I love the rodeo. So much so, that my most recent facebook post was "God bless the rodeo."
But, I don't actually love going to the rodeo.
I love the rodeo, the Tucson Rodeo that is, because we get Thursday and Friday off of school for it. We are the only ones! I have friends that go to Disneyland for these two days, I have friends who run a 203 mile relay, I have friends that (gasp!) actually go to the rodeo, and my family used to go skiing over this important holiday break. Not even Phoenix has these days off! Ha ha, Phoenix; one more reason why Tucson rules and you drool.
For two years I had to help park cars at the rodeo as a fundraiser for Pima Softball.
But I digress.
In any event, this year I cannot ski or run a relay because of the fetus in my belly.
But we have had a great weekend nonetheless:
Thursday I got my haircut, brows waxed, and a pedicure! I also took a nap, went to costco, and had lunch with my mom.
Friday Shyla and I went to the zoo then Stevie and I went to the wedding of our high school friend Brett.
Saturday, the three of us met my friend Maren and her baby Jensen at the zoo (again!) then went to a birthday party for our good friend Ayden (turning 2!).
And Sunday looks to be full of family time, my favorite!
Thank you, handsome cowboys, for coming to Tucson!
In other news:
2 weeks left until Spring Break and I am NOT teaching intersession!
we are having demo done on our backyard and are looking forward to creating a fun and functional yard for our baby(ies) to play!
3 weeks until we find out if Fetus is a boy or girl!
I have 2 great girlfriends in town and went to a girl's dinner on Wednesday night so I didn't see my Shyla May. I was looking forward to playing with her on Thursday morning before work because I didn't have a meeting, but when she woke up she was mad. She was out of sorts and not herself and just plain mad.
My mom, graciously, took her back to her doctor on Thursday who said her ear looked better but was still clogged. Thursday night I have parent-teacher conferences until 7:00 PM so I missed her bedtime again. Then Friday morning I had to sneak out of the house before she woke up because Stevie was taking her back to the ENT while I went to work.
Conferences lasted until 4:00 PM on Friday so I rushed home to see my girl.
And was SO relieved and happy to find that she was in good spirits. So we played, and played, and played! (Oh yea, and took pictures because I am still getting used to my new camera!)
In case you are wondering, after her bath this evening I did trim her bangs so hopefully we will be able to see her eyes in any pictures I take today!
Let me first start by explaining that Thursday was a really awful day.
Tucson experienced the coldest temperatures ever!
On my way to take Shyla to daycare I was informed that the pipes at the daycare center were frozen and I needed to take her to another rearranged center. I called my co-worker and told her I would be late to our morning meeting. After dropping her off I hustled back to my car thinking I could perhaps still make it on time. Then I hit ice and fell. Not too hard, my knee took most of the fall, there was blood, there were tears, but I was fine. People at work (surprised that I wasn't my normal 15 minutes early to my meeting) tried to get me to go to the doctor but I knew I was fine, just shocked.
I talked to my sister and found out she had hit her face on her bathroom wall and was bruised. Also found out that her school didn't have water or flushing toilets but they weren't sending anyone home.
Then a pipe burst in our cafeteria, which resulted in the sprinklers going off, which resulted in the fire alarm going off, which resulted in us evacuating at about 9 am. Still very, very cold.
Then I found out that Shyla has another ear infection. My mom took her to see her doctor and apparently one of her tubes got clogged with debris so it wasn't doing its job and an infection formed. So she is back on 2 types of antibiotic. She didn't sleep well all week, but is definitely on the mend. (Thanks, again, Mom!) The mom guilt gets me everytime...I wonder how long she was in pain and I didn't take her to the doctor. Arrggghhhh.
Anyway, after we got through Thursday and Friday it was the weekend and today, Sunday, was a really great day!
We started with a trip to the grocery store. Shyla was a good helper so we got to go to Starbucks for my coffee and her shortbread cookie.
Then we went to the zoo with Aunt Chelsea and Lilly and Zac.
Then she took a 2 1/2 hour nap (after sleeping for 12 hours last night), catching up on the sleep she missed last week.
Then we had fun at my parent's annual Super Bowl Party!
Enjoy some pics and I hope you had a nice weekend too!
Our continual attempt to get a pic of the three kids!
And Beth's baby-girl, Sadie, who cries nearly every time I get near her!