Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sick Day...

Big sister has step throat, I am pretty sure Cubby has it too (the Dr. let me just call in and gave me the meds...she is great). L stayed home from school today. In the morning she was curled on the couch and miserable. A few hours later she came to my room looking for my "fancy shoes" and I know that the meds were kicking in. A few minutes later I came down stairs (where it had been suspiciously quiet for a long time) to find that the kids had built an enormous playhouse with blankets (complete with a toilet, a kitchen and Nerds for food) and were dressed up.


Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the first of many times when Jacob proves he will do ANYTHING to be part of L's big plans.
He actually was happy to be dressed up, in this picture he was mad b/c I wouldn't turn on the music until he took the picture.....


I am sure that this won't be last time that someone tells him he would be a very pretty girl. He reminds me of the kids I work with in Africa. Most of them keep their hair cut very short and you only know that the little ones are girls because they are all wearing dresses.


They turned on Nick Jr. Radio and played the songs and danced. They were doing a West Coast Swing style dance complete with the splits and lifts. Not bad.


Norah is in full swing of toddler hood. She is acting like a real 18 month old, climbing, getting into things (the dishwasher being a new favorite). She is standing more and I am seeing more progress with her. I know she still needs help, but it means that she really is coming along at her own pace. I appreciate the suggestions of the commenter's about her legs. We have done test after test and know her Vitamin D is OK and her hips are OK. Her eating is doing better too. She has days when she doesn't want to eat at all (except eggnog and cheesecake) and other days, like last night, when she ate two entire pieces of meatloaf. I think she looks chunkier.... we will see.
Today I have a bunch of ultrasound's to get a better idea of what is going on with the baby's heart and tummy. It will be nice to have that info.
Off to run errands. Kid updates coming soon...

14 comments:

mak said...

So cute- and I love the peeks at the new kitchen- I'm jealous!!

I know I say this all the time, but they all look so grown up!!

wendysue said...

Cutie pies! I love Jacob's dress.

And LOVE the kitchen!

Bek said...

I will post pictures. I don't have curtians or things on the walls so it still feels "unfinished". The next time it is clean, I will snap away and ask you to imagine what it looks like with "stuff"....

He is cute in that dress. I need to see him in a tutu.

Hi! I'm Laura. Welcome to my blog. said...

last pic of nora is soo cute. i read your blog regularly and even more so now with your recent developments about the baby within. i am 42 and considering doing an IUI but nervous. i am eager to hear how things are going for you and praying for your little one.

citymama1 said...

sorry to hear your kiddos are sick. we have a bug today, too. :( but even sick your kids are adorable. Everytime I see a picture of Cubby i want to squeeze his cute little cheeks. :)

Queen Scarlett said...

Your kitchen looks lovely! I love the cabinets and the dark hard wood floor.

We just got over strep... me and the girlies... about a week and a half ago. They say it's going around this year.

I remember dressing my brothers in dresses, lip gloss... head bands... ;-)

Can't wait to hear about the baby info!!!

compulsive writer said...

How much fun (and thank heavens for antibiotics!)

Hope all went well with the ultrasound.

La Yen said...

Wow, those ARE fancy shoes!

sue-donym said...

Love the dark floor (and the Gap bag accessory)

Cubby will die when you show those pics to future girlfriends. I love them!

Design Mom said...

Olive has the same dress that Jacob is wearing. It is my favorite! I wish she liked it as much as I do.

Your kids are so charming!

Leisha said...

I see that photo of Jacob being whipped out on future date nights for all his girlfriends to see!

Classic big sister, little brother fun!

Cute, cute kids!

cynthia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Becca (14th). 29, right?!

Tara Marie said...

Hoping the sick bugs leave your home soon and little ones are responding to treatment and feeling better.

I wanted to say "Hello!!!" as you visited my blog, so I came over to 'meet' you.

Please feel free to stop by anytime and if you have any questions, just send me an e-mail [there is a link on the front of our blog]

Also, if you haven't already visited the website of 'Gifts' you might like to stop by there.

I know the quest for information you are on.....as I was at that point in this journey exactly seven years ago this month. Sadly, there was not much information available easily to me at that time....and blogs were not around. Thankfully, today, there is so much information [and not outdated or tainted with a very negative, doom and gloom, slant.

I look forward to getting to know you better and I can't wait to celebrate the birth of your little one to be.

Peace and love, Tara Marie, Momma to Emma Sage and her siblings

compulsive writer said...

I'm not quite sure if it's today or tomorrow (of course if I wait long enough it will be both already), but...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!