Friday, October 23, 2009

Sick day!!

Yesterday, Cole and I spent a very long 5 hours out at the Dr's office and the pharmacy. His swabs came back +flu and +strep.  It's no wonder why I couldn't break his fever!!

My mother took Lauren last night to her dance class and back home with her for the evening.  I'm so thankful!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she doesn't come down with this.  With her asthma it will be harder on her.

So Cole and I are hanging out at home.  He has taken up residence on the couch this morning. A little crabby!! He ate very little for breakfast, but he is drinking lots!!! I hope he gets to feeling better soon!!

and I'm going to try to be a little productive today.  It's hard to not just want to veg with him on the couch!!

The joy of leaves!!

When we moved into this house a couple of years ago, one of the things I loved about it was all the big beautiful trees.......then fall came and holy *&^*^.  The amount of leaves in our yard is unreal!!!!

We finally had a nice day this week so I went out and raked a big pile for the kids to play in and to fill up my mom's huge pumpkin bag!!

To watch the kids play was worth all the raking. Such big smiles, lots of laughs and fun!!

I had forgotten how much fun a big pile of leaves could bring!! 

Cole's method:


Friday, October 9, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness


Where I work you can't help but notice all the pink, the entire building is pink to help make people aware and remember we are all fighting Breast Cancer.  The new slogan this year is   "Fight like a Girl".  I love it!!

So I wanted to remind everyone to go get your mammogram.  It is never to early!  I went for my first mammogram yesterday.  It wasn't even close to being as bad or painful as everyone says.  Yes, it was a little uncomfortable, the rooms were a little cold!!! The cape.....well I guess I know how my patients feel when I put them in gowns.  But, it is well worth it!!

So go get your mammogram and do your monthly self-exams!

Take a moment to remember those we have lost to breast cancer and celebrate those who have beat it!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

pumpkin patch field trip

As soon as I picked up Lauren today all she talked about was her field trip to the pumpkin patch so I thought I would type a little post in her words...............

The bus rided was bumpy with lots of hills. I got to sit by Delanie.
When we got there we went into a shed and watched a corn video. Then we saw corn brooms
After that we went on a hay ride on they talked about corn and all that.
There was a corn maze and it took a while to get through.
Then we went on the cow train. There was more than 10 cows in a row and we got to ride them.
Then there was pumpkin basketball.
We got to eat lunch and there was a really cool seat thing that had 4 seats in a row.
Then we went and picked our pumpkin out. I picked mine because it looked like a flower.
Then we went on the bumpy bus ride again.
And it took all day of school so when we got back it was Dillon's Birthday so we got to eat cake and ice cream for our snack.

Sounds like a great day!!

One sick kid....One excited kid

Today I'm cuddling with a sick little guy.  He has been running a fever the last two nights and has a cough and runny nose.  He is just pitiful.  He rarely gets sick. But, I think that has a large part to do with the fact he has not been out around other kids besides family.  Since he is just starting pre-school, he is probably going to have to get use to all the germs.  We've been talking about handwashing alot!! He informed me this morning since he didn't touch his ding-a-ling when going potty he doesn't have to wash his hands!! Oh boys!!!!

Today is Lauren first field trip.  She is going to a pumpkin patch and she is very excited to be riding a school bus. To bad I can't sneak her teacher my camera huh?? A trip to the pumpkin patch with her friends and no pictures, killing me!!  I'm looking forward to going and picking out our pumpkins and mums!! (and taking pictures of course!!)

Tonight Lauren in going to her first sleep over.  A girl I work with has a daughter the same age as Lauren and she asked if she could come over tonight.  Lauren in very excited about this and can't wait to have her friend stay at our house also!!

We have finally decided on Halloween costumes......Let the hunt begin!! Lauren has a bad habit of changing her mind. We have already gone through 3 choices. Now we are sticking with it!! Which I really liked the SpongeBob and Patrick idea. I thought it would be cute to do a matching thing this year, but I guess I was the only one :(

And I'll be spending alot of time at work over the next 4 days. So I hope everyone else can enjoy the beautiful weekend!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Catching up!!

I've been busy doing nothing and haven't really been in the mood to blog, so today I thought I would do a little catching up............

Lauren has started back up with dance class. I decided to try out a different dance studio this time around.  It was difficulty decision ( I know that sounds silly, but it was).  I loved Miss Charity and so did Lauren and she was so wonderful with all the kids.  But..... (you knew it was coming) When dance recital came around I was never WOW'd by the "big girls dancing"  and I don't want that to sound mean, because I absolutely don't mean it too. It is just I've been to other recitals....and was like OMG that was awesome......and her classes were getting so big, like 15-20 girls, which is a great thing for Miss Charity!!!!  So I decided to try out Sherry's and so far so good. There is only about 8 girls in Lauren's class so that is nice. So we will see in May how things work out!!!

Little Blade has been a wonderful addition to our family!! Although, he has been sleeping on the end of our bed. Which is new for me.  I have NEVER had a dog sleep on my bed. He does keep my feet nice and warm!!

Sent Mike and Cole to Wal-Mart for a few things.  Mike came home with a cowboy!! Cole figured out he likes going to Wal-Mart with daddy!!

Kane (mikes brother's boy :)... had his baptism.  It is such a beautiful ceremony..

John and Kamie

Kane Richard

Ava, Olivia and Lauren

The whole gang

 I just happen to walk by and found Olivia and Lauren taking care of themselves!!

"Oh Lauren, let's not do that", "don't think we should play in that water" (Me not being the catholic one, really not sure??!!) I said that of course after taking a quick picture.  When the flash went off she looked up and the expression on her face was priceless, too bad I didn't catch that one.  She wasn't sure if she was in trouble or not!!