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Since it is the last day of April, and I have only posted a few times this month, I thought I would do an end of month post and just sum up the last week or so that has been going on.

Let’s see… we bought the kids a family size blow up pool. It is about 10 ft. long, so they both can fit in it and splash around. They have gotten to play in it about 5 times. The weather changed and it got really windy, so we dumped the water in it. Next week it is going to be back up to the 90’s so I am sure they will be able to play in it then.

Oldest talked me into letting her recolor her hair. She did a permanent color this time, not the Splat! that she has used in the past. I must say it was nice not having it come off on everything she gets around. She went with an auburn color, so now she is a red head for awhile. It looks good on her too.

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We made a trip to the library and got some more books for Little L. She was excited about getting new books and actually has asked us to read to her now. It is not an every day thing, yet, but we are getting there. Oldest and she had story time yesterday morning and they were so cute sitting together reading, that I had to snap a pic.

 

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Story time

Later on we went to the park for a little bit to get out of the house. But before that we played a rigorous game of hide and seek. You would never guess where Little L was hiding.

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Hope that your April treated you well and May brings you happiness!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

 

The Past

Posted: September 23, 2015 in blog, kids, tween girls, tweens, Uncategorized
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Home from the pediatrician. T is doing good. They think the lump on her back is like a strained muscle. They gave her ibuprofen for the swelling to take for the next 7 days if not better in 2 weeks then we go back. Baby Leah got her shots and weighed in at 14 pounds and is almost 25 inches long.

-Posted on Facebook, September 6, 2013

A year and half later, they finally figured out it was Scoliosis.

It’s is really funny to watch a 2 year old play Hide and Seek. Especially with my 2 year old. We went outside this morning just before the sun finally made its way from behind the clouds. Oldest asked L if she wanted to play. Hide and Seek is probably one of her favorite games, but at 2, I think they are all favorites. Oldest told L to go hide and she would count. L immediately ran behind the trash cans. Oldest walked across the driveway and found her. Then it was L’s turn to count. L doesn’t play fair in this part of the game. She only counts from 7 to 10 then yells “I coming” really loud. Doesn’t give Oldest much time to find a place to hide, since there are only a few spots out front anyways. It was L’s turn again and she went right back to the same spot, behind the trashcans. I told Oldest to take her time this time so that L would think she did good. Oldest is walking around saying, “Where is she?” over and over. L couldn’t stand it. She sticks out her arm and says, “I hear, I hear!” We both laughed and tried to ignore her but it was too funny and didn’t work. They took turns for awhile then Oldest wanted me to play. We knew we didn’t have much time so we hurried to hide beside hubby’s truck. L was on us pretty quick, but we didn’t let that stop us. As L walked, we did too. We must have went around the truck a few times, then she started to get tired and I could tell worried. It was starting to get too sunny and I asked if she was ready to go in. She didn’t want to, so we told her one more time then we had to go in. We told her to hide and we would count and find her. She said ok, and ran behind the trash cans one more time. We got to 10 and started to turn around, when we hear L say, “9, 10, I coming.” We both looked at each other and I started laughing and Oldest took off trying to hide. I followed and luckily L got distracted by her shoe and was looking down. That gave us enough time to get around the truck. Oldest then took off for the trashcans and I was following, but L is very quick and she got me before I could get half way. We had to get daddy to come out and help us get her in. She did not want to come inside, but with the sun out at full force it was just way too hot at 11:30.  🙂

Having a conversation with Oldest about driving a couple days ago.

Oldest: “I can’t wait to drive. I can take myself where ever I want to go.”

Me: “You can take me places instead of me taking you.”

Oldest: “No, I will take me places.”

Me: *Ignoring her comment* “Cool, I won’t have to go out as much. If we run out of something, you can go to the store to get it.”

Oldest: “No”…

Me: *Cutting her off and still ignoring her*  “Hey, we need some butter and milk, run up to the store. Oh and take your sister with you.”

Me: “Yes! This will be great!”

Oldest: “Wait, what just happened?”

I love happy endings!  😉

Oldest wants to learn how to cook and I am all for it. My mom never really taught me how to cook anything other then boil water. Oh I figured out how to make stuff like grilled cheese on my own when I was young, but she never showed me how to really cook. So with Oldest I try to show her whenever she is in the mood to learn something new. She found a quick and easy way to make grilled cheese today. They are called Grilled Cheese Roll-ups. She showed me the video and I told her go for it, seemed simple enough. She made three and gave one to Little L, she actually ate almost a whole one. (Her appetite isn’t fully back yet, so that was great that she ate it.)

