Eventually, all three kids went through the window, too. What a hoot!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Eventually, all three kids went through the window, too. What a hoot!
However, she wouldn't eat the apple if I cut it---she needed it to be whole. Check out those tiny teeth at work.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Mom and Andrew on the field trip to see the Pow Wow. We got to sit together on the bus and had a great time.
Andrew and Nathan with their teachers. Rebekah loves the new playground equipment at school.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday overnight the fever broke and she was looking playful and happy at the doctor's office on Tuesday. We had to see a sub (ours was out of town) and he explained that her ears didn't "look great" but the fluid that was there was not pressing on the eardrum and there was no bulging. So--no drugs, just liquids and love for the cold portion.
The rest of Tuesday she looked great. This morning, when she got up, I noticed she seemed 'a little too warm' to the touch. Well, the 101 fever probably had something to do with that. The doctor said if the fever came back and went over a 100.5, we should call and he'd decide if further actions were needed. I called and left a message with the nurse. She called back to say we needed to get on antibiotics and she'd call it in.
When we picked up the medicine and got home, Rebekah was up to a 102.6 fever. Call the nurse back to see if we can start alternating Tylenol and Motrin. She tells us to do Motrin now and if the fever comes back after 4 hours, give a dose of Tylenol. Four hours later (on the nose) we get to 104.5.
I have to tell you that a 104.5 appears to be my panic point. Isn't that the number when they tell you to go to the ER?!?!? I call the nurse--again--and when she answers the phone, I tell her I'm the mom she's already talked to three times. She doesn't seem as concerned about this temp as I am. She tells me it takes about a half hour for temps to come down after giving the medicine. Since it's 4:35, if the fever isn't below a 102 at 5pm, call back---but they will be closed then. She did tell me to have the service call the on call doctor and what info that dr. would need. Sean gave her a tepid bath and that helped it come down to a mere 100.
They let us know that 48-72 hours after starting an antibiotic, it is still common to have fevers. I just decided that I don't like fevers over 104.5---so if she hits a 105, we'll sell. :-)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Please sit back and enjoy by clicking here to hear Anita's "Total Momsense".
By the way, if you have a weak bladder, use the bathroom first. I laugh so hard every time I watch this that I almost wet my pants. It's really that funny--if you're a mom. Sean thought it was 'cute'---ok, it was 'really cute'. Men just don't get Momsense!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Nathan is determined to be (among other things) a Rock Star. He'll be "Rock Star Nathan"--what else??
We were raking leaves at the former place and we got the guitar out of the well staged basement for him to play with.
He wanted to do his rock star pose first.
Then for the second (bottom) photo, he's singing and making his rock star face.
I'm not sure how a real rock star is supposed to look, but the squinty eyes and half-snarl on the face is pretty rock-starish to me.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Top Five Reasons To Send in the Nebraska Women’s Volleyball Team for Husker Football
1. They know how to score 21 points
2. They can play defense
3. They have already beaten Texas A&M
as well as Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Colorado and two teams from California.
4. They may soon be the only consecutive
sellout team at University of Nebraska
5. They can’t hold onto the ball either,
but they aren’t supposed to.
Thanks to Sean for this list. I gave him the idea and he ran with it.
Friday, October 19, 2007
So here's our newest fall hair accessory. You've got it, Saltine Crackers.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
So Mr. Nathan packs Ike into his backpack and then insists we go find the two books that Ike is in. I try repeatedly to explain that Show and Tell is for ONE item and ONLY ONE item. Ike is one item and the books are items two and three. He insists it will be OK--you know the "stop worrying so much, Mom" look. So he takes Ike and both books to school.
After school, he is so proud to let me know that he got to do THREE Show and Tells. I say (in direct earshot of the teacher), "You're only supposed to show ONE item." She hears me and explains that when he said he had three things to show, they told him only one. However, when they saw that it was a matching theme and it all went together, they let him show the books as one of his 'tells' about Ike. (For Show and Tell, you have to tell three things about the item you bring.)
Nathans tells were:
1. This is Ike the dog.
2. He is in these two books (showing the bonus material)
3. I got Ike at Safety Day.
So now you know about my Show and Tell Sneak.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
If you know of anyone in our area looking for a terrific starter home, send them our way. We've put in new carpet, new or newer paint in every room. Updated kitchen with extra storage built in and a finished basement. (Bedroom 2: We set the table for tea and used our Precious Moments blanket to tie in the mural. I'll be adding more toys and stuffed animals today.)
