Nov 13, 2008

Prayers Please!

Everyone please visit the blog of a family near and dear to my heart...the Tugwell family. Their daughter Lily was in my preschool class and they need every prayer they can get...take a moment to visit their blog, read their story and to PRAY!

You can also find thier blog by the clicking on the name Lori under the links listed on the right

Nov 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Kristin!

Today is Kristin's birthday! Six years have gone by so fast and I can't believe she is already six! Kristin is so much fun to have around...she loves animals, art, music, cooking and having fun! She loves to "collect" (right now it's marbles she's into) and organize her collections (a girl after my own heart!). We never know what she's going to say or do next and not a day goes by that I'm not laughing at something she has said or done.

We started the birthday activites this morning. As soon as Kristin finished her breakfast and was dressed, she was ready to open presents!

presents ready to be opened

Kristin was so excited about this cookbook

new winter pajamas

and slippers to match!

We let Kristin decide what she wanted for supper. She picked Mazzio's chees pizza and a chocolate chip pizza for dessert. Here she is ready to blow out the candles!

I will post more after her birthday visit from Grandma and Grandpa on Friday and her party on Saturday.


Nov 11, 2008

Tomorrow's Kristin's Day

Well, tomorrow Kristin turns six. I can't believe that six years ago tonight I was packing to go to the hospital to be induced the next morning. It doesn't seem possible. I was looking through pictures and loved these from Kristin's first birthday. The first three are from her party with Grandma and Grandpa. The last two are from her party in Cabot.

We have a full week of activities planned and I'm so thankful Kristin is getting better. Tomorrow she will get her presents from me and Chris. She has requested Mazzio's pizza for supper with a chocolate chip pizza for dessert. On Friday night Grandma and Grandpa (my in-laws) and maybe Aunt Carol, if she feels up to it, will be here to celebrate with Kristin. Saturday is the party day Kristin has been waiting for. We are having Pajama/Hannah Montanna (PJ, but not sleepover...I'm not that brave yet) party with her friends. After all of that we'll be going to Cabot in a couple of weeks and she'll have another birthday there! So, I'll have lots of birthday pictures to post!!!

Worn Out!

The past couple of days at our house have been, well, sick. Kristin woke up Sunday morning complaining of her throat and ear hurting. Soon after she drank a little hot chocolate and no breakfast (that's never a good sign), she asked if she could go back to bed! I told her of course she could and I took her temp...101.1. Great. So, I dosed her up with Motrin and tucked her into bed. About an hour later her temp was 102 and she was nauseous. During this nauseous time she insisted on sleeping on her floor. And there she slept for a few hours. Here she is camped out on the floor. Chris asked why I took a picture when there was throw-up in her bowl, but it's just the bunny's leg under the bowl!

She finally got back in her bed and slept all day long. No eating or drinking, other than a few sips of sprite, which she couldn't keep down. Around 8:30 her temp was 103.9...yuck. I started alternating doses of Motrin with tylenol, which worked pretty well. Monday morning we got in to see the doctor, who confirmed that she had a bad ear infection and the beginnings of strep throat (she said her tonsils were huge). Yesterday her temp seemed to be going down, but started back up again last night. We stayed home again today and her temp is now 99, which is much better. Tomorrow is her birthday and she wants to be at school tomorrow, which I'm sure she will be. Saturday is her party, so hopefully she'll be completely back to normal by then. For now I am worn out and need a nap!

Nov 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope eveyone had a good Halloween. We had a lot of fun and the weather was perfect. Siloam didn't have school Friday so Kristin's school party was Thursday and she had a party at church Wednesday night. On Friday she went to another pumpkin patch with Shawn, her group of preschoolers and a few school-agers we had for the day. They had a good time and I was left at the school with only 4 kids! All of my kids were staying home with older siblings, who didn't have school. Needless to say, I had a good time too!

Kristin was an adorable "scary" fairy...she loves getting all dressed up. We started the evening by trick-or-treating at Shawn's house. She and Rick were pretty scary themselves in their Hillary and Barack masks! We went around Shawn's neighborhood then came home and went around our neighborhood. Kristin was then read to go home and pass out candy. She enjoys that as much as she does getting candy. She sat out on the front porch until all the candy was gone. I'm so glad Halloween was on a Friday this year. Kristin is still sound asleep and showing no signs of getting up anytime soon!