As the title reveals, I feel like I’ve left you all hanging. Here it is the middle of January and I’ve barely posted anything in the last month. That should tell you that things have been a bit nuts in the Hinton Household. Busy and yet, lacking in content to share with you all.
So yeah, we had a very busy few weeks around the holidays. Though, it was amazinggggg to not have anything on our schedule (for the most part). Meaning, Elena was home from school, home from the Jackson Center, only had a few therapies over break and we were able to breathe for the first time since this summer. Not only that, but we had Chad home with us too practically the whole month of December, so it was wonderful to spend time all together as a family without the typical chaos of our constant running. We stayed put for both Christmas and New Years, which also helped. Not having to run to 10 Christmases makes the holiday actually feel like it should, time spent with family, relaxing and remembering what we are celebrating.
In January, we always hit the ground running. Elena returned to school and the JC. Chad just returned from a tortuously long annual sales conference (and yes, we survived, barely). And here we are, mid-January. Honestly, not much to report though.
Elena has been a bit off her sorts in the last couple weeks. So much so that it warranted a very scary trip to the ER on Sunday (just as Chad was getting on a plane, thank you very much). They found nothing wrong, which was both comforting and frustrating but she isn’t 100% herself yet. So yeah. Calvin is crazy energy kid. Like, how is it that a human can have that much energy? If only I could have a sliver of that! Though, he’s been such a trooper. We lost our Wednesday babysitter (while Elena is run to therapy and the JC) this month to a full-time teaching position, so I’ve had to drag him with me to three-hour afternoons in Mooresville, which is a bit tricky in January. We had a lead on a new sitter, but that fell through and now I’m in a bind so if you know anyone…… Otherwise, the poor kid will spend every Wednesday, napless in a waiting room for three hours with occasional trips to the Mooresville Meijer. We’re both not looking forward to that.
See, not much to report. Maybe in the next couple weeks I’ll have a spurt of energy and actually something meaningful to share with you all. Sorry I’ve left you hanging AND faked you out with this boring post. If you need me in the meantime, I’ll be looking for a babysitter and some inspiration! 🙂
I’ll at least leave you with some cute pictures of the kids:
Elena working with her PT, looking SO big.
We survived without you, Chad!
Calvin has discovered how to torture Pete and he’s doing great at it!