonight. Becca is going to be a bride and she is skating to "Goin to the Chapel". There are 6 other girls in her group and they are cute as heck. For the first time this year she is not in the tots group. They are actually calling her group supertots, but there is a small group of skaters that are less advanced than her group. I think she is still the youngest skater in the show though. She is also busy preparing for SkateKC on April 1. We have entered 3 events and got a good time draw- our first event isn't until almost noon. Gymnastics is going well. They are working on front flips off the beam and this strange back handspring off the beam onto a mat thing. I am amazed that she isn't scared of these things, but she always has a smile on her face.

We have been drug kicking and screaming into the current technological age- we actually have a video camera now. Hopefully I will be able to get some good footage of the kids activities. I played with it a bit at gymnastics today and I will probably bring it to skating tomorrow, that way I will have some experience working it before SkateKC.

David's last day working is now March 30. He had a very positive job interview today and they called him to have him meet with one last member of the team on Wednesday. It seems very positive, and keeping fingers crossed, we think they will make an offer. The job is much closer to home and we would only be paying taxes to one state for a change. He has made his first available start date April 16- he would probably fudge on that a bit if necessary, but he would really like to take some time if he could.

That's all for now, I think I am going to head for bed. It's been a long few days around here.