So I'm finally posting - sorry it's been so long!
We had a good time in Indiana when we were there a few weeks ago. It was good to see Jim and Bev and Scott and Teresa. Meredith was definitely bummed that she couldn't play with Riley and Mckenna, but she loved the time she was with Grandma and Grandpa.
Life here is the same as it has been all winter long...we seem to be stuck in our house more often than not. Last week I was at work and when I left, there was a coating of snow on my car and more snow in the forecast. I felt like shaking my fists at the sky and yelling "ARE YOU KIDDING ME???" Every week we have at least one storm, and to say that it is getting old would be an understatement. The problem is that our roads are basically mud roads, so there is a small window of opportunity to travel on the roads between when they are drifted shut and when they are impassible because of the deep mud. Unfortunately that window of opportunity is basically gone because the roads were muddy, and deep mud ruts formed on Sunday. Then Sunday night the ground froze, so now our cars can easily bottom out in places in the roads. I again feel shaking my fists and yelling "ARE YOU KIDDING ME??" Only now I'd be yelling at the roads and not at the sky...Ok, enough complaining about the weather and roads. (What would we have to talk about if the weather was perfect and the roads were all paved?)
Meredith came home from preschool last Wednesday feeling sick, and was home sick on Thursday and Friday. Before supper on Wednesday, I told her that she could change into her pajamas if she wanted, and when she didn't take me up on the offer, I knew she wasn't feeling well! (I think that if I would let her, she would wear pajamas or her princess clothes all day, every day.) By Friday she was acting like herself again, but she told me that she was only "kinda better." Today Kent was sick and stayed home from work. Hopefully this junk is not making its rounds around our house.
Jesse continues to grow and learn new things. He's really walking up a storm. And now he even knows how to kick a ball while walking! I included a video of him walking and kicking. His talking is practically nonexistent, but that's OK because he seems to spend all his energy learning to walk well. As you can tell, I was on a video kick one evening...and as much as Kent will hate it, I just had to include the video of the kids "attacking" him! :) The video of Meredith is of her singing a song that I sang to her millions of times when she was a baby - I think it stuck in her brain somewhere because now she loves it.