Thursday, January 01, 2009

Back in the saddle

We're now back and readjusting to life at home:

"Mama! Mama!"
"I LOVE our house!"
"Me too, Zhenya."

While the boys are glad to be home, Zhenya's had a really tough time adjusting. He's our little ham and he loved having so many people to pay attention to him. He has been, quite frankly, a pain in the rear ever since we got back. I'm hoping once we get back into the routine of school and normal life that he'll settle back down. We're trying to stay pretty close to home for right now to let the boys decompress a little bit. They got lots of new toys for Christmas but those are coming out slowly, one or two at a time.

We didn't celebrate the New Year at all--Mark and I both went to bed well before midnight. We've never been big into celebrating the new year (Mark almost always falls asleep before midnight) and knowing the boys would be up early the next morning was extra incentive to go to bed. I don't feel like I missed anything by not being awake when the ball dropped--we still managed to make it into 2009. ;)


Jane said...

Well, we made it to 11.30 and then gave up!!!!

his wife, their mama said...

I've always had issues with the girls being stinkers after we return from family; they certainly love all the extra attention and coming home to just mama is beyond super boring. Hang in there and I'll be praying for you! I'm gad you're feeling better but bummed to hear not in time for your return trip. I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful family and hope we'll meet up again, within the next 3 years!

The Flying Eagle said...

Happy New Year! It was so nice to see you guys even if it was brief! The cord is from my blackberry because I forgot your adapter on my return trip. Since it is a European plug, I doubt I will ever use it again and I figured you may or may be able to pass it along when you send the travel bag to another family. I have been looking for the CD to no avail. Work has been insane so I will have more time this weekend for a better CD hunt. If I cant find it we will order you another, so sorry. Take care :-)