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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


OH my goodness.

I AM SO sorry for not updating sooner.
I STILL have NOT found the charger for my camera...I am taking pics with my phone...it just isn't the same though:(

We got about 6 inches of snow this week. The kids had a late start start on Monday, NO school today...and NO school tomorrow (whoooo is me).

Seriously...I gave up the sun for this??

I am STILL unpacking, still cleaning...the kids are all better...BUT, JOE is now sick. We have callings in church now. I am teaching the 14-15 year olds in Sunday school and Joe is in the Young Men's. Last Sunday was my first lesson....so, this Sunday I teach again, WE ALL have talks in sacrament, and Joe will be singing.

SO...as usual..I just a LOT on my plate and we're super busy.

OH...I did take Isaac last week to see our new GI doctor. We only drove to Olympia...but, she's part of the Seattle Children's hospital. She went to med school with our old Gi doc in Vegas! AND...she is wonderful!!!

Isaac is doing great. No snot (as of yet)...Eli is standing behind me as I type...talking my darn head off...and Chris...is always on my last nerve.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Sick, Not sick, sick again

Shoot....I can't remember where we left off.

Eli is getting back to normal...still sleeping in the "emergency bed" in our room (Do you think they make bunk beds with a king size on the bottom?) That could be my next business venture!

Isaac wretched a little yesterday...but, I just thought it was because he was hot. Then, tonight...he wretched and threw up for about an hour straight...until he passed out asleep.
Poor little thing.
I checked the date on his milk and it was fine...he might be getting sick.
He did have ot today at school...so, he could have just worked too hard.
BUT...lucky for us..he has a ped appointment tomorrow (just to meet a new pediatrician)...so, if it turns into a sick visit...then GREAT!

I'm still spinning in circles here. Cleaning, unpacking, looking for things, cleaning up after sick kids....there just seems to be no end in site.

BUT...I have a MOST helpful husband. YEP..not being facetious at all....and he's helping when I ask and even when I don't.

Christopher continues to hide in his room or in the basement....wrestling starts soon...so, that should perk him right up.

No...i have NOT found the charger to my camera yet. It'll turn up...it's probably in my suitcase that I brought up here.....I STILL haven't unpacked it yet! I just keep doing laundry...hanging up some clothes, and putting others back in the suitcase.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Isaac's NEW School

(Isaac at his new school...taken with my cell phone, because
I STILL can't find my camera charger)
This was taken last week.
I haven't had a chance to tell you much about Isaac's new school...
so, here we go:

He can't go to the preschool at Eli's school...because, the special needs kiddos go to a different location. It's an OLD building...and I wasn't at all sure when I pulled up. From the moment that I walked into the office...they were just wonderful and SO nice. (it also totally helped that they just gushed over how cute my babydoll was:)

THEN, after talking with the staff...they told me that Isaac's classroom only had SIX kiddos in it...he would make the 7th. There was a special ed teacher and an assistant. Isaac is the only one that's non-verbal, non-walking, and non-eating....but, she assured me that they would be just fine with him.

We started last Monday. He's in the afternoon class, so he goes from 12:10-2:45 (totally during naptime). BUT...he's doing SO good! He doesn't interact with the other kids yet (who knows when of IF he ever will)...but, I brought in plenty of YoGabbaGabba toys and books to share with the class...so, Isaac is in heaven (that's what the picture is above). Him...on the circle...with HIS toys. The other kids will stop by for a moment...press a button on something...and wonder off. (so stinkin' cute).

When school starts...they immediately feed the kids lunch....AND...Isaac let's Mrs. Shari (his teacher) feed him! Then, they have circle time, arts and crafts....and so forth. They are so sweet in including Isaac in every single moment. They even take the kids to the gym for a little "recess" time....where the kids are able to ride tricycles around! AND...because Isaac can't ride a trike yet...they have a little car or wagon that they pull him around in.

It is the sweetest place...I couldn't imagine better teachers for him or a more loving environment.
I've gone and stayed with him each day...
but, I think he might almost be ready to go by himself pretty soon. He missed Monday and Tuesday of this week (due to snot that runs constantly from his nose)...
He even has a backpack! Now...of course he can't wear it...but, we have one...with STUFF in it!
My baby is growing up!

NOW...onto Eli. Let me just say that the playpen is up in our room (since Isaac has been sick over the weekend)...and NOW...the EMERGENCY BED is back. OH YES. I don't know why we always get a house with more than two bedrooms...it just isn't necessary in our house!

Eli was up ALL NIGHT LONG wheezing and needing neb treatments every 3 hours. I called today to try and find a pediatrician for him....NO OPENINGS until tomorrow.
of course not.
But...you know how many drugs we have lying around this house. I have enough breathing treatments for him and I even saved some liquid prednisone from his last flare up that I was able to start him on (and yes...I am thinking about going back to school for medicine).

AND Chris...we're going to let him drive the minivan to seminary in the morning. The church is only around the block. I mean...he could run into a house, a car, a mailbox, or a DEER...but, I'm willing to take that chance...just to get back into bed for a few more precious moments of sleep.

SO...Wednesday...let us all pray...that Chris doesn't wreck the van in the morning, that Eli doesn't require an ER trip during the night, that Isaac's nose stops running, that he MIGHT be well enough to go to school, that i will find Eli's new pediatrician's office, that they will take our insurance (even though we don't have new cards yet), and that I don't forget to pick up Isaac from school, or Chris from school, or forget that scouts is tomorrow night...oh, it's going to be a LONG DAY.

serenity now...
serenity now...

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Monday, November 01, 2010


That's a pic of us at the pumkin patch...
yes..I am HUGE, Isaac is NOT cooperating, Chris is always striking a pose,
and Eli just loves to smile!

Below...that's our house. See the road...Eli walking Katie, Isaac in stroller,
and the wall...those are the little apple trees that the deer eat off of.
SO...when Chris is walking Kate at night and he looks up...
those deer FREAK him out!

and this was the house where the pumpkin patch was at...
oh...so pretty!


We have some things to get use to...it's SO cloudy..that the darn glow in the dark stars I put on Eli's ceiling NEVER glow at night...because they don't get any SUNLIGHT during the day.

Apparently, you can't put a roast down the garbage disposal...because then it backs up into the basement sink and overflows and causes a flood...that then, takes THREE bottles of draino, some plunging, and prayers to get to unclogged.

Also, it appears that Low-Flow toilets are standard in homes here. Maybe it's one flush per toilet square?

I need to mow the grass (now that we have a new lawn mower)...when it stops raining...next year.

I need to clean the bathrooms...but, I can't find my box of cleaning supplies and I reFUSE to buy anymore (you know I have about 30 bottles!)

I can't upload pictures from my camera...because, my camera is DEAD...and I can't find my charger (it's in yet another box somewhere...possibly with the missing cleaning supplies)

and...I ate a WHOLE pumpkin pie today.

that's all.

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