Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Big 31!

The Wilsons sent me this pic that was taken with their camera. I love it!

Despite the fact that my house has been a bit sickly for the past week, I did still have a great birthday! My sweet students at school gave me a nice gift certificate to Brookwood Mall, my fellow kindergarten teachers gave me a generous gift card to Starbuck's (since this was one of the things I was going to have to cut out on the Dave Ramsey plan) and a beautiful Willow Tree piece. My secret pal gave me some silver and gold combo hoops, which I can't wait to wear! I also got a gift certificate to Victoria's Secret from Matt and the kids, money from daddy and Tammy, shoes, money, a scarf, clothes, and lotion and body spray from Matt's parents. I am sure I am forgetting something, but just know that I love and appreciate everything from all of my treasured friends and family members. I can't wait to spend my 31st year with each and every one of them! Tonight we enjoyed a delicious strawberry cake with strawberry icing from Edgar's. Mmmmmm!

Caroline staring adoringly up at the cake

Happy Birthday to mom!

My yummy strawberry on strawberry cake

Sissy enjoying her cake

Daniel--the cake eating machine! The flu can't stop him!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

And Daniel Makes Three...

So, D had to go to the doctor today. He was complaining that his whole body hurt, his throat hurt, and throwing up. Diagnosis? THE FLU!! Seriously, I am certain that I am next. Caroline spiked another fever of 101 (on day three of her antibiotic). Her teacher at school has the flu as does her closest companion, so I feel rather strongly that she too has come down with it. Oh, and did I mention that Sat. is my birthday. Guess what I will likely get? You got it--a big, colorful gift box of the flu!!! Happy Birthday to me.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Daddy's Turn...

Sweet Caroline is back! After two days on her antibiotic, she is feeling MUCH better! She is still not eating very much, but she is laughing, playing, and singing again! BUUUUT (isn't there always a but?!) now Matt is sick! He has had fever for the past several days, so he went to the doctor and is now on a Z-pack. D and I are just trying to stay well in this sick house, although he is now complaining of a sore throat. Keep your fingers crossed that he is not coming down with something! Stay well everyone!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Sinus Infection Already? Better than the Flu!

Well, we spent another afternoon at the pediatrician's office yesterday. Good thing we love Dr. Dudgeon! Actually, Caroline does not. She does not like anything about Greenvale! The moment we walk in she screams bloody murder and does not stop until we leave! Daniel was never really all that scared of the doctor. He actually enjoys going there because he gets a sticker! I guess Caroline does have to go through a bit more in order to rule out anything serious. Any time there is a fever, there is a chance of a UTI because of her kidney reflux. She has had a fever for the past three days, so we took her in to see what was going on. After many swabs, blood tests, and chest x-rays, it was determined that she has the baby's version of a sinus infection. I am thankful it was not strep, the flu, or pneumonia. Lord knows she is exposed to everything under the sun between school, my school, the church nursery, and what Daniel brings home. Lord, help us make it through! At least the poor thing has not been as sick as D was at her age. If we can avoid that terrible RSV, I will consider us very fortunate! Below is a picture of my sick sissy--looks pretty cute, even when she is under the weather!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My First 5K

Today was a big day for me! I ran in my first official 5K (I have the shirt to prove it)!! My friend Laura and I decided last week to participate, so needless to say I was not sure how I would do. I did not get to run as much as I would have liked this past week for one reason or another, but we did still finish the run in 34 minutes. I was pretty proud of us! Matt and Richard (Laura's husband) took all of the kids up to the Country Club for breakfast and then back to the Britt's for a playdate. Laura and I enjoyed the morning off--being able to have a nice run, enjoy the after party, and even stop by Starbucks for a latte on the way home. I am now hooked on races! We are planning to run as many as we can register for. Who knows, maybe I will be ready for the half marathon by next year!

After the run...sweaty and refreshed!

