Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween!

At the last minute, James decided he wanted to be Mario (again) and we found a Princess Peach costume, so Leah claimed it.

James' class took a trip to a pumpkin patch and he brought home the most perfectly round pumpkin I've ever seen. It has a sturdy stem and everything.

I had Zac take some fall pictures of the kids so we wouldn't have to go to Walmart. He should be a professional.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Anniversary # 5

It's mine and Zac's fifth anniversary, so I made a pumpkin cake to celebrate (recipe found HERE).

I've been without the Internet for about a week now, plus I did finally get sick. I'm feeling better, now, or at least my throat isn't hurting anymore. The kids are also feeling better. James' tonsils are still huge and he's been battling conjunctivitis in his eye. I finally talked to an ENT surgeon to see about getting James' tonsils removed and he freaking told me to wait. I told him it's been THREE weeks and the tonsils have not gone down. He sounds like he's talking with a bubble in his throat. He can't eat properly, he doesn't sleep well, but no, that ballyhoo doesn't matter to this so-called "professional". I'm going to get a second opinion because I know they need to come out. Mine were taken out when I was five and I didn't need to continue getting daily allergy shots.

As for my totally awesome job (because you're just dying to hear about it, right?), I love it. I love it love it. My first day was Sunday and I helped with a floorset. I basically took products from one shelf and moved them to another shelf and repeated that all the way down the section I was assigned to. I met a lot of girls who work there, all of which are so nice. I'm hoping to stay on permanently.

While I was in the kitchen tonight, I heard James yelling, "Mommy! I need help getting out of this Christmas box!" and came across the following scenario:

Tiny amazon woman in the making.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sick Kids

The kids have been sick over the weekend... again. James is still coughing, his tonsils are huge and we finally got around to seeing a doctor for his follow-up after it was cancelled THREE times. Leah has croup, so she's on an antibiotic and a steroid. She's starting to feel better, but her cough won't go away. Zac has a sore throat and I'm just waiting to catch all of it. I've been guzzling orange juice by the gallon to build up my Vitamin C so hopefully I'm close to immune by now.

James has been riding the bus and loves it. It's also saving us gasoline by not having to wait in line to drop him off and pick him up. Leah's naps aren't interrupted and she likes taking a ride in the wagon to wait with me at the bus stop down the street.