Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I enjoy my time with her when we shop and talk. It's great to have a girl in the house full of boys! I'd be so alone otherwise! It's nice to have help organizing and cleaning instead of reprimanding someone to stop mutilating things! I enjoy seeing her barbie pink toenails and watching her develop her own taste in clothes and music. I'm grateful it's stuff I like too!
Enjoy pictures of her.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Gavin's still got a high fever. He's going on almost a week now being feverish. The docs took chest xrays yesterday and said his lungs looked great but that his head was full of mucous so they gave me some stuff to dry up the mucous and also amoxicillin to prevent infection. I hope that helps because he's just so miserable. I miss seeing him smile and try to suck on his toes. Now he just lays there with watery eyes and moans in misery. If he feels as bad as I did then I'm sure he's not too happy about being here either.
Dylan's now bedridden and Austin's got a sore throat. Taylor's still asleep so I hope that doesn't mean she's in for a second round. She is almost a teen so maybe she's discovering the benefit of sleeping in.
As nasty as this is I'm very thankful that it's temporary. I really feel for the parent with a chronically or fatally ill child. I can't imagine what that would be like. It's so stressful with what we have so that would just be horrible.
Thanks for the prayers I can tell people have been saying them. I slept for the first time last night in a long time.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
ON another note, I pretty much think this daylight savings time is designed to torture parents. Just when you get a routine they throw this at you and bam, you have a week of gettting things back on track. I'm so tired today. We just didn't get to church, Taylor's still sick, and Gavin threw up all night due to some new formula I tried. Oy! I"m hoping tomorrow brings better things.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I just love bathtime. Gavin and Liam do too. It's a chance to kick in the water and play with each other. I usually have a rotating chart for one older kid to help me so that no one gets hurt.
One night Dylan was helping me and Liam had given Gavin a toy. When it was time to go Liam ripped the toy from Gavin's hand and Gavin started to cry in protest. I then took the same toy from Liam and gave it back to Gavin and then Liam started to cry too....loudly. This scared Gavin so he started to cry again. Dylan started laughing at the scene and shook his head and said, "I can't believe this is all over a stupid toy." I found that funny since you should see the way he and Austin bicker over stuff. The whole thing was reminiscent of my life about ten years ago with those guys. I figure I survived that so I can survive this phase too. Actually I'm enjoying it this time around so I'll have more fun this time.
In the meantime, enjoy the great picture of a chubby baby!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
On the bright side, Gavin slept until 6:30 this morning. Whoo-hoo! I was a new woman. I still woke up at 5 but to have 1.5 hours to myself to spend in quiet time was quite a treat. The Lord must have known I would need it because the rest of the day's been stressful.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Apparently Bill had seen it too but didn't say anything. The next day we were at Costco and the kids asked to get frozen berries. They pulled the bag out of the store's freezer and Bill sighed, "Ahhh, spackle for the ceiling!" I was laughing so hard. I'm glad he has a sense of humor about our house.
I know one day the kids will be gone and my house will be in order but way too quiet. By that time I will have to make bionic smoothies for myself. I'm glad for my messes for they mean my house is full, if I laugh then maybe that will teach them to laugh at themselves too.
In the meantime does anyone know how to get marionberry stains out of white ceilings?