Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sick again

My family is generally very healthy. We rarely get sick. I especially seem to have a very good immune system. Not THIS winter. Could it be because the weather is going from warm to cold and back again? I don't know, but I am SICK of being SICK!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mailaya's home...

sick... Yikes. I feel bad for her, hope it passes very quickly. My dh asked me why I write about being sick, diarrhea, etc. I told him that not that many people read my blog and it's real life. Some weeks are like this.

Back from the land of the dead!

UUUGGGHHH! I just had a nasty case of a 24 hour stomach bug. It literally was 24 hours. Maybe it was the peanut butter? All I can say is thank goodness it's over. Let's hope that no one else in the family has to get it. I think some have had a lighter version, and that's okay by me because it's just nasty.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Odds and Ends

Life with kids is always, well, interesting. Today Mckenna had diarrhea (that doesn't look right). That, of itself, is no big deal but she decided to take off her own diaper. Twice, she did this, dripping the diaper all over the carpet. Why can't these things happen on the tile or linoleum? I guess we have no choice but to potty train her.
Mailaya is becoming quite an artist. I love her use of color and such. I'll try to scan one of her pieces of art so that you can see how good she is.
Kellie is pretty excited/nervous to start a new term in school. She'll get some new teachers and her schedule is turned around. Yesterday she told me that she was trying to get exercise for her chart (p.e) and hurt her wrist sleigh riding. I reminded her that she no longer had p.e. Her comment was, "oh, blonde moment." Ummm, she isn't blonde.
Connor had his braces tightened yesterday. He hasn't had them for all that long, but already his teeth are looking really good. I had a good chucke recently when I got a progress report from Connor's teacher. He is VERY brillliant in math. When he was in 1st grade, I homeschooled Connor and Kellie. He was pretty much self-taught in math. I decided to try Krypto with him and he would get the answer nearly every hand. Anyway, I got this report and he had an extremely low math grade and high English grade. He's not the best reader and this just cracked me up. I know his mind is on the wrong thing when he does math, but it actually shows how smart his mind is. For instance, if there is a pattern to the math paper is laid out, he'll find it. He finds tricks to all sorts of math problems. The tricks take longer than the problem, but he enjoys it.
Jacob, well, I'm having quite a week with him. Monday he took Connor's DS to school and left it there. He told me that he brought it home.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sugar Addiction

Who knew it would be so hard to come down from a sugar addiction. Not me, my son. We found out yesterday that his body doesn't tolerate sugar and that he is sensitive to wheat. This is the kid that can sniff out sweet stuff a mile away. We have thought for a long time that he suffers from anxiety, not knowing that the anxiety was being caused by sugar. Anyhow, it's not the most pleasant thing in the world, but hopefully, in the long run, it will help.

Kennaboo 2

Okay, so I did spend a day taking some photos of Kenna's wardrobe changes. Some changes were so quick that I missed a few. I have to add a funny about the clothes. I bought her doll some diapers for Christmas. She giggles every time we change her baby's diaper. Well, she decided SHE wanted those diapers on herself. The diapers are tiny. I couldn't persuade her otherwise and she made quite a mess trying to do it herself. I finally put one on her. She was SO tickled!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mailaya's first lost tooth!

My good friend just had a post reminding me that I didn't write about Mailaya's first lost tooth. She was so excited when it started to get wiggly. She even let me pull it. She looks so cute with that little hole in her smile!

Friday, January 2, 2009


My Kenna is such a funny little thing. She cracks me up!!! Yesterday she was sitting in front of the mirror practicing mean looks to give. She is really gonna have to practice a whole lot because she hardly ever does anything but smile.

Lately Mckenna has been changing her clothes several times a day. It is challenging for me to keep clothes clean because I never know what is or isn't any more. I told Brent that I needed to take a picture of every outfit for one day. If I do, I'll post them here. Just to give you an idea of the variety. She'll start with pajamas, then underwear over something, later it will be a tumbling outfit, back in to pajamas (usually different ones that the first), then regular clothes etc. Oh, and I forgot the most important thing of all, SHOES!!! She goes through them like crazy. They don't have to match and they don't have to be hers!!!