Things sure do have a way of creeping up on you! I kept thinking, oh I've got plenty of time to get that done...but now before you know it everything is right there on top of you! Of course it didn't help that I got hit hard with the flu last week and was down for the count. It was horrible, everytime I felt like I was getting better and would try to get up...it would just knock me flat on my back again. Doug ended up taking the whole week off from work to help out and then he ended up getting sick as well. Let me tell you, two adults with the flu trying to take care of 4 kids is not my idea of fun! Luckily though we both started getting better at about the same time and are now back on the mend. I still get tired out pretty quickly if I try to do to much too fast. So I have been trying to take it slow, which hasn't been easy since I see how much work I need to get done. This week (besides catching up on all my housework and laundry) I need to start packing up all of my scrapbooking supplies so that Doug won't have to do it later. I also need to start going through clothes and packing up what we will need. I realized that I am going to have to go through boxes and try to find the kids spring/summer clothes to take along with us since I won't know when Doug will actually be back in WA for good with the rest of our stuff. So that is just another thing to add to my list.
Doug was finally able to get Ryann and Jaxon back in to the ENT for their rechecks. Ryann's ears look fine but Jaxon seems to have an infection (which we kind of suspected since he has a lot of yucky drainage from his ear) so we have to continue giving him his ear drops and then bring him back in for another check on the 3rd....which also is the day that we will be heading to WA. So as soon as his appointment is over we will be hitting the road for home. I had to reschedule my last appointment with my OBGYN here since it was originally for the 4th and that isn't going to work! LOL! So I now go in on the 27th of March for my last check up before we leave. They had wanted me to get an ultrasound done as well, but they weren't able to get me in before we leave, so I'll just have to take care of that once we get back to WA and I'm back with my old OBGYN....which reminds me that I need to call them and make sure that they will be able to see me once I get back! We also weren't able to get Jayde in to see the neurologist before we left either, so we will just have to wait and see what the Richland School District wants to do once we get there. It's going to be crazy once we get back trying to get kids registered for school and what not. So as of now, we are planning on leaving right after Jaxon's appointment April 3rd and if everything goes well and we don't have any hang ups on the way we will hopefully be back in WA around Easter. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everyone travels well and we all stay healthy! Making sure I bring along the car sickness pills as well, since my kids seem to have that problem on long trips (especially when Doug takes his shortcuts on long windy roads! LOL!)
On other news....the kids all seem to be doing well. Thank goodness they didn't come down with the flu like Doug and I did! I think they are all looking forward to getting to WA and being around family. Jaxon it seems has finally decided to start walking on his own!! He's still not doing it all the time, but now he will walk across the room to someone and he is getting alot more steadier. He still loves to push his walker around everywhere and run people down though! LOL! I think that is why he has refused to walk on his own for so long....he likes to drive! So we'll see if he's cruising all over the place on his own by the time we are back in WA.
The weather has been so goofy over here. Last week we had beautiful weather, it even got up in the high 70's and then on Thursday night it started raining and by Friday that rain had turned into sleet/snow. So once again we were surrounded by a winter wonderland, I even had Doug go pick up Doogie from the bus stop Friday afternoon it was that nasty out and the bus stop is pretty much right behind our house! Well the temperatures are starting to go back up and the ice/snow are starting to slowly melt again. Hopefully this time the warm weather will be here to stay and we won't get anymore of these weird snow storms....another reason I told Doug I would be happy to get back home! Oh and did I mention that we have a new car?? We are now the owners of a great big white suburban! It will take me a while to get used to driving something that big...but it sure is a lot more roomier and should give us more room to pack things for the trip back home! Not to mention it should be more comfortable, we have alot more room to move around and we wont feel quite as squished!