The last week has been extremely busy and stressful. All the excitement started here last Tuesday. I was sitting on the couch watching tv and I got up to go to the bano. I get to the bano and look in the mirror and guess what is on my back? A freakin bark scorpion! I hit the thing to the ground and yelled for Natalie to get a shoe. I had to search the entire house afterwards and only found one in the back yard. I cut that thing in half with a wrecking bar and it was still crawling. I think we found a new superhero movie? I think the one that got in the house hitch hiked in a fruit box from Costco that I brought home the night before. Anyways that was the creepy experience of the year.
So Friday is when all the craziness started. I took my first of three Microsoft test to update my MCSA to Server 2012. I passed it so I scheduled the next test for today. That gave me just a few days to study and on top of that I worked a 16 hour day Sunday. They needed someone to do patching Sunday morning so I volunteered so everyone else could have the weekend off and negotiated a half day in return for today. I normally work Sunday but I normally start at 6am. This Sunday I worked 1AM-5PM. It was crazy busy, stressful, and it just wore me out. Didn't help that something set off the neck pain that was getting better so the last few days have been hell. I have to walk every night to stretch it all out.
So back to Saturday Natalie reminded me about the balloon festival in Cave Creek. I wanted to go but I didn't. I spent half my day study for today's test and I had to get up at 1AM for the long commute to my desk so I could work from home. But I needed to spend some time with the family so I went. When we got close to the festival I was starting to regret it. Traffic was a pain, we had to park 15 minutes away, and it was going to be a late night. But once we got in we had a good time. I have to say I've done skydiving but there is no way in hell you could get me in one of those balloons without a parachute.
The fire from the balloons kept scaring Zach. We got a couple pictures but they don't really capture the fear in this kid. There was a huge blow up slide there that Adri wanted to go on. Natalie wanted her to go on the smaller one but the line was frustrating me. So I took her over to the big slide which had an even longer line. We get to the front of the line and find out you need tickets to get on the slide. I figured as much but Natalie thought she saw something that said the rides were included. Well we happened to be in line with some nice people and they insisted Adri take their ticket. So Natalie thought Adri was going to chicken out at the top. In reality Adri gets to the top, sees a kid that is scared and slowly getting in position, and she just jumps in front of him and right onto the slide. Next thing we know the kid has her dress over her head. It was a pretty funny site.
Well now all the craziness of the week is over. Today I took my second of three test done and passed it. One more to go but I need to read another book before I attempt that one.
So here is the update on the kids. Zach is walking like a mad man but he switches between walking and crawling. I don't remember Adri doing that. Zach is starting to talk a little. He mumbles Mama, Papa, walk, up, down, doggy (his doggy pillow), etc. Zach is still clingy with his mom but he's doing a lot better with me these days. A couple days ago I asked Adri if she remembers our house in Florida. We moved over two and a half years ago. Well she said she remembers and it has dolphins in the pool. This kid's memory is amazing. She was not even two and a half when we left the house.
Zach has a new doctor. I told Natalie she needs to find a new doctor when the doctor said that Zach had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin when it was clearly an amoxicillin rash. There's a big difference and I'm pretty sure I had the same thing as a kid yet I'm fine with amoxicillin now. Anyways before that I already questioned this doctor and when she said this I told her that doctor isn't qualified to work on a gerbil. I went online and found this doctor had one star ratings and everyone was saying she misdiagnoses their kids. Ya think? So Zach got a new doctor and at the same time they got rid of this doctor from that practice. So the new doctor says my kid is not a midget, he's in 70th percentile for height and he's a solid kid.
I found these ice cream bars at Costco. They have mango, coconut, and strawberry and are labeled Mexico. They are so good. Zach loves them. But then again, Zach loves all food.