Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tri For The Cure

Last weekend, I did a triathlon in Denver. It was called the Tri for the Cure- raising money for breast cancer. It was a SUPER fun race and there were thousands of people there! It was a 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, and 3.5 mile run. Here are a few pics!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cute Things I Don't Want to Forget....Continued

AJ has been telling me lately that things or people, say Hi to him. He told me today, "Woofy say HI AJ!" It's the cutest things because he calls himself "AG" and he gets very excited about the things that say Hi to him. He told me last week after a trip to the zoo, that the "Hippo say HI AJ" :)

He loves to tell stories... He tells me ALL the time about trash. He tells me, in pieces, about how the trash truck comes down the street, the man puts the trash can on the truck, dumps the can into the trash truck and then moves to the next house. I love his stories!

My friend Ki, had her 2nd baby boy last week and that makes AJ's friend Dax, a big brother. AJ has no idea what this means, but I tell him all the time that Dax is a big brother. He told me that he's a brother...and that I'm a brother too :)

He can count! I'd like to say he can count to 10, but I'm not totally sure. He counts like this... 1, 2, 3, 5... Then he'll say, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. I don't know what he has against the number 4.

He is learning his ABC's. He can't recite them all, but I will sing it to him a lot and I don't always start with A..B..C... Sometimes I'll start with Q, R, S and he'll tell me the next letter. He's getting it!

Today, we had a storm, so on the way home, I was singing, "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring. He bumped his head and went to bed and couldn't get up in the morning". He couldn't get enough of that song and thought it was the funniest thing ever!

Last night, we were playing around on my bed. He loves pillow fights and to jump onto the pillows. Well, he did this huge jump and his teeth landed on my forehead. OUCH!!! We both were hurting pretty bad. I thought for sure, he'd broken the skin on my head, but he didn't. What was cute about this was after he got done crying, he gave me the sweetest kiss on my forehead to make it all better :) I still had a massive headache, but it certainly helped!

Back To Work

I knew it was coming.... And I'm less than thrilled by it.... But, I went back to work yesterday. Full time. 5 days a week. 8 hours a day. I knew with all the changes going on these past few months that I was going to have to go back soon, and I've been searching for a job for months now. I absolutely hate leaving AJ everyday, all day, but I also know that it's what I have to do.

I got a temporary, full time job working at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) in Denver. I'm a Wellness Coordinator. I'm learning that the title sounds a lot better than it really is, but it's a foot in the door to Health Care Administration, which is something I've decided I'd like to do. I want to get out of technology and out of mortgage and since I have my degree in Marketing, I figured why not try to use it?? But in order to really get a good job, I need experience.

As a Wellness Coordinator, I will work on a number of things. Most importantly, I am working on selling flu shots to other companies in the Denver Metro area. For example, XYZ company has 200 employees and maybe they would like to set up a day clinic at their location for their employees to get flu shots. We set that up, send out a nurse (or a few if necessary) to administer these shots and the company pays us a per shot fee. We are about to enter flu season and I hear that I will be very busy in the next few months. I also will help nurses set up the clinics and help with administrative work for the Wellness Director. It's not the greatest job by any means, but like I said, it's a step in the right direction in order to move into a new industry. I will also get some outside sales experience which will be great. I've only done inside sales and I need this experience.

AJ will be well taken care of. He will go to my moms house 2 days a week and to our good friend Jamie's house 3 days a week. Jamie has been watching AJ on and off for over a year now and AJ knows her well and loves to play with all of the other kids she takes care of. I know he's happy, well taken care of, and loved.

It's been a tough 2 days so far leaving him. Today, on our way to Jamie's, he told me "Mama, no work" which pretty much broke my heart.He's cried both days when he got dropped off, but Jamie assures me that he stops crying within 30 seconds. I've cried on and off for the past 2 days because I miss him so much during the day. I don't get nearly the time I had with him before, of course. I remind myself though, that he's happy, and that I've had 2 wonderful years to spend with him and we've done some really awesome things together. Of course we will continue to do fun things, just not as often. I tell myself also that AJ will be proud of me when he's older for doing this and working for our family. He's such an amazing boy and I know he's going to be a wonderful man.

AJ the Artist

I captured this cute video tonight of AJ drawing. I am impressed that he holds the pen so well and can really draw some great circles :)