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Who's here? It's been a quiet week!

My biggest piece of news is that DD broke her wrist on Thursday! She's okay, has a cast and is back to normal other than the cast.

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I have been back in my hometown for two weeks for a family reunion. We had it today and there were 109 people there! Elise had an absolute BLAST with one of her cousins from California. I always day dream about moving back home when I am here, but I am sure we would be miserable here if we were to move here. It is just so hard when I see her so happy with her cousins to not want to move here. Plus houses are sooooo much cheaper here than where we live now.

Sorry Olivia broke her wrist. How did she do it?

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Oh No! I hope she is doing ok with the cast.
I am thankfully on day 1 of my 9 days off work. Thank goodness. I have my MIL arriving tomorrow night (blah) and my SIL arriving Wednesday( even more Blah).... DS turns 2 on friday. So just doing the summer thing, BBQs, pool partys, and such.

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She fell off a little 2' slide onto her wrist. Apparently, babies bones are more flexible than ours, so it's called a buckle fracture so not broken through and should heal in 2 weeks we hope!

I always feel that way about moving home when I head there, but then living there full time would be very different than visiting!

Sara - sorry the MIL and SIL are a pain! You must be looking forward to Tommy's birthday though!

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We just got back from 3 weeks in Europe. We had a blast and Olivia did wonderful! But we're glad to be home and sleeping in our own bed. Except I'm still waiting on my luggage. Don't ever fly US Airways. In 2 flights, they lost 2 of our luggage. My sisters got lost on the way to Dublin (took 2 days to get it back) and then mine and Olivia's got "lost" (ie: left in Paris but no one can tell me why) and I'm still waiting on it and we got in Friday night. Sad

I feel the same way about visiting home as well. We live in a very expensive area Sad so we are still saving for a house. If I lived where I grew up we could buy a house tomorrow, but it would be in a place that I don't want to live. The weather is horrible, the pollution is horrible, and the majority of people there are so closed minded and judgmental. Sad

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Europe for 3 weeks? i am super jealous! Where did you go to? Fave place?

Yes looking forward to his birthday although I really have a hard time knowing he turns 2. Like when did that happen?

Buckle fracture? Sounds painful. But 2 weeks in a cast? that sounds alot better than a cast for what like 2 months? Hopefully she is dealing with it well and you too!

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"lizzib45" wrote:

Europe for 3 weeks? i am super jealous! Where did you go to? Fave place?

We were very lucky. My dad just retired with a bunch of unpaid time off so we took a family trip and were able to split a lot of the hotels and even rented a couple apartments which helped with the cost. Not to mention DH and I got a few date nights with my parents along. We went to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Paris. My favorite has always been Ireland! I've been there twice now and LOVE it! Plus, we got to visit a small town called Lazenby in England which is where my family came from back in the early 1700s. It was great to see it!

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it didn't seem possible that my DS turned 3 last month! Time does fly!

It hurt a lot at first I think, but after casting it she seemed much better. At this point it's just an annoyance for both her and I! We can't do any water activities or sandbox while the cast is on so we've had to change plans for last weekend and some playdates we have the next two weeks too. Not a huge deal, but a tad frustrating!

The kids just got into bed tonight - about a hour later than usual. I'm hoping that means they sleep in a hour later! ha ha ha will never happen, but I can dream! LOL

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Mel, sorry to hear about your daughter's arm. Sad I hope everything heals up quickly for her.

It has been super quiet around here. I guess it's because it's summer? What is everyone up to today?

I'm just working. We had a bathroom redone recently and some hard wood flooring installed. They finished this past Friday...Yay! I have some leftover materials that I can return so I need to run some errands after work to get that taken care of. Otherwise, it's just regular work, go home, dinnertime, play with kiddos for a bit and then start bedtime routine. Weeknite evenings are always such a whirlwind.

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Oh yes Lynn! weeknights are such a whirl! I'm so grateful to work from home two days a week so we only have three of those nights a week!

We just came home from a children's museum! Had a great time and met up with another mom and her kids who are almost 4 and 18 months so very close in age to my two kiddos. I'm hoping my DH comes home earlier today so that I can get more work done. Right now I'm procrastinating! oops! He did leave at 5:30 this morning so if he only works his 8 hours he'd be home for around 3pm.

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Ireland. I am very jealous. And way to go on the trip with the parents to help out with costs and the kiddos. Thats an awesome idea!

I am off work this week. So today we just hung out all day it was around 100 out so tried to keep us all in doors. So really slept in since DH is home too. It was a nice relaxing day. Tomorrow my SIL comes to town. And we are meeting up with some long lost cousins. Thats about it for me. But boy, its so nice being home and not at work. Such a nice break!

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Sara, sounds like a great day! I hope you enjoy your remaining time off too. Smile

Mel, I love days like that with the kids. It's nice to get them together with others. We did a trip to the aquarium last Friday with our next door neighbor. Her oldest is 6 months younger than my oldest and our youngests are 5 weeks apart. It's nice to have friends like that with kids such similar ages.

It's Wednesday...the week is almost halfway done. I work in a small satelite office and there are just 3 of us, my boss has been out this week working at the main office. It's always quieter, even when busy, when it's just the 2 of us. He's back in the office tomorrow so we are trying to enjoy the last quiet day at work. It's been busy workload wise but still quieter. He just sometimes brings a stressful atmosphere that we don't have otherwise.

Hope everyone is having a good day. Biggrin

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Lynn - love when the boss isn't in. You're right, no matter how much you like your boss, they bring more stress in with them!

Stayed home sick today with a tummy bug. Feeling much better now but glad I took the day to recover!

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Lurking...Mel just wanted to stop in and say that I'm sorry your DD broke her little arm. Poor thing. Hope it heals fast.

Miss you ladies! The TTC board is somewhat slow.

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Thanks Elizabeth! She's doing well with it! Your chart is looking promising! I hope this is your month!

It seems like all the boards are slow this summer. Boo!

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okay, so I'm mentally freaking out a bit tonight! I've started myself on a diet to lose 20lbs in 12 weeks and so far day 1 went well! LOL But it's becoming more real to me that we will be TTC in three months! Holy Heck - how did I get here! Wink

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Hey ladies!!
The TTC board used to be the place to be back when I first joined. Now alot of people hop the BB so maybe check those out?
Today tommy turned 2! Its so hard to believe. Question for those mamas on here since my BB is slow... anyone hire a sleep trainer ever?? Thinking of doing it for us, since it just took me AND Dh about an hour to get tommy to sleep- this is becoming the new norm for us. Just curious what feed back anyone else might have

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hmmm, no sleep trainer here. What have you tried so far and what do you think the biggest issue is? Also what time are you trying to get him to go to bed and how long does he sleep when he goes to bed?

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It takes my kids about an hour to wind down in their beds before they actually fall asleep. they get books and some blocks in their beds and talk/sing as well. I don't care much because I am cleaning up from dinner etc. That's just what works for our family though.