Monday, November 23, 2009

Definitely - Random

I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving week is already here. Our tree and all of the Christmas decorations will hopefully go up sometime this week. We are all looking forward to a great feast on Thanksgiving Day. I am trying desperately to get Jason to commit to Black Friday shopping with me. It is just a day that is impossible to describe; one of those, you just have to be there kind of things.

Last week was a bit overwhelming. Abby Kate and Jackson ran a fever on and off for several days. I came down with the flu and bronchitis. Joshua ended up with a 104 temperature and a trip to the ER. Our sickness cost us quite a bit. I think that Tamiflu is awesome, but boy is it expensive. We ended up with 3 prescriptions of it at $60 each. My antibiotic was also $60 and then there is the outrageous copay to the ER. Expensive stuff, but so very thankful that we have great doctors and medicine that works. The funniest part came when the doctor from the ER came in and told Joshua that he had the flu. He looked over at me and said, "But Mom, I got the flu shot. I'm not supposed to get the flu." Another funny moment came on the day that I went back to work and Jason stayed home with the kids. I called throughout the day to check in with him and to see how the kids were doing. Every time I called, they were each only running a 95 degree temperature. Of course, they all 3 had fevers, so I had to stay home with them the next day. Fun times, and it is only the beginning of this "nasty-catch-everything-sickness-filled-winter".

Teaching is going really well. I haven't really blogged much about it on here, but hopefully I will find the time to soon. We are out all week, so I am really looking forward to my time off with the kids.

Last night, the kids started asking us a lot of questions about our wedding. They love to hear the story of how mommy and daddy met, got engaged and married. We decided to pull out the video and watch it with them. They asked SO MANY questions, but it was really great getting to tell them and show them all about our wedding. Halfway through the wedding, I look over at Abby Kate and see the tears that are just streaming down her face. She is so sensitive and the video just really made her tear up. It is in those raw moments, that everything comes out that she has been bottling up. She told me that she didn't want to get married because she didn't want to have to have a baby. She then told me how Joshua had been mean to her and that it really hurt her feelings. And then, she brought up a little girl at school, who we had never heard about, but she really didn't like her and didn't want to play with her. It was all so totally random, but that is just her and her heart. She has such a sweet and tender heart.

I have a lot of grocery shopping to do and I am not looking forward to it. Hopefully the nice hot Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup at the end of the day will make it all worth it.

Definitely - random!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Water Effects

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Celebrating Through Pictures

Last week we all celebrated Jason's birthday. The kids were SO EXCITED to wish their Daddy a very happy birthday. Joshua and Abby Kate's teacher told us at our conference a few weeks back, that Joshua would point to his Daddy's upcoming age every time they counted their numbers in class. I loved hearing Jackson sing "Happa Birday Dadda" to Jason over and over again. We were very happy to spend the day with our friends, Corey and Alisha. We all had such a great time together! Here are some pictures from our day!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Diaper Duty

Jason continues to make me laugh so hard! A few weeks back, Jason told me that he changed Jack's diaper in the back of his truck. IN THE MOTHER'S MORNING OUT DROP OFF LINE!!! WITH OTHER CARS IN LINE BEHIND HIM!!!

While visiting our friends last weekend, Jack needed a diaper change in the middle of our picture taking. I couldn't help but laugh and snap a quick picture of Jason on "diaper duty".

Saturday, November 07, 2009

From Our Boo To Yours

Halloween 2009 has come and gone. Joshua, Abby Kate and Jackson all had the best time! Abby Kate dressed as Snow White, Joshua was a Star Wars Storm Trooper, and Jackson sported a SpiderMan costume. We ate our annual Chili dinner on Halloween night, and the kids went Trick or Treating with their friends.

And, Trick or Treating x 3 kids equals this...