Sunday, November 28, 2010

DUDE! I’m behind!

Gosh. I don’t even know where to start! I’m very well aware that I’ve only blogged like 2.2 times the entire month of November. Officer Hubby was on evening shift for two weeks and it really got me out of whack. Not to mention I about went whack. For real. I don’t know how single mom’s do it. Taking care of all the kiddos by myself was not really hard…it was just that there’s only one me and there needed to be 57! Plus I was lonely without my other half!

Close to the end of the two weeks Reece got REALLY sick. Started with a low grade fever. No biggie. Then on last Thursday night we fell asleep on the couch together. I woke up with her trembling in my arms…I knew her temp had to be sky high. I was still half asleep and couldn’t think straight. I called Hubby who told me to get her in the bath tub. I did, but she was shaking so bad I couldn’t even hold on to her. OH I forgot to mention that we fell asleep two hours after I had given her Motrin. I didn’t keep her in the bath long because I couldn’t hold on to her. Once she was out I just kept her naked hoping that would help. I gave her Tylenol. After about 20 minutes she was still shaking. I called hubby again and we decided that we should get her to the emergency room. I really freaked my freak on the phone with him…I’ve dealt with high fevers before but I’ve always been able to manage them better than this. It was really scary. I called Allison to get her to stay with the boys…

Which is a whole other story! She jumped out of bed and headed to our house…about 5 miles or so away from hers. State Troopers have bean rampant in our area lately and of course she was speeding. And she got pulled over. She explained what was going on and he told her she was going really fast. He asked for her license and insurance card…she could not find the insurance card and freaked! If you know her in real life you have got to get her to tell you this story! I about peed on myself! Anyway, the trooper ever so nicely got her to calm down and only wrote her a ticket for the insurance…which will be thrown out! Whew!

Once Allison got to our house we headed to the ER. Reece had finally stopped shaking but we decided that unless we wanted to do this again at 3am we better go ahead and go. Also on this night was a ballgame. Stupidest thing ever to have a game on a weeknight. HATED it! The game was over around the time we were heading to the hospital, which is super close to campus and the stadium. Josh was driving like a bat outta hell…and I fussed but he ever so politely told me and I quote,” I drive like this for a living!” Whatever.

We thankfully made it in one piece to the ER and got Reecey Bug checked in. And then we got to sit in the ever so lovely waiting room where we saw all kinds of things…drunk boy that was half dressed in his bama gear that had been stabbed or something…that was the most interesting. So we sat there for TWO hours and nobody was even being called back! We got one of the nurses to take Reece’s temp. It was down to 100.2 and we left! I planned on having her at the pediatrician first thing the next morning…or the same morning because by this time it was after 12:00!

So, what caused the high fever?

Urinary Tract Infection.

We think. The urine specimen that the doctor’s office sent off came back inconclusive. So, we’ve been on antibiotics for a week plus a few days now. No more fever! yay! And we go back Tuesday to recheck and make sure the urine is all clear!

I still need to catch up on Peyton’s zoo field trip! Hopefully tomorrow! I’m being optimistic!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By His hands we all are fed!

Last Thursday was Reece's Thanksgiving feast at school! The boys were out of school for Veteran's Day so they got to come as well! All of their old teachers LOVE seeing them so they had fun!
Reece's class did a little Thanksgiving program at the beginning of lunch. They were the cutest little Indians ever! She doesn't like being the center of attention...gets that from Josh FOR SURE! HA! She just sat there like a knot on a log..but she wasn't the only one...

DSC_1611..well, until they all got up to dance like Indians…then she was pretty much the only one not participating. She was looking at her friends like they were NUTS! ha!DSC_1622 Here she is in her sweet little turkey dress!DSC_1626 And a close up of her headband or headdress(?) will reveal to you her Indian name…

DSC_1643 Do y’all know HOW appropriate that is?!?!?

DSC_1630 Griff and Pey pretty much did this the entire time…DSC_1641 DSC_1640 Fun times my friends!DSC_1608


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Holidays Are Coming!

I LOVE this time of year! I don’t like cold weather AT ALL…but everything else I love, love, love!

We took our Christmas card pictures over the weekend…there are about 200. Here’s a sneak peek!DSC_0321I’ll share more when I get through rummaging through all of them and making sure my butt doesn’t look big. Hahahaha!

Josh is loving his new job :) I knew he would! He starts a short rotation on evening shift soon. Boo. The kiddos and I will just have to find someplace to eat dinner on his beat so we can see him! OR maybe I’ll just speed and get pulled over! :)


Monday, November 8, 2010

Toy Books

You know those toy books that the big toy retailers put out this time of year? The ones that are jammed from sea to shining sea with the latest, greatest toys of the season…

Well, last year the boys went through and circled and put a “G” or a “P” on almost every single toy in every single book…and “someone” marked out some of the “P’s” and made them “G’s”…so this year we have rules!

They only get to pick out 5 toys per book, the top 5 that they want! And you can’t mark out anyone else’s name! Geeze!

So right now we’re sitting at my office waiting for Josh to pick them up and they are quietly marking through the books! And that is HUGE because they are NEVER quiet at the office!

I’m interested to see how this turns out!