Monday, February 27, 2012
Feb. 15 - After work Emma had an ENT follow up appointment since one of her tubes was taken out. All was well. She was a brave girl and the other tube is still in place.
Feb. 16 - After work Emma had dance class and after dance class Bo had the kids because we had "dance moms" night. We went to a Mexican restaurant and ended up closing the place down at 10:30! We had a great time and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know this new group of friends. We have a lot in common and we all get along so well.
Feb. 17 - It was Friday night so we went out to eat with the Spires Family so the girls could see Ally and baby Avery. After dinner we went to the mall so the kids could play in this new play area. My friend Lindsay and I snuck away for a little shopping while the daddys watched the kids play. Of course leave it to clumsy Hannah to fall while I was away and she bruised her left cheek.
Feb. 18 - Saturday was BEAUTIFUL!!! Bo and I have been contemplating some updates to our place in order to help sell it. We went to Lowes and priced new kitchen cabinets and counters. We left with nothing but a lot on our mind. Should we really invest almost $10,000 just to help the place sell when we won't get the money back whatsoever? We are losing so much on the sell of this house and that would just be more to lose. But, on the flip side it would make it look better so it would possibly sell faster. It was so much to think about. So, we took the girls to lunch and then to the park to avoid the decisions.
I spent the entire remainder of the day cleaning - even to the microwave and baseboard cleaning. I caught up on every piece of laundry and felt so great about my hard work. And then around bedtime we noticed Hannah getting very "still" and when Hannah is sitting, quiet and still, we know something is wrong. She did a "spit up" after her bath but that is sometimes normal for Hannah because of her food allergies. She went to bed fine. Bo and I were heading to bed around 11:30 - midnight and of course we always check on the girls. I checked on Hannah and moved some of her animals and books around and then my hand felt something wet and slimy. I turned on her light and the poor child had throw up EVERYWHERE. I mean......her spaghetti dinner was right in her bed. I cannot believe she did not call for me or cry out when she did it. Moreover, I am so glad I checked on her because you hear horror stories of people drowning in their own "mess" sometimes. Hannah Boo continued to get sick until about 2:30 in the morning. Of course I had laundry going again and was spraying Lysol like crazy. I have to say at least Hannah is a good patient. She throws up and moves on to talking and being cute Hannah. She's does not cry, she's does not panic or act sick at all. It cracked me and Bo up how "relaxed" she is about getting sick. She was better in the morning and even eating crackers and drinking Gatorade. But, we obviously stayed in on Sunday and then Monday was Presidents Day, so I "enjoyed" my day off in the house making sure we were all healthy.
Feb. 21 - And to my surprise we all stayed healthy. Hannah was fine and Emma never caught the bug. I went back to work, Emma to preschool and on we went with our week. I cannot believe that I had to register Hannah for preschool also. Our week remained busy but normal with nothing too crazy aside from a media specialist meeting I had one night.
Feb. 25 - This Saturday Bo and I continued our thought process on the house and kitchen. We decided to start with just painting. So, we went to Lowes again and picked out paint. We came home, proceeded to destroy the kitchen by taking everything out of it and we painted. The girls were great as we worked. They too destroyed the living room with every toy imaginable. They even took out the puzzles, lined them up and were playing hop scotch with them. At one point Bo went in there and said, "girls, don't do that, let's pick up the puzzles." Emma said, "daddy, go paint!" Although she had that sassy tone, it was pretty funny.
We finished what we could and then got ready for our date night with a friend of mine from high school and her husband. We took the girls to mom and dads and headed to VA Beach to the Cheesecake Factory. We had a wonderful dinner and even ran into another high school friend while we were there. We picked up the girls around 10:30 and came home.
Feb. 26 - It was Sunday so we got ready for Sunday school/church. We decided to just go to Sunday school in order to finish the kitchen. We got started on the trim work and then Emma, my mom and I went to a bridal shower for one of my friends at 2:00. Hannah stayed home and took a nap and Bo completed the paint in the kitchen. Later we noticed Emma not eating dinner. Then, she began to get whiny. She said she was tired and she wanted to go to bed. Then, she said her stomach hurt. After bath we came downstairs and she proceeded to throw up. Oh great!!!!! We were up with her off and on until about 1:30 AM. She threw up about six more times. So, needless to say, I am home today. Emma is okay now. I have declared today movie day for the kids. Our kitchen looks good. We have decided to get our cabinets re-stained. We are also going to redo the countertops. That project is not starting until next weekend. Our kitchen is going to be in shambles for the next few weeks.
Looking ahead it appears I have six straight weeks of work until spring break. We have a few things going on like spring pictures, Bo's half marathon, my friend's wedding, my cousin's sweet 16th party, my spring book fair and Emma's preschool Easter activities. After Easter it is the BEACH for the week!!! And then shortly after that is Disney and the end of my school year since the library closes 2 weeks before school is closed :) We are counting down to spring! I am ready for Busch Gardens, thunder storms, popsicles, rainbow flip flops, and spring clothes!!!! So, move along March!! Go quickly so we can count down to our trips!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Last week (Feb. 6) we celebrated my dad's birthday, but I just got the pictures from mom. Bo was out of town so the girls and stayed the night. Mom cooked a yummy meal and we had cake and ice cream with Lindsay, Steve and Andy. It was very nice even though my dad had his first birthday without his mom there. It was a night that Granny definitely should had been there for. With so many kids it is nice to sometimes stay in and eat at home, which my dad prefers. He also likes my mom's cooking and her chocolate cake better than any restaurant. The girls helped make "PopPop's" cake that day so they thought it was a huge deal. We gave dad one of his series DVD's and two Cal Ripken pictures to hang in his Cal Ripken/sports room. Happy Birthday dad! We had a nice night celebrating with you!
**That night was also the night of The Voice. My friend from high school is on it - he is Leland from The Line. All four judges turned around when they sang. It was so cool seeing him on tv! We are pulling for you Leland!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It looks like our Disney vacation is finally into play. We have talked about it a lot but working with 8 people and different schedules, it was very hard to find the perfect time to go. I have always wanted to go at Christmas, but it is just too far away. With everything that has happened this year my mom and dad said they are ready to get away. It took a few days for my brother in law to check with work and my dad, but now...everything is booked, so there is no turning back!