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Our Family

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Viruses and Bloodwork - Fun!

We have had so much fun exploring our new home and spending time with awesome friends that I wore myself out and got sick.  Early Monday morning, I woke up with the chills, and I felt like I was dying.  No fever, just felt yucky.  Mat took good care of me in the middle of the night in spite of getting a late start to getting some much needed Z's after having to clean up Lizzy who wet her bed - something that never happens.  However, right after I fell back to sleep, Lizzy came up to me and started to whisper, "Mommy."  Mat quickly stepped in and called her to him.  I heard the most adorable whispering going on between the two of them...

Lizzy: said in a cute whisper voice "Daddy, um, I went to sleep in my bed, and then I disappeared and reappeared in Andrew's bed."
Mat: after a little laughing "Baby, you wet your bed so I moved you into Andrew's room.  You didn't disappear."
Lizzy: "oh" ran back to Andrew's room, but quickly came back "Daddy, can I snuggle with you for just a little bit."

I think it really freaked her out when she woke up in a different location.  Poor thing!  Isn't she just the cutest!  Had I not been feeling so awful I would have stolen those snuggles from Mat.

A sweet friend found out I was so sick, and she took my kiddos for the afternoon until my hubby could pick them up.  I'm pretty sure I was near deaths door for a little while there even though my fever was next to nothing.  I'm feeling more like I'm walking with the living again today, and I'm so thankful that the bug wasn't long lasting (and praying that I'm the only one who gets to enjoy it).  My little boy has been an excellent care taker while Daddy attends a mandatory class at work.

I also figured that it was time to take my little allergy ridden daughter to the ped to see if there was something I could do to help her little snotty face and hacking up a hairball problem that she's had since the weather changed.  The ped (and I) are fully sure that she simply has allergies so the doc sent little Lizzy to get blood work to see if we could target the stuff causing all these allergies.  I didn't think it would be a big deal, and Lizzy is so brave...but then the nurse couldn't find a vein...and she dug around in Lizzy's arm until I thought I would lose my lunch.  My daughter is a superhero...I'm sure of it after watching her endure that torture.  She did start crying for her Daddy (which who can blame a girl for wanting her Daddy to protect her from all that?).  It broke my heart!

So here's wishing all of you the best of health.  I am so glad all that is behind us!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Enjoying a Simple Day

My house is a very fun place to be today.  I am thoroughly enjoying my kids.  We had a weird morning as I had a doc appt.  The kids were rock stars and behaved very well.  I think they were anticipating Mommy torture so that prompted them to get ready and out the door without me having to yell hurry a million times too - which helped me since I was extremely stressed about the appt I had.  While I was waiting for the doc, I realized that I had scheduled 3 of the worst appts you could possibly schedule all in one week.  Fortunately, the first of the 3 doc visits went better than I could have imagined so I'm hopeful that the other 2 doc visits are as easy.

My little girl has done a fantastic job learning and doing school today!  She sat beside me for nearly an hour working on something that usually causes much grief...and she did it with joy today.  In addition to that, she counted to 39.  I was skeptical that anything I was teaching her was actually being absorbed!

After the more formal school was done for the day, we watched a Netflix program called TED for Kids.  We watched a math-a-magician do some hard core math problems in his head.  The program only lasted 17 minutes so we watched some dancers (if you could call them that) move like robots, and the kids enjoyed mimicking them...until Lizzy got a little too carried away.  She was showing us her "moves like Jagger" when she fell and clocked her head on the floor.  Sadly, she started crying for her Daddy (what's up with that?), and a nice egg shaped bruised formed on her head immediately.  Maybe we should just stick to Wii Dance for now.

Anyway, we gotta run to swimming and gymnastics, but I think I have just enough time to swing by Kohl's...and I have $10 in Kohl's cash burning a hole through my pocket!

Ta ta for now...and I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Fall day as much as we are!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll

This month has been filled with activity after activity...and I love every second of it - well, almost. I wish I could paint a picture of the scenery here. I think where we live is pretty perfect b/c it amplifies my love of Fall. There is a magnificent tree in my front yard. I think it's a maple tree, but I don't really know what it is. What I do know, is that it's got the most brilliant colors, and people come from all over the neighborhood to collect the leaves that fall from our tree. We've got pictures to share as some very special visitors came all the way from the sunshine state to visit, and we took pictures in piles of leaves right in my front yard! I enjoyed being a tourist in my own state this past week as we went to museum after museum enjoying learning about Yale, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Dinosaurs, and lots about the state of Connecticut including the Mystic Seaport. Our visitors stayed in our home and drove us to all these wonderful places, and we were so thankful to have them. There has already been talk of making it an annual adventure...we
know how to treat a guest so if you're pondering a visit to the Northeast, give us a call. We'd love to have you! After our guests left, we packed up and headed further north to camp with some church friends in Northwestern Massachusetts. It was downright COLD, but all of us enjoyed a great time in the wilderness including the dog. And while we all had fun, I can't decide if Elizabeth or Sydney enjoyed camping the most. Our kids can't stop talking about their adventure in the frozen (did I mention that it was 27 degrees) mountains nor can they wait to do it again. I would much more appreciate camping in warmer weather, but I'd do it again if I was really honest. I've got pictures of that too! Now that we're back and the house in empty, you wouldn't believe the disaster this house is in. I just need to reflect on all the fun we had while I clean it up...to make the work more enjoyable. Happy Fall, Ya'll! I hope you're enjoying it as much as we are!