Monday, May 28, 2012

And now he has a cold...

Now that Henry's pink eye has disappeared for the most part (hooray!), he has had a fever and a cough today.  Poor guy just can't catch a break.  He's been grumpy the past couple days and hasn't had much of an apetite.  Tonight at bedtime, he wouldn't eat more than a bit or two of dinner, and then just wanted his milk.  So we gave him some medicine and sent him to bed at 7:00.

About 8:30, he wandered out, happy as a clam.  The medicine must have kicked in. :)  He had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and sat on Shane's lap sipping Pepsi and watching "Swamp Loggers" on TV with Shane.  I'm so glad he's feeling better, and even happier that he finally ate something.  I figure we could let him stay up a little later tonight, since he was finally acting like his normal happy self.  I hope he has a good night tonight and that he wakes up in the morning feeling even better.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Pink Eye Family Adventures

So... Emma's pink eye has been gone since Monday, however, the boys pink eye didn't show up until Thursday!  This has not been a fun week.  We thought we were out of the blue and then both Levi and Henry got it bad.  Especially Levi.  I finally had to take him in for some prescription eye drops to help his poor little eyes get better.  He's now at about 98%.  Henry should be done with his by tomorrow.  Poor guys.  They aren't in pain, but their eyes get really goopy and their eyelids stick together in the morning. 

While we've been essentially under quarantine, so no one else gets sick, we couldn't stand to stay home all day today when it was so beautiful.  So we decided to drive up to Deception Pass and throw rocks in the water for a bit.  It was so beautiful, and while Henry was a bit grumpy, we all had a wonderful time together.  We ate snacks, threw rocks and enjoyed the fresh sea air.  Since we couldn't go to church today, this was an awesome second choice.  Hopefully the rest of the pink eye will be gone soon.  We were supposed to go camping this weekend, but due to the illnesses, we canceled.  We've been having a "camp-in" and still eating all our camp food.  Last night we had corndogs and s'mores.  Today we tried (& failed) with tin-foil dinners, due to a failed attempt at "carbecue"  (don't ask) and now we'll have our dutch oven cake tomorrow.  Its been an unconventional, but very fun and fulfilling weekend with family. 

Eating Ice Cream

Getting Down with "Mama Goose"

A couple of weeks ago, we got to attend Emma's Kindergarten singing program. Her music teacher, Mr. Johnson, is really amazing, and he had them sing contemporary versions of Mother Goose rhymes.  It was really fun.  Emma was a bit shy, her whole class did great.  The actions he had them doing during the songs were hilarious! 

The Engineer

Santa brough Henry his first little train set this year for Christmas.  Since then, we've picked up a few sets of extra tracks at IKEA.  We try to pick up a new set each time we go.  He now has enough to make some fairly cool and elaborate train tracks.  Both Emma and Shane are really sweet and patient with him and love to help his set up tracks.  Once ready to go, he'll lay on the floor and play with the trains for hours.  Its really cute.  He needs to work on his sharing though.  Once the trains are up and running, they are all his. :)  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pink Eye

Poor Emma got a nasty bout of pink eye this weekend.  We went to a farm on Saturday morning, and after being home a few hours, Emma's eye got swollen and red.  I assumed it was an allergic reaction, and that she must have some type of animal hair in her eye.  (We have animal allergies that run in my family).  But, we ran to Urgent care on Saturday night and found out it was conjunctivitus.  So Emma and I spent Sunday cooped up indoors, surrounded by lots of hand sanitizer and relaxing time.  We did have fun at the farm, though.  Mini tractors, pony & train rides, horses, pigs, goats, birds,rope swings and a bouncy house...what more could we have asked for! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Best Friends

Tonight at dinner, Emma asked me who my best friend was.  I told her I have a bunch of really good friends, but I'm not sure who I would say was my best friend. 

She thought for a minute and said, "Oh, I know.  It's Daddy!" 

I smiled and said, "Right you are Emma.  I would rather be with Daddy than any other person on the planet." 

I sure love that man.  I love his kindness, his sense of humor, his faithfulness, and especially the way he fathers our kiddos.  I'm so proud that Emma can see how much we love being together.  I hope she seeks out that kind of a relationship when its time for her to get married.  Growing up, I saw it in my parents, and knew that was the kind of marriage I wanted to have.  I loved the way my dad looked at my mom.  I loved when they would have inside jokes that we didn't understand.  I loved watching my dad take her out on a date every weekend.  I loved watching my dad steal a kiss from my mom while she was cooking dinner.  I grew up in a house where best friends married and I loved it.

I can't tell you how much it means to me that Emma sees that in us already.  I so wanted to be married to my best friend, and I am forever grateful that it worked out that way.