so last week when i went thru the pharmacy drive-thru to pick up not 1 but 2 antibiotics for 3 ear infections (little miss k scored a double), t-man noted that it was like "fast food" (i had no idea he even knew that term) but i was getting medicine - not food - so it must be "fast medicine".
this weekend little miss k had her 3rd birthday party. it seemed to go well. we made over 8 lbs of brisket and barely had a pound left. and i even got some phone calls the next day from our guests saying that had a great time and their kids were talking about the party all sunday morning. pretty much a miracle since little miss k was quite the ball of sunshine since...
i currently have 3 sick kids.
i'm guessing i got about 3 consecutive hours of sleep last night due to the sickies.
...when it comes to food allergies. the good news is that immunotherapy (spelling???) might work afterall with peanuts. the bad news is that baby j broke out in huge hives all over her legs on friday afternoon. it was definitely an allergic reaction but i have no idea what triggered it. at first i was thinking it was something she came in contact with since it wasn't on her torso or face. but the only thing that was out of the norm that i can think of was me eating a greek salad (which i'm guessing had raw egg in it) thursday night. it was awful - i've never seen hives that large before. ugh...here we go again? round 2 with allergies?
ok - this has happened a few times since i moved here. i am either walking on the pathway leading up to our front door or i happen to glance out the window overlooking our backyard when i see a fairly large rodent scurrying across my line of vision. i'm immediately disgusted with the thought of having to deal with large field mice and having to keep them out of our house. but i am grateful that at least they are not the water rats on steroids that you find crossing your path day and night in the (boston) commons. anyhoo, my brain then catches up with my eyes and i relax. it wasn't a mouse - it's just a cute little chipmunk!
for those of you who know glines from college - that's enough of an explanation. for those who don't - she's a teacher and put together this video for a school assembly. they played a segment between each teachers skit. you HAVE to watch what happened when she went around town in her halloween costume...
i can't believe it was just 3 years ago that we made it to the hospital with only 12 minutes to spare before she entered our world. (i just remember thinking "thank goodness the red sox aren't playing right now!" when my H2O broke as we passed fenway.)
little miss k is on a roll this week - here is another story: t-man did not have school again today (of course) so our 10 yr old neighbor (who sometimes is a mother's helper for me) brought t-man and little miss k over to her house to make play-doh. 45 minutes later they come back with her showing me excitedly their bags of bright blue and neon red (was an attempt at orange) play-doh. while they are jabbering, i peel off their coats and help with getting their shoes off. one problem though - when i look down at little miss k's feet they are covered with snow. actually - to clarify - her socks are covered with snow!?!!? yes - my daughter was completely unfazed by the fact that she walked home through the ice and snow in her thin cotton socks?!? i couldn't stop laughing in disbelief while our poor neighbor apologetically ran back home to retrieve little miss k's sneakers. little miss k is not even 3 yet and she's already causing her irish catholic mom to utter an "oy vey"!
little miss k is still up! but i can't get too mad - she is making mr. potato heads and leaving them at our bedroom doors????? she made the one on the left for me and the big one on the right for hubby:
and then i caught her leaving this outside of t-man's room
and then i discovered this little gem in baby j's room:
today is another snow day and believe it or not - it actually snowed! sunday morning's rain turned into snow by the early afternoon. it was a wet snow with big flakes - one that i haven't seen in a long time. it was perfect for snowmen and snow balls. hubby and the kids spent a good hour or so building little miss k's first snowman (and maybe t-man's as well) on our front lawn. we joked last night about school be cancelled (and of course it was today) but i was impressed this morning to find our snowman still on our front lawn with a fresh blanket of snow.
i would guess there is about an inch or 2 on the ground. not much - but enough to make driving slow and slippery since they don't really plow around here. i actually had to scrape the snow and ice off my car for a good 15 minutes this morning! i almost felt like i was back in boston and i did feel like it was the first true snow day this winter...