Kaylee's 2nd pair of glasses arrived today. We went in to have them fitted. The nose bridge piece was skewed a bit so she ordered some new frames. They should be here in 2 to 3 days. I had her current glasses worked on again. They fit her cute little face so much better!
Jaley came along for the trip to Walmart. We hit Kohls to check out their skirts. Slim pickings. I have discovered that Cade is a tactile shopper. He loves to TOUCH everything! While walking down an aisle he sticks out his hand and feels the fabrics. I made sure I steered clear of the glass section.Cade went down for a nap. Conner followed shortly after.
I took Jenna to her eye appointment for contacts. When we got back the boys were waking up. It was pretty quiet in the house. That makes you wonder what is going on, especially since Kaylee can now open our lever door locks. I found them on the top bunk in Kerst's room with Jenna's special box that is filled with her goodies. Those sneaky little guys. I know who the ring leader is...
Conner sat on his perch tonight while I made dinner. He just grinned from ear to ear watching the commotion. It is so nice to see him be his normal self again.We had Cheese Ravioli. Cade and Kaylee loved it! Kaylee ate all of her broccoli and carrots. Cade ate all of his carrots! Cade saw my baked zucchini and wanted it. He took a bite and thought about it. He smiled and handed it back to me. He swallowed his bite thankfully! They have come a long way with veggies.
I headed out with Jenna for swim team practice - leaving John with the gang. I hit Big Lots and found some fun items. Foam Blocks for Shannon (not for her, but her kids - she wants them because they are safe and won't do much damage if our athletic Cade decides to see if it travels like a football). Easter Goodies (baby blocks for Conner, Disney Princess Polly Pocket style Sleeping Beauty with the prince, potty training bribes (Matchbox hauling truck), and staying dry at night reward (14 more princesses). I had Shannon on the phone while shopping. It was fun!Gosh, each day I wonder what happened that would be interesting or noteworthy, yet still I seem to find enough stuff to ramble on about...Heading out soon to pick up Daeia...
I called our pediatrician this morning. She is an older grandma age doctor. She has always taken great care of us and fit us in quickly. She heard Conner's cough over the phone and said she would say he has RSV. It is very prevalent right now in the young children. It usually peaks at about 4 days and then starts to get better. Low grade fever, cough, loss of appetite (exactly what he has been doing), breathing/wheezing. She said the antibiotics won't hurt him, so keep him on them (although she said she would have picked a different antibiotic to use). She said that as of January, the urgent care center in her building sent their pediatric team away. She told me of another pediatric ONLY urgent care center close to us.
He is doing better today. His cough is very productive sounding, which is good. We don't want that sitting around in his lungs. She said his cough could last 10 days at least. He is eating a little more too.
Jenna and Kerst had a field trip to Wal-greens while the rest of us stayed home. The boys were ready for naps.Kaylee hauled in a dining room chair to try to reach her backpack in the laundry room. She wanted her princesses (she was wet :o( so no princesses today). She started asking if it was getting dark at 1:00 this afternoon. Jewlz/Daeia/Julia tried calling me at 13:23 today to inform me she was 16!!! (I was most likely putting Conner back down…) Sorry I missed her call. She finally reached me at 1:46 instead. She is headed out shopping with Jadey and Kelly.The phone rang this afternoon. It was quiet. No Kaylee - hmmm. I headed to get the phone and I heard the pitter patter of her feet running from the kitchen. The fridge door was closing on its own as I entered. I saw her scurry up the stairs with her arms filled with clementines. She’s sneaky. I had her put them back and let her have one, not 5. It was time for a light snack anyway. Kaylee has also figured out how to open our child-proof locks for the lever handled door knobs. That girl. We had a talk about not unlocking them because they are locked for a reason.
If candy was considered a drug, Kaylee and Cade would be great canidates for police dogs. They can sniff out anything in the house that has any kind of sugar. I don't have goodies around, but my girls enjoying have a small stash in their room (they love going to Walgreens).
The boys have enjoyed dusting anything and everything. They had fun working together "cleaning". Alfredo for dinner. Kaylee managed to eat some. Cade didn't eat much. He's going to be starving for breakfast tomorrow.
If the kids knew what was in the room down the hall, I'm sure they'd be up before the crack of dawn.
We had fun building and playing with this track...they played with it all morning and then again at night before bed.
ready to jump out and ruin the peaceful play
ready to pounce: Here is Conner ready to destroy the tracks.
conner's perch: Conner on the observation deck.
I thought these photos of conner deserved their VERY OWN post! I can't believe how much he has changed, both physically and in ability. In terms of ability, when he left Arizona, he was only able to roll from one side to another. Now he is scooting everywhere, on all fours rocking, ready to take off crawling and sitting up. I've missed too much in only over a month. STOP growing for a moment Conner! Let me enjoy some of this.
Physically he has quite taken off in the chubby department. My nephew was quite the porker when he was only 5 months...he was nicknamed Chubba the Hut. Conner apparently has been named Chubba the Hut 2. I love his rolls of skin pouring over his onesie that was pulled down over his arms and chest to reveal a soft squishy mid-section. What I wouldn't do to pinch that sweet tummy. ooh Conner! (Corin, love the angle! cute cute shots!)
Oh I wish I could just hold and kiss you all day Conner. I miss you too much. I love you much more! this is just unfair. I wouldn't be a good mommy if I didn't cry at least once a day for my chids.
I love and miss you more than anything.
it's masquerade time
kaylee's glasses that have been ordered...titanium...ultra flexible for my beast of a daughter.
This is the holiday for our family. We're irish. Green through and through. It's only fitting that dad's birthday is on St. Pattys day. He's the best dad in the whole wide world. I'll admit it. He doesn't know a lot about somethings, but he DOES know a little about everything. A Jack of all trades. He's a carpenter, mechanic, mason, welder, teacher, jokester, silly dancer, tickler (ticklebug grandpa), snuggler, patriot, christian, a fierce friend, a true disciple, wonderful husband, great father, awesome grandfather and the list goes on for miles. He's my favorite father I grew up with. The best example of what a man truly is.
I love you dad.
Richard Anderson Price Jr. one handsome hunk!
a candy bouquet of my dads favorite candy for his birthday from all the grandkids.
just a few wierdo's!
Today I got my PICC line out. I'm still far away from getting my wound vac off. My depth is still about 3 cm deep...not much of a change during the past 3 weeks. grrr
It was a bitter sweet moment. The PICC line is kinda my security blanket. I know if I needed any bloodwork or needed to administer meds I could do it myself or without any pain. Now I'll need a needle stick. not as fun.
Here is Kaylee waiting for her glasses to come back.
Kaylee checking out the frame display for kids... Hannah Montana? no.She is VERY far sighted. It was cute to see her smile as she turned herself around to see what was behind her. Isn't she cute?! Here is Kaylee checking out the world around her...
Conner is hooked...just like his brother and sister. Of course he couldn't suck through the skin but had fun handling the pear.
the original: Cade Monet