First you cut the crust off a piece of bread, then you flatten the bread with a rolling pin or by hand. Add your cheese and roll it up. Put some butter in your skillet and fry those puppies up. Yum yum. The video showed that you could dip it in ketchup. Now I don’t like ketchup that well anymore, but she tried it like that and said it was good. Anywho, there you go. Something quick and easy for the kids when they get out of school for the day and are on the search for a tasty snack and don’t want to wait. 😉

I would have added a picture but Oldest ate the darn things too fast for me to grab my camera. 🙂

Oldest is driving me crazy. When we went to her doctors appointment last Tuesday, they said her vitamin D level was still low. I told the doctor that she can’t swallow the pills that were prescribed and could she change it to a liquid if it was available. Sure, she called in the prescription before we left. She also said that she didn’t want to put Oldest on medication for pre diabetes at this time, since she couldn’t swallow pills. Apparently the medication is a horse pill that I would have to hold her down and shove down her throat. The doctor told her diet and exercise and try to lose weight. She was actually down 1/2 a pound from the last appointment. Which she should have been more, because the scales at home show more. Since she showed she could lose weight, the doc said to keep trying. We have another appointment in September which should have been October. She told the girl 3 months, and I didn’t realize it till we got home that she did 2 months instead.

But back to why she is driving me crazy. It took the pharmacy 3 days to get the liquid Vitamin D in. Oldest was at the sleepover when I went to pick it up. Since she was sick and doing the throw up thing, she wasn’t able to take any until tonight.  She has to take 5 ml of it once a day. At first she said it tasted pretty good, then it like started burning her tongue and she gagged the rest down. OMG this girl. She yelled and said it was nasty and she wasn’t taking anymore of it and I couldn’t make her. I told her that she needed to learn to swallow a damn pill then. She yelled some more and I yelled louder and she left the room. It says on the box that I can mix it with formula, food or juice. Mind you it is for babies and toddlers. So it can’t taste that hideous. Tomorrow I am going to put it in a some milk and make her drink it. OR I am gonna make her go out into the sun and stand for an hour a day. I know she will want to take it then, because standing in 110 degree heat is not fun at all. 😉

Oldest went last Thursday for a 2 day sleep over. She came home Saturday with a sore throat and upset stomach. After asking her 20 questions like what did you eat and where all did you go, was anyone sick?, I let her get in the shower and go to her room to lie down. I made her some soup, but she couldn’t eat any of it. She ended up throwing up a little bit, mainly the blueberry bagel that she had ate that morning. She dozed off and about 30 minutes later, she came out and said she threw up on the floor. It was covered in blueberries. As I cleaned that mess up, she got cleaned up in the bathroom and seemed to feel better. She stayed in her room for the majority of the day. She said she kept feeling as if she was going to throw up. I, of course, start typing in symptoms at WebMD and any other site that may have popped up, and it gave a list from food poisoning to appendicitis. She did have a fever. The highest was 101.8. She kept getting chills then she would get really hot. She stayed bundled up in the blanket with no fan on her. I made her take the blanket off at one point and set up, after several minutes, I rechecked her temp. It had dropped down to 99. That made me feel better, but not her. She said her stomach didn’t hurt, but she just felt like she needed to throw up. Throughout the day, we got some crackers in her and some dry toast. She ate a couple of french fries from dinner and sipped on water. About 7, I ran out and got her some ginger ale. After she took a drink, she said she felt worse, then finally she threw up. Mainly liquid and still some dang blueberry from that morning. She felt alot better and got more talkative, even though her throat still hurt.

About 10, she came out of her room saying she still felt bad but was hungry. That’s a good sign. I made her a waffle, she ate most of it. Then she went back to her room and asked me to go with her. She kept moaning and groaning. Kept saying her stomach did not hurt, so we ruled out appendicitis, still leaning towards food poisoning. Maybe a 24 hour bug? She got up and walked around her room, took a drink of ginger ale and sat back down. I had given her the puke bucket the nurse gave Little L when she was sick. She was holding it on her lap and started gagging. Within minutes up came alot of liquid, a little solid. Poor kid. She finally got through and said she felt really good. Maybe this was the breaking point I thought. Hoping, with fingers crossed. She got cleaned up and went to bed. I took her temp again, it was normal. Said she was really sleepy and with no fan on she wrapped herself up in the blanket and was asleep in no time.

Hubby woke her up a little after 1 and checked her temp, it was back up, but she had been wrapped up for an hour. He asked her if she needed to eat, or drink. She just wanted to sleep. He left her alone and she slept really good all night. I woke her up around 8 a.m. She said her tummy was good, and she wanted to go back to sleep. I left her but at 8:30 she was up asking for food. YEAH! I made her some scrambled eggs and she ate almost all of them. She sat on the couch trying to play with Little L but still not feeling all that well. Her head hurt and her throat was still scratchy. She said one time she felt like she needed to throw up again, but it went away. Around 11 she ate some pizza bagels. She left 2, and kept the rest down.

She stayed in her room most of the day, since she didn’t want to get Little L sick. At times her tummy would feel nasty, but it would pass. Today, she has a stuffy nose and a little bit of a cough. But no more throwing up. It is too soon to be getting sick again. Hubby thinks she picked up something from going in swimming at her friends house. We both told her no sleep overs after school starts. Sorry, not going to go through that again this year. The bad part is, I feel like my throat is getting scratchy now. 😦