Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
So remember how I was just talking about how I ooze with thankfulness every day? This was not so true of me 2 days before Thanksgiving Day. Hallie had been sick, then I was sick, then Ben was sick and I was sick of being in the house. Let's just say my attitude was not the best that day. I thought we were all on the mend, but that night Ben started coughing and almost spasming so much that he was having trouble breathing. He was crying and I was holding him with a heart squeezing with guilt before M took him to the E.R (with what turned out to be the flu and croup). Yeah... Somedays I do forget how precious our health is, and the enormous gift of having my children and being able to feed them and keep them warm and safe. Our Thanksgiving plans changed a bit, but Ben is doing much better. We all ended up with full tummies and overflowing hearts. Thank you for letting me indulge myself with the sappy outpouring and while I'm at it I'm also thankful for....my husband who is just straight up amazing, my family because they make crazy more fun, my supportive, encouraging, fabulous friends and always for my God who is always looking out for me.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
That's what it sounds like when Hallie says trick or treat, and then says again and again "mooore tricky treating". Hallie was Pocahontas but it got so cold and she has an ugly cough so at about 3 p.m. I decided to DIY us some Care Bear costumes. The costumes make me laugh. A lot. :) She wouldn't wear the ears, and she rubbed off part of the nose so unless she was with me I don't think people knew what she was. I haven't seen her this excited and happy since... well last week. But she gave a big, excited HI to everyone that opened their doors (and also to a man wearing a hockey mask hiding in the bushes). Well, except for this old man dressed as an alien. She was happily plodding along when she saw the alien and got this disturbed look and veered away quickly. Ben was a baseball player and Natalie was a hippie. Ben so was high on Halloween. He zipped from house to house so fast H and N eventually gave up with catching up with him. Ris came with us (bless her). I know she got pretty chilly during our hour and a half mile walk in that black leotard. :)