Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Have I Been Doing With All Of My Time

What is it, you may ask, that you do with all of your free time Mitzi? Well I will respond WHAT FREE TIME WOULD THAT BE????? OK I know it's been over 6 weeks since I've updated the blog, and some of you (aka my father) have let me know it. So what is it I've been up to? Well...

Awards Ceremonies-Christian and Nicholas have really been excelling at school. Christian lettered in vocal music, and honor lettered in drama. He also received the awards for "Best supporting actor in a one act" and "Best supporting actor overall" as well as "Captain of the improv team" and was handed down a parody song that he has to write about drama for the next two years. Nicholas was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society, received the Presidential Award for Academics, and was elected to student council.

Auditions and Performances-Christian auditioned for and made the play production group. He also made the Varsity show choir (Free Spirit) again, and was named the Junior vocal captain (a Senior is always the primary vocal captain). Nicholas also auditioned for show choir and made the Junior Varsity show choir (In Motion). All 9th graders must start in the JV show choir. Both boys have had chorus and show choir concerts, Nicholas had a band concert, and Christian participated in the Play Production performance of "Willy Wonka".

Driver's Ed-Whew am I glad this is over. I can't even begin to explain what a nightmare this was. First we had a hard time finding a class that didn't interfere with all of Christian's activities, and then it was the problem of getting him to class at 3:15 each Tuesday and Thursday. I had to leave work early and check him out of school to accomplish this. Thankfully my new job offers me plenty of opportunities to work after hours so I could flex my time. Anyway, he took his driver's test and passed, and now all he has to do is go to the DMV the day after his birthday and get a photo made. According to him it is some universal conspiracy that his actual 16th birthday falls on Memorial Day.

Car Shopping-What else follows a new driver's license better than a new car? OK, it's new to Christian, but it is actually a 2002 Ford Escort ZX2, and he is in love with it. He actually named it Beatrice????? Whatever.

Loss- On April 11th, my manager at Children's Hospital passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. He was 55, married, had two adult daughters in California, a two year old daughter, and three elementary school aged step sons. His memorial service was held after Easter, and was filled with Hawaiian shirts, scrapbooks, Beach Boys music, and his surfboards. He was originally from California and he was the ultimate "Surfer Dude". I have lost one supervisor each Spring for three years in a row. Now I'm starting to get antsy when the snow melts.

Easter-This is where I get to be the doting Grandma. Alyssa and Logan were here for Easter, and I got some quality cuddle time. Logan is getting so big and so darn cute. I can't believe he is 7 months old. He loved his Easter Basket that the Easter Bunny was smart enough to deliver to Grandma's house. He really loved that the basket was K-State purple, Go Wildcats. He started pulling his toys and sun glasses out as soon as I sat him down. Did I mention that he is adorable. He loves to jabber, but hasn't said much more than baba yet. Alyssa is trying to teach him mama but he likes to say ggggggggggama. I'm just kidding, but he does go gggggggrrrrrrrr. Anyway he had a fever on Easter Sunday and Alyssa took him to the doctor when they got home. He had an ear infection poor thing.

Manhattan-Alyssa, Andy, and Logan closed on their house and will be moving in at the end of May. Yes, we will be going down to help, but I have insisted that I am the "babysitter". It's a hard job but someone has to do it :-)

Logan gave everyone quite a scare last month when he had an episode at day care. He stopped breathing briefly, but was fine. He ended up in the hospital having lots of tests done on him to find out what the heck is going on. Because of his feeding issues, and reflux history, I believe he aspirated. None of the tests in Manhattan were conclusive, but he is going to Kansas City to have a consult with a feeding specialist. He's fine, but he sure did scare everyone.

Alyssa and Logan will be home this weekend to visit with my dad and Geneva. They are driving through on their way to Seattle, and an Alaskan cruise, to drop off their dog. I will be dog sitting while they are away. They haven't seen Logan since Christmas so they will be pleasantly surprised.

OK, my fingers hurt. I think this catches us up for now, and I promise I'll try to be better about updating the blog.


Charlestons on the go said...

Wow, that was a good catch up session. I enjoyed it. I knew some, but not all of what you wrote. ONe thing I do know is that your boys are great. Of course we already know how great your girl is. It was fun seeing everyone this past weekend.

Anonymous said...

you forgot about my new car

Mitzi Cardona said...

Sorry, I didn't have a picture of it.