Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer has come and gone.

Ray Ray started school. He's in the 2's and only goes one day a week. He still is crying for the most part, but last week was much better. If you don't remember Joey cried in the 2's till March, and now Joey begs to go. Hopefully we see Ray turn a corner sooner. My Mom always told me that as a mother you are as happy as your saddest kid. That makes sense right? Anyway, it's nice to have a morning with Louisa. I especially like it because that's the only day of the week I get to shower before noon! Ahhh, the joys of being a mother ;)

 My bestie from growing up, Alli Walli, came to stay with us in August for a few. The kids still walk past the room she slept in saying "Shhhh, Awwwi is sllleeeeping." Alli never misses a beat with the kids.... even on LA time. The kids love her and Ray still pretend calls her daily.
 My beautiful Mom just turned 60. We threw her a suprise 60th dinner at Ruth Chris and the night turned out perfect. It was just a small group of us, but very intimate and relaxing even if the night ended with a debate over where some glacier stopped in Franklin Township many moons ago. You'll have to ask my brother about that :)

 This summer was also filled with my 10 year class reunion. I began to plan it and decided there was no possible way I would put the energy into it that needed to be there. I passed the torch over to an awesome friend and our night was a huge success. Plenty of old friends, pitchers of beer and stories told at a local restaurant. I was impressed with our turnout.
 The girls finally met. Big Joey's best friend, Brian Egan, who is also Little Joey's Godfather, had their first baby. Brian and Jenn just moved back from Portland after both finishing their residencies and are finally getting settled back into Indy. Their sweet baby girl, Layla Jolee, and Louisa may just have to be best buds. For now, car seat buddies.
 We have a HUGE obsession with The Wiggles. We perform, dream, reenact, dance and do all things Wiggles right now. Little Joey can do every dance and studies them off of Youtube videos from our phones. We were able to go to their farewell tour at the Murat, and since then we have been dreaming of our Wiggles Halloween costumes. The Wiggles products are really hard to find. They aren't in many stores, only so many on Ebay and if you order direct from the website the Australia shipping will kill ya. So.... with that being said... if you happen to come across anything Wiggles, please send them our way. If you haven't been up to speed with them, this is their last year and there will be new Wiggles characters as of next year. We are desperately trying to collect all we can before the new guys take over. What we do for our kids, right?
 This pic slipped in there, but glad it did. We are still working on wearing our glasses, but isn't he a doll in them??  It's funny how things change.... when little Joey was a baby, it seemed impossible to have playdates or go anywhere due to crying spells. Louisa prefers the excitement and is bored out of her mind when the boys are sleeping. It's such a sweet blessing they have each other.
 Ahhh, there are the Wiggles. We got our tickets off of Groupon and the seats turned out to be pretty good. They put on an amazing show, and I am actually sad these guys won't be coming back (they are in their 50's though).
 A night away!!!! Big Joey and I finally had a night away. My pledge sister, Abby, got married in Bloomington last weekend. What a perfect place to have a wedding and bring everyone back. She married a Sigma Chi and that is the fraternity we mainly ran around with in college. It was great seeing all of the girls and guys at the old bars.

Lastly, a sweet pic of my crazy Ray Ray!!! If you think of it, say a little prayer for him on Tuesdays around 9:00am when he gets dropped off at school. He needs all the prayers he can get.... and so do his teachers.

Until next time, we will be either soaking up some good weather, performing Wiggles or at a Roncalli event trying to find the band.