Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm Back!!

So I know it has been forever since I have posted and a lot has happened. It all started with Sadie coming back home sick. We took her to the Dr. and he said she had allergy problems, not contagious. Apparently whatever she had was contagious because Sofie was the next to get it, then myself, then Ryan. Mine consisted of a sore throat and cough that lasted 2-3 days. Sofie got sick last Thursday with bronchitis! She went in yesterday for her 2 month checkup and she is STILL sick...seems to be out of her lungs finally, but bless her heart, she is still so sick. Ryan started getting sick last weekend and finally went to the dr yesterday as well. He also has bronchitis! He sounds so miserable = ( I have my fingers crossed they are all well in the next few days. I don't think I can take sickness much longer.
All this sickness put a damper on our visit with Kale. We didn't get to get out and do anything we wanted and no one cooperated for pictures. We spent all of our time with him at our house or at Ryan's parents house. We enjoyed every second of our visit with him, but I know he would have enjoyed getting out and doing something. Hopefully we won't all be so ill next visit. It seems like he grew 6 inches just in the short time it has been since we seen him last. He looks so cute with his toothless grin! Too bad its not Christmastime because thats the song to fit him best right now...all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!
Sofie went in for her 2 month checkup yesterday. She weighs 11lbs 3oz! We went from not being able to gain and not being able to fit into any clothes to 11lbs. She is measuring 22 inches...a growth of 2 1/4 inches since birth. They were out of the shots she needed so that will wait a few days...thank goodness. That is one thing I always HATE to have done. I prefer Ryan be the bad guy. hehe
Big News...I quit my job! I was suppose to go back last Tuesday and that Sunday before, out of the blue, Ryan says "You're not going back. I want you to stay home with the kids." Do you think he got an argument from me?? Absolutely not. So I went in Monday, gave my 2 wk notice, but they said I didn't need to come back in just for 2 wks. It would have taken several days just to get me back in the system, so no need to come in at all! I was so dreading it and so glad that is all behind us now. Just this week Sadie has been to Chic-Fil-A to play, the mall, and Chuck E Cheese. This next week our big trip will be to the library. She loves to read.
Well that is a recap of our last 2 wks. Hope all is well with everyone!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Today has been a very long and eventful day. It began this morning at 5:55 a.m. with a call from Ryan. His truck was messed up and he barely made it to work. Sofie and I had to be in town in time to take him to lunch and then we decided to stick around and make a day of it...and boy did we ever. We visited with mom at her office, got some ice cream, did a little shopping, and ran some errands. Then we met Ryan at Autozone only to discover it wasn't the battery as we had hoped, it was the alternator. There went $200 in one swipe. Then we went around trying to find a daycare for the kiddos because I have to go back to work in less than 2 wks =( Lets just say at $210/wk mom will probably become a stay at home mommy. That is outrageous! I knew it was going to be up there, but I definitely wasn't expecting that high. Anyway, we got home long enough for Sofie to have a diaper change and a bottle, then it was off again. This time to a Home and Garden party. We had such a good time. She, of course, made her way around the room eating up all the attention. I am considering becoming an H&G party consultant. Maybe that would allow me to stay at home with the kids and still help out financially. I have put it all in His hands so I know things will work out for the best.
Sadie and Kale will both be heading back this way in the morning! We are so excited. It has been different going back to just having one kiddo around to take care of. I am hoping to get some pics of the three of them together this weekend. I just hope they turn out better than before.
I have some new pics of Sofie having a long intimate conversation with her fish hanging above her swing. They are absolutely adorable. It takes a while to download, so I am off to bed and will post them in the a.m.!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Random Pics

Here are some random pics over the last couple of weeks to get us started!

Getting Started

When I began to notice links on facebook for blogs, I decided it was time to start one for our family. The kids are changing everyday and what better way to let everyone stay up to date than a here we are. Sofie is officially 6 wks old today. It sure doesn't seem like she should be that old already. It is also 2 wks from today that I have to return to work. That makes me cry just thinking about it. I have been home with Sadie since I had to go on leave in November and I know this is going to be devastating for her. We were really hoping that certain things would work out so that I wouldn't have to return to work, but so far that hasn't happened.
Anyway, Sadie is with her Grandad and Grams this week. I have to go to Little Rock Wednesday with mom and Sadie loves to stay with her grandparents, so that is where she ended up for the week.
Kale will be back in AR at the end of the week and we are all counting down the days! He has only been gone a few weeks and already lost another tooth. I will definitely try to get some pics of that posted on here. I am hoping, all fingers and toes crossed, to get some good pics of the kids while he is home. We tried before he left, but they aren't the best. Sadie believes she has to mimic big brother in everything that he does, so if he has his hands in his mouth, so does she. All the pics we took they both have their hands in their mouths and Sofie is sliding off the couch. Gotta love 'em! She even drinks from her cup backwards like he does. You can take the cup and turn it around the correct way for either of them, but they both just rebel and turn it right back around.
Well, enough of my rambling. It is 1 am and my typing is waking the baby. My checkup is this afternoon, so hopefully later on in the evening I can get some pics posted.
By the way, if anyone can tell me how to get our family name across the top but not covering their faces, I would appreciate it!