Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ryan wanted to carve, here is a picture of his "blueprint" of what he was going to carve.
This is a picture of Adriana "smiling" with her little pumpkins before she painted them.
Ryan working hard at carving his pumpkin.
Adriana working hard at painting hers.
Ryan with his finished product.
Adriana with her finished product. Notice how
much water and paint are ALL over the place.
It was a mess, but worth it.
Me and my clown Pumpkin. (This pose is a result
of a long hard day).
Saturday, October 23, 2010
We have a new and exciting toy. The kids LOVE it! My mom and dad bought us one of those turtles you put sand in a few weeks ago. I had it sitting in our garage and a friend saw it and told me that a friend of hers had one of those and filled it with ball pit balls. At first I thought that was a crazy idea, but then the more I thought about it I liked it, especially with winter coming and they wouldn't be able to go out and play as much. I looked on craigslist for some ball pit balls, thinking this was a long shot, but actually found a lady selling 200 balls for $5 (if I would have bought 200 balls new, it would have cost me $20), this was perfect! The balls were in really good shape. After sterilizing them, we put them in the turtle and let the kids go to town. Paxton LOVES little balls like these, that fit in his hands. They both LOVE it so much, what a great idea. Here is a video from the first night we let them play in them. I love how Paxton just sits there and kicks his feet so much. Its so cute to see him crawling in and out of the turtle all on his own (its not shown in this video though). Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This is a little video I took of Adriana feeding Paxton tonight at dinner. Its amazing how helpful and sweet she can be one minute and the next she can push him to the ground for no reason. I know its just all apart of the sibling relationship, but I treasure sweet moments like this.
Monday, October 4, 2010
A little over a week ago, we had the privilege of having Ryan's parents come up for a visit from Alabama. We haven't seen them in person since February. We were so excited to have them come up and stay for a few days. Here is a little glimpse of the days they were here:
Even though they came in on Thursday late afternoon, we really didn't do much until Friday. Ryan took Friday off and we headed down to Silver Dollar City. We were blessed by someone giving us FREE guest passes so that they could go. God completely blessed our day. It was PERFECT weather (mid 70's) and it wasn't crowded AT ALL. It was GREAT!! We had always wanted to take them down to SDC but never had tickets. Adriana was in Heaven having her PopPop and HeeHee down there with us.
Hee Hee and Adriana riding on the rides. Adriana
only wanted Sandy to ride on the rides with her.
My sad looking men.
Jim, Lauren and Ryan doing Ski Ball.
Paxton getting in on the action.
Adriana helping the grandma's make pancakes.
Paxton having bonding time with the grandpa's.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Yesterday, Thursday, I had to go to the doctor for myself. I have been fighting this awful rash that appeared a little over a week ago. I pretty much knew what I had, and again, didn't want to pay $30 for an office visit and they do nothing about it. What I read about it, is that there is really no cure and it has to run its course for 6-8 weeks! Well, the itching was unbearable and the rash had spread throughout my entire body. I broke down and went yesterday. I was glad I went and I had what I thought I did, however, she gave me some good prescriptions to help with the itch. I have taken them today and haven't itched all day! Praise God!
Well last night, Adriana came down with a high fever out of the blue. She doesn't get sick too often, but when she has in the past, its normally a 24 hour bug and it hits her quickly, as this did. I wasn't too concerned about it. I drugged her up right before bedtime, but within an hour, her temp had gotten to 103.8 and she complained about her throat hurting. I sponged her off and she went back to bed. Around Mid-night she woke up throwing up, which lasted throughout the night. She's such a trooper and never cried or complained just said, after her vomiting, in a sweet voice "getting sick is no fun". She was such a good kid. She slept until 12:30pm today, when I finally went in and woke her up. Her temp was 104.7. I was quite nervous and called the doctor. they said it could be strep and took keep my eye on her. Last time I checked her temp was down to 101.8, so that's good that its coming down. hopefully the end is in sight. Lets just hope that Ryan isn't the next victim in our house of sickness!