Sick and can go!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Let's first address my lack of attention to this little old space of mine. The sad and honest truth is this...for the last 3.5 weeks, we have been up to our ears in sickness....and snow! Two of my most favorite things...said no one ever. 

It all began early February when Hadley just wasn't acting herself. A fever and a grouch when she finally exclaimed, "ear huwt". 
Off to our first doctor's appointment...ear big real right? 
Five days later....this one crashes and complains of ear pain. 
We couldn't even make it to the doctor on this particular day...why you ask? Oh just a snowpocalypse.  So we had tons of snow on the ground, and this guy couldn't even go out and enjoy. Bum deal, but we improvised and brought a little snow inside for some ice cream! This began a week of school cancellations. 
A couple of days later, I get a call from Hadley's MMO program saying she was crying and saying her tummy hurt. NOOOO! So I go get her and this is what we saw for the next 5 days....yes 5...full days of sick. 
She was a sad pitiful mess who only wanted to sleep and cover up her head. 
Until the horrific stomach cramps and diarrhea started on day 2....then there was that. 
Oh and if this wasn't enough, we spent our Friday night at after hours for a bacterial eye infection. Fun times. 
So a week goes by...Monday morning...all is is back in and we are ready!!! 
....and then we're not. 
He made it through school that day, but fell asleep on the counter eating lunch, which is absurd for the craziest thing I've ever seen. This boy has never fallen asleep anywhere but his bed, couch or carseat. Soon after...the puking started....all the puking...and he missed. 
The same intense stomach cramps were soon to follow and lasted another complete 5 days! 
This was the craziest sickness. He would wake up feeling fine, eat breakfast, play and then about noon each and every day....BAM. Puke and down! 
...and not to worry, at the tail end of Meyer's sickness....I was hit with the plaque. Thankfully, mine was shorter and less severe, but still not fun. 

Almost a month later and everyone was finally good to go. Both kids were back on schedule all this week....AND THEN THIS....
Wait. Stop. Is this a mistake? Why did I just get a call that school is canceled?  Rain delay? Are those real things?

I need a drink.

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Be My Valentine

Thursday, February 19, 2015 least favorite month of the year. It's freezing...I'm over winter, but it's not really that close to spring yet. Thankfully the month only has 28 days and half of it is full of all things Valentine. I think it's my only saving grace. Mimi hooked us up with these...
 ...and well, almost the rest of Hadley's February wardrobe to be honest! 
 Thanks Mimi! 
 We did this project last February and it was so fun, so we did it all over again this year. Each morning during breakfast, I told each kid a reason I loved them and wrote it on a heart. We taped them all on the refrigerator and now it's a wall of all the reasons we are special to each other. 
We also added to our Valentine craft collection with my little love bug footprints! 
 Meyer no longer naps, so he is around a lot more to help me in the kitchen. We stayed busy one afternoon making party snacks for his preschool's Valentines party. This was our first project where he productively helped me and it was great to have an extra set of hands. 
This was our yummy finished project! 
We also had big plans to make these candy kabobs together for his individual class Valentines, but an offer from Mimi to come play trumped mommy, and I was on my own for this one! 
 So much pink and few days! Can you tell I annoy her at times? 
 ...but she eventually cracks! 
Hadley had a special Valentine this year. They had 2 school parties together that week, but still needed to exchange special Valentine videos on the actual day! 

 The kids were so excited to see their treats on Valentine's morning. This year, I did all things disney related to get ready for our upcoming trip. Stickers, games, coloring books, new iPad apps, and books. 
 This girl is such a trooper playing dress up with me! 
 ...and I just have to show you her lashes here. You can't usually tell because she is so light in coloring, but she totally got the same long lashes as her brother! 
We decided to take a little trip up to the family cabin for Valentine's night. Mimi had a special set-up for the kids that was SO cute! 
Meyer LOVES the cabin SO much! I didn't see much of him once we arrived because he and Pop Pop were so busy. 
 ...and don't forget little miss! She loves it just as much. 
The girls made dinner, we put the kids down early and played Mexican Train from start to finish! 

It was a wonderful laid back Valentine's Day with some of our favorite people! 

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A First Hair "Trim"

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I have been debating for quite some time about trimming Hadley's hair. My best friend is a hairdresser, and she has been encouraging me for a while now to trim it up. I was scared though...scared she would lose her baby curls! 
 Since birth really, Hadley's hair has been her trademark. She has the thickest, most beautiful hair I have ever seen on a baby. It has natural volume and just the perfect amount of curl. I would kill for hair like this. I agreed though, that it needed a small cut. 
 Hadley, of course, didn't mind one bit. 
 Now I know most hairdressers can get a little scissor happy, so I was sure to be standing by for close supervision. Everyone in the salon was well aware we were calling this a hair "trim" rather than cut. 
 ...and for the baby book! 
 All was well and we were all smiles after! 
 ....and we sure do love our Auntie E! 
 She left with a head full of bouncing curls! 
 ...looking like she was at least 5 years old. 
 Her hair is a bit shorter, but she still has her sweet baby curls and the volume to die for. 

We will call it a success! 

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