Monday, October 11, 2010

Adjusting...(and holy picture overload!)

We are really starting to adjust to our new life in KC! It doesn't feel like a weekend getaway anymore and I've realized we're not going back to Manhattan come Sunday night. I can honestly say its starting to feel like Home.

Mike is enjoying his new job. His team has been working on two accounts both in Topeka right now so he leaves at 6:45am and gets home at 6:45pm. Its not that bad but it WILL get worse. We had a get together with some of his co workers last night and it was a great time. Everyone is so nice and although his "team" will change with each new account, its nice that they do these kick off parties and I get the chance to meet the people he works with for weeks at a time. I just can't get over how cute he looks all grown up :0) Im also so impressed with  how cooperative he has been come weekends. Im a go go go type person and he is NOT. So I thought he'd get a little grumpy when I jam pack our weekends with things to do, after his long work week, but he has been so easy going and completely up for it all! He's really great... I should probably tell him that more often than I do :)

I'm back working full time as well! The president of my old bank called in a favor and got me a job at a bank his old friend is the president of. So I pretty much got a job handed to me and I'm so grateful. Im not sure working at a bank is what I really want to be doing for the rest of my life but it works out good for us now so we'll just have to see. Everyone is nice and I caught on really quick last week. They use completely different software for EVERYTHING... just my luck! I enjoy learning new things though so its been really interesting and Im really liking it. I get sad though because working for CFNB was amazing and I miss my friends there SOOO much, why can't they just open a branch in KC!?!? :(  Maybe one day...

Aiden is going to daycare now! We call it "school" :) He is adjusting really well! The first day broke my heart when I had to leave. He had the biggest alligator tears I've ever seen and I wanted to grab him and just go home! Instead I had my own bawl fest in the car on the way to work. They give me a written report at the end of each day saying what he ate and how much, when he slept and for how long, what activites they did, when he went to the bathroom and all that good stuff. Its great. He has eaten really well and has gone on the potty ONCE last week! That's something we're starting to work on with him!

 His naps have NOT been great. He was taking 3 hr naps the week I was home with him and sleeping 8pm-8am. He is now sleeping 8pm-6am and taking a 1 hr nap. I think the longest he has slept at daycare was almost an hour and a half. Not good! They say he goes to sleep just fine, but he wakes up after an hour. So weird! I think it might just take another week or so. His teachers are sweet and are really trying to figure out anything they can to keep him asleep. They even made a "tent" over his cot to make it darker. Since he is OVERLY tired when I pick him up it makes the rest of the evening, the time we get with him, REALLY hard. He is so grumpy and it breaks my heart! After I pick him up I go home and start dinner which is nearly impossible to do  because he is just wailing and tugging on my shirt. I've tried to put off dinner and just hang with him for awhile but that still doesnt help. He still just cries and cries and can't communicate what he wants, even though I know... Sleep.  It will get better... its only been a week.

 I can't get over how much older and smarter he gets every day. The whole car ride home he is jabbering away all these new words and talking about his "fiends." Its adorable. He is such a little boy these days!

So we are getting a long just fine in the big city... we've done the Deanna Rose Farmstead TWICE. We checked out the River market and this past weekend was spent relaxing with lots of family time. Its been great having Tony, Sarah and Derek, Mom, Dad and Kelly, Joe and Alissa, SO many family members so close again!  I wish I could just get Amy and her family her and Mike's parents and I'd be the happiest girl ever :) I also LOVE having girlfriends to spend time with!

Life is CrAzY lately and we have something planned every weekend from here on out! Lots of fun stuff so Im excited yet exhausted thinking about it. Sorry for the boring post just wanted to update on our life lately.


  1. It's so interesting reading your blog and thinking Chase is doing the same thing! lol He talks all the time and was big into sitting on the potty but not about going yet! He is also the same way at night overly tired and a monster until bed time:( I am also a go, go, go person and Jeremy is not but he will usually entertain my crazy ideas (like driving all the way to Walter's pumpkin patch because I saw it online)

  2. aww! I really do wish we were closer so we could get the boys together sometime!

    We're very lucky to have such sweeties that "go with the flow" :)