Some girls in our life group were talking about banana pancakes last week so we had to try them for ourselves this morning. They were delicious! I tried making Micah a "Mickey Mouse" pancake but my attempt was a little bit sad...
It even felt like we were "pretending it was the weekend" since Erik has been home the last couple of days. During his Monday night hockey game he got rocked pretty hard by another player and ended up getting totally knocked out. He went to emerg to get himself checked out and found out that he had a concussion. The doctor said he should take it easy for several days. It was kind of scary when he came home that night and told me I needed to wake him up a couple of times through the night to make sure he was OK - doctor's orders. Not surprisingly, our kids did the waking up for us :) Erik's had some bad headaches and some sore muscles but it's been kind of nice having him home.
Keziah being her cute little self:
In other news, I got myself a job! A friend of mine told me about her job several months ago and I thought it sounded like the perfect way for a stay-at-home mom to earn some extra income. After being in contact with the company over the last several months, I was hired on as a transcriptionist. For me, it's a dream job since I love the computer and I love to type. I also love the flexibility of working from home and choosing my own hours. So, I think it's going to work out great.
I got my first assignment this week, and although I'm enjoying it so far, I'm finding it tricky to make the time to work at it. It's been a bit of an "off" week though. Besides trying to get ready for our trip to Maui, I'm finding the days are going by way too fast after the time change. The kids have been going to bed later which leaves less free time in the evenings and their napping schedules are not coinciding well at all these last few days. Hopefully we'll get into a better rythm after our vacation.
Micah is really into eating with his eyes closed these days:
We're leaving on Sunday morning from the Bellingham airport for our trip to Maui and we'll be gone for 7 days. It seems like there is so much to pack into those days! We definitely want a balance of relaxing on the beach and seeing the sights, so hopefully we can do everything that we want to do. We're staying in Kihei at a hotel called the Aston Maui Lu. It's definitely on the budget end of hotels, but my parents stayed there a few years ago and didn't have anything bad to say about it, so we decided to go for it. We've been told that we need to take the drive to Hana and also up to the Haleakala crater. We bought ourselves a Maui book with some Christmas money we had kicking around and we hope to have a rough itinerary mapped out before we get on the island. I've been packing my suitcase this week and love adding all my tank tops and shorts and flip flops!!
Anyway, I shouldn't spend too long blogging as there are plenty of other things I should be doing...