Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A long night

I thought that a sick 4 year old was bad enough but I was almost 2 year old with a fever spiking near 105 is definately worse...
After numerous phone calls to the nurses line, they finally gave us the ok to go to the hospital! Sometimes I really hate the hoops we have to jump thru to get medical care, but I know we are luck to have the coverage at all. When all was said and done, R has a bad case of the croup, her fever was down and she's acting more herself. THANKYOU GOD! Last night seemed to last forever and I know it was only a matter of a few hours. We got home around 4:30 am and have been just taking it easy ever since...Thanks for all the prayers that were/are going out our way!
I couldn't help but take this picture on my cell phone...she was such a trooper and looked so sweet there sleeping in the ER. I have never been to glad to see her eyes brighten and her skin a normal shade!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The magic of Motrin and Pixie Dust

There is nothing worse than a sick kid. J has been running a fever off and on for two days now

and I have been feeling so helpless when it comes to making her feel better. The only thing that seemed to help was Motrin and sleep...that is- until Daddy came home from Walmart with this Tinkerbell bracelet and a dew drop of pixie dust! We told her to put it by her bed and maybe the pixie dust would make her feel better! I'm sure this was just timing and the bug had run it's course but she is convinced that the pixie dust made her better and either way I am SO relieved!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Being a grown up...

...STINKS! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I know it's not very grown-up to yell like that but if I did if for real I think the neighbors might get upset. I feel like my heart has been so battered and bruised lately and I know the girls are going thru it right along with me. I don't even know how to put into words what I am feeling accept helpless and sad...where to start....

After the whole ordeal with Remi and then not getting that little puppy that we drove to Ft Worth to get, I feel like this whole process of getting another dog has been such a mess and so NOT the picture perfect event it was supposed to be. Miley is a wonderful dog but from the very begining we just haven't felt like we "clicked". We have tried to convince ourselves that she was meant to be ours and that it was better to have a not-so-little dog. Maybe we're really not a little dog kind of family. I really do like her, she is a real sweetheart and it has been a better transition than I could have ever hoped for , however her and Karma have been having issues for almost a week now and they aren't going away. At first it started over food the girls were dropping from the table or feeding them in the livingroom watching tv. By the sounds of it, you would think they are killing each other when in fact they aren't even touching each other but rather just growling like mad. We've made sure they are on different sides of the room to eat, told the girls to not feed them at all and now they still seem to break into these bouts of growling that come out of no where! They have never acted out any of this aggression towards people but I know that it would only take once of the girls getting in the way and I don't think I could live with myself if something happened. On the other hand, I feel like a failure and a quiter and I second guess everything. Did we rush into it because we were so upset at not getting the puppy we thought we were? Am I being too particular and expecting too much?

Last night a friend of mine and I were talking and she mentioned that they were looking for a dog....They don't have any other animals and are looking for a smaller dog for their kids. It took me a day to work up the courage (and long talks iwth Jason) to offer Miley to them....I love her and hate to see her go but on the other hand I have to look out for my kids and Karma first, but that doesn't make this choice any easier, especially seeing the hurt on Janie's face when we explained it all to her...making grown up choices stinks!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring is in the air!

I couldn't have planned this morning better if I'd tried! Jason got up early for work so I did too so I could make him coffee. The girls are both still in bed, the birds are singing (almost to the point of waking them up!) and the air smells wonderful! Last night was the first we've slept with the windows open...ok I admit it, there are perks to living somewhere warm! (Yes, I admitted it!) I feel like we are just holding our breath about this nice weather. It's not really supposed to be 90 degrees in Feb and March right? I feel silly even thinking about planting our garden when our friends and family are still getting dumped on with snow and cold weather! Although I do have to say my lettuce is doing pretty good! lol

Our pineapple sage is coming back beautifully! I can't wait to have it fresh for putting in bread/rolls!