August 25, 2008

The Plan: Overcome all obstacles to bring new toy train from the bottom of the stairs to the top of the stairs. Hopes = HIGH



The Outcome: SUCCESS SUCCESS!



The Plan: Return to work leaving my flip flops home with Ashton while donning my favorite 3.5" Wonder Woman heels. (If you look closely in this picture you can see Ash helping by attempting to hold my flip flops hostage while pushing my heels towards me. He's clearly excited about his week with Grandma!)



Outcome: I'll spare you the graphic details, but all of my toes will officially attest that there is in fact a grind and I am in fact back in it.

My projected outcome for the end of the week? Loads of playtime fun and cookies for Ash, and a pedicure and massage for momma.

Day #1 = Survived. And maybe even a little bit looking forward to day #2, but don't tell anybody.

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you survived (and liked it!) I actually thought about you today - that you would be entering the working world again. Glad that it went well!

Annie said...

I was thinking of you lots yesterday and wondering how it went. Glad that it was a success!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo and Mike,
I was with you in Ethiopia when you were picking up Ashton - I was with my friend Nerissa who was there picking up her son, Abel. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing how your family is coming along. It might have been a little rough at first (we all remember the "super blowout/ projectile vomit episode of 2008), but you guys have come along amazingly well! The things about being a parent that seemed so foreign at first, are now probably second nature now. Ashton looks so healthy and happy! I am happy for you all. Keep up the good work! Julie
P.S. Abel is a fireball - he fits right in with his 3 brothers!

Misty said...

yeah for first day of work! glad you made it and it wasn't too bad. quite a range of emotions there, I'm sure:)

Amanda and Andrew said...

I won't tell a soul. And, bless you for wearing heels. For some reason, you didn't strike me as the heel type at all.

Interesting the judgements we make based on blogs. lol

:)
Ashton, as always, is Mr. Handsome.
I'm glad he got his toy train up the stairs. You know, confidence goes a long way in life.

Cloverland Farm said...

oooh your little boy is lookin' good!!!!!!! can't wait for a fall weekend in your neck of the woods...let's hang out soon.

Andrea said...

hello! this is andrea, and ive been reading your blog off and on for a while now. Im one of those "hope to be adopting soon, so im learning all i can-blog stalkers"..ha

just wanted to say hi..i love reading these adoption blogs, but i have to say..yours is one of my favs..i totally relate to your writing...so real! also, i love the way you talk about raising your baby in the city :) We are using CHI as well, when we do start.
take care!!
andrea from indianapolis