Thursday, July 4, 2013
In May Huxley and I took a trip to CA for my good friends Lynda's wedding. First you should know that I absolutely dislike flying. Im pretty sure its because im afraid of heights but the thought of flying makes me sick. When my friend Lynda first told me she was getting married and wanted me to be one of her bridesmaids I was completely flattered because I have never been asked to be a bridesmaid and I have always wanted to be one. My excitement slowly turned to anxiety when I realized she was getting married in CA. During the months that fallowed I worked on planning how to get from IL to CA without having to fly. No matter how much I tried to avoid it, in the end the easiest thing for Huxley was going to be for me to just suck it up and fly. I had a lot of anxiety about flying with a one year old because I really just did not know what to expect. In the end It was not bad at all and everything worked out just fine.
Posted by Alma at 8:37 AM
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This past year has been many things. I have not had time to blog our adventures and discoveries very much. Here are a few of the bigger things that have happened.
- HUXLEY HAD EYE SURGERY
- I WENT BACK TO WORK
- WE MOVED
Ok, the list is shorter than I thought but it sure does feel like a lot. Especially with a one year old thrown into that mix.
It is finally summer here. I remember last year just wondering how much fun we were going to have with Huxley at the parks, pools, and libraries. Now that he is actually able to get around and play with, he is so much fun! I mean, he was fun before but now he is fun on a completely different level. We have been keeping busy at all the places we can possibly get to before summer slips away. I even flew with him to CA for my good friends wedding. He was a trooper! as always.
I am going to try and be better at documenting more of our adventuring.
I leave you with a photo dump
Posted by Alma at 7:47 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
This brave little squirrel made its sneaky way up to our second story deck where it proceeded to eat some of the birdseeds that had been blown out of our bird feeder. Huxley was confused as he watching it chow down right on the other side of the glass. He was banging on the glass and the squirrel was not even flinching. Crazy squirrel.
Posted by Alma at 9:58 PM
I don't think terror is understandable until you have been legitimately terrorizes. Last saturday, Mike was going to take Huxley and Noah on a walk. I was in the middle of sewing but decided to tag along last minute. It was a beautiful day full of children playing outside riding their bikes around. As we got down the block and crossed the street, my attention was drawn to a close by apartment window where two dogs had begun barking at us. What happened next feels like a dream. I remember telling michael that those dogs were about to get out and come attack. Within seconds they busted through the screen and charged us. Mike says he did not believe me until the dogs were attacking him and Noah. The pitbull was the strongest most vicious dog that I had ever seen and it was fixated and determined to kill Noah. You can just tell when an animal snaps like that.
Anyways, Michael told me to go and get Huxley out of there. In hindsight I definitely should have listened to him but instead, I faced his stroller away and hesitated. When I saw how much mike was struggling to keep the dog away my adrenalin just carried me over to that dog and I gave it the hardest kick I had. It felt like I had kicked a stone wall. The dog did not even notice.
Realizing that I had walked away from my baby I rushed back to him and realizing we needed more help so I begun to yell as loud and as desperate as I could. I remember there was a moment that I looked over and saw the dog bite Noah. Noahs painful bark echoes in my mind still. Finally after what seemed like an eternity some very brave men came to our rescue and the dogs sort of snapped out of it. I made a big guy walk me until I had Huxley in the garage because the dogs were still running around. I just remember crying and pleading for them not to let the dogs get my baby.
All in all it was an unfortunate situation full of unfortunate circumstances. The dogs owner was on vacation and the dog sitter who lived next door had just open the window to give the dogs some fresh air. The one dog also happened to be the biggest strongest pit bull that I have ever seen.
after something like that happens you can't help but think of all the should haves or what ifs. I have been trying to stop myself from doing that and focus on the fact that Huxley, Michael, and I are ok. Mike had one puncture wound on his arm and a few scratches and bruises. Noah got bit quite a bit but is healing like a champ.
I am so thankful.
Posted by Alma at 9:45 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Right after Christmas we moved into a condo that we decided to rent. Besides for all of the actual moving and painting, it has been great. It is a great way to start off a new year! I painted Huxleys room a light grey/blue and I really love it! It was either this color or tangerine. I think we are all happy that I went in this direction.
With the move and all, I have not had very much time to do any decorating. I did however want to do something simple in Huxleys room because the plain walls were bothering me. I had a bunch of paint samples that I cut up into triangles and sewed together to make these cute banners. I absolutely love how it turned out and best of all it was free!
Posted by Alma at 12:55 PM