Monday, January 6, 2014

Quotes I like

Snow Day 2014

We started the snow day with a little crafting.  Maura made a tutu for herself and her American Girl Doll

Kids started making a snow fort out of the mound of snow in the cul de sac

Rumicube and Creationary

 Drinks with dad's cool new spare ice cubes

 Crazy static electricity hair girl!

 More snow fort digging

 Snow Ice Cream:  snow, sugar, half and half, vanilla, YUM!

Looks like mashed potatoes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years!

We spent New Years Eve at my parents for dinner, no pics :(  Then we came home and got set up for our slumber party in the living room. We banged pots and pans and scared away the evil spirits with the totem poles.   I had an upset stomach and was totally freaked out that I had the stomach flu!  So I went to bed early.    Charlie hunkered down with the crew in the living room.  Maura didn't make it until midnight, thankfully.  The boys did but they missed the ball drop because they turned on a different channel, dang!

And then I woke up looking like Angelina Jolie with my lips puffed out like a crazy woman!  As my mom said, people pay big bucks for those lips!  I went back to the Dr, probably an allergic reaction to the meds I was on, benadryl and zyrtek should help.  Also got an anti-viral prescription since that is what may be causing the puffy lips and swollen gums.  I am ready to put the past week behind me, get healthy physically and mentally and start a new year!  Here is to bringing on a healthy and happy 2014!

Bye, bye Miss Puffy Lips!


This Christmas is one I am glad is in the past.  I caught the flu on Christmas, woke up Christmas morning feeling horrible.  I got swabbed for the flu the next day and it came back positive.  I got on tamiflu and a steroid shot to help with the cough.  The fever didn't break for 4 days and I basically slept for days.  Christmas day we face timed my parents to open gifts so they wouldn't get exposed to the flu.  I hardly remember the opening of any of the gifts.

Pre-Christmas flu photo

The Nutcracker

Maura and I went to go see the ballet the Nutcracker at the Touhill.  Her friend, Sloane, was in it and we ended up getting front row seats so we had a great view of her!  Maura has been wanting a Nutcracker since the boys each have one.  So she got to pick out the perfect one :)