Monday, June 30, 2008
After the Canal Park, we walked around and saw a few fountains of icy cold water. Nathaniel really liked this one fish he found...
Caleb and Madelyn loved playing with the fountain spouts, too!
On the way back to the van, Nathaniel and Caleb decided it was hot enough to dunk their head in the fountains. Boys will be boys, I guess. They had fun!
Then, our family ventured off to this great park we went to last time we were in Duluth. It is a wooden playground set. There are tunnels, slides, swings, bridges, and great hiding places stuck in sand. It is a great place to play with the kids, and just run around. Here is a cute picture of Madelyn playing peek-a-boo with Terry and I~
After our busy day, we went over to Perkins for supper. We had a great view of Lake Superior. It was great to look out and see those views. Madelyn was so hungry! She ate more than anyone, I think. We drove over to Proctor to see the Duluth Missabe train display before heading out of town. I wish I had been camera ready, because Madelyn was loving the flowers. I handed her a daisy, and she smelled it, and smiled. She just loved carrying around the flowers. We got back late Sunday night, but it was a great family day out away from home.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Installation was easy, too! It only took one tool. We just replaced our deadbolt with a screwdriver in less than 30 minutes. I like that this lock fits round or square corners, or drive-in installations. Schlage offers many different selections of products to meet your needs. I like that they offer different finishes for their locks, so I can pick which one I like best. I am just so grateful for Schlage Locks!
Thank you MomCentral for this review opportunity!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Kristen Gallagher, from Along for the Ride, is having an amazing contest! For all you babywearing people...and those who want to be a babywearer....you HAVE to check this out!
Win the Essential Babywearing Stash from Along for the Ride (one Beco Butterfly, one Hotsling baby pouch, one BabyHawk Mei Tai, one Zolowear Ring Sling, and one Gypsy Mama Wrap)
I posted a few pictures for example! They are beautiful! I love wearing my babies, and I would be just tickled pink to win this outstanding contest! Thanks for the generous giveaway, Kristen!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I was happy to review the 4 Cd's created by Lanny Sherwin! Lanny is a singer-songwriter and is President of the children's record label, Sandman Records. He has released 4 award-winning kids' Cd's, each of which follow his label's motto: "DON'T DRIVE PARENTS CRAZY!"
I really enjoy his lullaby Cd's the best. They are so soothing, and relaxing! I could easily relax to his Lullaby collection.
On his other two Cd's, he makes his music fun for kids to listen to. My kids like to listen to the songs because they aren't like any other songs out there. The songs are inventive and creative. I have noticed that the songs help encourage the child's mind to create the scenes of the songs.Having spent 10 years as a songwriter in Nashville, Lanny's son, Alec, was born in 1997. After about 2 months of listening to Barney, Elmo, and other equally brain-frying lullaby Cd's on the market, he decided to write his own, "Dream With Me Tonight - Lullabies For All Ages". Former Asylum recording artist, Melodie Crittenden, sang the vocals. The next year he wrote "Dream With Me Tonight, Vol. 2 - A Father's Lullabies". Gene Miller, a former Mercury Records artist, handled vocals on that CD. Gene Miller is also heard on 'The Lion King II.' As Alec grew up, so did the themes of Lanny's songs. Released in 2006, "Turn Up the Music!" is geared toward 4 - 9 year olds. Lanny himself sang the vocals. That CD has won 8 children music awards.In 2007, he wrote & sang on "I Like Being Me!" - also for 4 - 9 year olds. Lanny started out writing lullabies out of love for his newborn child and out of desperation at having to listen to what was available in the market. Now he just writes because - deep down - he loves being immature. I think that is funny, and that is what makes his music great for kids.
Would you like to win one of his Cd's? Lanny has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! Here is the rules:
You must be a resident of the United States, you can be a blogger or non-blogger to participate. Just go to his site: Sandman Records, and pick out which CD you like best. He offers music samples for you to listen to here. Come back and comment which CD is your favorite, or the one you would like to win. I will pick 4 separate winners for each of the Cd's. This contest will end on July 4Th, at 7:00 PM CST. If you want the extra credits (as with all my contests) you can: blog this contest, subscribe to my feed, or add my button to your side bar. Please make separate comments for each extra credit. Thanks and good luck! Thank you Lanny!
