Thursday, January 27, 2011

A News Brief (brief news, that is)

In the Crazy Days household, Carl left for Georgia for work training on the 18th of January and won't be back until the 5th of February. We are all holding up well, but I have a full bed every night. I get lots of visitors who overstay their welcome! :) It is hard to fall asleep without my husband in our bed where he belongs, so the long bed visits are actually well recieved. We'll see how this pans out when Daddy gets home . . .

The kids had their Dr. appointments and here are their stats: Lexi is in the 50% for everything, Kenny is 25% for height and 50% for weight and Barrett is 25% for height as well, but 97% for weight. Ha ha! He is short and stout! :) And as cute as they come. And they all WERE healthy . . .

But now all three kids are sick, which is also difficult without Daddy here and the extra pair of hands and comfort he, too, provides. We went to the Dr. today, and Kenny has an ear infection, they all have horrible coughs (enough to make them throw up!) and Barrett has RSV. So, Kenny and Barrett need nebulizer treatments every 4 hours and disgusting prednisone for the next 2 days. And Kenny also need antibiotic for his ear. Gah! When it rains, it pours, huh?! Lexi is almost all better now, at least. And I think all the sickies are on the up and will continue to get better over the next few days. Here's me hoping!

Other than that, no big news. Like I said, brief. :)

Here are a few pics as well:

Cuteness, of course.

Kenny the Bedheaded boy!

Barrett LOVES his baths!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Through the Years

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2007

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2010

So, yeah. I am feeling pretty darn nostalgic by now. And a wee bit meloncholy. I wish I could go back to those days past, when Lexi and Kenny were smaller. And then I would hold them longer, hold their chubby little hands longer, be more patient, give them more stories and kisses. Love on them longer. Just do more. I wish I had those days back, (while still having my little Barrett Bun, of course). But of course I can't take them back. Once these days pass, they are gone forever. And ergo, I must cherish these children of mine, my world, NOW. They are everything that has meaning for me. And I cannot let myself get caught up in all of the less important distractions that pull at me and let this special time pass me by, leaving me wishing for more time. Now is the time. The time to be patient, to love on freely, to hold more hands, to cuddle as much as they will allow, to be less distracted.
Romanticizing the past is fine and good, but we cannot forget the present. The time to cherish is NOW.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Just a Note

Barrett is starting to laugh! Tonight as I was playing peek-a-boo with him he let out a little, "heh!" from a big, wide open mouth smile. He is so precious and sweet and cute. Really though, I am quite funny.

Photo courtesy of Lexi

But looks aren't everything.

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