Friday, August 29, 2008
That is what Meghan told me this morning after I picked out her clothes. UMM, don't care, you can't dress like your friends.
I asked her this afternoon to show me what kinds of clothes her friends where. One was a short sweatshirt with irridescent colors on it, the other was a glittery shirt I had gotten her. What I picked out this morning was a swing tank top with another tank underneath it and capris. Apparently that's not cool. Even though the neighbor girls wear similar clothes.
Oh and she doesn't like me picking out her clothes. The compromise is that we will pick them together to ensure she matches.
My feelings were a little hurt, but the rules are simple. I buy the clothes, I decide. She buys she decides. No clothes with writing on the butt, no flashy glittery clothes. Classic styles. Traditional styles. Yes, I do throw them a bone once and a while, but that is it.
Katie on the other hand has NO problems with the clothes I pick out. She's the smart one. Stay out fo trouble.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Katie entered 3rd grade today in Mrs. Bruggeman's class and Meghan is in Mr. Seeba's 4th grade class. Here they are on their first day of school.
Ryan had a blast at Back to School Night last night at his pre-school. They have a lot of puzzles which he loves, and you should see the gym! It's awesome!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Ryan has back to school night tonight for his pre-school. I am excited to take him. Chris will be taking the girls shopping for gym shoes. It's always something around here.
Last weekend we went to the Star Wars exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. it was really neat. We also saw Special Effects at the Omnitheater. When we went last January we got a season pass for the Science Musuem so we are hoping to squeeze in a couple of more trips before the end of Jan.
We also stayed at a waterpark while in the cities and that was a lot of fun for the kids. Meghan loves the big slides, Katie refuses to go down the big slides, but is happy playing with her brothers in the kiddie part. Aaron would just look so sad when she would leave to go do something else. He loved going down the slides with her. Ryan was all over the place.
So school tomorrow, I have a newsletter to put out, back to school night, Aaron has 18 month pictures on Friday, work - yes I had to go back, and then the MN State Fair and the Mall of America over Labor Day weekend. Go, go, go. I promise to get pictures up soon. Definitely next week for sure. I also need to figure out what the kids want to be for Halloween so I can take adantage of the Labor Day sales at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Yes, it's that time of the year again. *sigh* I am feeling better, still a little tired, but much improved. That helps for sure.
Yeah for school starting!!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
We are still heading for the cities this weekend to do a couple of things. The rest we will do next weekend. But since we haven't done any traveling this summer with the exception of 4th of July, that's cool.
I just can't miss the Fair this year. I refuse. So I talked Chris into going down Labor Day weekend on Sunday and taking us to the Fair. I will be off my antibiotics by then and can be outside. So now I am praying the weather is halfway decent. I just really want to go.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Meghan rounded out the pack. Stacy, without prompting from me, suggested Meghan grow her bangs out since they were already so long. Well that of course resulted in the "look". The sour face, I don't like that suggestion, I am never doing it cause you suggested it, "look". Stacy told her how it would make her look different sure, but a little older and how cool to go back to school with a new look. Well, we thought maybe we would just angle her bangs so they would fall to the side and see how that would be. She was OK with that.
So we did that and it looked so nice. Stacy did tell her if she didn't like it by the end then she would cut them straight across as usual. I reminded her how I was right about the Harry Potter books, and maybe I was right about this. Everytime I suggest growing out the bangs she says NO!!!! My foreheads too big. Same if I brush them off her face. She brushes them back.
All went well, we finished, she seemed OK. I told her we would go get some hairspray to help style them to the side and if she still wasn't happy by school we would cut them straight. Well she hasn't brushed them back down yet! So...*shhhhh*...I think she likes them.
Here they are!
I don't want to pose for you!
OK, I will!
Doesn't she look so pretty! This is a great look for her.
Here are the kids trying out the new slip and slide!
Great shot of Ryan!
As you can see, Meghan is the only pro out of the bunch. The rest are all over the place!
And Aaron who perfers the shallower end of the pool.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Yesterday I was feeling pretty good and about 8 PM I started coughing and coughing and couldn't stop. Very little sleep was had.
Today I called the Dr hoping to get some Cough medicine with codeine in it to knock me out. Well while waiting I got worse, got the chills, and coughed all day. Fever 104.4. So thankfully my friend Nikki was in town for a visit, she got stuck watching the kids while Chris took me to the Dr. I'm so sorry Nikki!
Well the verdict is after blood tests and X-rays and sat levels, I have pneumonia. Means 10 days on killer antibiotics - I can't nurse Aaron anymore. Breaks my heart. Also some drug that is to help with the coughing. No work this week, no exposure to sun, so NO MN STATE FAIR! I am so sorry ma and pa. But Katie says since grandma missed last year it is all fair "FAIR"!
SO I go in on Thurs for repeat chest X-ray and probably WBC count. We have to decide what to do about the rest of our trip since we were going to go down on Thurs, Fair on Fri, Mall on Sat, Science Museum on Sun and then come home Mon. Chris says, no we don't go, but I hate to break the kids' hearts.
So I am off to rest and to ponder and pray I can kick this. And poor little Aaron doesn't realize he is done with me. :(
Off to bed...
Monday, August 11, 2008
The doctor comes in listens to my chest and asks if I have ever been diagnosed with asthma! WHAT! Apparently for a woman my age who has never smoked and has a history of bronchitis, I have too much wheezing in my chest. And really I shouldn't be surprised. I have been told before that I should not be getting bronchitis as much as I do and that I need to mention it to my primary physician. I never do. Shame on me. And yes, I have been exposed to second hand smoke a lot throughout my life, but I have always tried to distance myself from it. So, *sigh* Now I have an appointment with my primary on Weds to discuss asthma testing as well as allergy testing. I also have a fun little inhaler, which I am kind of nervous to use for the first time. And knowing my luck I will be using Aaron's friend the penguin nebulizer more than he. Or maybe since he also has the same cough, we will be using it together! :) What fun!
But on the bright side I am better of than the woman that came screaming into the Walk-IN clinic that her finger was off. Or the lady that walked in 10 minutes after her with said finger on a paper plate. Could always be worse. But never dull!
Friday, August 8, 2008
We went on a train ride too and Aaron was just mesmerized by that too. Afterwards at the playground he just kept watching the train go by, pointing and waving bye-bye to it. It was really cute.
After supper that night Chris and I took them for a bike ride to Lindenwood Park which is about 4.25 miles away. They played and played and loved the new Rotary Play System. It was nice to only have 2 to watch over.
Matching pj's from the night before!
Look at me mom!
They would have played this all day long if I let them!
Aaron really loves himself. He would spin the block around and
every time it came back to the mirror he would kiss himself.
Aaron's new friend
Great face, Ryan!
Quack, Quack, Mom!
Ryan making new friends.
Aaron watching the train.
Aaron had to climb all the way to the top!
Ryan too of course.
Chugging a Dew when we got home. Just kidding, it wasn't open!
We decided to take the little loveseat out of the living room and put it in our room. The loveseat needs to be reupholstered but in due time. For now we are just putting a blanket over the back and since no kids are climbing on it, it actually stays!
The loveseat looks really nice in our room and we can watch TV from it or the bed now. Always a priority in our house.
Our new space!
What a nice seating area! HGTV would be proud!
The boys' new space. We just finished their walls and chair rail this week too!
Of course by moving the loveseat out of the living, that left us with one more thing to do.
BUY A NEW COUCH! :)