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  • Coen has turned 23 months and in just a few more weeks, he's going to be (I can't even say it...) 2 years old.  I'm in utter shock that he's already 2, but at the same time, I'm so excited for what year 2 is going to bring us.  We're planning a fun family and friends birthday party that should be pretty fun for him and I cannot wait for it to get here so he can see all that we've planned.
  • The last two weeks have been tough.  We've had a series of viruses go through our house that have affected everyone except Emie (thankfully).  This was the first time in a LONG time that I was actually sick and home sick for almost 2 days, just laying in bed.  It was the most awful thing I've experienced in a long time and I'm hopeful that we are all on the mend and it doesn't come back around in any other form over the next week or more.  And, like all moms know... when you're sick, the rest of the world has a hard time function.  Boy did I feel that last week.
  • Last Saturday morning, Sean work up and was completely feeling the virus, himself.  I left and took the kids to a bagel shop in town.  We were having a good time just hanging out and eating breakfast together.  As we were wrapping up, the lady that was making bagels said that there was a fire that she wasn't able to get out and that we all needed to leave.  I was so nervous about getting both kids out of there in such a hurry by myself, that I left my table a mess and just booked it out of there.  I had a nice older lady try to help me, which was really sweet, and also helpful.  I don't think that the fire became anything devastating, but still it scared the crap out of me.
  • Emie, for the last week has been doing a lot better with sleep and sleeping almost through the night.  I usually put her to bed around 9:30pm.  Before I go to bed, I go and nurse her one more time and usually she won't wake up until about 5:15am.  This has been dreamy and I hope that it continues.
  • Coen is getting so much better with listening and following directions that we rarely have to use time-outs to help remind him of his manners and listening skills.  This is such a blessing and such an accomplishment!  
  • My brother came home from Malaysia this weekend and it was nice to spend time with him, meet his girlfriend and just hang out with my family.
  • Being Memorial Day weekend, my mother in law was having a very rough weekend.  My father in law was in the military and this was just another holiday that is passing that is going to be hard to swallow.  It's not going to be easy and we won't forget, but thankfully he will know we are thinking about him.
  • I'm ready for summer.

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