Also, for your information: if you sign up for his newsletter on his website, you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate to Borders Books! How cool is that?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I would also like to pass on this award to the following:
**Alicia, from Renewed in Him
**Sarah, from Mommyology
**Kailani, from An Island Life
**Jennifer, at JP & the boys
**Stephanie, from Metropolitan Mama
Here's the rules for those that were nominated:
1. Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award (http://arteypico.blogspot.com/)
Monday, June 23, 2008
After Terry made the phone call to cancel, a guy met him just outside the store. It was a customer that was in the store earlier. He overheard Terry talking to the workers and on the phone, and he had run home. He took off his tire from his lawn tractor, and offered it to us to use for the trailer. He said he would like it back, but if he didn't that would be OK, too. WOW~ what a generous guy! I was so impressed that this kind of "help your neighbor" is still around! We did decline the tire, but with much appreciation...it would not have fit. Terry did thank him for his thoughtfulness, though. We did end up driving the trailer to the tire place~ VERY slowly. It sounded like we were in a horse-drawn buggy. Hey, have to keep thinking positive, right? All went fine, we did make it to my MIL's, got a new tire the next morning, and all the equipment is delivered. We were so blessed with such great help and hospitality Friday night!
Saturday, the weather was great for the party. It was suppose to be a surprise for Grandma, but she got a B-day card in the mail that week, Saturday someone called and told her they couldn't make it, and someone called just before the party to ask for directions! Can you believe people just don't understand the meaning of SURPRISE?? Oh well, she had fun and was really happy to be with those she loves.
Sunday, we visited and had a meal. Terry cut down trees and loaded the truck with wood. Then we headed for home. We were really excited to pick up Nathaniel. It had been 11 days since we saw him. We stopped in to see my parents on the way home, since we were driving right by their place. Caleb helped Grandma fill gallon jugs with water. He loves the hose. Maddie got in on helping, too. We saw Grandma's flowers, too...they smell wonderful! After that, we went home, unloaded our weekend things, and the wood. I changed the kid's diapers, and we were on the road again. We picked up Nathaniel, and he talked non-stop all the way home. He was happy to be back home. We were happy to get him back, too. He does need his time with his dad, but I am sad when he is gone.
All in all, it was a good weekend.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Madelyn, little Miss daring, went for a climb up the Play place. Terry thought she would be OK, so, we let her go up...and she was COMPLETELY delighted!
On her way up! Look at that pure joy on her precious little face!
Here she is peeking at big brother, Nathaniel...and taking peeks at Ronald McDonald.
Here she is near the top. What a view she got! She just kept giggling, and watching everyone.
I think everyone was watching her, too...and wondering why her parents let her go up there!
After the show, we headed up to a parade. The parade was so fun, and the weather was great! I can't believe the parade lasted 2 1/2 hours! I was tickled pink with all the bands that were in it! That is my absolute favorite part of the parades. So many bands/color guards/drum lines have been cut from the parades to save money. I think that is ridiculous! I was so happy to see them that night! I also got to see my home school. It was great to see my old band director still in charge. We had great seats for the parade, too...my friend, Lisa's front yard! Thanks Lisa...even though you weren't home!
I really like knowing exactly what development is happening every day and this book explains it well. There is practical information, medical data, emotional and spiritual fuel, and even "pregnancy trivia." The journal contains about half a page of information for each day from conception through delivery. Nutrition, how to avoid discomforts associated with pregnancy, childbirth customs in other cultures, and practical parenting tips are among the topics touched on. Many days in the journal have a great section called "Did You Know"; for example, from Day 49: "The baby's arms at this point are only as long as this printed 1." At the bottom of each page is a quote from a literary or historical figure; some are sentimental, some pithy, some humorous, all inspiring.
Since its publication in 1996, this definitive journal for expectant families has sold over a million copies. Author A. Christine Harris brings a revised and thoroughly updated edition to today s parents-to-be. Still featuring daily entries, a personalized timeline, and pregnancy glossary, the revised edition provides a clearer picture of the baby's in-utero development and the latest advice about giving a growing baby every advantage prior to birth.
This review is made possible from MotherTalk!
I think this is a great book to have, whether it is your first baby, or your 9th! It makes a great gift to give a new mom, too! You can get your Pregnancy journal at Amazon...on sale now for $13.57!