D proudly holding mommy's number. I think he was pretty proud of me too!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our Sunday

Well, Miss Caroline decided at 3:30 this morning that she was ready to get up and play. First, we heard the music from her crib toy playing (she has to pull the string to start it) over and over again. Then we heard her. After some tylenol and a bottle (I know, I know...), she was back down until about 8:00. We got up and going around then and headed off to church. After church we enjoyed a wonderful brunch at the Country Club and then came home. Daniel played with his buddies outside and C took a nap while I tried to catch up on laundry. I swear that stuff is never ending!
This afternoon, Matt played golf and Daniel, Caroline, and I headed over to Homewood for a playdate with our friends Mrs. Morgan and Bella. We met up at Soho Sweets for ice cream and candy shopping and then headed to the park to try and run off the sugar. We tried to go to Homewood Park, but everyone else in Alabama had the same idea! Seriously, I felt like I was back in Auburn trying to get a parking spot in C zone!! So, we just headed to the Edgewood playground where I quickly discovered the things I am going to have to work on with Daniel before he gets there next year as a kindergartener (swinging on your bottom, NOT THROWING ROCKS, taking turns, etc.) I got some cute pics at the ice cream shop but was too busy watching the kids to get any at the park!

Sweet Bella hugging Daniel while trying to decide which ice cream she wants

The girls playing and dancing to the music

Bella sharing with Daniel

Sissy enjoying her ice cream

Bella waiting for her next bite!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Super Saturday!

Well, I hope everyone had as wonderful of a Saturday as we did around here. There is just something about a beautiful day that make life so grand! This morning I went with Matt's mom and sister to his cousins baby shower in Decatur. It was so nice! His Aunt Wanda, the hostess, always outdoes herself with a ton of fabulous food! Jessie (the mom to be) got so many adorable things. I just love baby showers. There is something about the anticipation of a new little life that takes all woes and worries away. While I was there, Matt took the kids to the zoo, Chick-Fil-A, and the park so they had a great time too.
When I got back from the shower I enjoyed a nice 3 mile run at the park. It was awesome to be able to run OUTSIDE and not inside the gym on a treadmill! I plan to do the same tomorrow.
We have a playdate planned for tomorrow afternoon with Morgan and Bella. I will try and remember my camera and get some cute pics for the blog. Bella is such a doll!
Have a great rest of your Saturday!

Monday, February 2, 2009

too cute from two you

As hard as it is to believe, Daniel will be five years old next month. I mean, seriously, a whole hand! I just can't believe it. He is such a wonderful little man, and the best big brother a mom could ask for. It is like God granted him a special little spot of patience in his heart reserved only for his lil' sis. For those of you who know him, you can likely guess that his birthday party is quite a big deal to him. He wants ALL of his friends and family to attend, and he wants it to be "a blowout"! SOOO, in order for everyone to have the most fun possible, he feels we must equally cater to the boys and the girls. In keeping with the dream, his vision on the perfect party involves the boys coming as superheroes and the girls as princesses. The Ben 10 costume for D and the smocked Cinderella dress for C have been ordered and are on their way!
We have completely gone overboard. Separate, but equal to say the least. A superhero cake for the boys, a princess one for the girls. Superhero goody bags for the boys, princess ones for the girls. Superhero game prizes for the boys, princess game prizes for the get the picture! Let me tell you friends, birthday party invitations for such a "blowout" DO NOT exist. Lucky for me, there is Two You! Monique, the co-owner of this awesome stationary and invitation company designed the perfect invite. I can't wait to send them out! Check out their link on my blog.
Well, off to get the little dears to sleep. Happy Monday! View the awesome party clothes below!

Daniel's Ben 10 Costume (not D pictured!)

Sissy's Cinderella Dress

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Circus Fun

Hey everyone! Well, we went to the circus yesterday with Matt's parents and his sister and her family. It was amazing! I have never been to the circus, and I was very impressed! My children are very hard to entertain for any extended period of time, but this absolutely captivated them! Even Caroline was mesmorized (sp?) by all of the music, costumes, lights, and animals. My favorite part was when the elephants all stood on each other's backs. Caroline loved the music, and Daniel said his favorite part was the pretty nice girl that sat behind us. Oh, boy! He also liked when they shot the ladies out of the cannons all the way across the room. I would have to say that Matt's favorite part was, um, the beer?
Ofcourse, I had charged the battery for our camera the night before so we would be all ready for the show. Hmmm, if only I had remembered to put it IN the camera before we left. Matt's mom did take a few with her camera, so I will post them when I get them from her. Enjoy your Sunday!
Here they are!