Thursday, July 14, 2011

Luke's broken bone

Monday night Luke fell off the bench at dinner time. (Cassie was in his chair). We ended up taking him to the Dr. on Tuesday afternoon, after watching him all day. He wouldn't lift his shoulder or use his arm much, just kept it tucked in close to his body. And he was asking for help more often, getting up and down, going potty. He really seemed bothered by it if you touched him or moved his shoulder- not very cool when your kid starts crying and yells "don't hurt me mommy!". So we saw the Dr. and he sent us to get x-rays. The next day we found out that he had a broken collar bone. Poor guy. And right before vacation:(. That puts a damper on swimming and some of the other activities we were planning on doing. Oh well. There's nothing they really do for broken collar bones (unless they break through the skin) so he's in a sling for the next 4 weeks and then we'll go back to the Dr. to get more x-rays to make sure he's healed ok. Night time seems to bother him most now, so we give him Tylenol and hope he cab sleep a little better.

Ten years ago today!

Happy anniversary to us! One of the happiest days of my life full of many memories. Ten down, an eternity to go!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How we beat the heat

Well, besides staying indoors all the time!

We got a pool everyone can be in- boy is it nice! It takes a long time to fill, and after about an hour the water isn't cold anymore, but Luke warm still feels better than the 95*+ temps we've been having. Luke really enjoyed it, Cassie was ok until she swallowed a bunch of water- then she preferred the tiny baby pool. They like going down the slide while wet and pretending to have picnics at the table. I think next time we fill the pool we will do it on the patio, since it extends to the fence, so it will be in the shade most of the day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Playing games and eating raspberries

Michael and Luke playing Chutes and Ladders. I love how excited Luke gets.
Cassie eating raspberries, I love how she wears them on her finger like you would an olive!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Cassie!

This post is late... by almost a month...
Cassie turned 2! It was fun to celebrate and decorate. Luke helped Michael pick out decorations at The Dollar Tree and when they came home with butterflies and flowers I remembered that I had a cake pan shaped like a butterfly! She enjoy the gifts she got and it was fun to see her play with some of them all at the same time?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Recent pictures!

Luke is learning how to make his own bed! He does better than me most days! Cassie loves to sit in boxes/tubs/bins, whatever she can find! I think these two cupcake faces are the sweetest (literally!) faces ever!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Poor Luke :(

We noticed Saturday night Luke had a slight temp, so we gave him medicine and put him to bed a little early. Sunday he woke up normal, temp was fine, appetite fine etc., so we continued our day as normal. Sunday after church we napped both kids- 2:30 is really late for naps around here (normal naps are at 10:30am) but since we were having dinner at Michael's parents I needed them to nap since bedtime was going to be late. I wasn't surprised when Cassie fell asleep, but I was when Luke fell asleep. I noticed that after dinner Luke just wanted to sit and snuggle with me, or curl up on the couch. When we got home Luke's temp was 101.something, so I gave him medicine before bed. He instantly fell asleep. Monday he woke up with a normal temp, so we continued our day- speech, naps, lunch... But after nap Luke had a 102.something temp. We spent the afternoon watching shows and resting. By about 5pm his temp jumped to 105.something- so I took him to Care Now while Michael stayed with Cassie. Poor little guy was so lifeless and lethargic he couldn't even stay awake. The dr ran tests and did a chest X-ray. We left with a diagnosis of pneumonia and a prescription to fill the next day, and they wanted to see him the next day. By the time we went to the followup his temp tad down to 102.something and he was more lifelike! Luke has had a temp all week, but we were able to keep it under 102-101. Hopefully today we can have a normal temp all day! We will follow up with the pediatrician in a few weeks for another X-ray to make sure his lungs are good! He's still not eating much- but he's been drinking great!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fort Worth Zoo Run

Michael and I ran our first 5k together! We had set a goal last year to do it, and slowly worked toward that goal. I think we can both say that we did better than we hoped to- Michael finished in under 30 minutes, and I finished in under 40 minutes. Almost never in my life have I run and further than 2 miles at a time and I've only run 2 miles a handful of times. We liked it- at least I did! It felt really good to set a goal, work to achieve that goal, and even though we weren't as ready as we could have been (sickness and travel the couple of weeks before felt like it set us back) we did it anyhow! We want to do the zoo run next year too! I like to run, but I don't see myself going crazy on the running- I enjoy it- but I'm not sure I'd enjoy hours of it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pictures from our trip

I couldn't take a lot of pictures because my camera broke- just died, but these are a couple I took with my phone. My feet in the Atlantic ocean! And Michael eating his Jim Dandy from Friendly's! It had been over 16 years since Michael went to a Friendly's so he was thrilled when he found one in Myrtle Beach SC.

It was a very quick trip- one we hadn't planned on making, and we wished we could have been there under a different set of circumstances, but we were glad we went and had a good time. We found out last Friday that my 90 year old grandpa was in the hospital and wasn't expected to make it through the night. We found out Saturday afternoon that he had passed on that afternoon. We were able to leave the kids with Michael's parents and attend the funeral and then head down to Myrtle Beach with my parents and all 6 of my dad's brothers and sisters. It had been about 22 years since they were all together- last time was at my grandmas funeral, so it was nice to have everyone there to get to know.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Myrtle Beach SC

We've been having a great time in North and South Carolina. Sad we had to go and say good bye to Grandpa Stewart, but were blessed we got to go and spend time with aunts and uncles.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tried a new park!

The train park! We had never been to this one before, there were lots of toys, slides, scoop things, swing things, and that great train! There was even a play pair of binoculars- which Luke called Umi Goggles! (from the tv show Team Umi Zoomi) there was also a little pond and a bridge that had another playground across the way. Its a lot of fun to live near so many parks! But I should have dressed the kids cooler since it was 82*! And I'll be adding sunscreen to the grocery list!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Playing Outside!

Yet again! I'll turn these kids into outdoor lovers, you just watch! Can't wait till the grass greens up though, it's awfully scratchy.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekend fun

We went to some friends house this past weekend for their daughters baptism. The weather was great and so the kids spent the afternoon playing outside. Here are some pictures that my friend took and was kind enough to send me.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Messy eater!

Cassie has always been a messy eater- but this is by far the worst it's ever been! And it didn't take her long to do this, I was just a few feet away cutting strawberries!! It's funny though, now every time we have something to eat that might even be a little messy Luke asks if it's bath time after meals, so Cassie being messy benefits him too! I'm glad I have a sprayer in my sink- hosed her down before the bath!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snow last week

These are the snow pictures from last week. Crazy huh?! Our friends measured in their yard and had about 6"- which since there was a couple inches of ice under the snow and the ruler was pretty flat, it was a pretty good measure. It was very slippery infer all that snow- because if all that ice. I slipped and fell, was sore for a few days but not hurt bad. And school ended up being closed for 4 days in a row!

Today school is closed again due to ice/snow/freezing rain/sleet.

I'm ready for spring!