Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Smiles from Ian

Ian is now 4 days away from being 4 months old. If you can believe it! I can't!! He is now smiling all the time! He is cooing and talking all the time. It is so fun to see him doing this. I will try to record the cooing sometime this week! I did take some pictures of him smiling at Charles. Here are a few of them!

Here is Lauren kissing Ian. She loves him so much!!

Here is our big boy!!

Jed's Sweepstakes win!!

When we got back from California we got our mail and there was a package for Jed.

He won a High School Musical 3 CD. He was so excited!

If anyone is interested I found a coloring contest for kids ages 4-12 years old. If you got to www.keepeastereasy.com and you can print out a coloring sheet. The kids can win a $1000 savings bond.

Trip to California

Over the Presidents Day weekend we took a little trip to California. It was really fun! Our big adventure was on Saturday. We were on our way down on Saturday morning. I was driving and the person I was passing swerved into our lane. I hit the same patch of ice and we ended up sliding off the road. All of us were fine and the van was fine. We have roadside assistance so we just had to wait for a tow truck. I took some pictures while we were their!
Here is our view as we sat thier on I-15S in between Scipio and Fillmore.
Here is the back of the van:

The kids didn't even notice that we were off the road until they looked up:

Ian decided to practice some driving while we waited of the tow truck:

Monday, February 9, 2009


I have decided to share some sweepstakes here and there. You can enter if you would like or just ignore the post. Charles and I love to get the mail and answer the phone in anticipation that we have won something.

Here is a blog sweepstakes: Enter to Win: Your Payday… in Books!. You can find it at http://thespectacleblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/enter-to-win-your-payday-in-books/. This is a sweepstakes to win to the books The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas, plus The Emerald Tablet by P. J. Hoover.

Also if you are curious about where we find the sweepstakes that we enter it is in a newsletter called the sweepsheet. They are great! I have used them for years. We have won lots of prizes! If you ever subscribe mention my name. We get an extra issue or two if you subscribe!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More sickness!

Today I was looking forward to a quite Sunday at home. Since it is my week to stay home with Ian. Well not so! Lauren started throwing up this morning. She continues to be pretty lethargic. When Charles came downstairs ready to go. She started saying she wanted to go to church!! I am so glad she wants to but she doesn't quite understand that when you are sick you need to stay home!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ear infections and Fever!

On Wednesday Elise woke us up early because her ear was hurting. She was given medicine and that was the end of it until she got to school. She is only there for 2 hours on Wednesday and she called me every hour saying she didn't feel good. I managed to keep her in school and take her to the doctor afterwards (well Charles took her). She has and ear infection and all that night laid on the couch in pain.

On Thursday morning Lauren just laid around the house. She was especially lethargic! I asked her what she wanted for lunch and she said nothing. If you know Lauren she loves to eat and will eat most anything! Then she said she wanted to got to bed!! This is from the girl that says everday "Go bed anymore!". Meaning she does not take naps!! She was a little warm but I didn't take her temperature. When she got up Charles says she is really warm! I took her temperature and she had a fever of 102.4F. So 24 hours later Charles was headed to the doctor again with a different child. She has an ear infection to. We started her on medicine last night. This morning she was just the same as yesterday! Very lethargic! Her temp was only 101F today. I was expecting to have to take Ian in today and continue the trend but no!

I called the doctor and we have to stay home with Ian for another month. That means keeping him home as much as possible and not going to church with him. I was ready to go to church as a family again this Sunday but no luck!

Today I got another sweepstakes win!! WOOHOO!! It came in the mail and it was a $50 American Express gift card!! We were excited since we will be going to California in another week!! It will come in handy.