This question was tricky, because both my sister-in-law and I am pregnant, so we didn't know if that counted or not....it didn't, but Maddie was the youngest one there. It was a fun day, and the weather was great! It got chilly in the evening, and the mosquitoes came out. Wouldn't you know it, I was totally unprepared. I didn't bring extra clothes, a blanket, jammies, or nothing. WE ARE IN MN!! Hello?? You would think I would be more prepared. Usually I am over-prepared, but this time, I just didn't plan. A storm rolled in that evening, too, so we were stranded there for a bit due to the strong winds.
Oh, and on the way to the picnic...
Caleb was looking out the window. He said, "That is a funny house! It looks like an ice cream house!" Terry looked back at him, and said, "Oh, Caleb, that is a Silo." Isn't that funny?? Actually, the Silos do look a bit like an ice cream cone! :)
I was so happy! That morning, my Mom and I were talking on the phone, and she told me that my brother and his wife are expecting their number 2 child. She is due only about 2 weeks after me! How fun is that? Their daughter is a little over a year younger than Caleb. They told people that they may only have one child. Personally, I think every child needs a sibling, but it is their choice~ no, really it is God's choice. BUT~I am happy to hear that they want to add to their family!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Please e-mail me your snail mail address, thank you!
I am just tickled pink over this super company called Name Your Tune! Name Your Tune is an exciting new children's music compilation that is made-to-order and personalized for each child. Children will hear their name more than 80 times throughout 14 much-loved songs. A great way to enjoy music, have fun, and learn together! I had a CD made for Madelyn and Caleb. It was great seeing their faces light up when they heard their own name in the songs! Caleb kept saying, "How did they know my name?" Madelyn was just surprised and looked at the CD player when her name was sung. There are 14 songs on the CD and each song is personalized with my children's names!I love that the CD is made extra special with a personal message from me on the CD label.
Name Your Tune has been featured in:
The Toronto Star
The Globe and Mail
Based in Toronto, Name Your Tune Inc. is founded and managed by Candace Alper. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto. Candace has been active with children and youth in her community through social programs, summer camps and trips abroad. Co-Founder Eric Alper, has been active in the Canadian Music Industry for more than 15 years and a music-lover his whole life. As Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions for KOCH Entertainment, Eric brings his unique perspective and experience to Name Your Tune.
Candace has graciously offered to sponsor a very generous giveaway for my readers! She is offering 4 Name Your Tune CDs for 4 different winners! You will be so happy to be a lucky winner, and your child will be thrilled! Another great thing is, this contest is open to All Bloggers and non-Bloggers...Everywhere! To enter: Go check out Name Your Tune and check out their site. Then, come back here and comment on what name(s) you would put on your CD if you are a lucky winner. You can do the extra credits by: blogging this contest, adding my button to your sidebar, and/or subscribing to my feed, just leave separate comments. This contest will close June 30th, at 7:00 PM CST. If you want to order additional CD's or can't wait to see if you won, Candace offered a special code for my readers to enjoy a $5.00 discount on your order. Just enter the code: SASSYFRAZZ. Thank you Candace for your generosity!
Every little boy's dream...playing in the dirt!
They had so much fun! At first the tunnel was scary...but not for long!
One little girl, and all those boys! Trinity had just as much fun! Caleb kept "rescuing" her from the dirt. After awhile, she kept digging her feet into the soil, so he could "save" her! How heroic is that?
All smiles after a hard day at work!
Caleb and his great friend! Two little buds!
Trinity wanted to be in the hand-holding...so she ran up and grabbed on. How sweet!
The Momma made a great birthday cake all decked out for the occasion! The kids really loved eating the cake out of the trucks.
What a fun birthday party! It was done creatively, and the kids had so much fun!
Littlest Pet Shop has some really neat products to offer kids for imagination play and virtual play! Littlest Pet shop is one of the great product lines from Hasbro. I really like how these products spike imagination play in children. The Portable Pets Chihuahua with Teacup is a cute little puppy to care for. He has a cute little teacup for the puppy to sit in, and a little bone to chew on. This toy is recommended for ages 4 and up, and not for children under 3 years, because of small parts. Product contains magnets. There are more portable pets on the L.P.S. site, too. I really like the Virtual Interactive Pets (V.I.P) they have!.We got the adorable V.I.P cat, and she is so soft and cuddly. There is a secret code hidden in its collar – which is used to unlock exclusive games, activities and lots of other cool surprises! You can Play with your virtual pet pal online while you snuggle your plush pet at home. The more pets you have, the more ways you can play with other virtual pets. Click here to see more of this fun activity! There are many V.I.P pets to chose from. Currently, there are 17 pets - including the Cat, Dog, Turtle, Pig, Monkey, Butterfly, and more.
