Saturday, November 26, 2011

All in one day? No way.

"Serenity now!"  Have you seen that episode of Seinfeld?  Please tell me you have.

I found myself saying "serenity now" (along with a few other things..oops!) more times on Monday than I have in a long time.  Here is a quick layout of our day.
Mack woke up on Monday morning with a stomach virus...the one that Max had come down with on Friday night.  This is bad enough on it's own, but there was more to follow.  You see, I was scheduled for a procedure at 11 (not to get too personal, but I was having an HTA).  I loaded up on all my meds and left the house...leaving Mack at home with three children!  The procedure went pretty well.  Not too painful, but would certainly have me out of commission for the remainder of the day.  When all was done, my sister-in-law brought me home.  As I entered my home, everything went down hill.  Fast!  I was already feeling nauseous when I heard Mack tell me that A and C had started throwing up as well.  I had been home, in my bed, for all of 30 minutes when the stomach virus hit me.  The most important thing of my procedure was to make sure that I stayed on top of the pain medicine.  My doctor explained that if I didn't, "I would feel as if I was in the worst labor of my life and will be begging to head to the emergency room."  You can see how this quickly became a problem.  When it was time to take my medicine, I was throwing up like crazy!  Unfortunately, I was unable to keep the medicine down.  Let me just say this...I delivered one of my three children without an epidural.  I vowed to NEVER experience that kind of pain again!  Well, as luck would have it, I did.  For about 5 the joys of a stomach virus...and without the incentive of holding a precious newborn. 
"Serenity now!"
I can't tell you how glad I am that we don't have to relive that day.  Whew!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Breakfast for the Girls

Annie and I had a "treat" for breakfast yesterday.  I am calling it a "treat" because that's what she called it.
Yes, that is a tomato...with salt and pepper.  Fresh out of the garden.  Not my garden, but that's beside the point, right?  I am aware that this probably makes us both a tad bit abnormal, but it beats cereal any day.  Right, Jenn?  I can almost hear my sister getting grossed out as I type this.  Ha!
According to Annie, we can have these "treats" for the next week or so.
Gotta love a girl with good taste!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Butterfly, Skeleton, and Percy

Max, Annie, and Charlie started planning for Halloween the day that we received the first costume catalog in the mail...which may have been in late September.  Max and Annie seemed to change their minds about what they would be dressing up as every 2 days.  Finally, they settled on a pink butterfly, a "scary" skeleton, and Percy.   
Annie's favorite thing about this Halloween was her costume.  She absolutely loved it!  Lucky for me, Crazy 8 put their costumes on sale very early....before they sold out of her size.
Max's favorite thing this year was trick-or-treating with cousins and all of his friends in the neighborhood...on a school night!
Charlie was only interested in the candy (imagine that!).  He was not a fan of walking from house to house.  Lucky for him, he didn't have to walk as much as some children. 
After the first two years of walking the entire neighborhood, we finally figured out the trick. 
*Attach a trailer to the back of the truck
*throw in some blankets and folding chairs
*fill the travel mugs with hot chocolate and whipped cream
Now that is the way to trick-or-treat!
After a bowl of potato soup and some brownies, we headed out. 
We stayed out for about an hour and a half.  By then, their buckets were full and we were freezing.
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!