Monday, July 02, 2007

A mini vacation

Adrian has gone to Rock Island for a mini vacation with his grandparents and the house is very quiet...too quiet.
Last night to pass the time, Aaron and I played "find the smell"--there's an odd odor in our dining/kitchen area and we have no idea what it is or where it's coming from. Aaron even pulled out the fridge in case the cats had left us a half-digested treat behind it but no luck. So now in addition to haunted plumbing we have mysterious smells. I think it may be time to move.

Fiona is doing well, sleeping well and is a general joy to be around. Next week marks the first time I will be a mom alone with 2 little ones and I'm very nervous about the whole thing. I'm sure there's some kind of trick to it, but I don't know what that trick is yet. A friend of mine has opted for the never-leave-the-house method of child rearing but that doesn't appeal to me much. I'm sure I'll figure it out as the days tick by....

Sorry there are no pictures today--I'm charging the camera's batteries.

6 comments:

Amber said...

I sure do love you! How are you feeling? *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Hi!

Your Fiona is just beautiful! I love reading the updates. I noticed that it says you are in Chicago... is that true?? I am moving less than an hour from Chi-town pretty soon!

Natalie

Mrs. Dymund said...

You can do it. If I can do it, anyone can. With a newborn and a toddler, I had to get out. Just anywhere. I grabbed the kids and stuffed them in the car or stroller and just went.

Thinking In Vain said...

Hope you find the smell.. although, use it as just another reason to move here. :D

shoeaddict said...

I cannot even remember how I found you. Your babies are adorable. I love the name Fiona.

Best Wishes!

Nessa said...

Kara - I recommend you find the book "Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells" as an aid to identifying your hidden odor. Perhaps there is advice on getting rid of unwanted smells as well as descriptions of the creatures that cause them...