The Littlest Pet shop has a digital pen that features a digital on-screen pet that you can “feed,” brush” and play on-screen games with! You just set the pen’s digital clock and your pet is ready to play! Take care of your pet and it will love to play games with you! Beat the high scores and unlock hidden games and surprises. Use the pen to write notes and secret messages to friends with the included paper and sticker sheets! There’s even a TEENIEST TINIEST PET figure that sits on top of the pen, and you can remove this pet to play with! Pen comes with pad of paper, note pad and 2 sticker sheets.
Would you like to win your own Littlest Pet shop V.I.P pet? Hasbro has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for one of my readers to win a Cat, Dog, Turtle, Pig, Monkey, or Butterfly. This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Here are the rules: Go to the Littlest Pet Shop site, take a look around, then come tell me which pet you would like to win. I will close the contest on June 28th, at 7:00 PM CST. You can get extra entries by blogging the contest, subscribing to my feed, or by adding my button to your side bar...just leave extra comments for each extra credit. GOOD LUCK!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Caleb, who is 3 years old, thinks this DVD is great! He loved learning how to make boats, and teddy bears...the pictures and views of the different locations where great! The host and hostess of the DVD are two teens. I think some of their communications with one another is a little on the picking side, but some of their comments are funny. They help kids stay entertained.
TripFLIX was inspired by a long car ride to the beach. Who Started TripFLIX? Parents Dave and Ilana Bittner and their toddler, Scotty, packed up the car for a trip from their suburban Maryland home to Ocean City, MD for a weekend getaway. Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the toll booth operator handed them a printed pamphlet called The Bay Game, which featured trivia and games for kids to help make the drive more interesting. It was nicely done, but Dave and Ilana couldn't help wondering if there was a way to make an engaging, interactive educational media piece for kids that let them choose their own adventure, from coast to coast.
You can get your TripFlix at Amazon for $19.99. Thanks Team Mom for this review opportunity!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
About the Author:
Allison Pittman is the award-winning author of Ten Thousand Charms and Speak Through the Wind. Before her recent success in fiction writing, Allison spent seventeen years teaching high school English. Now a full-time writer, Allison serves as the director of her church’s Theater Arts Group ministry. She lives in Texas with her husband, Mike, and their sons.
You can purchase the book With Endless Sight at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Thousand-Charms-Crossroads-Grace/dp/1590525752/ref=pd_sim_b_title_1)
Thank you Multnomah Books for this book review opportunity!
This toy is made for ages 3 years and up, and Caleb loves it! You can get a Dino Mountain from Matchbox at Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Toys'R'Us.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Requires 3 AA batteries. I think this Ba Ba baby Elmo doll is super cute, cuddly, and fun for little kiddos! You can find this Elmo doll at Target, Toys R Us and Amazon online.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Congratulations to you! I have e-mailed her and if I don't hear from her, I will pick a new winner. Thank you to all who entered!
I did a review on a super Lug travel bag called the Puddle Jumper. You can read my review: HERE. I think they make excellent products!
When I got home on Friday afternoon, Caleb had to show me what he got. Caleb, Maddie and Grandma went to garage sales during the day. Caleb is a garage sale'aholic! He would go everyday if he could. He was so excited! He got a huge collection of Thomas the Train sets, cars, and track. He also got a Thomas the train bag/suitcase. Grandma hit the jackpot with this sale! She got such a great deal! Thomas stuff is so expensive! She got this huge box of items for $20! Terry and I couldn't believe it! She is such a bargain shopper and finds the best deals at garage sales! Thanks so much for your generosity, Cheryl! Thanks for all the maternity clothes, too! :)
Friday night, Terry and I brought Nathaniel to meet his Dad. Afterward, we went to watch trains. This is a highlight most times with our traveling to bring Nathaniel to meet his Dad. This time we went, we went up on a bridge and looked down on the trains and train yard. It was really neat to see the new views. Those cars are huge and really look so different from the top angle. While we were gone, Cheryl and Caleb took out all our tiles in our kitchen and dining room. Caleb had a great time taking out the tiles. He told Grandma that Dad will be really happy when he gets home. He wanted to start in on putting down the new flooring. I will see if I can get the pictures Grandma took of him uploaded on here.
