Tuesday, September 29

Twins...Or Not :-)

It would seem that Tristan and my niece Catie (Tamra's oldest) have something in common....

Here's Tristan

Here's Catie

They are only 5 months apart in age (Catie is older) so I guess it's just right for them to be losing teeth together :-)

Fun, Fun, Tooth Fairy Fun!

So, I was at work on Friday...working short staffed (we needed 2 more nurses), we had the most sick babies we have ever had in the NICU, (we had 8 ventilators in use---crazy!!!!). I was running around like crazy (well, okay, more crazy than usual)...................................and for some reason my text message alert on my cell phone kept going off, over and over :-) Well, after my husband called me on the regular phone I got to check my text messages and this is what I found...at 7:29 he sent this one

Then at 7:49 I got this one LOL

My crazy, silly boy had pulled both of his top front teeth about 20 minutes apart. While those teeth were loose, they really weren't loose enough to pull...but I guess Tristan decided that it was time those babies came out...either that or he decided that he wanted some tooth fairy money!!!
Here are some more pics of our toothless wonder! LOL!!!!!

Tuesday, September 22

Swine, Swine go away!!!

Well, I got to take Rehanyn to Dr. Dhoot today because she started running a high fever and was just generally not my normal little hyper scattered little girl. She was just lying listlessly around the house and falling asleep in her chair and stuff like that...and for anyone that knows my little girl...that is SOOOO NOT Rehanyn!!!

So, took her to the doctor and described her symptoms and he decided to get a nasal swab to check for flu...well Ree did NOT appreciate that...she looked at me like it was all my fault and like she couldn't believe that I let the nurse do that to her :-)

The test was supposed to take 11 minutes but we were notified of a diagnosis in about 5 minutes...hmmm. Well, Rehanyn has Influenza A...which they are assuming is H1N1 (also known as Swine flu). So, Rehanyn won't be going to school until next Monday, and the entire family is now on Tamiflu. Tristan and Adreyn are still allowed to go to school unless they start running a fever. Hopefully by starting Tamiflu we can keep the rest of us from getting sick. I really am expecting though that Tristan will be out of school probably by Thursday...he manages to catch any and every type of illness that goes around...

So that was my fun today...now we are trying to get Tristan to finish school work that he didn't complete at school today...it's not going very well...he is getting really frustrated (as are we g-( )

Thursday, September 3

Our Date....

We went out to eat to a Mexican Restaurant by the house and then went for a walk around The Shops at Highland Village. We spent most of our time in Barnes and Noble...anyway...we were leaving B&N when I get a call from Jessica (our babysitter) telling us that Rehanyn is throwing things (including food), won't eat, and won't stay in time-out. Since we had time before the movie and were 5 or so minutes away we took a little side trip home to deal with our 5 year old. When we got home she was in her bed (where we told Jessica to send her) but her pillow was across the room on the floor and her blanket was in the hallway. After a discussion (and an apology to Jessica) our little girl went to bed at 6:50pm. When we told her that she was going to bed for the rest of the night she sadly said "but I'm hungry"...oh, well, I guess she'll eat breakfast in the morning, huh??? Plus, they were having Chicken and Rice for dinner--something we make weekly at our house...she eats it all the time...don't know what her problem was tonight!

Anyway, we went on and got back to the movie...man, they run short on help there during the week...there was no one at the ticket office to sell tickets...you had to go to guest services...then the guy would leave from guest services to tear your ticket then another guy would rush back to concessions to serve you....crazy!!! The movie was good...more a chick flick than anything else...kinda sad (The Time Traveler's Wife).

So, overall we had a good date...we are loving being able to go out more often :-)

And, today (Sept 3rd) is the 14th anniversary of our first date...how cool is that????

Here are some pics of our new bed set...I love it!!!

Tuesday, September 1


Rehanyn turned 5 yesterday. It is hard to believe that our baby is 5 years old! She loved her gifts and is looking forward to the family birthday party on Saturday...I'll post pics later...or you can just go on FaceBook to see them.

Tristan was able to go back to school on Monday...he is still coughing a bit at night and has a bad runny nose but other than that it seems more like just allergies now.

Adreyn is doing pretty well...we have been having some "accidents" around the house lately...like today she managed to "accidentally" break the curtain rod over her window, and then "accidentally" the lighthouse snowglobe in the bathroom "fell on the floor, all by itself" and shattered tonight. She does come by her klutziness honestly though :-)

Jason is still busy...which is a good thing. Today he only had a couple appointments so was able to do some shopping with me and we went out to lunch. It's nice being able to have time away with just us :-)

I managed to pick up whatever bug Tristan had and was feeling pretty cruddy on Sunday and Monday (Ree's birthday) but have felt better today...I just have to take my sinus meds and then I do all right.

Tomorrow night Jason and I have a babysitter coming over in the evening so we can have another date night...we are looking forward to that!

Today we bought a new bed set for our bed...it is soooo pretty. I'll have to take pics and post them. We got a pretty good deal, a sheet set, comforter, bedskirt, 2 shams and 4 decorative pillows for $70. Not too bad huh! :-)

Saturday is Adreyn's birthday and we have planned a (half of the family) family get-together for that evening...Mom and Dad get back from Australia that day, too. We will be having a family birthday party for Rehanyn (August 31st), Adreyn (September 5th), and Ashleigh (September 10th). We should have a good time. Adreyn is really excited about her birthday. I think we will have a party for her with a couple of her school friends on the weekend of the 18th. These birthdays crept up on me too fast!!!