Monday, May 16, 2011

Wow, I suck....

...with this whole blogging thing. And being that I've had the last four weeks off from school, I've realized that even with my evenings free from studying, getting on the computer is the last thing I feel like doing. I started my practicum today, so in 4 weeks I will be done! Yahooo! The unit I'm doing my practicum on (Pediatric Day Surgery) has a full time position open so I've got my fingers crossed that they'll soon realize what a keeper I am ;) Other than having to get up at 4am and out the door with Yonas at 5am, it was a really good shift. Busy and interesting and fun and challenging. But yeah, let me say when I was setting my coffee maker last night to start this morning at 3:55am, I wanted to cry.
Anyway, here's a recap of the last few weeks with some pics.

Yonas setting up the chairs for a talent show...not sure who was putting on the talent show?!?!

Decorating Easter eggs!

We had a visit from some very special friends and enjoyed some fun playing on Yonas' birthday present ;) (which has been the best investment ever for him....non-stop entertainment!)

We had a little birthday party with our SK friends.

Thumbs up to the cool birthday party hat!

Bedtime snack while watching a movie.

Nice weather finally arrived and Yonas had his first water fight through the fence with the neighbor boy!

We ventured out again this year to Jurassic Forest which Yonas loved even more than last year...until he thought one of the dinosaurs was coming to eat his snack!

Well, there we go....a quick catch up of what's been going on in our lives. No promises on when the next post is coming but hopefully it'll start being more often than once a month. What happend to the days when I was posting almost every day??? Oh yeah, I became a mommy :)


Carolyn said...

Nice to see some pics and to get a little update. Yonas looks adorable as usual!!! Looks like he had lots of fun with Eden. Good luck with your practicum..... and with getting up at 4:00 am!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear work is going great! Fingers and toes crossed for you for f/t.

Great pics of Yonas :)

Ranavan said...

Whoa! Is Yonas turning into such a little man! He is going to break the hearts of many a young girl.

4:00 am. You are a brave girl!

Nicky said...

He looks so sophisticated in those glasses! lol

Just checking in and glad to see you doing well, Ricki :-)


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