When we got home, we tried out our new Mario Kart game for the Wii. It was super fun! I really love this new game! There are so many games and things to learn on it! It will really be a big hit this fall/winter when we are indoors more.
Saturday morning, we started our floors in our kitchen/dining room. We worked on them Sunday, too! We decided to get new flooring because our tiles were really bad. So, we put in real hardwood flooring. It isn't done quite yet, but it is so beautiful! I really love the new look! We really want to start painting, too, so we did buy one gallon of paint to start with behind the refrigerator, since it is pulled out. I hope we have enough paint to get the parts painted that we want that color. I was talking to my sister on the phone Sunday night, and she told me they are doing the same colors we are for their kitchen/dining rooms. I guess great minds think alike!!
Sunday afternoon, Caleb went to his friend's birthday party. It was a great party. The invitation said to come and dig in dirt! Be prepared to get dirty, and if you must, throw your clothes away. It was super! Caleb got really dirty. I will post pictures on here soon for that, too. There were 6 little kids there to dig in the big pile of dirt, and they really had a blast!
So, there is my long weekend. Sorry my blog has been mute for a bit. I will try to be good about posting a lot this week. This pregnancy is making me so tired. I am happy to say Maddie and Caleb are healthy. I am glad we are on vitamins, too.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Uncommonly Cute has some really great new arrivals! I really like the I scream shirt, too! The cute baby clothes offered from Uncommonly cute are onesies, short sleeves and long sleeve shirts, and they even offer shirts for twins. The sizes range from Preemie (up to 7 pounds)- Size 6 (up to 45 pounds).
A bit behind the company:
Uncommonly Cute's t-shirts and onesies not only afford babies a sense of individual style-be they a Diva, a Rock Star or a Fashionista-but comfort as well. Each garment is made of 100% combed cotton and is super, super soft. Sure to delight the babies' no-fuss, socially conscious moms, the clothes are all machine washable, safe, durable and made in sweatshop-free American studios. Uncommonly Cute supports Room to Grow and R Baby Foundation by donating a portion of their profits as well as merchandise to those cuties in need. With Sammy and Jacob as her inspiration and her husband (and not-so-silent partner) Ben's incredible support, Allison is quite happy to be shaking things up in baby apparel, replacing conformity with individuality; cute with uncommonly cute.
It has been a long week, so far, with Madelyn and her sickness. I am pretty sure it was/is a virus, but I think we are FINALLY on the tail end of it. She was pretty miserable most of the last 4 days. On Monday, her temperature actually got as high as 104.2 under the arm!! I have never seen the thermometer go that high on one of my kids! It was pretty scary. She has had so much Motrin and Tylenol the last 4 days. I am actually surprised how long the fevers lasted. Last night, her fever was 102.5 under the arm, and sometime during the night we think her fever broke. Yesterday she had about 4-5 diarrhea diapers, and today she had two. She woke up with a slightly elevated fever, and with a diarrhea diaper, we did stay home from babysitting today, too! We have missed so much babysitting with my kids being sick so much this year. It is not good for our pocketbooks, and it definitely doesn't help out Candace with us missing, either. I know she is understanding, and for that I am so grateful.
Praise God that Madelyn is doing better. Even her mood is a bit better today...even with her firey temper! :)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I have found a great new bag offered by Lug! It is called a Puddle Jumper. It is an Overnight/Gym Bag. I personally use mine for a diaper bag. I love the material this bag is made out of! There are many pockets to hold all my things and keep me organized. I really like that it is so stylish looking, too! I really love the ventilated pocket on the bottom...for keeping out smells. If you use it for a gym bag, you can easily fit your shoes in there, and they won't smell up your whole bag. I figured I could put soiled clothes in there.
