Sunday, June 5, 2011

Working hard and hardly working....

 I haven't blogged much lately because we have a major project going on at work and another at home.  The work one is a new hospital wide computer system that involves a lot of classes and a whole new learning curve. They tell us to think of it as starting a whole new job.  I miss reading and commenting on my favorite blogs but don't see much change till the end of summer.
The new project at home is an older home that we are helping Chelsea renovate which she will move into later this summer.  I'll post before and after pics when we get done.
Today was a free day for just babysitting (yay!) and Larry suggested we go to the outlet stores and ride their train.  It's a promotional thing but the kids all love it and we didn't even shop...just rode.
At first Bryden didn't know what to think of it all and was a little timid.

He checked out the other kids and saw that they were not afraid.  Pretty soon he was giggling and waving to the passersby. 


 Chelsea came for a late lunch and then went to work.  It was nice to just have time to sit and talk!
 Larry did yard work yesterday while I was at an all day class for this new work thing and then continued today.  He really worked hard and it looks great!
Then there is Bryden here, working hard at playing.  We think he is soooo smart because he is finally starting to listen and responds well to things we tell him. (putting things away etc.) Tonight before bed, we had "60 minutes" on TV.  They were talking about Lady Gaga.  He still takes a rare bottle and calls it a "baba".  He looked at the TV and said "Gaga". Not sure that was a good thing...but we thought it was certainly quick!!
 Then we went outside and he found his bat and ball.
 He is quickly getting the hang of what to do with this...mostly chasing the ball! It's a real hoot to watch!
It's when you say in your head..."boys will be boys"!

26 comments:

Sue said...

Bryden looks like a fun little guy. Such a cutie!

=)

PS. Sorry about work. That is never fun when you have to learn a whole new system.

yaya said...

Bryden's hair is getting lighter..maybe it's the summer sun. I like his hat! Craig and Amy always head for the outlet mall and the kiddos love the train. Hope the classes weren't too boring, and hopefully very informative. It's really putting a damper on this summer isn't it?

acorn hollow said...

He is so cute and lucky you you got to enjoy him all day. Good luck with the new computer system must be all hospitals. the two we have been in were also learning a new system.
Cathy

Mrs Catch said...

have been wondering where you've been. Thought maybe i'd missed your posts. Bryden looks very cute and of course, all boys will like a train ride...

Mandy said...

Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!
In fact, I myself would love to have a train ride too. :D

Lesa said...

Good luck at work! I love how you enjoy all the important things like talking and playing! Have a good week.

Hope said...

lovely post. fun times with family!

understand the busy times. Hope it goes well for you and looking forward to seeing more posts and comments from you when things slow down for you.

take care!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Nothing better than a train ride with a cute little one like Bryden. That's when joy steals your heart.

Hope things are looking up with your projects....

Stacy Crawford said...

The train ride looked like a fun experience.

Hopefully that computer system will be amazing and easy to use, next summer you will be amazed at how easy it was...I hope!

Jennifer said...

Hi Donna, The train ride sounds just perfect! I'll have to plan that soon w the grandkids...the boardwalk is a great place in summer here!..

My gaga story: I had to laugh bc my youngest brother called my sister Jessica "Gaga" bc he couldnt say "Gaga"...so I always think...we had the first Lady Gaga...so it's cute Bryden can say that too!
Best wishes w the new computer system..yes, it's important to stay current. The guys at work tell me they can spot an older person a mile away bc older people wear watches!! ha! young people love to text, rarely have phone conversations..so I guess we need to keep up w them. I do a little texting, do havblog, FB, website, twitter but who has time, esp without a watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
Jennifer

Jennifer said...

...he couldnt say jessica...from last post...

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Hope you find time for some rest - as you are working hard.

blessings to you - Marsha

karen said...

I feel your pain with the work situation. I can't count the number of times I've had to do that, and it's always difficult.
On the other hand, your little guy is adorable and looks like a lot of fun. And I'm looking forward to seeing the house before and after shots.

Julia said...

Hi Donna. I understand how work can demand a lot of your time and focus but I love how you always find time to enjoy your little grand kids. They grow up so fast it's unbelievable.

I'm always honored by your visits and I'll wait until time allows you to visit my blog again. Thanks for always leaving thoughtful comments. Have a great summer. Hugs. JB

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a darling guy! So glad I did not miss these pictures.
I totally know what you mean about having to relearn a complete different computer system. We are dealing with it too at work.
Miss coming by here I hope to get back on blogging track soon.
Love ya
Maggie

Darlene said...

I'm sure that Bryden is a smart little guy. I know you must have a lot of fun with him. Glad you posted the darling pictures.

It does sound like you will be really tied up for some time to come with your new system at work. I, too, may have to stop doing my blog again. I just don't seem to have anything interesting to say anymore. We'll see.

karen said...

Good morning Donna - thanks for your kind words on my blog this morning. It's good to have friends that help affirm you're on the right track!

Julia said...

Donna, I know that we would be good buddies. You are so huggable. Consider yourself hugged by me. Julia

Wanda..... said...

Bryden looks to be such a sweet boy, in the photos of him playing ball, his actions and looks remind me of my second youngest grandson Andrew who turns 15 soon.

You set a pretty table, Donna!

Tamara Jansen said...

Is there anything better in life than a little down time with the grand baby?! Your little man looks like a fun little fella :)

Good luck with the new computer program. We have a new system in the greenhouse (started in January) and it is a HUGE challenge for all the staff, no doubt. We planned that it would take a year to get proficient at it but......it may take longer.

becky said...

Love this post's title...so true! When life happens, don't worry about blogging...we'll be here when you get back :)

Deb Shucka said...

Such a cutie! I hope the steep learning curve is at least a satisfying climb.

Cheryl said...

We may miss your comments but you are busy and happy and that's all good. Love the pics and won't you have fun at his 21st letting his friends know Lady Gaga caught his eye!

RonJoe 'Geezer' said...

If I had to choose between working or watching my grandkids there's no contest!... most of the time :-)

Katherines Corner said...

What great photos!!!! Hang in there the big projects will be done before you know it.Have a great weekend my bloggy friend. Hugs♥

vicki said...

LOVE these pictures - he is so adorable!

Oh Donna - I have had to do the whole hospital new computer thing and it was beyond horrible. What is the name of your new system? Don't even get me started~~ - makes me want to quit and run away as fast as I can!

Vicki

ps - good luck!!