Monday, October 19, 2009

Has it really been this long???

I can't believe it is already over a month since we have been home. My family leave is over and I am returning to work tomorrow. I am lucky that I work part time and in the evening, so I will still be home with Victoria during the day. I am also very blessed that I work with such wonderful, understanding, supportive people that are very flexible with me. My first week back my hours will be a little different to catch back up after being off for 3 months, but after that I will probably go in after dinner. This way I am home with Victoria during the day and then will still be able to spend a few hours with Morgan after school to do homework and eat dinner. I have every Monday off too (I work six hours a night Tues.-Fri.). Joe will be home with the girls at night, so hopefully it won't be too much of an adjustment for Victoria. There have been a few times that I have gone out and she stayed home with Joe and she has been fine, so I think everything will be okay.

I am going to leave you with a few pictures from last Monday (Columbus Day). It was a cool fall day and Morgan had off from school so we went to a little zoo not too far from us. Morgan calls it the monkey zoo. They do have other animals, but the majority of them are different kinds of monkeys. There are tubes that go into their cages and you can buy food to put in the tubes to feed them. They are very funny and definitely have an opinion about what you put in their tubes. It is really neat to get to "interact" with the monkeys and both girls really had fun. The spider monkeys are my favorite because they have such long arms that they just reach out of their cage and take the food right out of your hand (fruit loops are their favorite).

Feeding the Giraffe

I just love this guy

Sitting at the bottom of his tube with his popcorn

This is how they drove home (well some of the way at least - Victoria is a ham)


  1. How sweet!!! It looks like they are bonding nicely. I hope things continue to go well for you!

  2. I love that last photo! Hope your first day of work went well. Thanks for continuing to post your journey as often as you can! God Bless!