Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Grandma Gertie celebrates another birthday and shares it with the Thanksgiving holiday (and also shares it with her son-in-law Rudy). We are all so very thankful for her love of her children and grandchildren and her natural ability to be creative... consuming herself in projects and photography. She's our paparrazzi! We all hope you have a wonderful birthday. We love you!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I picked up the TWO kids with a makeshift ziploc diaper bag (I'm never prepared for these unexpected trips), headed over to Urgent Care (because I didn't want to wait until morning), plunked down TWO copayments after filling out TWO sign-in sheets. Rudy met us there because my TWO arms weren't going to be enough. (Thanks Mom for getting Dominic from school).
The medical assistant took us back to take vitals. No temp, oxygen levels superb, pulse excellent...times TWO. We're looking good! This is where I begin to think how dumb I look with TWO perfectly healthy patients taking up an urgently needed space in that office. Please, oh please Doctor, don't make me look like an overly paranoid mother.
We waited a good long while before being seen by a Doctor. Devin enjoyed the sanitary paper that lay across the examining table. Donovan enjoyed scoping out all the equipment in the room. We often saw the MA walk by the door and peek in. One time he came back with suckers and stickers. Donovan ate a sucker; Devin ate a sticker.
TWO hours since arriving, we were finally diagnosed with TWO ear infections - all on the same kid, Devin! So here's to EI #2 - or would that be #2 and #3? Donovan gets to ride out his viral illness. No prescriptions for him.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Painful to watch a kid on the field that has no desire to be there.
Painful to watch Rudy assistant coach a sport he is so passionate about, become so disgruntled and frustrated.
Painful were the early morning games in which getting up and ready and out of the house in time was a chore.
Painful to watch Donovan pout on the sidelines, waiting for the whistle from the ref, signing he may now use the field to kick the ball around on.
After today's early game, a lots of running around in between, our evening concluded with a potluck dinner and award ceremony. Dominic got his personal trophy, while the team gave Rudy a plaque with the team picture. Pretty cool.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The pictures show how dirty our bedroom window is, but it also shows what a special moment was had out in the backyard today. Apparently Donovan stuck Roxy in the dog run so that he could have his time with Fred....alone.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Our first stop every year is the house up at the top of our court, The Schlosser's, whom we have ties with for many years (even before moving to this neighborhood). Thunk-Thunk. Into the kids' TOT bags went the biggest Hershey's Symphony bars I have ever seen. The kids were off to a great start, dragging their bags already! Many homes were dark (many vacant) this year, and others carved less pumpkins and set out less decor than usual. Even my pumpkin-carving took a backseat this year! The boys ran from home to home gathering their loot. Donovan stayed back on some, as they were "too skeerie" for him.
Thanks to Gertie, Grandma and Papa for coming over to treat with us!