Thursday, November 29, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

'Tis the Season....

We enjoyed our first ever (that we can remember) Thanksgiving weekend at home. On Thanksgiving Day, I cooked and we had Papaw and Uncle Kerry over for dinner. The kids were excited to have company. Sean was worried if no one came that he would not be allowed to eat the strawberry jello I made.
On Friday, we put the tree up. We got it new on clearance last year. It is pre-lit with 800 lights and Jeff was very happy to not have to string the lights this year. This is probably the first time in a long time we've been able to put the tree up and get it decorated all in the same day. :)

Here are some pics of the tree and the kids.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

We managed to escape the nebulizer during the last round of colds, but the irritating cough that Sean has had since last week finally got a grip on him yesterday and this morning the doctor heard wheezing in both sides and pneumonia in one lower lung. Poor little guy feels pretty bad but at least his fever has not went up real high. He's now on a regimen of antibiotics and four breathing treatments a day with a steroid on standby if he doesn't improve in 24 hours. I don't think we'll need to get that one filled because the breathing treatments are really helping his cough. The doctor said that it could slow down the effects of the antibiotic so we're hoping to not have to go to that. Callie isn't feeling too well either but hers seems to be a bit of a sore throat lack of appetite virus.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I went to Wal-mart (or Always as Callie used call it) while Callie ice skated last night. I grabbed a cart in the parking lot as I usually do. This gives me a chance to test drive it on the way in the store so I can decide if it is a good one or if I need to trade it in when I get inside. This one had a major alignment problem and was pulling to the left so I dropped it off and picked up another one. I later noticed that the new one was loud and made a KAHLUNK KAHLUNK noise as I drove. What is it that people do to these carts to make them so messed up?

I like the carts at Aldi. They are newer. You pay a quarter to unlock it and use it and then when you are done, you put it back and get your quarter back. It seems to keep the carts in better condition since they aren't getting run over in the parking lot.

I was searching for a replacement lead-free Curious George for Sean. 5-year olds do not understand "refunds" when their toys are recalled. He was more upset about losing Curious George than he was about the Aqua Dots. I got lucky and there was one Curious George that was plush and did not have any paintable surfaces. His head weighs about 5 lbs. it seems because he is a Tumbling Curious George. Sean loves him.

I also had to pick up some guinea pig supplies for Callie. Here are Kinjie and Binkie thanking me for their fresh bedding and Timothy Hay. Does anyone know why they call it Timothy Hay? Who's Timothy?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sean's Curious George recalled. That's 2 of his favorite toys 2 days in a row. Isn't this ridiculous? They ought to refund more than the cost of the toy for having to take away kids' favorite toys because they are not safe.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bad news for Aqua Dots

Sean was upset to find out that one of his favorite gifts ever has been recalled. I'm glad he doesn't have a tendency to put things in his mouth.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

5:25 am: "Mommy.... I'm hungry."

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Where's his button?

Tonight we roll back our clocks. We just started doing this last year here in Indiana. After many years of being different (except for Arizona), our government finally caved in and put us on Daylight Savings Time.
At least in the fall, moving the clocks back an hour is much easier than moving them forward an hour. We should get an extra hour of sleep. Problem is that we do not have a time set button on the kids so we can roll their internal clocks back. I just have a feeling Sean will appear at the side of my bed at about 5:30am saying, "Mommy, I'm hungry".

Friday, November 02, 2007

We went to the doctor yesterday. Three weeks ago we all had a nasty cold virus but everyone had gotten over it except Callie so off to the doctor we went. She has a sinus infection and is now taking antibiotics. While we were there, I decided to go ahead and do flu shots for Sean and Sierra as well as Sean's 5-year shots. While discussing with the nurse and the doctor, we were very careful not to say "shot". Instead, we used the words "vaccine" and "immunization".
Once the doctor was done with Callie and discussing the "vaccines" with me, he said he was going to run and out he went. Finally, the nurse comes in and Sean sees the syringes on her tray and he starts to get tears in his eyes and says "Poor Callie". Little did he know. Sierra got hers first since she was just getting one. She didn't do too bad. I didn't realize just how strong Sean was until I had to wrestle him on to the table. The good news was that they had the combo shot for two of the vaccines so he only got 4 shots instead of 5. He got 2 in each leg. He thought he had only gotten one shot in each leg. I guess he didn't notice the second ones in the legs because he was screaming so loud. He walked like a penguin out to the van, still crying. He cries more afterward from thinking about it than from the actual shots.