Saturday, December 20, 2008

Say, "JingleBells!"

This year like usual we tried to take a cute Christmas photo in front of the tree to send out with our Christmas cards. The kids had other ideas though, and I had to laugh at some of the ones we ended up with... Above is the best one of the kids and below are the others... ha
The whole family has been passing around a cold and cough the last few weeks and Teagan finally caught it. We're constantly washing, purelling, not touching, etc... but I guess it was bound to happen! I took her in to the dr. yesterday to make sure it wasn't anything that needed medicine and it turns out she has an ear infection. So the dr. put her on amoxicillan sp? twice a day for 10 days. This should also resolve any other sort of respiratory infection she might have or develop from her cold too. Luckily she got her first rsv dose over a week ago, so hopefully we dodged that bullet!
My family is driving out here to Washington for the holidays all the way from St. Louis tommorrow! (They're crazy, I know!) We usually don't get to spend christmas with them because of the distance so its pretty exciting! We're praying they have a safe drive, and that Teag is feeling much better by monday when they arrive!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Crazy....

We had our first snow of the season last night and today. There's only a few inches on the ground, but it counts right? Today was definitely a snow-crazy day! Teagan had an appointment with the dietician at 8am this morning which was way too early... We would have been on time but as I was backing out of the garage, I couldn't get the door to shut! After messing with it for 10 minutes in the freezing cold it finally closed and we were on our way. It was around 10 degrees when we left so I had the kids bundled up pretty good. So good in fact that Gav had a hard time sitting in his carseat, or putting his arms down! (think Christmas Story)

Later in the day we ran to the pharmacy and then to the grocery store before heading home for the day. As I pulled up to the house the school bus that drops the highschool kids off was parked directly in front of the driveway with the hazard lights flashing. Turns out that the bus had broken down and was unable to move! Parking on the street normally wouldn't be a big deal but our front yard is surrounded by a retaining wall and today had huge snow drifts blocking the whole thing. I had a car full of groceries and sleeping kids, but luckily we have a very nice neighbor who carried Gav while I had Teag and we climbed through the snow and up over the retaining wall to get in the house. This nice neighbor also carried all of the groceries and prescriptions to the front door for me! After getting the kids settled I started working on the biggest issue of the day- the dryer. Somehow a whole pack of blue mint gum ended up in the dryer last night and its not pretty. I spent the afternoon google-ing for ideas on how to get it out and then got to work!

Trent came home tonight and fixed the garage door, I got most of the gum out of the dryer and we ended the day with the kids playing in the tub together! After a crazy snow day, I'm ready for bed!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving and Santa!

We headed up north to Trent's parents house for Thanksgiving last weekend and had a great time. Trent had to work on turkey day so we got together with family and celebrated on Friday. Saturday we took the kids to the 'Christmas at the end of the road' festival in Winthrop and saw Santa! They usually close the pass over Hwy 20 by Thanksgiving, so Winthrop is literally 'the end of the road' until spring! It was fun watching the kids with Santa and listening to Gav talk to him. He wasn't scared at all, and hopped right into his lap. Teag was a little skeptical and kept looking up to see who was holding her...

We have so much to be thankful for this year that its hard to put into words. I'm feeling so blessed to be able to celebrate the holidays at home with two happy, and healthy kids. Thankful for our wonderful families and friends who have helped us in so many ways- we wouldn't have survived these last 8 1/2 months without you! Thankful for thousands of answered prayers, for wonderful husbands, and for laughs/giggles/screams from our two crazy little babes.

My lack of posting lately is due to our crazy schedule lately! Teag has weekly dr. appts. plus 2 days of physical therapy, 1 session of occupational therapy (eating) and a visit from home health. She also has various appts. for shots, dietician checkups, and trips to the pharmacy! This on top of all the regular things that go along with having a 3 yr. old and a baby make for some busy days! She's doing well though and continues to improve with her physical therapy and eating. Washington state is now officially in 'RSV' season so we got the call for Teag's first shot next week. I'll feel a little better once she's started those and built up some immunity.
Thank you all for checking in on us and for your continued prayers, we're looking forward to a fun Christmas at home!

Here's Teag sitting at Nana's counter like a big girl!

Gav and cousin Garrett out for a ride...

Teag can finally put weight on her legs and stand for a few seconds!