Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sun and Fun

Last week I was not feeling well. I think it was a combination of stress, too much snow and cold and an all around bad attitude. I called in sick with what I was sure was another sinus infection. Before moving to the Southwest desert at an elevation of 7,000 feet, I had never had a sinus infection in my life. Here it seems that any little cold just gets stuck upstairs. Nasal steroids are a miracle. So after calling in sick we started talking about going away for a weekend. Usually in the winter we head south into "the valley of the sun" but its high season right now and our favorite hotels to stay in up their prices so we were hemming and hawing about spending money like that. Well, Eric goes on-line to check the cheapest price and low and behold...they are having a one day sale for $44 per night. I have never heard of hotels offering one day reminds me of something you would see on telly on an advertisement for Macy's. We pack up and head south for some warmth and pool time. There is nothing like 75 degrees and time in the pool to restore ones sense of health.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

First Steps

Woo hooo. Big news in the Ali Family. O took his first steps Monday 02/01/2010. He didn’t start jogging down the hallway or anything but the first 4 hesitant steps were enough to send his mom and dad into whoops of joy. We were sitting at the dining room and O was sitting on my lap watching Eric finish lunch. As all good things do, my lunch time was coming to an end, so I stood up and put O down in standing position and as I walked past him I said “come on let’s go” and holy mackerel he came. On his wobbly little toddler legs he propelled himself forward until he could reach the chair. It was enough to make my heart swoon.