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Week in Review

We’ve taken another step into bona fide parent land, having woken up in the middle of the night this week to deal with a child who puked all over himself in bed. With as much as Jacob has spit up in his short little life, you’d think we wouldn’t be fazed by anything regurgitated from his little gullet. But this was real, thick, orange, vomit. We think Jacob picked up a stomach bug during his recent trip to Fort Yukon from one of the many little kiddies he hung out with while there. A day later, and I was joining him. This afternoon it hit me and proceeded to roll over me the rest of the evening. At least I had the good grace not to puke in bed.

I stayed home from school today. It was good to have a day at home in the middle of the week, even though all I did was sit and watch everyone performing well choreographed chaos all around me. As purely an observer, I got to see that Stephanie works really hard running things and is super active keeping up with Jacob, especially in the evening. From dinner to baths to PJ’s to story-time and bed to cleaning the dinner dished and putting away toys, it’s all quite a rush that finally winds up about 8:30. They are all non-stop motion.

It’s thirty degrees below zero. We’re still locked in winter’s dark deep freeze. Sounds like a good time to grill! Tonight we were in the mood, so when I got home, Stephanie sent me outside to brush the snow off of the grill. Pork steaks grilled in arctic winter. Why not.  

I heard just today about an accident in Fort Yukon involving two of my former Fort Yukon high school students (current FYU students, formerly my students). The story made the front page of the Fairbanks News Miner, and you can read that story here.

It’s a little disconcerting having another man watch me so closely while I pee sitting down like a woman. Well,  it’s a not-quite-two-year-old-man. Stephanie thought it would be a good idea of I demonstrated for Jacob. He’s begun toilet training and she didn’t think he was getting the idea. I made her promise never to tell anyone, so I’m not sure why I’m writing it here. Anyway. I don’t know if it helped. We’re just starting, so… baby steps.

Jacob and I have been having a lot of fun lately. Tonight during bath time I had both boys in the tub. Jacob was playing with the detachable shower head and spraying water everywhere. Mostly on himself, but I couldn’t have gotten more wet if I’d been in there with them. Hearing my boy laugh for fifteen minutes straight is pure joy.

Now that both boys are in bed, and it’s Friday night, Stephanie and I are on the couch, each in front or our laptops. She’s watching downloaded episodes of Studio 60, and I’m writing and tweaking pictures. We both stop every now and then to share something we thought of or encountered this past week and compare notes.
Stephanie: “Did you hear that Anna Nicole died?”
Brian: “Yeah, I saw that.”
Stephanie: I know this is awful, but I’ll sure be glad not to see her in the news anymore.”

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 10:24PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

Wow - makes me sound heartless. Let me state for the record that I'm not glad she DIED.
February 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWife
I for one am glad that you are blogging with such minutae ( a big word huh?). Makes me feel that you are nearby and I get to know how the boys are growing up, and how your lives in the boonies are going. Please keep this up and don't forget to update the Pictures section often. Oh, I know Jakey likes to be in center stage (so much like Seph when she was that age!), but I want to know Toby's struggles too in trying to upstage his brother! :-)

BTW, no link on that FYU accident. Did you forget to insert?
February 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDad
We like reading the details of your life - it feels like we have a front row seat in your lives and we're actually thousands of miles away! It is probably more than we know of the lives of our other kids and grandkids! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

I was elated at the notion of not seeing or hearing about Anna Nicole, too! Alas, the court battles go on and I fear that we are destined to hear more of her in death than in life!!
February 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGranna aka Nana
I must say I remember those days of per non-stop motion of littles. I am glad that you are sharing these wonderful adventure of the boys with us. It really does make me feel like I am sharing the experiences with you all. I agree with opa...more picture. What about the one when all three boys were sitting on the sofa with Jacob's arm around Tody!! It looked so cute. Love you all.
February 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kathy
i am not very good on communicating,and just because i have not written does not mean that i am forget about you and the family, i am always thinking about you all.thank God that we can communicate thru e mail and pictures that you were able to take and keep us in the states update.
i am glad that you all have made a good adjustment with the new life style in circle, thank you for the pictures and e mails.
my prayer will always be with you and yours,dkwee
February 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdanny kwee

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