Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Randomness

Abby Kate and Jackson have been fighting a bit of a bug around here for the last week and a half. Abby Kate stayed home from school on Friday and Monday and will be staying here tomorrow as well. On our way to the drug store this evening, she asked if she could go to school tomorrow and I told her yes. Well, when I was unloading the 3 kiddos out of the van to venture into CVS, I noticed that Abby Kate seemed a little warm. After taking her temperature when we returned home, I told her that she did in fact have a temp and would have to stay home tomorrow. She was pretty bummed, but was fine when I gave her some medicine. (What can I say, my kids love getting medicine!)

Here are a few stories from the last couple of days...

Yesterday morning while playing with Jackson and Abby Kate in the den, my front door blew wide open!!! It scared me silly! My heart was racing as I feared that someone had just kicked in my front door! Abby Kate had played with the door a little earlier in the morning and I really did not think that much about it. Apparently, she somehow unlocked the front door and a huge wind gust blew it open. Nothing like a front door being blown in to get your heart pumping!

I took Jackson to the doctor yesterday evening. Abby Kate came along for the ride and was a big helper. Jackson has a viral infection that might possibly be the flu. We are just treating him symptomatically for now. Jackson's iron level was low, so he is on an iron supplement twice a day and will be rechecked at his 9 month appointment (I cannot believe that in a little over a month, my baby will be 9 months old. It just does not seem possible. This time is flying by!) When the nurse came in to get Jackson's blood, Abby Kate stood there and watched very intently. It always takes a while to get a baby's blood from his finger and as the minutes clicked on, Abby Kate started feeling sick. I actually thought she was going to pass out from seeing the blood! Her face turned red, she got really hot, and she complained about her tummy hurting. I quickly gave her a wet cloth to put over her face and had her sit in a chair. When the doctor came back into the room, she was as white as a sheet! As a kid, I passed out once when I stubbed my toe into the end of a hoe. I have also passed out many times when giving blood. She clearly takes after her mommy when it comes to blood.

I got an awesome deal tonight at CVS. If anyone is needing a chocolate fix, CVS has their 14 oz. bags of M&M's, 2/$4.00 with $2.00 in ExtraCare Bucks. I bought my two bags, gave the cashier a $1.00 off coupon, paid $3.24 and got a $2.00 in ExtraCare Bucks. So, when its all said and done, I got TWO 14oz. bags of M&M's for $1.24!!! Don't you just love a deal!!!

Check out what Jackson can do now!

6 comments:

chesley said...

So sweet! I love that you capture so many of these moments! I always forget to pull out the video camera!

Jamey said...

My favorite part: Abby Kate says, "You can do it!" She's going to be a fantastic mommy someday!

Corey & Alisha said...

I am sorry that Abby Kate is still sick and can't go to school. I know that makes her sad. I hope that she and Jackson both get to feeling better soon.

I love the video! It won't be long until you are sharing videos of him crawling and pulling up. He IS growing up fast!

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

Hope ya'll are all getting better. It's been a rough week or two for you. I know you're ready for things to get back to normal. Love the video of Jackson clapping. He is getting to be so big! Abby Kate is such a sweet big sissy to him. :)

Brooke said...

THomas and I had the pleasure of keeping your 2 at parents night out!! They were sweet! Now maybe we can sit back and use the service for a while!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

ya'll are too cute. sorry everyone has been a little under the weather!