Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Spoke Too Soon..

I knew I should have never said that there wasn't much going on around here.  As of yesterday, both boys have the flu and there is a probability that the girls could get it too....nice.....(SARCASM!)  It really hasn't been bad, I just hate to see my guys sick.  They just lounge around the house fighting off a fever all day, so it could be worse.  Josh's is HOPEFULLY on the downhill side of it.  His started Friday night and it hit him hard yesterday.  His fever went up to 104.5 and never went below 102....he was soooooo sick.  Zachary started with the fever & headache yesterday, so his is just starting.  He hates feeling bad!  On the plus side, they have been very nice to each other - maybe it's sympathy kindness!  Saturday morning, Josh was up about 5:30 a.m. feeling like he was going to be sick and before I could even get to him (I can hear when they turn on the light in the bathroom -- "Mommy Ears"!) Zachary was in the doorway asking him if he was okay.  How sweet is that?  Zachary usually doesn't hear anything when he is asleep so I was very stunned.  This is going to be a long week - and even longer if the girls get it.  I guess I will know in a few days!

Speaking of the girls...they are such little balls of fire and Ava's secretly implanted "seek & destroy" chip is acting in full force.  She has the arms of an octopus and the speed of "Dash" from "The Incredibles"... SERIOUSLY!  I don't know if any of you know that you can click on the box to the left that says, "Praying For Stellan", and it will take you to a blog about Stellan's recent 5 week stay in the PICU and his airflight to Boston to see a cardiologist, etc.  His mom is amazing and has an incredibly strong faith...please read her blog and read all that has been going on these past 5 weeks and you will be blessed.  Stellan was released from the hospital and as of today is back in the "Now Thawing" Tundra with both parents and 3 siblings sleeping in his own bed!  Anyway - all this to say that Stellan's mom has nicknamed all her kids names like "Big Mac", "Small Fry", "McNugget", and "McMuffin".  I thought that was funny and wondered what I would name my kids if I had to pick.  The only one I could think of was one for Ava -- "McFlurry".  How appropriate!  She is one big whirlwind.  If I had a dollar for the number of times I have to say "No Ava...", or save her from tumbling off the top of something...I wouldn't have to work for a very long time!  I do love her though....she can be so sweet and smother you with lots & lots of kisses, and has the cutest little voice for singing the sweetest songs....and then turn right around and grab a handful of Sarah's hair and not let go!  And to think - she isn't even 2 yet!  Oh - and that is another thing -- she is soo tiny for her age.  I'm going to have to see what her pediatrician thinks when we go for a check-up in June.  She is able to wear all her clothes from last year, and that just should not be happening at this young of an age (at least I don't think so!)  At first I thought I was just comparing her to Sarah, but the fact is that she is tiny and I have never had a child be able to wear the same things 2 years in a row -- that just is not right to me.  Sarah looks like she is 2 years older - not just one.

Oh well - enough rambling.  I have sick boys who need their nightly Motrin to go to sleep.  We went thru 1 bottle in 24 hours.  They both take 3 tsp. at a time and that makes it go quickly!  I so appreciate Kristina for offering to help with the girls - you are so sweet and so brave!  :-)  Today wasn't bad b/c Sarah was at MDO.  Hopefully tomorrow won't be bad.  We do want to come out & see all the baby chicks!  Maybe next week?  Love ya much...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Little Of This...A Little Of That...

Hmmm....not much to write about - or maybe it's more like not enough TIME to write!  The only computer time I get at home is after the girls are asleep, and I rarely get time to update my blog at work.   Obviously not much is going on or you would have heard from me sooner!

So, the girls are doing fairly well in their "big-girl" bed.  It takes them a while to get to sleep - they do like to play!  Tonight, Sarah stuck her head out the door and yelled, "Mommy!  Ava pooted!"  Talk about stall tactics!  I said, "Ava, what do you say?"  "'Cuse me..."  she said.  Then the door shut and Sarah went back to bed.  They are quite funny...

Easter came & went in a blur and I have NO pics to show for it.  We will just have to re-enact another day.  Charles was helping with breakfast at church so my one & only goal was to have all 4 kids dressed and at church on time.  I reached my goal and with a few minutes to spare - which for me is huge!

The boys have been playing "dentist" this weekend - well - Zachary has.  He pulled one of his own teeth Friday night, and then Saturday, Josh let him pull one of his!  Josh is either very brave or was delirious from fever!  (He's been running 102 fever all weekend.  Motrin brings it down, but I've been having to supplement with Tylenol.  Not sure what's up with that.....)  My kids never cease to amaze me!

Gotta run - I will try to better with the updates!