Monday, March 29, 2010
Just to explain myself -- he had 2 bumps on his face that he got yesterday. Well, they looked NOTHING like Jayden's and we had been playing outside for the past 2 days and they looked like bug bites to me -- PLUS, he had no other bumps anywhere else and the torso is usually where pox begin, PLUS he had no fever (Jayden did) and no other symptoms ----just needed to provide some proof that I am not horrible Mom for sending my Pox infested child to school!
You know Kyler and share time . . did he share that we went to the cat refuge. . . nope, did he share that he went to jumpzone, battlefield and parks. . no, no and no! He shared this, "I have these bumps on my face and my mom thinks they are bug bites, BUT I think they are chicken pox". . . 15 minutes later he is in the nurses office!
I feel bad that he was around other kids, but I truely did not believe them to be pox at the time. Now, however he has 2 new ones on his arms (again, not typical. . . but pox just the same).
Just so you know . . .Jayden had 1 immunization for chicken pox --- got them. . .Kyler has had BOTH immunizations ---got them . . .Evan has had 1 immunization . . we are just waiting!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday: After our whirlwind little Hot Springs trip and some playing in the snow, I thought a relaxing day at home was just what we needed --WRONG. . .I decided following this day, that we needed a daily activity for the rest of the week. But, the boys did play a little dress up . .
They dressed up as me. . . what cute outfits!:)
. . .and as me and Kerry. . .silly boys!! They also played on the bunkbeds, no pictures from that because everytime I went in the room I was attacked by 3 warriors perched on the top bunk! (another post will show off Evan's new bed!)
We had a yummy picnic right beside some tigers and lions!
We took a tour of the habitats and learned alot about where each of the cats came from.
Then, we explored the Ripley's believe it or not bridge and took a hike . . .
. . . the boys at pivet rock.
some exploring. . .
Wednesday: We headed to the park. It wasn't the prettiest of days, actually it was borderline pouring down rain, but that didn't stop us from playing, training for the "ironpig" run, playing in the creek and eating a picnic lunch! (no pictures this day, sorry!)
Thursday: We went to JUMP ZONE! The boys had been before, they went with Auntie M and she had told me how fun it was -- the boys had a blast! They were red faced and exhausted when we left. Plus, it was a cold, rainy day -- perfect day to Jump off some energy inside!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Snowballing. . .
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is our week . . .
Kerry outta town for work Mon -Wed . . .Kyler to dr on Monday - told to stay home. . . . Kyler goes to work with me on Tuesday (CRAZY day at work, Kyler was a champ, though!) . . . trying to plan Jayden's movie night bday party scheduled for Friday, but working around baseball practice. . .Jayden got bit at school, yes he got BIT!. . .Kerry gets home. . . Jayden breaks out in random, itchy bumps . . . we cross our fingers it's chiggers. . . Kyler and Jayden to work with Kerry (so, I can work). . . Jayden goes to Dr. . . CHICKEN POX. . . cancel b-day party. . .no baseball practice. . .cancel Cincinnati. . . UUGHHHH!!!!!!
Spring Break 2010 ----- itching, benadryl, quarantined kiddos --- FUN, huh?!
*Cincinnati appointments have been rescheduled until week of May 3 -- Kyler cannot go when he has been exposed to the pox!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Here is a sum up off our appts. for next week. . .
Monday -- this is our biggest day - he has his appt. with GI doctor in the morning, Dexa Scan and then upper and lower scope in the afternoon. He will be recovering from procedure and anesthesia this night. . .lots of resting in the hotel room.
Tuesday: he will see the team allergist and get lots of allergy testing done, including skin patch testing ---this checks for a delayed reaction -- I am anxious to see how this turns out, because that type of testing isn't available around here so he's never had it. We have an appt. with a Social Worker in the afternoon - to discuss lifestyle changes that might occur because of food limitations/social impact/etc -- I think I got this covered, but I am sure it will be useful.