Bathroom photo is the hall bath. New flooring, new light fixtures and new knobs and drawer pulls.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
I'm getting ready for an all day crop tomorrow so I'm searching through and printing up photos to use. I'm a little (ha--what an understatement) behind in my scrapbooking so I'm looking back to when Rebekah was born. I'm putting a few pictures up of her first year. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Well, he rolled it up and offered her a bite. That kid managed to eat 3/4 of a soft shell taco---after eating a jar of green beans. She kept saying, "Num num" while eating it. We were very proud parents. We've managed to brainwash all our children into the "We love Taco Bell Club".
Just like it says in the Bible, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Prov. 22:6 :-)
Monday, October 08, 2007
What fun we had this weekend! We got to attend 'Safety Day' again this year. The boys (including my big one) have a blast. Rebekah was tired and got annoyed at being trapped in the stroller, but finally took a nap in the midst of ALL THAT NOISE! I enjoy going for the freebies and I like to register for free stuff. Go figure.
Above Andrew (top) and Nathan (bottom) put out a fire with a fire extinguisher. Below they were in front of the ladder truck. They practiced calling 911 (with guidance on a fake phone) and did Stop, Drop & Roll. We got our free hot dog lunch to go at the end of the day and had a 'snack' at the car. Fun, Fun, Fun!!!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
This first video is Andrew giving the totals donated for United Way and introducing Paula Precipitation.
Here's the Friday Song:
Friday, Friday, Friday is my favorite day. Friday, Friday,Friday is my favorite day.
Monday is a bummer,
Tuesday is a scare,
Wednesday could be better,
But Thursday's almost there.
And Friday, Friday,
Friday is my favorite
Friday is my favorite
Friday is my favorite day!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Well, after bragging last week about how well Ms. Rebekah did at MOPS, you can check out the photos for yourself and see her day. It was spent 'strolling' up and down the halls in the triple stroller. She made sure she cried every time she got to the end of the hall where they turn around (at the point where it echoes up the stairs and I can hear her). I kept waiting for the pager to go off, but they kept her the whole time.
I guess to show her total displeasure with the situation, she pooped about 5 minutes after I dropped her off and again right before it was time to go. I believe that sums up her attitude towards today.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
In the meantime, we pray--a lot. We're also having the stove/hood repainted so it matches the new paint job in the kitchen. We'll keep you posted as we hear more or get more showings. Thank you for your continued prayer support.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
As we're eating, I look at Andrew and think he's bit his lip because it is bleeding. Sean kicks me and says I don't think it's his lip. Andrew realizes right away that the loose tooth may be hanging by a thread. We searched his mouth---no tooth. Of course his first concern was, "What will the tooth fairy do without a tooth?"
Daddy: Let's leave the tooth fairy a note expaining your tooth appears to have been swallowed.
Mommy & Andrew: Didn't you see AFV--the girl got a ticket for trying to trick the tooth fairy without her tooth?
Daddy: No--she got a ticket for trying to fake out the tooth fairy with a tooth made of paper.
Mommy: If Dad & I sign your note, I bet she'd know it's the truth.
Daddy: Besides, I'm NOT going to go looking for it from the other end.
-----During our lunch--thanks so much for that visual...I don't think I'm hungry anymore.
So, we left a note for the tooth fairy. Apparently, it's happened before since she did come.
In the photo, he's sticking his tongue out the two holes on the sides of his upper teeth. The one on the right came out Monday.
Monday, October 01, 2007
What on earth possesses a child to ingest a crayon? They don't smell yummy and I can't imagine the flavor is good. Yuck.
OK--anybody know if blue crayons will turn poop blue? Just a random question. I suppose I'll find out soon enough.
OK---Before the show---Sean realizes that there's a great comedic photo opportunity and takes advantage of it. Don't know who the bald man is, but it's a funny shot!
If you don't know Mark and his wonderful music, please click here for a sample (scroll down to #10--She was Watching). He wrote He's My Son, Letters from War, I Am, Child of Mine, Broken and Beautiful and Walking Her Home--to name a few.
After the show, we took the opportunity to stand in line and get our "annual" picture with Mark. He signed Andrew's books and one of the helpers took this great picture for us. (God bless you, whoever you were---I never get to be IN the photos.)
We all had a blast. And when you realize that everytime the audience clapped, Rebekah KNEW it was her personal applause, it was a great night.