Showing posts from January, 2012

Alayna's First Haircut

Matt and Ethan got their haircuts this weekend so I had their hairdresser trim up Alayna's hair too.  This was my baby's first haircut (aside from me mangling her bangs a couple of times, which is whey I am now growing them out).

She did so great!  She was excited to get her hair cut and wear the Nemo cape.  She even got curls at the end, so cute.  Now it doesn't look so scraggly.

 All done and eating her lolly

Back to the land of the living

A full six days of sickness and I finally re-joined the land of the living yesterday.  I haven't been that sick in years.  Whatever nasty but I had really knocked me off my feet!  I wouldn't wish it on anyone!

Saturday morning I finally felt like eating since my throat started to feel better.  Ever since Matt and I were married (almost 10 years ago), Saturday mornings I make a yummy breakfast.  This week it was blueberry waffles.  yum.

 My family approved :)
 Love happy Saturday mornings with my family :)
The kids like to pretend they are going to school (specifically Ethan).  They put on their backpacks and "go to school".  It's so cute.  Alayna likes to carry her lunchbox too :)

I spent the morning cleaning my house.  After being sick I felt like I needed to bleach my entire house!  Oh how I'm praying for health for us all for a while.  I want to be back at the gym feeling strong again :)

Neither of our kids napped yesterday.  The one nice part about that i…

This Week...

Ever feel like you just can't catch a break?  I kinda feel like that's how January has been for us.  Alayna was finally healthy and I thought we were in the clear.  Then three days later here I am with a fever, body aches, pounding head, swollen lymph nodes, a throat that is on fire, and just all around miserable.  I'm on day two of feeling like this.  Ethan had it for three days and Alayna for four, so I'm supposing I have at least one more day of misery. I must not have a very good immune system.  Do you know of any tricks to have a strong immune system?  I thought working out was supposed to help, but apparently it makes no difference for my body.

Thankfully yesterday my mom was off for MLK day and so we went over there and she entertained the kids for the morning while I layed on her couch.  Today I begged Matt to stay home.  I'm super bummed because I had planned a little tour of Bass Pro shops for our mom's group at church and now my kids have to miss out…

Cell phone pictures

I rarely take my Dslr with me,  but I always have my phone,  so I actually end up taking a lot of pictures with it.
  Between Ethan and Alayna having the flu we had three days of health and gorgeous weather.  We went to the park one day.  Another day we went hiking in Oak Glen with the Oates.

Today was the first day we got a good night of sleep and the weather is still gorgeous.  That meant we went to the gym so that I could work out, then we headed to one of our favorite parks in Yucaipa.  The kids were SO happy to be out and feeling good, and I was too!  :)

More Progress

My motivation and progress to accomplish things around the home took a major break this week while Alayna has had the flu.  The poor girl has been miserable and sick for the past 4 days.  Today she finally played a little and perked up and that fever she had finally got below 100.  It's still hovering around 100, and I'm hoping it gets back to normal.

We've been house bound and I've been trying to keep her happy.  I'm a little close to loosing my mind since Ethan had this same bug last week as well (although only for 48 hours).  I'm hoping that we can resume our normal activities soon because the kids and I are going stir crazy and the TV has been on waaaaaayyyyyy too much.

This morning was the first time she played and cracked a smile for days....

This morning I was able to get to one of my To Do projects.  I tackled the hall closet that has not been organized since we moved here a little over a year ago.  We mostly just threw stuff in there.  I tried to take …