Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
When Alex came home from speech last Tuesday he felt feverish. Sure enough he's got fever. Then a little cough and congestion starts. Well, that makes wheezing start. Wednesday night Zachary has a fever of 103.6 right at bedtime. Thursday I take the boys to the doctor and he thinks they have the flu even though they test negative. There is nothing to do anyway but give meds for fever. I was hoping the doctor could give them something because we've been planning a house warming party for Saturday and I'd sure hate for the boys to feel bad or to make anyone else sick. Surely they'll feel better by then.
Friday Chris took off work because he wanted to help get ready for the party (or so I thought). Since the deck was done he wanted to put the skirting on 'cause you know that was the most important thing to be done before the party - not cleaning house or cooking food (insert sarcasm here). Friday afternoon my parents and cousin come over to spend the night and help us get ready. Dad gets roped into helping Chris on the deck and mom and Kelli spend most of the time in the kitchen and wrangling the boys. I seriously could not have done it without them since my husband was MIA. The boys are still sick with fever, cough, runny/congested noses.
Saturday is more of the same. Chris and dad work outside while us ladies stay mostly in the kitchen. They little boys, especially Zachary, are getting into everything. I don't know what's come over him. I didn't sleep well Friday night (I had chills) and feel kind of achy all day Saturday. The party starts in the afternoon after naptime. Alex slept very late and missed the first few guests arriving. The party was nice. We had lots of little babies - four in all that were all less than a year old. Fun! We did have less people than we expected so we had tons of food left over. After everyone left I really didn't feel well. I asked Chris for cleaning up help but didn't get it. He decided to sit on the couch while I worked in the kitchen. I bagged/boxed up all the food but didn't wash any dishes. (I found out the next day that I forgot to put some of it in the fridge and it had to be thrown out.)
Sunday I am a goner. I've definitely got the flu or whatever the boys have and it isn't pretty. Chris cleans up the whole kitchen without being asked and feeds everybody (although none of us eat much) and takes care of us all. He only comments a couple of times that he had been hoping to go outside and finish the deck skirting. I never even make it out of my pajamas or into the shower all day.
When I wake up on Monday I've still got a sore throat but otherwise feel tons better. Alex still has fever though, for the 7th day in a row. Zach's is gone. I take Alex to the doctor again and this time we've got a real diagnosis - a double ear infection! This is the first one either boy has had since we've been home. He had only started complaining about his ears the day before. At least we've got medication now. Since I'm feeling human again Chris heads to the store to get more wood for the deck but comes home with a flat screen T.V. instead. (He's been checking at the electronic store that's about to go out of business to see how far down they'd mark them and decided this was the time to buy.)
That brings us to today. Alex's speech class was cancelled which was good since I wouldn't have taken him anyway. Zachary is still being extra trying. When he woke up this morning he said he wanted to eat. I told him I would get him something as soon as I let our dog go potty outside. When I came back in Zachary was walking down the hall with a cookie in his hand - that he only could have gotten from climbing on the kitchen counter. That has been him all weekend.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I think I had three Coke's this week. We had another party on Saturday so that's where two of them came from. We had tons of yummy food, including great sweets but that was the day I started feeling bad so I didn't eat much of it. Poor yummy things went to waste without me there to gobble them up. So my snacking wasn't too bad this week either. I didn't get out to walk at all. Bad me. I hope everyone else had a good week.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I think we're going to have lots of fun out here.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Goofing around during the break. I have no idea why Alex is making such a silly face.
Here we are meeting the famous Grover.
Afterwards we all went to a pizza place to grab some dinner before heading home.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
So for those of you joining me - how did you do? You can post your progress as a comment or leave a link to your blog and post your progress there.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
And by the way - I so almost won the game. I technically came in second but was put out at the same time as third place (I had more chips though).
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This was Zachary last night.
Here is Alex in December 07.I'm such a sap. (I inherited that from my mom.)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
1) Cut out sodas - I drink one or two every single day. I love Coke but I know it's not good for me. I'm going to cut out as much as I can but I'm not going to sweat it if I have one every once in awhile.
2) To get moving - Remember the not exercising thing? I'm not saying I'm going to hit the gym or anything but I'm going to try to get out and take a couple of walks during the week. I think all my yard work is good for me too but I need cardio.
3) Cut back on snacks - I honestly don't snack all the time but I do think I snack more than I should. So, when I have to have a snack I'm going to try a cup of coffee or a piece of fruit instead.
That's it. Again, I'm not going on a diet and I'm not going to say that I'm never going to eat a cookie again but I am going to try to make some small changes and I'm going to chronicle it here. I weighed myself today and I will every Sunday. I'm not going to tell you how much I weigh (did you really think I would?) but I will post if I lose any weight, how that week went, and how I feel. Feel free to join me if you'd like.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This was a baby quilt I started for my now 4 year old niece. Since this was the 2nd girl in the family they were already overwhelmed with pink so I chose other colors. The blue print has little flowers on it so I probably can't use it for my boys. I love it though and really want to finish it.
I let my sister pick this needle point out and told her I would do it for her. Now that I think about it this could have been before the baby quilt. What I didn't realize when I bought this needle point was this huge size of it. It's very detailed and while it has not seen the light of day for at least a year it takes a long time to make any progress.
This is another project for that same sister. It will eventually be a t-shirt quilt from all of her many many college t-shirts. The shirts are all cut apart but only 6 of them are made into prepared & backed quilt squares.
This last one could stay the way it is and nobody would have to know. I'm guess that maybe two years ago I started this one. This was an ugly old dresser that I painted white and changed the hardware on. It looks so much cuter now. The unfinished part is that I never bothered to paint and hang the mirror on top.I don't know when I'll ever find time again for any of these. I've got so much house stuff, especially yard work to do. Not to mention certain little boys running around the house. Am I the only one with this many started & stopped projects?
Thursday, February 5, 2009
*I have a little complaint here.* Why is there such a big length difference from a size 3 to a 4? While the 3's are too short the 4's have to be rolled up. I guess we'll get a little more use out of them at least.
Zachary is a hard one. He's outgrown (in length at least) his 12 month pants finally. But....although the 18 months fit him in length they are still, mostly, too big in the waist. Sigh.
I decided to measure the boys and sure enough Alex has grown 2 inches since September and Zachary has grown 1 1/2 inches. Alex is almost 42 inches tall at 3 years old and Zach is 34 1/2 inches at 2 1/2. Where did my babies go?