Archive for January 11th, 2009


The Weekend

We woke up Friday morning getting excited for our visit from grandma & grandpa Janicek after work/school that day.  On the way to school, Bailey couldn’t believe that it was already the day they were coming.  Her week went sooo fast.  We were scared that they were not going to make it as it started raining later that afternoon , but it did quickly turn to snow.  They were just going to have to take their time.

Once they arrived, we headed to Hy-Vee for dinner and then came home with the movie Narnia, Prince Capia.  It was good.  Bailey fell asleep 1/2 hour before the end of the movie.  During the break from a fight scene.  Not sure how she could do that.  But, she was able to see the ending on Saturday before I brought it back.

On Saturday morning, we had our 1st PS-MAPP for foster parents.  We were encouraged to see the participants in our class.  We had left our orientation with the impression that most people wanting to be foster parents were not really dedicated to the cause.  However, we did come away with a different impression.  Over half of our class is grandparents trying to get permant custody of their grandkids.  That surprised us at first, but as we talked about it, it didn’t really surprise us.  There are 5 younger couples also in our class around our same age.  So, I really look forward to the next 9 weeks of getting to know them more.

Bailey had a great basketball game (even though she fell on her funny bone).  We went out to eat with her, grandma & grandpa Janicek (who took her to her game for us) and grandma Charlotte at Little Chicago.  Then, off they went to Aunt Laura & Uncle Robert’s house to celebrate my sisters birthday with her.  And off we went to Jacki Kelly’s baby shower.

Bailey was the winner of the pin game.  Everyone started out with a pin and if you said the word BABY you had to give you pin to that person.  Bailey got a lot of people in the room.  So, she won a coffee mug and some mints.  Jacki got a lot of awesome gifts.  Things have really changed since we had Bailey.  It’s amazing the type of tools you can have to assist you in the first year of a childs life now days. 

After the baby shower, we went home and made a Taco Ring.  Angie Cox came over and we hung out playing wii.  Zach showed up later. 

It was a late night, and it hit Bailey hard.  She went snow boarding with SCGO & daddy in LeMars.  I guess she fell off her tube and got hit by a lot of people.  She cried a lot, cause it was scary, but no bumbs and bruises to show for it.  When she got home, her and dad played wii and the tiredness set in.  She cried anytime she made an error.  Everything frustrated her.  So, she is now enjoying a nice quiet bath.  Then PJ’s and a movie to calm us down before bed.  What did I do all day, like I have been doing many other Sunday’s…. studying for my real estate exam.  Unit 7 completed.  I believe there are 15 units total.  UGH.