Friday, August 20, 2010

Where did it go???

This has been Samantha biggest phrase this month! We have been playing a lot of hide 'n seek lately. She is learning how to pretend a lot more too. It's so much fun to see her use her imagination. Whether its her changing her baby's diaper or feeding her baby or coloring with Barney or playing with her trains.
Also, where did this month go? What a busy month it has been. Julie, my sister, had her first wedding shower! It was a beautiful day and she received a lot of wonderful things. People are so generous. I have been working for a month now. It's going alright. I haven't done much accounting work. I am more of this personal assistant. I have organized his office, got all his bills together and starting to get everything on a schedule for him. It's been kind of crazy, but I think this is going to work out. He seems to be very apprecitive of everything that I have been doing, so it makes it a little more worth it. It's only 2 days a week and Samantha is enjoying her time with "bob" this is what she calls Jim's dad...not grandpa or Pete, which is his real name...nope it's bob!
Today is Jim's last day of Cardiology. Thank goodness!!! This was a very long rotation. He left at 7am and didn't get home until 8 or later everynight. It's so funny how things change because last year at this time he was so into Cardiology...this is what he thought he wanted to do. He has now decided to do EM. He has all of his residency applications in and he has 2 interviews so far! We are hoping that he gets into to St. James in Olympia Fields, IL for either EM or the EM/IM residency. I can't wait to see what God has instore for us in these next 9 months. "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord."

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Leg Cramps...again :(

So it begins again...Samantha keeps waking up around 2-3am screaming like someone is trying to kill her. We bring her in bed with us and just rub her legs until she falls back asleep. Sometimes its one minute other times its 10-15 minutes. Hopefully its just temporary and we can get back to all sleeping much better at night! Although her growth spurt is coming at a good time. At least she is still wearing shorts so I don't have to go out and buy more clothes until fall comes. I just love buying her clothes, but I'm trying to refrain from buying fall/winter clothes right now until she absolutely needs them!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Crazy busy summer

This has been one of the craziest, but of the most summers I have had in a long time! In the beginning I packed up a house in a week and moved back to Chicago with Jim & Samantha! Jim has started his 4th year and is LOVING it so far! He has taken STEP II & COMLEX PE and we are waiting to hear if he passes, but I'm sure he did and with great scores! He has decieded that he wants to do EM! I'm so happy to hear this, because I know he will be a great doctor. He is so great in pressure situations. He has already done an EM rotation at the hospital he wants for residency and loved it!
Samantha and I took a road trip to Manitawish Waters, WI for a great week with my aunt & uncle and their family and my Oma (grandma in dutch) & Papa! We had a great time at their cottage. Samantha had a lot of 1st's. She was on a boat for the first time. Swimming in a lake for the first time. She had her first bon fire. She did great and loved every minute of it. I was a nervous wreck going there alone with her, but I think I did a good job myself of not freaking out everytime she got close to the lake. She had a great time with her cousin Peter and she kept up with him every step of the way!
Samantha and I have spent a lot of time at the pool and she is getting more daring each time we go! Samantha and I have had a lot of bonding time this summer. I can't believe she is going to be 2 in 2 short months! She is just simply AMAZING! She communicates so well and is speaking in all sentences. She has learned a lot of sign language and still uses it occassionally even though she knows how to say it! She LOVES to color, play with her babies and her trains. She loves to play outside with bubbles and chalk. I swear I have gone through 10 huge bottles of bubbles this summer! It has been a blast!
Well that's it for now!