God made that.

Victory came home from preschool today with all her great pictures and projects. One thing she had was a styrofoam cup filled with soil and some grass growing and a cute little face on the front. She said, "I made that!" I said, "You did!? I think Jesus made that!" She said, "That's what my teacher said." LOL



Great word, isn't it? (I always did love science stuff.) Turns out that 1 in 20 kids who have mono also have strep. Wouldn't you know, my kids would be in that 5%. lol So far, Chase is the only one actually exhibiting signs of mono, but I suppose the others could have it as well.

Now I get to worry about things like -- what if the rest of us get it? what if his spleen is enlarged and ruptures? what if he's so tired he can't function in school for more than a week? His teacher is sending his math and reading home so he won't get too behind in that. I guess it will be a little *crash course* in homeschooling for me. :P

Anyone who wants to pray for his quick recovery, I won't object! lol And I don't even want to think about what would happen to our household if I got mono... I think I'm *behind* already, so I won't let my thoughts dwell in that place.

Oooh... I just remembered I need to give Chase his mid-day dose of abx! Better go do that before I forget again. LOL We did have good news at the Dr. His strep test came back negative, so the abx are doing their job.

Off to be mom again...


Four Hour Lazy Sunday

Tim decided that today was a "Lazy Sunday". He sat down to watch the game and race he'd TiVo'd. After feeding the baby I decided that I should take the opportunity to head to JoAnn's. Chase came along with me.

I found a really cute curtain rod to go in Victory's newly painted room. I also found some light-weight corduroy to make the girls something matching (haven't decided exactly what that will be as of yet...), some minkee-like dots fabric for covers for Shiloh, and some terry to make new inserts for pocket diapers.

At Wal-Mart, Chase had finally *had it*. Suddenly the bag of chips I had him carrying was too heavy. And of course it was nearly impossible for his legs to continue to support him. I also discovered that he is growing up... he needed to use the bathroom and the men's room was being cleaned so I told him to come in the women's bathroom with me. He was so mortified! I practically had to drag him in kicking and screaming. LOL I managed to get him in by telling him he should close his eyes. Aren't kids great?!

By the time I arrived home, Levi and Victory had managed to make a mess of the basement by taking out 3 or 4 games and spreading pieces EVERYWHERE. Then, the went upstairs, took the styrofoam out of the packaging from the curtain rod, and broke it into teeny tiny bits. Needless to say, that was the end of Tim's "Lazy Sunday". But I think it was good while it lasted :P

P.S. Tim really did have four hours of *lazy*. He watched a 3 hour football came and a 4 and 1/2 hour race in just about 3 and 1/2 hours. Did I mention we LOVE our TiVo?


Crazy life...

I really DO want to blog more often. And there are so many times when I come up with a great title and compose a good portion of the blog in my head. But then I don't take the time to sit down and write...

This week has been CRAZY! I guess it all really started last week. Victory had her first day of preschool (and has had four days total now). She is just SO excited about it! I have to remind her on the non-school days that she doesn't get to go... she's just always wanting to get ready and get to school! lol Hopefully that carries out into elementary. :)

Last Thursday I got a call from the school nurse that Chase had a temp over 102. Tim went and picked him (and Alex) up so he didn't have to ride the bus home. He was home all day Friday and slept most of the day. Saturday he was doing much better. On Monday, he fell asleep on the bus coming home. How do you do that on a bus full of noisy kids?! (Guess that should have been a clue something was NOT right! LOL) Tuesday he came home and took a nap. Wednesday he did the same thing, and Tim made a comment about "he doesn't have mono does he?" His glands were still really swollen so I decided to take him in. Turns out he has strep. And yesterday VJ had a sore throat and when I looked, sure enough, there were the swollen tonsils and white spots. :( I had also had VJ to the Dr on Wed am for her preschool physical, so when I went to pick up her prescription last night it was my 3rd trip to the clinic in less than 36 hours.

Last night, Levi started coughing after he fell asleep. Around midnight he woke up and was coughing and having a hard time breathing. It was so humid that I just went for a walk with him outside. He did better, but I took him in this pm just to be sure. He fell asleep in my arms. His ears were red, and the Dr decided not to wake him up to check his throat. She figured between the red ears and the exposure to strep he'd better just be on abx. So... now I have 3 bottles of abx in my fridge and am administering a total of 7 doses daily for 3 kids. Ughh! As if there aren't enough things to remember!!

On the up side... When I was out walking last night I met some "neighbors" that I had never met before. They have a 3-1/2 yr old boy, and twin 11mo old girls. She's been looking for playmates in the area, and also for a MOMS group to attend. Well, wouldn't you know, I could help her with both! LOL So having a sick kid worked out kind of nice in that aspect :)

I could go on and on, but I'll save it for another post/another day. I'm hoping that I can make this my new "habit" to replace some other less productive habits! And I'd like to be a bit more entertaining... lol I'll have to work on that. You'd never believe some of the very funny things my kids say and do on a regular basis!

Until next time...