The Wisconsin Dells

  Greetings from the Wisconsin Dells. We rented a cabin for more privacy. It’s really nice here. This is our first family vacation here and won’t be the last. The Dells are a lot of fun. Lots of family friendly things to do. We drove up here tonight and decided to just go get food to feed everyone. I did that, messed up Brandi’s order (Sorry, B!) but we managed to work it out. Then I hit the grocery store to get the things we didn’t bring. My wife got the boys settled, unpacked our bags, took care of my dog and I just unloaded all of the food. And again, I forgot to get a few things. I think my brain is in the off position tonight. I don’t know what it is but I usually have a very good memory. I’m just tired. It’s supposed to be 70 degrees here tomorrow and 72 on Sunday. This is why we picked this weekend to come up. My wife wants to take family photos while we are here. The informal kind where we hand our camera over to Sarah and say pose us, make us look normal. That’s on our list as well as tons of sightseeing and fun. Heston is all clear to go swimming. I know we will hit the indoor stuff but won’t keep them in the water too long. I think it’s best if we do a little then take them out for a few hours, then do some more.

I have to wrap this up I just got bellowed at to come fix the tv. This is the part where I look at the remote, smack it a few times, and call Lindsay. Then Lindsay tells me to flip this, click that, and do a snap in Z formation just to get the tv working correctly. Or she will yell at me and tell me to call the cabin person because that’s important enough to bother the manager of the place. I hope it’s something easy…

Okay so there are no batteries in the remotes at all Lol I guess we were supposed to bring them ourselves. That’s awesome. My wife and I are going to go sneak out for a little night adventure anyway. We will stop and get some batteries and drop them off real quick before we take off. My boys are already passed out. We only took them to one place and they were already crabby so we left and checked into the cabin. So much for starting this weekend off in great spirits, boys.

Tomorrow we will be busy. I hope you guys have a great weekend. I will probably update Monday morning. I always write a little in the mornings but I sometimes don’t post them until the next day or when I remember.

Off for the night, goodnight everyone!

Up early and ready for the day

I woke up with Heston at 4:30am. He has a little bit of a cough so I went in and gave him his meds. He didn’t wake up Alex thank goodness. Heather got up too and we decided to move him into his portable crib in the living room just in case he does wake up Alex with the coughing. We have the humidifier going in here and I’m sitting here watching over him. Heather is still up even though I told her to go back to bed. She said this is what I get paid to do. When they are up, we are up. That’s true. I think it’s from all of the weird weather lately. Cold, rainy, then warm, rainy, then cold. Chicago weather changes drastically. It’s supposed to be 52 today. That’s great. And 59 tomorrow. Even better. I know the girls are going to go shopping in Wisconsin this morning. Then off to a play this afternoon. I just want to be with my boys. Especially with Heston having this cough.

I just took my dog outside. He started barking at something out there and now he woke up my wife Lol She went back to bed. She checked on everyone then said mind if I go back to sleep, it’s too early for me. Go on. We are okay. I get up early anyway. I was hoping to sleep in a little but not if my boy doesn’t feel good. Heston is the one that rarely gets sick. I think he’s been sick 2 times in the past year. I think that’s very good. Most babies struggle more than that I think.

The good news we have to share this weekend is that next weekend we are all going out-of-town again. A road trip up to Wisconsin Dells. It will be a fun family weekend. We go up there a lot anyway. Anytime we are here at the lakehouse the girls do all of their shopping at the malls and outlet centers up there. Just easier and less crowded. I guess there’s some big sale going on this weekend and they can’t miss it. Oh boy! Have fun. I’m all about the Sons of Anarchy this weekend. I am on Season 1 and almost going to Season 2. It’s getting interesting. I think Clay is going to get beat up or shot or something. And now that Abel is home, things will change a lot. It’s interesting. The girls don’t like it so I watch it on my own. But not around the boys. I watch it after they go to bed or early in the mornings when I work out.

Is anyone else sick of Disney movies? I’m starting to see why the put that stuff on DVD. So you can play it forever! I know this hasn’t started yet but any new Disney movie that comes out on DVD brings itself to my house somehow. And we put it on the shelf for when the boys are older. I want to limit my boys tv time. I also want to limit their cellphones until they are at least 14. I think that’s a good age. It’s weird I’m thinking so far into the future but I have more good news to share.

My adoption attorney called and they found a little girl. She is 4 years old. Both of her parents have passed away and I guess no one in her family is willing to take her. She has been with a foster family for 6 months and still no one in her family has come forward. The state decided to place her for adoption and it seems like a good match. My boys being so young I wonder what an older sister will be like for them. I also worry about what this little one has been through. My wife and I have been praying on this for the right decision. I don’t know if this will fit or not. I was hoping for a daughter and I said any daughter is fine with me. I just worry that someone in her family will block the adoption. She does belong with her family but if they are unwilling, maybe this is God’s plan. I have until Monday morning to decide. There has been a lot of debate amongst our family meetings all week. Sarah said she is fine with it. The adoption would go through quickly once we agree and she may be home in 2 to 3 months. It all depends.

This adoption would be a closed one. I don’t know the family and I don’t want to know them. I want to know about them but that’s it. They all have had 6 months to step forward. After that much time has passed, I don’t want them to have access to us. There are a lot of things to consider. I mean we would have to get her into this fall. Am I ready for that? Do I want an older sister for the boys?

We are praying on it. I don’t know what to do. God will tell me. And we will honor His plan. Whatever that may be. This being April 1st, by June or July she would be home. Wow. That just hit me. That would give us plenty of time to get her room ready at the condo and at the house. I don’t know. We have been so back and forth. And then what if my wife turns up pregnant soon? I just don’t know.

I’m going to go back to doing my work emails. I’m not going to work out today. I want to sit here and watch over my son. His coughing has stopped and he’s sleeping so peacefully. Heather is dozing off on the other couch and I’m trying to type this quietly.

Hope everyone has a great day today! A fun weekend and  a relaxing day is all I want. I will update more later.

God loves you and I love you too!