Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sniffle Sniffle Cough Cough

I've heard this for over a week. It started with one and spread to another by Sunday. Now, all 3 children have the dreaded cough.
 Lily started with it. She still has a bit of it in addition to ear infections in both ears. We are on a second medicine to try and clear these ear infections.
Leia was the next one with the cough. And she has really held onto it. Her ears look great, though. Leia is doing breathing treatments as needed and lots of fluid and rest.
Dakota started with the cough a day or 2 ago. It tends to rear it's ugly head at night. Last night resulted in a fever and persistent coughing. I kept Dakota home from school today due to last night's fever. 
Jed and I are hanging on by what seems like 1 healthy strand. We did have some help the last few days. My older sister was in town for Thanksgiving. I enjoyed having her here. I just hope the kids didn't share too much with her.

It looks like we will have to postpone Lily's public birthday party. Things have been busy and with all the sickness going around, it might just be the best thing for everyone. Lily turns 5 on Friday. I can't believe it. 5 is a BIG deal! I'm thinking of doing a small celebration here after dinner on Friday evening. I hope Lily isn't too disappointed.

 Leia getting some snuggles from Aunt Tammie

 Breathing treatment time for Lily

Leia is in decent spirits but it comes and goes

Monday, November 12, 2012

Park with the girls

 We took the park this past Friday. Both girls had a good time. Daddy was able to join us for a little bit on his lunch break. So, Lily showed off a little for Daddy.

Look at me! I can do it one handed ;)  Leia enjoyed the park, too

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The 1st Tuesday of November

It's Election day....almost everything online is election related. I voted early (2 weeks ago) and I'm happy with my choices. May the best man win and may God bless our country. 

It's definitely not the way it used to be...but times are a changing. I love God. I love America.

Do your part and vote!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Time change and climbing skills

Oh, my sweet children, why must you torture me so?

Well, it's really not that bad. But time change has been brutal. Just think super early mornings mixed with minimal power naps and early night fall. 
It was about 45 minutes before the alarm clock when off this morning that I had a child in my face asking for help to put on their clothes. And when one wakes up, it's a domino effect. Nap schedule for the little one is off..meaning she's attempting a power nap before Lily gets to school. Which in turn seems to feed her energy 99.9% (if only power naps did the same for this momma).  Early nightfall isn't too bad. It gets the kiddos into the "let's get ready for bed routine".  This evening, the kids played outside til after the sun went down; then came inside for dinner. It wasn't too bad at all. :) but definitely a bit to get used to.

 Climbing the steps with her buddy, Brody 

 She's on the top bunk :S

 Got on the coffee table and couldn't figure out how to get down

 I found her here this morning...oh me, oh my! she keeps me on my toes.

Have I told y'all about Leia's climbing? I wonder if she'll be a rock climber in the future. She climbs on everything. She has mastered climbing to the top bunk, coffee table, all toy boxes, the kids' table, our bed, the couch, and to the top of the swing set. I'm going to have to put a bell on Leia so I know where she is AT ALL TIMES. She's a quick one, too. Here one second, gone the next....It's Super Baby!