Monday, March 6, 2017

What a Weekend...

I usually look forward to weekends, but this weekend has been ridiculous.  I started not feeling well Friday night and by Saturday I was out for the count.  Horrible sinus cold, chills, fever, body aches, etc.  I stayed in bed almost the entire day.  Lennard got the kids breakfast and they hung out for a bit and then he was itching to go work on the plane.  He left to go to the hangar and a few minutes later, the doorbell rang.  The neighbor kids invited Emma and Ben over to play!  They were there until noon.  I made macaroni and cheese in the Instant Pot (at Ben's request) for lunch and then the doorbell rang again and the neighbor kids came in our house to play.  I managed to supervise by listening to what they were doing.  They played a bunch of games in the living room, colored pictures and then watched some shows.  I finally sent them home about 3:00.  While the kids played on electronics, I managed to doze for a bit.  Lennard didn't get home until 6:00ish and the kids hadn't had anything to eat yet, so he took them out to Subway for dinner.

Sunday came and after getting the kids through their baths and dressed for church, I went downstairs to sit up in the recliner chair since I was having trouble breathing whenever I layed down.  About an hour and half later I heard the door open and in came Emma.  I was surprised to see her and Lennard and then I found out that she wasn't feeling well.  Within minutes of getting home (and Lennard leaving to go back up to church), she threw up.  Yuck!  She was so pale and shaky.  I got her into her pajamas and snuggled up on the couch with a bucket and a short time later she lost everything again.  And so went the rest of our day!  Between me not being able to breath, Emma throwing up, Ben complaining that he wasn't feeling well (I think he just wanted some attention)... Lennard had 'fun' in a house of sickies!  Thankfully he took care of making meals for the kids.  I haven't been able to eat much in the last few days.  I finally had two pieces of toast at dinner time last night.

Emma dry heaved half the night, but she's been dancing around and singing all morning, so I guess we'll let her go to school and see how she does!  Here's hoping it was only a 24 hour bug.  I'm completely exhausted and as soon as the kids head off to school I'll be going back to bed!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Another Specialist Appointment

We went to Calgary this morning for another appointment with Dr. White to check on Lennard's wrist.  Thankfully, my parents stayed over last night so that they could watch the kids for us so that we could be on the road just before 7:00.  We were a little worried about the road conditions as it had snowed lots yesterday, but once we got past Claresholm the roads were good.  We made good time and were able to get in for his CT scan a bit early.  As usual, we ended up waiting for Dr. White though.  In his own words - "I'm always running behind!".

He looked at the CT scan and after reviewing all the different views, he said that it looks like Lennard's wrist is starting to bridge on the one side and that he can see some calcification.  Dr. White says that it's about 25% healed.  So... another cast went on!  He has to go back in 5 weeks to see where it's at and then they'll decide where to go from there.

It's been 5 months since his accident!  So crazy to have had a splint/cast for that amount of time.  At least it's beginning to heal this time.  Here's hoping it continues!!

After we got done at the hospital, we popped over to the passport office to get our passports renewed. We were a little worried when we got there because the waiting room was full of people.  Amazingly we were in and out of the office in about ten minutes!  We'd barely sat down when they called us up.  Hooray!  We should have them back before the middle of March.  We're hoping/planning on attending our 20 year mission reunion.  (Yikes!)  Not sure how it's been that long already.  Makes me feel 'old'!  lol

Friday, February 24, 2017

Where Are We Going to Put it All?!

Last night the moving truck with a bunch of Lennard's dad stuff arrived!  This morning, we loaded all the boxes for us into the house and started unpacking.  He gave us a LOT of kitchen stuff (we now have Corelle dishes to serve 40+).  We managed to get the majority of it put away and it looks a whole lot better than what it did in this picture!

 We also got a new-to-us couch that the kids (and their friends) are in love with!

In the afternoon, we went in to Lethbridge and got a bunch of errands done. We were going to go bowling or something, but the day got away from us, so we just got bins to organize the kids stuff and another organizer for out at the hangar.

Thanks for sharing Dad!  The kids love their new dressers!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Family Day and a Week Off School

Keeping the kids 'entertained' became a little easier when I decided to try out making Flubber.  It's white glue mixed with water and then borax (dissolved in water) all mixed together.  It makes a big ball of flubber that can be rolled out or just played with.  Ben's favorite thing was making huge bubbles with it.  The nice thing with it is that it's super easy to clean up!

 Friends decided to join in on the fun in the afternoon and they enjoyed playing with it too.
We are so blessed to have such good neighbors that are good friends to our kids!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cuteness Overload

Emma was so excited to get to wear her new dress today.  She requested french braids for her hairdo. I had to laugh when she started strutting around and looking at herself in the mirror.  I made her stand  for a photo and she did her own poses!  (She melts my heart!)

Then, I asked Ben to stand for a photo... he informed me that he wanted to do his own 'man' pose... and this is what I got!  lol  What a cute boy!  Seriously could give him kisses all day long!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Literacy Day

The kids got to wear their pajamas to school today and the entire school had a huge Literacy Day.  I was excited to find pictures of both Emma and Ben that were taken that day and posted on the school's page!  I love that Ben and his 'reading buddy' have matching pajamas!  Emma was thrilled that she even got to wear her slippers at school!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

Emma has been so excited for Valentine's Day that we've had multiple cards drawn for us throughout the past two weeks.  Emma gave me this one on Sunday.  I love finding notes and cards from her... especially with her 'words of wisdom' in them!  She is such an amazing little girl and I am blessed to be her mommy. 

(FE = From Emma)

It was a super, crazy, busy day today!  I was in charge of Tasting Tuesday at the Elementary School this morning, so I had to be at the school (with the kids) by 8:00.  I got everything set up in good time and we were done by just after 9:00 since we were doing grape tomatoes and didn't have to cut/prep anything.

Then, I had to go get Elaine H so we could go visiting teaching.  We got done just in time for me to run to Extra Foods and buy some treats for Emma's class party this afternoon (since I didn't have time to make anything).  I raced back up to the school, dropped off the treats, and picked Ben up from kindergarten.

We got lunch and then had to go get groceries and the mail.  On the way back, we stopped in at the shop to see Lennard for a few minutes.  After I got everything put away, I had a few minutes to breath while making Valentine treats up for Emma's dance class!

It was my turn to drive for carpooling to dance class, so as soon as Emma was dressed and ready to go after getting home from school, we were on the road to pick up kids and get them to dance.  I then had one whole hour by myself sitting in the van!  Silence is golden!

We didn't get home until 5:30 and by then I was done.  I'd taken stuff out for dinner, but I just couldn't make myself put everything together knowing that it would be another hour before I could get everything done and the kids were already complaining that they were starving!  We ended up going out for Chinese food and thankfully both kids ate well.  I was so tired that, once the kids were in bed, I was more than happy to call it an early night.