Thursday, January 21, 2010

My "Little" Projects...BIG Work

So with all the nice weather we've been having, I've been getting the gardening itch. And, since the dogs had pretty much destroyed my whole gated pond garden area, I am starting from scratch on everything! I got the wild hair to take down the fence around the pond and put that fencing around my garden which I've also decided to extend a bit. Fix up the front flower beds and the back bed are also on the list. And I need to clean out the pond.

Oh, and then one day, after growing tired of sifting dirt in the garden extension one day I looked over and caught a glimpse of our sad, sad looking garden bench and decided that it needed a makeover. Hey, while I'm at it I'll also refinish the old plant stand I'd gotten for free a few years ago.

Needless to say, there is a LOT going on...or will be going on... in our yard this spring. Let's see how much I actually accomplish and how long it takes me. Even my littlest projects on my gardening to-do list are resulting in MUCH prep work. I just keep telling myself that the end result is going to make all this work worth it.... at least I HOPE so.

What a Long Day

After being up a good part of the night sounding like a wounded seal, we took little Reese in to see the doc. Turns out he had the croup. The doc checked his oxygen level and he was just good enough that, if I promised to drive directly to the Children's Hospital with him, not passing Go or collecting $200, that she'd allow me to take him rather than send him via the ambulance. Praise the Lord for that cause I had the other kids with me and I would have not done well with sending my baby off alone.

Off we went to the ER. Called Ray at work and he met us there. The docs got us in immediately and after a breathing treatment, some tests, shots, and x-rays, we finally got to go home that evening. It was so pitiful seeing Reese get his chest x-rays. They set him in a little plastic tube with his arms up over his head and clamped him in to keep him still for the pix. He didn't like it one bit. He also looked so helpless in his tiny hospital gown.

Thankfully, he got better fairly quickly and we didn't have to end up being the 1 in 4 that have to go back.

I guess Reese just didn't want to be the odd kid out. Hadley went to ER her 2nd day home from the hospital cause she was hungry (nursing wasn't working well enough for her unfortunately), Ryan went in with a febrile seizure when he was just a few months old...Reese just wanted his turn at the ER experience, I suppose. There... All 3 kids have had their ER trip. Let's hope we don't have any more for a very long time.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Bday..He's FOUR!

I can't believe it has already been four years since my, now oldest, little guy came into our lives. He's very much into bugs and destruction these days...typical boy. The other day, he stomped on a pill bug after tormenting it for some time (I mean "playing" with it) and said, "Mommy, I just sent that bug to see Jesus!" LOL... I was ROLLING with laughter.

We had a wonderful birthday celebration. Mom & Dad (aka Granddad and Nanny) made the trek to join us as did my brother and his family. We were SO thrilled that they all came down and we had a WONDERFUL visit. Also attending were B-Ma and B-Pa as well as other family and friends. Ryan got TONS of goodies for his birthday and everyone enjoyed eating ice cream and his "crayon" cake.