Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Samantha's 6!!

 I really can't believe it's been 6 years!  
Samantha is:
kind to everyone
always willing to try something new
good with babies
an animal lover
and an overall great kid!
She wanted to have her party at Grandma and Papa's house, again, so we did.  She had a great time! Thanks for all of you that came, froze, brought gifts, and played.
She got lots of new clothes.  She has been literally growing like a weed.  She puts on a pair of pants in the morning and I have to have her change 2-3 times because they don't fit!  Her and Nellie are wearing the same size now.  Her are some fun pix of her party :)

I love this girls so much!  I can't imagine our family without her.  I love watching her grow and learn everyday.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Tue morning, just a few spots
I should have known that something else was going to happen.  We were all almost better and then it hit!  6 days into the amoxicillin for his ear infection the rash came.  He was fine Monday all day and then Tuesday he woke up with small spots that looked like he had been bitten in a few places.  I called the doc and they said he might have chicken pox.  We had to go in through a back door and get special treatment.  They decided that it was an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin.  By lunch time he was covered, head to toe, with the small spots.  The doc said it would get worse before it got better.  Little did we know how much worse!  Tuesday night was not fun :(  He was up most of the night fussing and very uncomfortable.  So that meant I was up with him.  It was dark all night so I really couldn't see how bad he was getting.  Wed morning I saw him and just about lost it.  His whole face was covered and the spots had gotten bigger and redder.  I called the doc again and they said that this should be the worst of it but to watch for breathing issues or if he starts acting funny.  He's been pretty miserable all day and hasn't wanted to be in clothes...understandable.  He cries when I change him and freaks out in the bath.  Samantha and I are both allergic to amoxicillin but never got the rash this bad.  We'll see how he does tonight and hopefully he won't get worse.  Here are the pictures so far.  

Tue evening

Wed morning

Wed evening

Wed night.  It's been a very long 2 days.  Hope we get some sleep tonight.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our life...

I don't really know what our problem is this year, but we can't seem to stay well.  Between the kids and I we have been sick almost this whole year!!  At this point I'm starting to go a little stir crazy because we haven't gotten out much.  I can't wait for the sun to come out and everyone to get better so we can get out of here!  In the mean time we try to keep busy in our little apartment.  Some days are easier than others but we make it.  Here are some pictures to show you what we do ;)
By the way, I've started watching a friends' 14 month old daughter.  Her and Owen play all day while the girls are at school.  She's such an easy going girl.  There are some pictures of her too.  Enjoy! You'll have to turn the volume way up for the movies.
Go to the end and you'll see a video of this.  Patrick was DEAD by the end but the kids loved it!  So funny :)

He's getting so big!

Owen doesn't like it when dad sleeps on the couch, so he tries to wake him up.

My "other" daughter

The other video at the end is of this.  I was dying laughing!!  Nellie was so tired but Owen kept saying "GO! GO!" (He weighs only a little less than her)

When everyone is sick...this is what we do :(

Cousins on Easter