Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Boys vs. Girls

To Noah, it's an army man ready to do battle. To Faith, it's a surfer on a surfboard, which she animates by yelling "cowabunga!" over and over. I can see it, can't you?

Fun in the sun (while it lasted!)

Well, since my last post, both kids had the flu (105 fevers!), then gave ME the flu, which passed crazy congestion on to Darren, then Noah started unexplainably having to pee every 10 minutes (apparently not super uncommon for boys aged 4-7, but frustrating for him and me - and can last weeks!) and finally today we learned Noah has a double ear infection.

When the sun peeked through for a few days last week and it was nice and warm out (it's cooler and even rained this week!) we took advantage of it and played in the backyard.

I can totally picture what Noah will look like as a teenager in this picture

Seriously, is she beautiful or what?

I don't know if you can click on the pic and enlarge it, but you can actually see the reflection of me in an orange shirt and the pergola in Faith's eyes

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What a week!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where there are just so many rough spots that you just have to laugh? Well, that is me at the end (almost end) of this week...

Noah is brought home with a 105 fever. We put him in the tub and load him up with meds. His head hurts.

Still caring for Noah's now 102 fever. And of course the tips of his middle toes hurt, which has been a mystery to us for a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, Faithy has been sitting on her potty chair lately, requesting the opportunity to earn some m&m's. On this day, she says "I did it!" and stands up. No pee pee. While I'm looking for a diaper, I hear "I did it!" again. This would be great, except she's standing by the couch. I look down at the ground but don't see anything wet... until I look in my shoe. Which is soaked. Awesome.

Thursday: Noah goes to the bathroom and requests, as usual, to spray the all-natural air freshener. He has been good with it so I said okay. Taking longer than usual I called for him and he explained he was just getting dressed. One minute later he's sitting on the couch saying his neck and ear itch... then there is crying and distress because they are BURNING.

Me: "What did you DO Noah??? Did you put something on your neck?
Noah: "Maybe (sob) I sprayed that stuff on my neck... and my chest... and my knees and arms..."

I wiped him down with a washcloth as he continued to cry and his neck and cheek turned bright red. I called the pediatrician and was told to put him in the shower. That actually made him perk up because he loves the shower. Ten minutes later and he was good as new, with just some red marks left.

Two hours later, I notice Faith feels hot - 100.3 fever. I check Noah's, thinking he was all better - 100 fever.


So now we sit watching Curious George, both babies leaned up against me at one time or another... And I do the role that mom's do the best. Comfort.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Last year's bash

I wasn't blogging much last year, so I never wrote about my amazing 40th Bollywood Birthday party :) I can't believe it has already been a year!! Indian food, dancing, costumes - it was a blast!

PERFECT Birthday Morning

Breakfast in bed - croissant blueberry bread pudding secretly prepared
at 1:00 am...

A beautiful blanket I really wanted but didn't want to pay for...

Two books, so I have something to read on our surprise 2 night getaway
next weekend...

I am feeling so loved by my wonderful husband and kids, my heart is
overwhelmed and I have tears of joy.