Sunday, November 1, 2009
Matt's fever was up over 101 until Tuesday afternoon when it finally broke. He spent most of that time sleeping. I've never seen him look so bad and so pale. Poor guy. I did take care of him. Made him stuff to eat and kept his meds on a schedule for him. On Wednesday I called my parents and asked them to keep the girls one more night for us so I could go home and disinfect the house. I took Thursday and Friday off work so I could bring the girls home. I knew Matt wouldn't be up to keeping them on his own. I missed them so much! I took like 100 pictures on Thursday! I am glad to say that Matthew is feeling much better! Thanks Mom and Dad for helping us out and keeping our little girls away from all those nasty germs! We are so thankful!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The girls seemed to really enjoy our outing. They didn't fuss once and liked looking around in the stroller. We attracted a lot of attention as a double stroller is like pushing a bus through a crowd of people! Two cute little girls also attract a lot of attention. Our days are numbered for outings though. I don't think we will be going too many places as I worry about them getting sick from someone's cooties.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
- Addi is rolling all over the place! Front to back and back to front, and can turn herself around on her tummy.
- Addilyn is really trying hard to get her knees under her. The result of all that trying is a cute little baby booty sticking up in the air!
- She sleeps on her tummy or side mostly, and goes to sleep with her snuggly.
- Addi loves to play in her exersaucer.
- She also loves to eat!
- Addi can't quite sit up on her own yet, but she is getting really close.
- She loves bath time and getting her hair brushed afterwards.
- Addi has also developed a very bad habit. I don't think it's one we can do anything about. She poops every time you put her in her carseat! She gets all talkative when she does this.
- Addi is pretty quiet, unless she feels like talking. Sometimes she gets really excited and you can tell she wants to say something but isn't sure how to get it out!
- She loves books and being read to.
- Addi also likes to snuggle.
- Ella is also rolling all over. She finally got over her fear of rolling from her tummy to her back. She also turns herself around in circles on her tummy.
- Ella lovers her bouncer! She bounces in it like a maniac!
- Ella just started sleeping on her side and tummy about a week ago.
- She loves bath time and really likes you to turn her over on her tummy and let her splash! Momma needs a raincoat when she gives Ella a bath!
- Ella is doing a pretty good job sitting up by herself and is only a little wobbly.
- Ella also like books and being read to.
- Her vocabulary is also increasing. Ella says: momma, dada, and nana.
- Ella likes to eat too. She will eat anything you give her!
Both girls are wearing size 2 diapers and just started wearing 6-9 month size clothes (mainly because they are getting long). They are both eating stage two baby food in fruits and veggies and just started meats a week ago. They get three meals per day, morning, afternoon, and evening of solid baby food. In between the morning/afternoon and afternoon/evening meals they get a regular bottle of formula. Addi and Ella talk to each other and hold hands often. It's so neat to see how much they love each other. Addilyn and Ella are great sleepers! I put them to bed between 7:30-8:00 p.m. and they sleep until 8:00-9:30 a.m. That is wonderful for Matthew since he gets up with them during the week and fantastic for me when the weekend finally rolls around!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Really, I tell my girls every day that the only boys they are allowed to like is their Daddy and Papa....and MAYBE their uncles....as long as they keep my girls out of trouble. I tell them they can't like boys until they are out of college. Think brain washing works this early? Ha!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
For some reason this incident made me think of James, the Hermit Crab that I inherited the first year I taught kindergarten. As it happened, I took over for a teacher that was moving to Austin, TX. She left her hermit crab in my care. That was a huge mistake. I was new to teaching and that crab was the last thing on my mind. I was preoccupied running around trying to plan and teach lessons and get my feet underneath myself. I should have given up then. That was the hardest year ever!
Anyhow, James came into my care, and not having the time to take care of the poor thing, he suffered greatly. One of my kids was assigned to soak his sponge each day so he had water, but no one knew what James ate and I was not briefed before the teacher moved that left him in my incompetent hands. Maybe if I hadn't been so preoccupied with all the things that come along with my first real job, I would have thought to look up the care of hermit crabs on the Internet. But no, poor James starved to death in my classroom. I did sprinkle fish food in his cage, but apparently crabs don't dig fish food because James crawled out of his shell and died.
My kids learned about democracy that year and what it means to vote. We voted how his body should be disposed of...by land or sea. A kindergartners logic is this: "he should be flushed so he goes back to the ocean." How does one argue with that? Poor James was carried very carefully on a paper towel across the hall to a neighboring teacher's classroom. (I didn't have a bathroom in my room.) We disrupted her class to pay our final regards to James and flushed him in his watery grave with hopes he would return to the ocean. Poor James.
I learned a lesson that year...NEVER accept a classroom pet you know nothing about. Stick with fish, they are the safer bet!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It's a shame there's a shed right in the middle of my driving range, but I make it work. However, there is a perfect dent with countable golf ball dimples in the side of that shed! It's too bad I can't train the horses to retreive my balls! (I don't hit balls into the pasture when there are horses out there! I would feel horrible if I hit one, and knowing me, I would!)