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Hi. I"m living in the Northeast with my supportive hubby, 2 great girls and toddler son. I run a home based business around scrapbooking and rubber stamping and love everything about those crafts! I also work p/t as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine...back after a 10 year hiatus to take care of the kids--loving that, too!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

So many things...so little time!

Well, I can't believe that 2 months have passed, but time is getting by me way too quickly these days. Adam is thriving, although we've discovered that he's inherited my childhood eczema...poor little guy. He's had a pretty bad exacerbation and is living on Aquaphor and hydrocortizone these days. We tried starting him on cereal this week, but alas, he reacted poorly, getting even worse with his eczema, so we're laying low for now. This week also marked his 4 month check up. He has GROWN...almost 18 pounds and starting to roll over and do "crunches" when laying on his back. Another cool trick? Well, he's starting grabbing at toys and can even hold onto his bottle if given the chance.
Leena has also had some changes this past week. Aside from thoroughly enjoying their Spring Break with their grandparents who are visiting from NC...Leena took the plunge and donated over 10" of her hair to Locks of Love. It wasn't exactly her idea to begin with, but the idea did grow on her and she voluntarily asked to be taken to the salon! She has the cutest, curly bob right now and it's still longer than Yasmeen's hair even with all the curls. She is also going to be participating in her school's upcoming talent show--performing a dance with her friends to the song "I don't think about it" by Emily Osment of the Hanna Montana show. They even choreographed it themselves...so cute.
Yasmeen is taking cooking lessons from her grandmother. Very much into all things cooking and playing, so she's had several playdates and has been keeping her Shoo-Shoo busy asking to cook this or that. Hmmmm...do I see a chef in the future? Too bad she won't eat much of what she makes...unless it contains an inordinate amount of sugar! She is also looking forward to her upcoming class trip to the Raritan Community College Planetarium. She's interested in this stuff to the point where she even signed up for a "Mars" program this summer through the enrichment camp our township holds.

Both girls will also be performing in the end of year dance recital through their dance school. They take intermediate jazz (which at this school is really a combo of jazz/hip hop) and will be dancing to Madonna's "Holiday". Funny thing is, though, they had no idea who she was!

As for Mohammed and I...we're both busy with life these days. Mohammed is trying to keep up with his fire house duties, while managing to recuperate from his first illness in a looooonnng time. Looks like the girls' bugs finally broke him down. He's better now, but it was taking it's toll there for a while. He even tackled replacing the 2 ceiling fans in our family room with the help of his dad yesterday--and a great job they did!

I've just been going from one deadline to another these past few months...taxes, classes, crops, and most importantly--getting ready to study for my Physician Assistant recertification exam coming up later this year. It's a hectic pace, but that's what keeps us young, right?!! I also got hit with the bug, but am finally better now, too.

Well, off to drop the girls and their grandma off at the movies to see "Monsters and Aliens-3D". This is just off the heels of a trip to the Central Park Zoo in NYC and MagiQuest in East Hanover earlier this week. Guess they can't say they didn't have fun over this break!

Until next time,
Janet and the gang!

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