Friday, February 26, 2010

Tramatic Day at the Doc's

Hadley: I don't ever want to go to that place AGAIN!
Ryan: Me too!

Today was Hadley and Ryan's "well kid" check-ups at the doctor. Both are doing great, I'm very happy to report. Hadley continues to be off the charts on her height. Ryan is right at about 50-75% percentile on his growth.

Despite not being able to hear me when they are told to clean their rooms, both their hearing checked out just fine. The only potential problem of the day was in respect to Ryan's eyes. We had some trouble checking his right eye. Left eye is great but doc wants to set up us with an eye doc to make sure his right eye is good as well. Probably nothing to worry about as doc said that, especially boys at his age, sometimes kids get tired/frustrated with the test and therefore don't test well. Hoping that was the case with Ryan.

Trauma came when it was time for shots. OMG... Ryan went first and although he cried terribly, he survived without too much incident. Of course, if I had to have six (6) shots, I'd probably have cried as well. Our precious princess, however, went ballistic and had a meltdown even before she got on the table, and she was only getting two (2) shots! You'd have thought we were trying to kill her. It was NOT pretty and although ridiculous, it did break my heart. Once both kids were jabbed and band-aided up I sat with them and consoled them for a bit.

As a "you survived shots" treat, we went to have lunch at Chick-Fil-A. That seemed to make everything better. The GOOD news is that they now have all their shots so Hadley will be ready to start Kindergarten in the fall (which she is SO looking forward to doing). Still though, it was a traumatic day for the older kids at the doc's. My poor babies.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow Day in Austin

Sunday was 76 degrees. Tuesday found the children having to bundle up cause we had SNOW ...LOTS of snow, for Austin! In fact, it was the first time we'd had any measurable amount of snow since before our first child was born.

Bundle up, go outside and play until frozen, come inside and warm up. Bundle up, go outside and play until frozen, come inside and warm up. (Keep repeating.) The kids had a BALL! After making snow angels and throwing snowballs the older kids started rolling snowballs to build a snowman. I had to bundle up and head out to help finish him as the body parts were too big and heavy for the kids to lift. "Frosty" was born!

We had to rebuild his head and middle body once as they toppled off when Ryan was helping me put in Frosty's nose the first time. Ooops.

What a FUN snow day!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Nasal Wash...Nasty

I finally caught the kids' cooties and, unfortunately, mine has progressed into a major sinus issue. My SIL and sort-of-SIL told me about the netti pot. With nothing to lose, I tried it out. That is just DISGUSTING! That said, it IS working well and I think I'll be back in good shape soon. Hoping so anyway. Being sick with two young children and a baby in the house is not fun. There is no "sick day" for mommy, no matter HOW you feel.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fantastic at 4 Months

So we had to postpone Reese's 4 month well-baby check-up as he was in the ER the day before his originally scheduled appt and the docs said we had to wait until he was all better to get shots (which he'd be getting at 4 month appt). We just recently got in for that check-up and he's doing FABULOUS at 4 MONTHS!

He was sitting up for the doc and was all smiles for her....well, until shot time of course. We discussed his still not sleeping through the night (instead he's up several times throughout the night...sometimes every 1.5 hours which makes for LONG nights for Mommy) and doc noted that typically the magic number for sleeping through the night is 13 lbs. Well, we obviously don't give a rat's behind about magic numbers as Reese is 15 lbs 1 oz and is no where close to sleeping through the night. She recommended that we introduce solid food to him on a regular basis adding veggies and fruits to the mix. Fill that belly good and hopefully he'll start sleeping more at night. Here's crossing our fingers.....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Mom & Dad used to tell me, as a child, that one day my birthday, which I thought took FOREVER to arrive each year, would someday come quicker than I wanted. I thought they were crazy. Never could that happen, right?

Recently I celebrated my 38th birthday. Ug. The day began with a call from mom wishing a happy bday from her and Dad. When Ray heard me on the phone with her he cried out, "Crap! It that today???" HA HA... Despite having forgotten my bday, Ray and the kiddos took me out to lunch and got me a yummy little bday cake. I'd already gotten my bday presents for myself a couple weeks earlier...a huge garden urn for the front porch and a gardening hat to provide me a little sun relief this spring/summer!

Reese gave me a wonderful bday present in that he slept through the night for the first time (and only time, apparently as it's not happened since)!

I love my wonderful family!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lace Bookmark

Needing a break from my bigger knitting projects, and not having been able to find my bookmark lately, I decided to knit one. I had some white cotton-type thread in my stash so I pulled out the size 0 needles and a simple lace pattern and cast on. While it was a simple knit, knitting with thread and needles that small was tedious. It is a bit more delicate than I'd use for my every day reading but I'm pleased with the end result.

While I was search through things for the small cross I attached to the bookmark, I stumbled across some fun buttons. I decided to make a second little bookmark using one of those fun buttons.

It was a nice break, but now I need to get back to knitting on my shawl and my tote...

Been Awhile... Still kickin

Been awhile since I've blogged much. I'm still kickin'. Life has just been getting in the way. Well, life and a 5 yr old, 4 yr old, and a 4.5 month old....

Rather than write an epic story of what all has been going on with us, I'll just try to do better going forward of posting this and that. Baby starting fuss...gotta run!


Got a note from my gardening friend, "Garden Hoe" Naomi, that she has accepted a job that, while excellent for her, is going to require that she relocate to Texarkana!! WHAT??? Because it's all about ME, I just want to voice that I'm NOT happy about her moving away. I'm going to miss playing in the dirt with her.

Naomi and me at her and John's recent Bon Voyage party.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Leaves, Leaves and MORE Leaves

21 lawn and leaf bags filled and gone thus far and about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way done. I've not, in the whole time we've been here, ever raked up ALL the leaves after the fall/winter drop and they have drifted around the fence horribly, not to mention covering the yard. Anyway, this year, I want to get them all raked up. Just makes the yard look so much cleaner. Well, as clean as our yard can. Still much to do and I'm already sick of and bored with it. Ug.