Thursday, January 15, 2009


It's funny how your perspective changes about certain things. I was thinking about this the other day as I scanned our living room. A year ago I wouldn't have thought that I would be "okay" with baby items scattered all over my house. Now before you roll your eyes let me explain. I like things (things being my house) to look a certain way. You know, I want everything in its place. Every item in my house has a place. A place that I designated for that item. No one is allowed to move it except for me and I rarely take the items out of their place (accept to dust but that doesn't count).

Now my house is consumed with new things, baby things and while they have their place too they get moved much more frequently. I guess you could say that I like things to be neat and orderly. Well, I used to like it that way and for the most part I still do but I must admit that I have had to let some things go.

If you were to walk into my home unexpectedly (don't get any ideas) you might find a baby sock on the coffee table or a burp cloth jammed in the corner of the couch. You may find a teeny tiny washcloth drying on the sink or bottles drying on the counter top. A pacifier may be hanging from Finn's mouth or there may be an annoying loud toy singing while flashing bright colors. We have extra furniture in the living room but you need to weigh under 30 lbs in order to occupy it. But I am okay with it or I am learning to be okay with it. I think it's a day to day process.

After having Noah I thought I would be able to keep up the daily maintenance of the house. It would be a piece of cake. After keeping my head barely above water for the past couple of months I am beginning to realize that a sock here or a flashing toy there will simply have to be for the time being. There are way more important things to occupy my time. Hmmm perspective...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

It has been a few busy weeks in the Hickok household. Christmas and New Years came and went and now we are left with the aftermath. You know the catching up from shopping all day on Saturdays and Sundays. We are busy packing away the Christmas decorations and getting caught up on laundry. Here is another update from the Hickoks

I am back at work after having a glorious vacation with Noah. We slept, ate lots of chocolate (not him, me) and stayed in our pj's all morning.

The entire family got sick. We like to do things together so when we get sick it's a family thing, everyone included. The docs treated Noah for a sinus infection, I have an ear infection and John has a cold. We are managing though and getting better day by day. Thank goodness for pink medicine. Noah has it for his sinus infection and I opted for the pink stuff too for my ear infection. It's not fair that adults get the bitter antibiotic pills. The pink stuff is way more yummy.

The dogs enjoyed Christmas. Christmas for them means new toys and new bones. Finn has remarkably been very kind to his toys. He hasn't pulled any of their squeakers out. Maybe that is his new year's resolution.

Noah is working really hard trying to roll over. I have been coaxing him by putting chocolate kisses on either side of him hoping that the smell will get him rocking and rolling. Maybe I should try another type of candy.

John is his usual busy self these days. If he is not plowing snow he is busy fixing something. He is a great husband.

I need to post some pictures of the little guy. Everyday he gets bigger and bigger and his smiles are brighter and brighter. Look for new pictures coming soon.