Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013 Post

I meant to post about Memorial Day 2013 here. But I accidentally posted it there. So if you are interested, go there. :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's Been a Rough Week

I can't remember the last time I felt so bad. For two weeks I've been fighting some kind of upper respiratory illness that has knocked me for a loop. I thought I was getting better Sunday but come Monday night I was so sick, I probably would have gone to the doctor if it hadn't been night time.
I've toughed it out, and I can finally feel some improvement.

After the cough has gone from constant to occasional, after my throat doesn't still feel like it's on fire, after my headache has lightened up, I still feel as weak as a kitten. Or "Weak as water" as my precious grandmother would say.

I haven't been able to do any sewing, and no visiting my little Klaire. I had to miss both my nephews' graduation ceremonies and cancel a much needed  hair appointment.

I did wind up keeping LMW two half days. And on top of my feeling bad, he is going through a bad stage. By bad I mean he is MEAN. Throwing things, hitting, arguing, disobeying, and talking very hatefully to us. We know it's a phase and it will pass. And we know that if we are firm and consistent he will learn. That doesn't make us feel better when it happens and we have to discipline.  We also wonder how much of this is natural, and how much has been taught by the bully in his Mother's Day Out class.
Yes, at three years old, he's having to deal with a bully. Sad isn't it?

I did finally get a block sewn today. It was one of my June BOMs, so I'll post it in June. I forced myself to get up and move around and accomplish something. Anything. SR has given me orders to take it easy and rest tomorrow. I'm so behind though.....
I hope I can gather enough energy to do at least a little housework, and a little sewing. Wish me luck.
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Best Mother's Day Ever

I am so very blessed. I had the best Mother's Day I can ever remember.

First SR and I went to church with his Mom and Dad and we got to see some old friends and family. We left there, went home took a nice little nap, and then my kiddos all came to see me.

We had a wonderful time together and I was so happy to have everyone together. That's when I'm happiest!!
So, without further ado, here are pics from our gathering.
 First, my two beautiful grandbabies. 
 My lovely daughter holding her niece.
 LMW with blue cupcake icing on his mouth and Klaire wondering what is going on!
 Such a big girl!
 I can't get enough loving.
LeLe, MK, and LMW
K, J, and Klaire
All my children. I'm so thankful for them!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

#3 With a Sad Face

LMW is 3 years old today!!!

 Unfortunately, he has strep. So, that's why the sad face. He tried so very hard to smile for the camera, but the little thing just feels so bad.
He began running a temp yesterday morning, and by this morning he was covered in a rash and was extremely lethargic. Thank goodness his pediatrician has a Saturday Clinic just for sick ones. Up to Little Rock we went and he tested positive for strep. We had a bit of trouble getting him to take the meds, because his throat is just so sore. But he wanted to stay with Nanna and Da, so we took him to our house, and let him have his birthday gifts.
A John Deere pedal tractor and an I Spy Quilt.
(I forgot to take a photo of it finished, but here it is ready to quilt. It turned out really nice.
So much for a fun filled birthday with a party and all the trimmings. He has been asleep all afternoon, but hopefully that will help him gain some strength and recover quickly.

Happy Birthday to my Little Man Win!! Nanna loves you!!