Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mixed Emotions

So much is going on this week and I'm not quite sure where to put myself. 

I'll start with the best part; Liz is home!  Yesterday after school, I packed up the kids, picked Nik up from work and drove to Logan to pick Liz up from the airport.  She landed early and we got there right on time.  It was so good to see her.  We drove to her parents house and then went out to dinner before coming back home.  I haven't laughed that much since the last time she was here.  I miss her do much when she's in Ireland!  Liz bought Dougie and Aer Lingus plane (which makes airplane noises!) and he hasn't put it down since he got it.  He even brought it to the sitter's house today. 

Worst Part; Nik is leaving on a business trip.  He'll be gone for almost two weeks.  Normally this wouldn't bother me, besides the fact that I'll miss him...but Kate hasn't been sleeping and it has been really nice to have Nik's help.  Also, Dougie is at the age where he'll REALLY miss him and understands that he wont be home tomorrow or the next day...I'm hoping I can convince him that talking to him over iChat with video will be good enough while he's gone...but no one can replace Daddy.

Kids have been crazy at school since we've been doing MEA testing.  We're finally done and back to work this week and I've been having a hard time wrangling them in to do ACTUAL work.  I've decided that the best thing is to have them write about their pets...for the first time all day, right now they are quiet.

Time to head to lunch.