He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Party Time

Last night I went home for the evening. That meant that I had to fight through 2 1/2 hours of traffic because of that stupid bay bridge. Then, I had to rush around to pick up Noah (thanks again Kelly for watching him for me) and then get him fed, bathed and in bed. Oh, I had to water the lawn, take out the trash, check the mail and do all the little "mommy things" that needed to be done before hitting the bed myself. I was able to sit down and watch Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC. What a woman. I think I have it bad some days with my busy schedule, three young kids and the cancer life we're living, but this woman has 5 kids, one with Downs Syndrome, is already a governor and is running for VP of the US. Wow! I'll have to add VP to my list of goals.

Anyway, while I was snuggled up in bed with Noah last night, Jeff got to spend the night on the oh so comfortable hospital pull out. He apparently doesn't get too bad of a sleep though because at some point in the night, Joshua woke up and had a party with the nurses. You see he fell asleep yesterday around 5:30 and didn't wake up until about midnight. Jeff put on some movies for him and went back to sleep. Well, this morning he awoke to find out that Joshua had been making his way around the halls with his nurse. He had gotten her to get him out of the room and push him in a little buggy. He played hide and seek with the nurses and also got a chance to play with play dough and crayons. The nurses made him balloons with faces out of exam gloves and he just had a great time. When I asked him about it this morning he said. I played hide and seek and didn't wake up Daddy. Glad to know he's having fun in the hospital at 3 am. These nurses are just the best.

Noah's enjoying his first week of school. I haven't had much time to talk with him about it and of course it's complete work trying to get information out of a 4 year old but he seems to be liking it. I know it's wearing him out since he is exhausted come bed time and doesn't put up a fight to go down. I just love school.

And Adam is still doing well with the pee pee thing. I am so proud of how far we have come in the past week and a half. I keep telling him once he gets it all down we'll have a potty party. Cake and all!

So all is well. Hopefully we'll be able to bust out of Hotel Hopkins by early tomorrow morning. It's been a crazy week with juggling kids, school, soccer and the hospital. Jeff and I have only had a few moments face to face this week. I'm looking forward to a relaxing and quiet weekend. And we all know that with three boys, that just won't happen :)