(pictures from december of 2008 with a newborn sylvi and an almost 2.5 year old isa.)
phew, are we glad it's friday around these parts! no one reason in particular i guess, but just because it's been another week of winter with two small children, a business to run, a fulltime job to hold down, two new training programs to maintain (phil on the bike, me with my running shoes) and all that other stuff that fills up a day/week/year/lifetime. we're tired in a good way, but still tired none the less! of course it doesn't help that sylvi pulled an all-nighter for the record books last night either. after having her crying and jamming her fingers in her ears from 1:30am to 6:30am, we thought for sure she must have a raging ear infection. but turns out we were wrong-- it was just "eustation tube dysfunction". of course! in other words, this little cold she's had caused some wicked air bubbles to be trapped in those little ear tubes and caused her an immense amount of pain all night. damn those air bubbles. she seems fine now though and was proud to sport her hippo jammies and pigtails at the doctor's office this morning.
so that's about it. just life maintenance around here lately. we have no big plans for the weekend (other than doing the business taxes. groan.) and hope to enjoy the crazy warm weather we're having.