Friday, November 6, 2009

Furlough!

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We've been taking full advantage of Brandon's furlough! We've crammed as much fun and work into this week as possible. Yesterday, we got bagels at Panera, hit up a friend's garage sale and bought some puzzles and a car track, went to Target, got vaccinations, got a milk shake to celebrate the bravery, hit up the park etc. Today, we've spent a lot of time outside in the beauty and went swimming at Cessna. Eli had a blast, and I was able to get some exercise in the pool. We are working on "baby" projects whenever we have the chance. We rearranged our room today to make room for baby #2 to be in our room with us for awhile until we think Eli is ready to move upstairs. It looks great and we measured everything to double check that the crib, rocker, etc. will fit. So glad we have such a big house now! We need it! Brandon installed a heat pump upstairs. It's a window unit that has both a heater and an air conditioner. It should solve our problems with not getting enough air flow upstairs. You can just set a temperature you want it to stay at and it takes over! I'm praying it's our solution! I also took advantage of some alone time to sort through newborn toys and get to cleaning and storing. It feels good to cross things off our list. Eli's new word of the week is "cheetah". Brandon was just reading him a book and he said it. Now he thinks it's hilarious to say it when we ask him to. It's funny because it's never been an animal that he even cares about. What a kid! The two's are coming my friends. Eli definitely reacts more to things than before. We're lucky in that he obeys very well and will always do what we say, but might not be too happy about it.

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