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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Ian was the Green Power Ranger and Madison was Cotton Candy this year. I didn't take too many pictures or even go Trick or Treating with them thanks to this lovely stomach virus that I (and my mom too)have.

I've Got The Flu...Here Are Some Photos

Friday, October 26, 2007

Second Grade Cheese

Ian's School Picture

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Should you take it as a sign you buy too many shoes when Payless calls to remind you that it's BOGO time? Hmmmm. (This actually just happened)

Also, who needs tech support when I'm around? I managed to debug my computer all by myself. Poo on non-English speaking tech support.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


So I somehow (although I have no idea how) managed to pick up some sort of spyware virus on my computer. It has completely wiped out my internet access. All of my other programs still work...thankfully. I've called McAfee customer service and I have decided they have a bunch of lunatics working for them. No help whatsoever. I think I was transferred 4 times and then I got mad and hung up. Whatever.

Anyway, my blogging will be sporadic for a while. I'll try to blog from mom's every once in a while.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Future WNBA Star

She sure didn't get her athleticism from me. That girl plays like crazy. I hated to sweat. Photos from Madison's first basketball game. She's #18. (Warning: none of the photos came out very good. Also, that's Michael's big mouth you hear in the video.)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Newest Pics of Elek

Click on the pics to make them larger.

Meant to post them earlier. In the middle one the Tech said he was smiling, I'm not sure how you can tell, but hey, I'll take her word for it. In the bottom one he is sucking his thumb.

Ian Update

Ian's breathing is somewhat better. He's not complaining anymore, but he still doesn't sound real great. I keep trying to get him to sit still and relax but the Prednisone and the Albuterol make him extremely hyper. He has even asked why his hands won't stop shaking. Currently he has taken a cardboard box to his room and is beating it to a pulp with drum sticks.

Also, here is a photo of my desktop. It is the only photo you will ever see, because unlike Pat, who's desk is spotless, mine is covered in papers and other miscellaneous junk, including, but not limited to a cell phone, a 20 oz. bottle of coke, a glass of ice water, and Tums.

The photo is of my secret boyfriend (not Angela's boyfriend)(oh and shhh, don't tell Michael) John Krasinski, who plays Jim Halpert on my very favorite show, The Office.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Is It Just Me...

or does Al Gore look like Sam the Eagle?

Guess Where I Was Today?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Peach Fuzz

This is what happens when your croupy, severely Albuterol buzzed 7 year old decides his lip is hairy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Madison's School Picture

Here's the Girly's picture for 5th Grade. I love it, she hates it. She says she looks like a goof. I think she's gorgeous, but I'm slightly prejudiced.

Not really much going over here. I had another kidney ultrasound and a baby ultrasound today. He's definitely a boy. Growing well. So is the kidney stone in my left kidney. I'm so thrilled that I have another kidney stone. Praying that it never falls out of my kidney. It can just live happily there. I can do without kidney stone pain, thank you.

I've been fairly tired lately. I don't think I've seen 9:30 p.m. in at least a week. I fall asleep on the couch watching TV every night. Most nights Michael just leaves me there. I also have been peeing every 10 minutes. (Or so it seems) I just LOVE having to pee 6-7 times a night! Also, this baby constantly lies on my left hip and I walk with a limp 96% of the time. Sometimes I can hardly stand up out of a chair. It hurts quite badly. Makes my leg go numb some of the time.

Enough complaining.

Ian loves his new school. Especially Spanish, Drama and Art Class. He has also taken to calling me Chica. Not too sure that I'm thrilled about this. Madison made her school's basketball team and quite enjoys it. She's a Center and her first game is the 20th. There will most definitely be photos to come.

Well, dinner is done. I guess that's it for now.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Saturday Six

Scenes from Cabela's.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Miss Madison has had this cough for several weeks now. I really didn't think it was anything but her allergies causing it. I KNOW that I didn't want to have to take her to the doctor's office because she has a phobia of scrubs and white coats and even more so of needles. I mean a serious, irrational fear. There is no talking to her and trying to reason with her about it. Anyways, this morning she was coughing quite a bit and my sister, the veterinary nurse, informs me that it sounds bronchial. Lovely. Doctor, here we come.

So I make the appointment for 2:oo p.m. I dread it all day, she dreads it all day. Works herself up pretty nicely if I do say so myself. We get there and she's okay and I'm shocked. She gets weighed, lets the Doc check her out completely with no problem. (It was just allergies) I'm double checking to make sure this is my kid still sitting there. Just as we're about to leave Doc notices she hasn't had a physical this year. (Duh, the kid's terrified of this place usually and we try to avoid it at all costs.) He decides she needs one before she leaves. She's okay with that....until....the nurse walks in to prick her finger. With that she promptly loses her ever loving mind. Tries to squeeze between the wall and the chair that I am sitting in. The nurse and I have to drag her out. I then get the fabulous honor of holding her left arm down and I have to throw my leg around her legs to try to control her. (Have you ever tried to control a wildebeest? I believe it would be a similar experience. You might want to try it sometime.) The nurse manages to prick her finger and then Madison announces, "that was it, that was nothing." Oh my Lord.

The nurse comes back in a few minutes later and says, "I really hate to tell you this, but Maddy needs two immunizations." Someone just shoot me now please. It then takes myself and two nurses to restrain the child that used to be my daughter and has now metamorphosised into a screaming, thrashing freak. I'm holding her arms down, one nurse is holding her legs and the other begins. First they even sprayed a numbing solution on her arms so she wouldn't feel the shot. The two shots took about 20 seconds to give and then it was over. Hallelujah! As I am apologizing to the poor nurses, they apparently thought it was time to tell me she would need a second round of the Hepatitis A shot in 6 months. So not funny.

Michael will be seriously taking a day of in April.