Friday, September 20, 2013


I'm still here. 

I'm a busy little bee.

A happy, happy busy bee.

Our Nanny left us at the end of the summer and went back to school for the year.  We were so sad to see her go.  Adam and I are still talking about how mad at the world we are for not finding her sooner.   She was such a huge help over the summer.  I couldn't have made it without her extra hands around here and I honestly felt like she loved on my boys like I would.  If it weren't for her, Kellan may never have been forced to eat real food!  In just a few short months we all fell in love with her and can't wait for her to visit over Fall Break!  We are hoping to squeeze in some dates nights when she is home for the holidays so she can spend some time with the boys. 

School is obviously back in and WOW what a change up that was for us.  Aidan was in shock for those first few weeks.  He literally told my Dad he has to get up in the middle of the night to go to school.  He's never seen the a morning in the dark.  It was too, too funny.  We had a small incident with some older kids putting their trash from lunch down his shirt (and some other kids, not isolated to Aid) but you better believe...Mommy made a phone call, Nana secretly made a phone call (we're officially embarrassed) and Daddy was ready to knock out a fifth grader if he had to.  But we are finally in the swing of things and I think he's really going to be happy.  It's a great school.   His teacher is a doll and the principal compliments us all the time on how wonderful she thinks our boy is.  That feels really good. 

He wants to do soccer, join cub scouts, go to the Catholic High School games, invite new friends over for play dates, ride his bike every afternoon,  read ALL the books in the library and spend all his time with his father and my Dad.  I love that he's busy but I'm taking a little down time to get adjusted this first quarter of school.  It's a lot.

Kellan turned 9 months old.  Post to come.  He's in to EVERYTHING.  Adam drops him off at the childcare at the gym and he tells me every time the woman that works there says "this is the sweetest, happiest baby but MAAAAAH GOODNESS...he is busy".  No shit lady, why do you think my husband brings him to childcare when I am home.   So I can shower or vacuum or pee.

Adam's grandfather passed away on the 10th.   He lived a good long 90 years.  His heart had been ailing for years so we knew the time was coming.   Adam actually lived with his grandparents when we started dating to help them out some.  His quality of life had seriously declined and he was in the Hospice unit at the hospital near us.  After visiting him, Adam and I pushed to get him back home and he came home on the Friday before he passed away.  It's like he was comfortable in his own home and ready to pass on.  Adam was able to see him in his final hours and the last words he spoke were to tell Adam that he loved him.  I know it was a very special moment for Adam.   It was incredibly hard to say goodbye to a man that played such an important role in Adam's life but we know he is in a much better, better place.   His funeral was lovely.   It was a gorgeous day to celebrate some one's life.   The Army sent a bugler to play taps and four soldiers to do a 21 gun salute.  Adam's grandmother gifted him with the gun shells after the ceremony. 

That's about all that is up with us.  Hope you all are well!! Hugs from the Harvey's!

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