Wednesday - Lab tour and seminar on Eosinophillic disorders. (I think this is for me)
Thursday - Follow-up appt with GI doctor - the biopsy results will be in from the procedures on Monday.
Friday - Follow-up appt. with Allergist and reading of the skin patch tests -- - he will have had those patches on since Tuesday, not sure how fun that's going to be :(. And lastly, appt. with Dietitian.
We aren't going to be all work and no play, though! We have big plans to fit in Kings Island (an amusement park), Cincinnati Zoo, Aquarium and of course some trips to Toys R us!
Who's going Where???? Me, Kyler and Pop will be going to Cincinnati; Jayden, Evan and Kerry will be holding down the roost - while CiCi is in charge of kiddos while Kerry works. And you know CiCi, she has some fun things planned for them during their Spring Break!
I am planning to blog each night and let everyone know how it's going. . . so stayed tuned!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
That little stomach bug took us DOWN. . .and though it was just a 24 hour bug, the after effects just keep on coming. . .however, inbetween random fevers and just feeling crudy, we managed to have a pretty exciting week. . .
On Tuesday, Kyler's class had a fieldtrip to see a play and went to Fun City for lunch and play time.
This was about the extent of Kyler's playtime, I ended up taking him home early because he wasn't feeling good -- but he did get a little playing in.
Kyler with a few classmates
That night, Jayden and Kerry went to the school for BINGO night (Kyler wanted to go, but again, fever). No pictures from this -- BUT Jayden saw some of his art work displayed with a first place blue ribbon on it!!!--I'll be sure to get a picture of that when he brings it home -- he was so proud, and so are we!
On Thursday night we had a little visit from Auntie M! She was back in our stomping grounds for work. The boys were so glad to see her and even got to do a little coloring with her. Thanks Auntie M for stopping by!
And last but certainly not least. . .check out Mr. Snaggle tooth!! That's right, that stubborn front tooth finally gave up at recess today! You have never seen such a BIG snaggle tooth smile, as the one Jayden was sporting as he came to the car after school!
Jayden told me tonight that one of his classmates said she got 100 dollars for her front tooth, and she never lies . . . Jayden said he just didn't know what to believe - because that sounds crazy. (I agree. . . crazy. . . ) Also, he said that he thinks the toothfairy takes a picture in your mouth when she visits, because she doesn't want people pranking her . . you know, putting a tooth out that you have lost before and already gotten money for. . . :) There's no prankin' the toothfairy!
We'll see tonight what the going rate for a front tooth is. . .I think it's surely worth a little more than the regular ole tooth . . but, 100 bucks? Not unless it's gold!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Kyler called me shortly after this and told me he rode a Lion. . . I got a little nervous about Kerry's judgement . . .shoulda known - all was okay, THIS is the only kind of lion I want my kids on!
I don't know if they missed me much . . . I'm so glad that when I leave I know that all my boys will have some fun man time - what a great Daddy! Speaking of great Dads, mine was busy in his shop all weekend building bunkbeds for Evan!
Monday, March 8, 2010
We arrived in San Antonio by Friday afternoon, got see Miranda's new home (and hubby and dogs) and then headed to begin our Shopping!! We were at the outlets when they opened and when they shut 'em down! We ate great food . . .and got to get some Texas atmosphere at some local favorites. Here we are the last day (after lots of shopping and some rain). . .
Here's the outside of the grissmill -- it was really cool and the food was great!
It was a fun weekend with my two favorite girls! Plus, THIS is my shopping inventory . . .
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
. . . LIKE NEW CARPET!!! I think we may all just sleep on the floor tonight. . .! okay, not really, but it is great to have fresh, new carpet in the bedrooms. I now have new floors almost throughout the entire house! The only areas with the original are the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms! ahhhh -- rennovations are a pain, but soooo worth it in the long run! Now, if we can just keep these clean. . . since the stomach bug has not fully left the building yet, I think I am going to spread out towels from the beds to hall, just in case:)!