Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wednesdays with Lou

Time Flies

I cannot believe Dominic is already 8 months. Brooke wrote about this the other day so I thought I would put in my two cents also. I can barely remember what life was like before he was born. Brooke and I give Dominic so much time and attention and have developed some really good routines. He has been so much fun to watch grow and develop.

Each night after dinner during the week I take Dominic for an hour so Brooke can have a break. This is the only alone time Brooke gets and it’s much deserved. I’ll take Dominic on a bike ride to the pool or to the park to go on the swings. We’ll also run errands to the store or stop off for visits. I wouldn’t trade that hour with him each night for anything in the world. When we get home from our little adventure I give Dominic his dinner and we all play for about 15 minutes before it’s time to get Dominic ready for bed.

We spend time together on the weekends as a family and both enjoy playing with Dominic and taking him on trips or to run errands. I’m excited for what our future holds with our Family and watching Dominic get older but I am constantly reminded from those with older children to enjoy this time while it lasts. I do my best to stay in the moment with him because before I know it he’ll be a year, then two years and time will fly by just as fast as these first 8 months have.

Bike Fiasco

On my blog post last week I mentioned my bike broke while riding in the metro parks. I took it to a bike repair shop to see what was wrong and how much it would cost to fix it. The part that broke on my bike was $20. The bike “specialist” also recommended a tune up which cost $60 and would include installation of the broken part. I also needed a new kick stand which was $10 so now we’re looking at $90 before tax just to fix my bike. Keep in mind we bought mine and Brooke’s bike for $130 on Craigslist so pretty much $65 for each. My options were to spend $90 to fix a $65 bike or spend $90 to buy a new bike. I opted to fix my bike because there were no guarantees a new bike wouldn’t break just like this bike did and my current bike would also get a tune up and would work better than a new bike since according to the “specialist” all department store bikes are not put together properly. I got my bike back in a day and it’s working better than ever.

Move to Wednesdays

If you stopped by our Blog yesterday for Tuesdays with Lou you were probably surprised to not see my post. That is because we found “Blog Hop” which is on Tuesdays. There are different themes each week and will give us something new each week to participate in. Also moving my blog post to Wednesdays allows me to write it Tuesday night instead of Monday which is nice to get that extra day to prepare something. Even though I have an extra day don’t expect anything different then Tuesdays with Lou and welcome to Wednesdays with Lou! Just as fun, just one day later.