Tons of storage pockets and compartments
Lower main compartment for cosmetic storage
Plastic coated bottom with metal feet
Ventilated zip pocket compartment in back
Perfect for shoes or soiled clothing
ID card for identification
Interior bottle holder and cargo pocket
D-ring for your keys, pen holders & zip pocket
The bag also has a piece of plastic covering the bottom of the bag, so if you set the bag down on a locker room floor (which is sometimes wet) your bag and belongings won't get soaked.
The overnight/gym bag comes in 7 colors: crimson red, fog gray, chocolate brown,grass green, ocean teal, rose pink, and sunset orange. The bag is sold for $75.00, and can be purchased here.
All about Lug Travel
Lug is a manufacturer that supplies retailers nationwide with quality and innovative travel accessories. Lifestyles are changing the way we live and Lug's goal is to design wonderful products that reflect these times. We offer travel related products with a commitment to create excitement and function in the products we design.
Not only do we care about how you travel, we care about how you feel when you travel. Our products are specifically designed to keep you organized, in control, and looking good. We understand that travel disrupts a daily routine so our products are made to ease the transition by providing organization and innovation while you navigate through your day.
They also offer a variety of other great products:
travel blanket and pillow
Check out Lug's products!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
If you are a guy, stop reading. You will not need to read this. :)
Friday afternoon, I had my ultrasound. I went to a different location this time, and I am regretting that decision. The tech lady I had was horrible! I was so disappointed with the service, and I am definitely complaining! I have had internal ultrasounds with every baby, and also when they have had to look for cysts, so I know the drill. They always give you a thicker (like a table cloth) sheet to cover your body from waist down, and you put your feet up on the table~ while totally covered. The techs I have had always had me insert the probe, too.
Well, this tech did everything wrong, I believe. She handed me the paper thin cover (like a paper towel)...which this is used for the other yearly visit. Then, after she came back in, she had me put my feet in the stirrups! If that wasn't bad enough, then she did the insert by herself, and just left me out there. NO covering me back up for privacy. It was totally uncomfortable. I asked her a few questions, and she was completely against giving me information! I was so unhappy with her. She didn't have any bedside manners, and really didn't put effort into small talk. Then, to really add icing to the visit, she started moving the probe around like she was digging. It was totally uncomfortable, and it actually hurt! I told her it didn't feel very good, and she just said, "Well, I am trying to get a good picture of your ovary, and yours is tilted back."
OK, SO WHAT!! I am pregnant, and you have no business digging around in there and causing pain! I have never been in pain for a visit like that. Even when I have been in for cysts on my ovaries, when they needed the pictures to be super clear. You know something isn't right when you are actually sore after a visit like that.
ON THE GOOD SIDE~~ I did get to see my little baby and that little heart just beating away! AMEN, and Praise the Lord! I was so happy! According to the ultrasound, I will be 8 weeks along on Tuesday. Yeah! So, my due date should be January 13 or so. Toward the end of the pregnancy, they will watch everything closely. With Caleb my amniotic fluid was low, and with Madelyn, it was almost gone on her due date. So, as my Dr. has mentioned, it won't get better with anymore, but it will be something we will have to be careful to watch. I am at a whole new clinic and new Dr.'s now, so I hope and pray all goes well.
Saturday, we got a lot done around the house, and Terry started working in the Hobby store. Then, Saturday night, our friends came over to have a grill out, and hang out. It was a fun night. We got a good storm through here, but the really bad stuff missed us. (Thankfully).
Today, we went to church. My aunt and uncle treated us to Subway. It was yummy! Maddie started not feeling very good, and she was actually kind of warm. So, when we got home, I gave her Tylenol. She is cutting 4 teeth, her first teeth, so I am not sure if that is why she had a fever or not. My aunt and uncle came over after Subway, and we went for a pontoon ride. It was a gorgeous day! Maddie got in a great nap on the boat.
In the evening, Maddie was feeling a bit better, so we went to a MOPS family picnic. Unfortunately, when we were there for just a bit, her fever spiked. So, we didn't stay too long. I feel so bad for her! I hope this (what ever it is) goes quick. I am suppose to work tomorrow, after being off for a week and a half. Not only does Candace need my help, but we need the money, too. I really am tired of my kids being sick so much!
Tonight, Caleb's legs are so swollen from bug bites! He has bumps behind his ears, and a few on his head. Poor little guy. So, he had an Aveeno bath, and Benedryl before bed.