Monday, February 26, 2007

No News.... good news. Right? RIGHT????

Sunday, February 11, 2007

These kids slay me!

Thank you, Daddy, for sending the costumes!

Thursday, February 08, 2007


...that I don't want to forget.

(A few weeks ago, after school) "This was my first full day of being a horse!"

(Again, as we left school, waving to classmates) "That's D.., she's my friend, but I don't really like her, she's mean."

(A couple days ago, at the store) "One of these days, can you take me to where I can get a baby? I'm ready for one." (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Leading me through the hallways of my grandma's new Senior Apartment complex) "You have to be careful going around the corners. There are lots of fragile people here and you might break one. (Fragile is her word for old, luckily she has declared that I'm not fragile yet!)

(Tonight, when needing me to stop reading to her for a minute) "Mommy, can you put this on pause?"

My little students

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Small Sacrifices

I am not generally someone who, upon seeing an obviously germ infested creature, gets up close and personal with said creature and makes a point of rubbing my face against theirs. That all changes when the afore mentioned creature is my child. And when having my face on their pillow is what convinces that child to lay down and rest. At three a.m.

Here's my poor, sick boy:

Shortly after taking this picture he curled up into a ball and proceed to drain from his eyes and nose for about an hour. Luckily, I was able to hide some Benadryl in his dinner and dry him up!

(Hmmmm, looking at this picture, methinks someone did a really bad job cutting his bangs!)

Is there anything worse than a sick kid in the middle of the night? It breaks my heart when there's just nothing I can do. I wiped his nose and washed his face and then put my head on his pillow with him and rubbed his back. He likes to experience textures on his cheek, so he was rubbing his cheek against mine for a long time, until he started to get sleepy again. I woke up a little sniffly this morning, but I've taken about a million mg of Vitamin C today to ward off the germs and, so far, it seems to be working.

Luckily, most of the day he's been in a fairly good mood and Emma has been wonderful. She's kept herself busy when I needed to hold George, and played outside for a while to get some fresh air.

Every once in a while, she can be such a great Big Sister. It makes me really proud to see her take care of the little beast that likes to steal her toys and pull her hair.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


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