Monday, August 31, 2009

What's been going on?

I know. I'm a horrible blogger. :-p It's been a long time, so I'll try to catch up now and keep up with it this time!

Kristen came to visit before she left for Germany. We spent a lot of time hanging out.

And then we had to say goodbye.

We have spent some time playing outside.

For about the last week we have all been sick! It started with me with the stomach flu. It passed to Matilda, then Tommy, then Camden, and now Amelia. We've all had a different version of it though. I was the sickest, Camden and Matilda only threw up a couple times and then they were fine, and Amelia skipped the stomach part and started running a fever yesterday. She spent most of the day today sleeping...

Thankfully she seems to be doing much better tonight and we are hoping that we can make a trip to Paradise Park tomorrow for some fun while Camden is in school.

I've been busy making nursing covers (Ta-ta Tarps) the last couple days. I have an ad out on Craigs List and I also have a business page for them on Facebook.

Anyway, that's what we've been up to! I promise to try and stay updated more often!

Monday, August 17, 2009

First day of school! First day of school!

I woke up with that going through my head. Like in Finding Nemo, when Nemo is excited for school and his dad doesn't want him to go. I tried talking Camden out of school for the last two days, but he was very serious about going. :-)

We drove up to the school today because it was raining, normally we'll walk. We went in and took a few pictures, Camden in front of his classroom and sitting at his assigned place at his table.

When I went to pick him up he had a big smile and told me he loved Kindergarten and had a fun time. I was pretty relieved. I knew he would like it, but there was still a little part of me that wondered how he would do. He kept his clothespin on the happy face with a star today. (Their chart system where each child has a clothespin with their name on it and it moves to happy, straight face, or sad depending on how they do that day.)

Anyway, here are the pictures...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Steps

Matilda took her first steps on Sunday. Of course, this was in the midst of her having a fever and being extremely cranky. She hasn't done it since! I knew it would be any day, because she has been standing with no hands on anything for quite a while now. Yesterday she still wasn't feeling well so she didn't want to have anything to do with practicing walking. :-) We'll see if she wants to try again today.

In the meantime, Kristen is here visiting for her last visit before she goes to Germany, so we'll probably be spending most of the next couple weeks with her.

Friday, August 7, 2009

To school

I can't really say "back to school" because this is our first time.
Camden starts kindergarten in just 10 days! I have mixed emotions about it right now. Some days, August 17 can't come fast enough and on other days I get a little teary thinking about Camden being gone all day every day. 9:00-4:00 seems like a long day for a 5 year old to me!

Anyway, so we finally got all of our shopping done today, thanks to the tax free holiday for back to school supplies. He got new school shoes, his backpack, and all the school supplies on his list. All that's left to do is go Thursday night for back to school night to meet his teacher and see his classroom.

It's so crazy how fast these 5 years went by.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Long Day!

Yesterday Matilda was cranky the entire day and pretty much sat on my lap all day long. I had no idea what was wrong with her and figured she must be getting sick. After dinner I noticed that her right hand was completely clean, and realized she hadn't been using it at all throughout the day.

"Miss Bef" (that's what Camden and Amelia call Beth!) came over and took the older kiddos for a sleepover with Abby so I could take Matilda to the urgent care at Children's Mercy. Boy am I glad too, because we were there for three hours!!

It turned out that Matilda had Nursemaid's Elbow. The doctor was able to pop it right back into place, and now she is a MUCH happier girl. Although I am surprised she didn't sleep in later today since we didn't get home till after 11:00 last night!

But I am glad she's back to her usual happy self and playing and climbing like normal. Apparently this is something we have to keep an eye out for, I guess once it happens once it is more likely to happen again.