Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Feeling Sad

Well, 3 weeks ago today, we left Washington for our grand adventure. I was very sad the day we left, but really haven't been sad since. I think the excitement sort of overtook whatever sad feelings I had. Now that the excitement and newness has worn off a bit, I think my sad feelings are coming back. It really doesn't help that Julian keeps asking for Grandma, and Grandpa. He also almost daily wants to see Preston and Jessica, and Carly and Big Gabey. Last night, Julian refused to go to sleep. He was having a melt down, point blank. He was screeching at the top of his lungs, and having a freak out attack. He said the wanted his milk. So I went downstairs and got him a sippy of milk. "No not THAT milk (more screeching), my baby milk." Ok so what the heck does that mean!? Apparently, he wanted the Horizon milk that he drank at Target! Ugh! He had consumed the entire box, so I didn't know what to do. I think last night, was the first time in my 2+ years of motherhood where I had absolutely no idea what to do. A little while later, he was crying some more, and he said, "Mommy, I want grandma." It was seriously the most pitiful and heartbreaking thing ever, and all I could do was cry along with him. I wanted her too.

Tonight was a little bit better as far as going to bed goes. No continuous screeching, so that's a plus. He still though, fought sleep. He did tell me that he wanted to help Grandpa build, and find the screw driver and play with Grandpa's cool car, and drive. It's amazing what his little head remembers! For those that don't know, my dad, Bob, has a 1956 Ford Thunderbird. That is the cool car, and Grandpa let Julian 'drive' it a lot! Yesterday, we watched Two And A Half Men which is a show that we watched nightly with Grandpa!

We had a good weekend. We went to the Iowa Stat Fair on Sunday! I know you're probably thinking, Sunday!?!?! How could they? Barry had agreed to volunteer at DMU's booth at the fair. They scheduled him for Sunday. I wanted to go to the Fair, and with him being in school all week, knew it wasn't going to happen during the week. Plus he had 2 free tickets, so we didn't pay a thing to get in. It was huge! I don't know what I was expecting, but certainly not that!
The first thing Julian and I experienced was the Butterfly House! It was heaven for my bug lovin' kid!

I'll have you know that that butterfly on Julian's arm was RIGHT before we left. We were inside that house for about 30 minutes, and right before we left, one flew on him. It freaked him out a little :)

Next up was the volunteer farm! Super cute! Julian had to plant his crop:

Then bring his crop to the market:

And then with the $$ he made from selling his crop, buy something, his choice, a popsicle! (Good choice J, it was SUPER hot!)

What would be a fair without a funnel cake? I feel bad that G isn't "IN" the picture. He really is, sleeping in the stroller behind Julian!

Barry wanted a famous local dinner, Pork Tenderloin Sandwich (BARF!!!)

And for the record, Iowa State Fair corndogs are just as good as Krusty Pups. Yep, I never thought I'd say it, but it's true! Iowa State Fair however, does not have the deliciousness that is Fischer Scones!!

Gabey got to sit shotgun while Julian napped in the back. Yeah G thought he was hawt stuff :)

Julian is in love with carousels. I have said before that any carousel horse is named Bronco...well the theory holds true in Iowa!!
Julian and Bronco (and me making sure my lil' cowboy doesn't fall off!!)

And now that J is officially over 36 inches, he can ride certain rides solo!! Where did my little baby go???
Driving and showing the kid who was behind him what tough looks like

The fair was way fun. I didn't get a sunburn despite my hours in the sun!!

In other news, Gabriel is trying to crawl. He is always on his tummy now, trying desperately to get his knees under him! I can not believe it! He isn't even 6 months old! He is getting those little baby knees under himself more and more often. He is so much different than his big brother!!

Here is Julian showing off his Jolly Waffler Goodmama. I'd asked him, "Julian, what do pirates say?" This was the answer. ARRRRGGGH!!

And, here is a cute pic of the boys together from Saturday!!

Well I am holding Gabe, he's sleeping and my bed is calling my name!! I will blog more tomorrow, hopefully!!


Stacy said...

I have been thinking about you a lot the past couple of days. I miss you guys so much! I can't wait to come out in a little over a month! On Saturday I wanted to go to the Farmers' Market...but you weren't here to go with. I know that is really silly compared to what you are feeling, but I just started crying. I know I am a dork, but I couldn't help it. It is so weird to be so far away from you. ANYWAY, I hope you start to feel better. I leave on Friday for two weeks, so I probably won't have phone or internet...BUT I will call you when I get back! Love Ya!

shoppgurrl78 said...

I know that it is hard being away from your friends & your family. I've been out on my own for a long time now, & I still have moments where I miss my parents. Each day gets a little bit better, so just hang in there.

jmason said...

The first few weeks are hard being away from family but you will get used to it. This month we've been away from family for 3 years and it still is hard sometimes but we visit there or they come here every few months. It will get easier! ((hugs))

Sounds like the fair was fun! Did you have any good food on a stick??

Angela said...

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally cannot imagine being away from my family. You're doing so well! Love the pictures of your precious family. :)

~heather~ said...

I'm so sorry you're homesick! I know it's hard, it'll get easier as time goes on. The fair sounds like a lot of fun. We used to go to the Illinois State Fair and it was the same, huge with great fair food! If you ever make it to St. Louis, we have a huge Butterfly House here that's a permanent fixture!

Katie said...

I love your blog. I hope things start to get better. Change is hard, but things will get easier. I got hungry reading and looking at fair food.