Monday, March 31, 2014

Life Lately...

We've spent a lot of time at home over the past week.  We babysat Nathaniel last Tuesday.  Amelia said she was his babysitter and could take care of him.  She followed him around and played with him the entire time.  Nathaniel loved it.  She said, "this kid is a really good one year old, I wish he could live with us all the time!"

It was after 10:30 on Tuesday morning that I decided to go in and wake Sydney.  I made pancakes - they're her favorite.  I walked in and realized she had gotten sick in the night or early that morning.  She usually sleeps until 10 or 10:30, so it wasn't unusual for her to still be asleep.  I had no clue she was sick and felt terrible!  We had to call Nathaniel's Mama to come get him and I took this girl to the doctor.  She had a nasty virus.  

I read this book to Sydney while at the doctor.  When I told her the name of the book, she quickly picked up another and handed it to me. HA!  I dread taking away her paci.  She loves it so much.  We took Amelia's away for good around 2 1/2, if I remember correctly. Sydney will be saying "bye-bye pacifier" in the Fall. 

Amelia had a dance workshop on Thursday morning.  Sydney was still sick, so she stayed with Papa and Aunt Joy.  They had craft time at the workshop.  Crafts are one of Amelia's love languages.

I went grocery shopping while Amelia was at the workshop.  I picked out some fresh flowers.

I have no idea what these are but they look like paper flowers.  Love them.

Sydney was feeling better on Saturday and had only been out of the house for her doc appointment on Tuesday, so we decided to get out and have some family time.

We had lunch at Big Orange.  

This girl.  She overheard me using the word "observation." She asked me what it meant and it's now her new favorite word.  

Her latest: "Mama, I've made the observation that you are large, I am medium, and Sydney is small!" 

I gave Amelia a little gift this weekend. It's the tiniest ring I've ever seen.

She was so proud of it.  She kept saying, "my first piece of REAL JEWELRY!" ha!

We did Spring shoe shopping for the girls.  It's sandal season and they've outgrown their fall/winter shoes!  Kids feet grow so incredibly fast.  I'm thankful that Sydney has been able to wear a lot of Amelia's hand-me-downs.  It saves a lot of money.  But her foot this season is one size larger than Amelia's hand-me-downs, so we had to buy for both girls.  These little sandals of Sydney's remind me of Rainbow Brite.

Our little bunny and chick. 

Sunday picture!  Awesome message and time of worship with our church family!

Amelia wore her ring to church.  It's a tiny heart centered between two flowers. 

The girls played in the yard on Sunday evening.

We love this Spring weather!

I've had these inflatables in storage for over a year.  Just waiting for the right time to bring them out!

Sadly, Sydney gave both of my parents the virus.  My Dad is better but we spent the evening in the ER with my Mom.  She was so sick and dehydrated.   They pumped her full of fluids and meds and sent her home AND our baby girl woke up sick AGAIN last night.  This virus needs to GO AWAY.   I've bleached, lysoled, cloroxed, and repeat.  Not sure what else to do.  I'm ordering essential oils this week.  We're going to start using them regularly.  I have several friends who swear by them. 

My sister dropped this off to me this morning.  I might have cried.  I'm one tired Mama on this Monday.

I made this chicken soup recipe for my Mama today.  She can only drink the broth but I hope it makes her feel better.  It's really yummy.

We've watched Frozen a billion times in the last week.  A BILLION.  We also took the Frozen quiz - I'm Anna.  Other than Olaf, she's my favorite.

I'm praying for wellness in our home.  I'm ready for my Mama and this little girl to feel better SOON!!

Happy Monday!

Love to all,


elainaann said...

Praying for healing in your house.

I love those "paper" flowers! Beautiful!

Lauren and Eddie said...

We've had two rounds of the virus. I'm seriously wondering if there's some sort of widespread outbreak of it because everyone I know has had it. And it's MISERABLE. I'm checking out the essential oils, too.

Momx6 said...

You are the best caregiver - and the soup was delicious. Love you - Momma

Faith said...

I love Amelia's sweet little ring! Something she will treasure and pass down to her little girl one day, I'm sure!

I know this is way late, but I am sorry that y'all had such a terrible bout with that virus. Boo!

My mom is using essential oils and loving them. I'm going to have to look into them a little more but I've been hearing great things!