Sunday, November 28, 2010

Awesome Giveaway!

Head on over to a Little Etsy Love for an awesome giveaway. Hurry up though it ends on November 30th!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The fog has lifted . . .

What a busy/horrible couple of weeks. First Bethany got diagnosed with an ear infection and went on the pink stuff to cure it. She stopped sleeping and was up 8-15 times EVERYNIGHT and she stopped napping--guess she is just as sensitive to food dye as EJ is. Then, Elijah came down with the coughing crud from something at the doctor's office because I had to take all three kids. Then Lydia came down with the coughing crud and I had a fever and runny nose all last week. Lydia is almost well and Daddy is sick as a dog. He went and got some antibiotics to help himself out. Thankfully, Lydia is sleeping again, Elijah is well, Bethany is done with her antibiotics and slept last night and only got up one time and napped today. The end is in sight and I have SO MUCH to be thankful for.

1) Antibiotics to help hubby heal quickly and help cure ear infections
2) Cough syrup that actually works on Lydia and is DYE FREE!
3) Knowing about a dye free diet and dye free stuff so that Bethany has been a super easy baby and not the holy terror that Elijah was. As sensitive as she is, she probably would have been a terrible baby if she'd had the pink lotions and food dyes like EJ did.
4) Being a stay at home mommy--we don't get sick days but there is no additional stress or worry when the kids get sick.
5) The ability to go on under 3 hours of sleep for 10 nights in a row--not many people could survive, let alone survive, cook dinner, play toys and keep smiling.

Many many more things . . . I am just too tired to go on!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chef Elijah and Biker Beth

We were playing outside, enjoying the last few days of warmth, and Bethany got on the four wheeler and learned how to do the button. The girl can't steer but boy does she get a kick out of riding that thing! Elijah loves to help in the kitchen. I mentioned Saturday that I was going to have to let him make dinner once he could read a recipe. Monday night he asked to cook. I had already diced up the veggies and he is very careful so I let him make the stirfry and measure the cous cous and cook and serve dinner. He did a great job and followed all my directions--I was hands off the whole meal. He learned about a "dash" of salt a "splash" of vinegar and did wonderful. He didn't get burned (much to my surprise) and he even did a great job serving it up on our plates.
Yep--my four year old made greek bean stirfry and ate it all up afterwards. Zucchini, carrots, white beans, peppers and onions with olives and feta cheese . Yum! He was so proud of himself--his daddy ate it all and Elijah said :
"Dad--do you like my cooking? You liked it all the way until your food was gone and you liked it enough to get more!"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mmmmm... Pumpkin

Bethy liked it . . .nuff said

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Princesses and Handsome Princes

My handsome little boy picked out his own clothes for church the other week. What a handsome fellow! He was so proud of his tie! Goofing off this morning. Lydia was showing off her headstand.
She refused to wear it on Halloween but wanted to wear it yesterday for dressup. She is adorable in her "tutu princess" gown I think.

And Princess Bethany . . . now 10 months old and sporting teeth #5and #6. Thank goodness those are though! She had her 9 month check up (a month late) today and she is almost 18 lbs and in the 50% for height and the 20% for weight. She's growing fine though and very healthy except for a HORRIBLE abcess in her ear that we ended up getting antibiotics for. How on earth am I supposed to know she is that sick when she ran a little fever on Sunday and hasn't run a fever since then?? She's been crabby but two teeth have come though so I thought it was because of that. Oh well . . . .hopefully she'll be back to her cheerful self in a day or so on these antibiotics.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Good and Sour

Last Saturday on the way back from the beach we stopped at a mcdonalds to let the kids run around in the kid-cooker and get some bugs out so the trip would go more smoothly. We got to the McD's right after a huge bus of students left so they were out of a lot of thngs--BBQ sauce being one of them. Now my "vegetable-tarian" son actually eats nuggets on occasion but the child drowns them in BBQ sauce. I was a bit worried but they gave me some Sweet and Sour and I told EJ it was a new kind of sauce. He tasted it and LOVED it. He told me today that he still likes BBQ sauce but that "Good and Sour" sauce is his new favorite.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Happy 10 Months!

Today our littlest angel is 10 months old.
  • She has 4 teeth and two more on the top are trying to poke through. She did her best to fuss them out last night.
  • She moved in the bedroom with Lydia and has only been in there one whole night. The last two nights, thanks to teething, she's been in a pack and play in our room.
  • She's taking 2 naps--one in the mroning about 9:30am and it lasts 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on how the night went. The afternoon nap is usually about an hour.
  • She's going to bed around 6:30 or 7pm most nights and getting up about 6am. She usually is up at 1 or 4 to eat.
  • Eats anything and everything we give her.
  • Can drink through a straw or a sippy cup.
  • Doesn't do bottles. Period.
  • Loves he paci and loveys.
  • Head over heels in love with "kiddies" and "daaaags" and loves to rub them. She even loves her pretend doggies.
  • Can stand for a few seconds and even take a lunging step or two.
  • Can climb stairs and get up on the couch or a chair. She's slowly learning about scoochin' off the high stuff. She hasn't had a bad tumble yet.
  • Finally likes grass--it took all summer for her to get over this. She'll now sit and crawl in it.
  • LOVES to eat sand. Beach girl all the way.
  • Best natured most easy going baby ever. She is such a doll baby and so easy compared to my others.
  • Is Loved!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Last Beachy Days

Wednesday morning we woke up to and did a little of THIS
Thursday we woke up to THIS

and while we were on the beach trying to beat the rain we saw THIS (double rainbow)

Here is our unit--the rainbow was the brightest rainbow I have EVER seen!

Once reinforcements arrived on Thursday afternoon we were able to go swimming on Friday. Here's mommy with her little angels.

Mommy and Lydia

Daddy and Beth

Nana was there too but I am not sure how keen she would be about me putting pics of her in her bathing suit on the internet :)