Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sick Days

I got the dreaded call the other day. I had to go pick Mary up from daycare because she was sick. Her eyes were draining pus and the skin all around her eyes was so red it looked like someone punched her in the face. I took her to the doctor yesterday and come to find out, all the systems on her face were infected. She had drainage coming out of her ears, nose, and eyes. Three antibiotics later plus albuterol treatments for her lungs and 24 hours later she is like a new girl! Today I stayed home with just her and we had the best time. She was still too sick to go to the sitter, but she was well enough to play here at the house. We played dollhouse, trains, read books, I even got to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and took her for a stroller walk. By late afternoon after her nap, I decided we should go to the grocery store before we went to get Elijah. She was an absolute angel. I hate to say that I like sick days, but I really do appreciate the focused time I get with one of my children at a time when they are so needy.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Family Time

So, its been a while since I've had the energy to even surf the web let alone plug in my camera and write something witty or entertaining. Our new life keeps us so busy! There have been several positive aspects of my working full time. In fact I know that God is using this situation for good in our lives. 1. Brian is taking on more responsibility with the house and kids 2. Elijah is learning some good social skills at his daycare with lots of kids 3. we are more intentional about our time together as a family when we are together. These are some pictures of what we've been doing.

We've become a real outdoorsy family recently. The last two weekends we've strapped our bikes to the back of our minivan and gone riding at Prophetstown State Park. Elijah is getting pretty speedy on his Harley Davidson bike. We're thinking about buying this thing that attaches his bike to an adult bike to create a tandem so that we can try going a bit farther. He does good for a 4 year old, but we'd like to try a bigger adventure.