Tuesday, January 13, 2015
You will notice this sign was made on Saturday and today is Tuesday, and no boxes have been checked.
So the plan is going well.
For Don's birthday Chloe made Don a sign and a treasure map. The X marks the spot, was a birthday note she made for Don.
"You have been seacrt (secret) birthday! That means you have to flowow the map! look on the back!"
Yesterday I found myself in the Pediatrician's Office. We were a pathetic sight. Chloe came home from school Thursday afternoon and told me she felt like her bones were made of broken wood. True story. Having just gotten over a nasty bugger of a cold, I braced myself for a new round of nursing. Friday morning she woke up and seemed to be feeling a bit better, but I kept her home from school anyway. During the day she seemed okay, but each night around 2:00 AM she would come in our room complaining of considerable ear pain. Sunday, I thought she was over the worst of it. But by evening time, she was a mess. Her eye was half shut, puffy and pink. Her ear was hurting. She could hardly speak out of hoarseness. She was quite a sight. She handed me a pile of handwritten notes, both pathetic and hilarious.
"I am sad! read this note.
I can't talk to well.
I am sad.
I am lonly.
I am sick.
Stay away from me!
I don't (want) you to get sick too.
I want to be good now!
I don't want to wait!
I want people to sit by me!
I wish I could touch people!
people don't want to sit by me! I'm sick!
I am sad.
it is the sicknesses falt!
I wish I was good!
I wish I was not SICK!"
The rest of the day turned out better. That is, after the broken jar of pickle relish was cleaned up off the floor and after I found my cell phone, which I was convinced for 3 hours was lost at the Doctors office, but actually was lost in my car.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
This year's Christmas party highlights:
-Steff made a Leg Lamp pinata. Unfortunately we never got to the pinata, but fortunately, we hung it in our front living room window for 2 weeks.
- I made French Dip Sandwiches. Unfortunately I didn't figure out until the next day, that the buns are infinitely better when toasted WITH butter. Fortunately, we had the most amazing side dishes, so I don't think people noticed. Katie made the most amazing macaroni and cheese on the planet, and Steff's salad with the candied pecans and bleu cheese, also incredible. (EVERYTHING was delicious though.)
-Don's white elephant gift took him 10 minutes to open because there were 6 or more boxes inside. He finally made it down to the horse head mask. Unfortunately the horse head was stolen, but fortunately we ended up with a gift card (the gift card we submitted to the gift exchange.)
-Catch Phrase tournament, Martz's won. And Don and I actually made a decent showing, unlike our usual 1 point disasters.
-Rachelle drove all the way down from Prescott, and stayed the night, so I wasn't as sad when the party was over.
Chloe's big gift was her Frozen Barbie closet, which makes me crazy with the little barbie shoes that are already lost.
Grandpa bought them a Doll Trailer, like a play camping trailer, which is the coolest toy I have ever seen.
we had a really laid back Christmas day. We had our usual german pancakes and breakast burritos with my family, and then we all fell asleep watching "White Christmas." Later that afternoon our neighbor Curtis had a get together, so Don and I went for a little while to that. Other than that, we spent most of the day lounging around the house. The girls had their new toys to play with and had a great time doing that. We also played some of our new games with them. By the way, the game "Operation" is not what it used to be. The slots for the little plastic things you have to remove are ridiculously big. you actually have to try to make the buzzer go off. Don and I were so disappointed!
But she probably will. Because Sugar knows how much the kids love her.