Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Bows

Kip's cousin Missy made us some super-cool bows for the girls. Here are some pictures of them looking adorable with their new frills. Becca actually keeps the headband on for several hours. Then, something makes her realize it's there and she tugs it off and won't let me put it back. I think if I keep trying she'll get more used to it and actually wear it all day. Anna's similar. She lets me do up her hair and looks adorable for several hours, then she just yanks out the bows and rubberbands and refuses to let me fix them. She ends up with funny poofy hair after that. Oh well.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

3 Wishes

Tonight I read the kids a book about the Genie from Aladdin. It talked about getting three wishes from a genie and ended with the question, what wishes would you make?

Here are William's:
A ton of chocolate no-go-bars (granola bars) just for me.
A great big bed.
Getting to sleep by myself. (Although he hates being alone, so I'm not convinced he wants that one.)

Here are Anna's:
A muffin.
A cookie.
A fruit snack.

Oh, to be young and have such simple desires.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sick Kids

My sweet little Becca got her first real fever this weekend. On Friday, Kip's birthday, I checked her temperature and found it to be over 102. She's never had a fever over 100 before. Since then, she's been super cranky. Saturday night she spent most of the night crying and writhing in my arms. Sunday morning I planned to take her to the Immediate Care as soon as it opened at 9. She fell asleep at 7 after an hour of screaming and I hoped she would sleep until close to nine but at 8 she and everyone else in the house woke and wanted to be up for good. I pulled on sweats and headed downstairs. When I got there, Kip informed me that it was actually 9:00 already. Daylight Savings Time. I hopped in the car and headed to the Doctor. It wasn't very crowded. Apparently, there were a lot of people who forgot about the time change. Some of the staff hadn't shown up yet. Becca and I filled out our forms and were called back fairly quickly. By 10 am (which I thought was 9) Becca had been diagnosed with a double ear infection. We took our prescription across the street to Rite Aid and were home by 10:30. Then, we spent the day relaxing as much as possible. William hung out on the sofa moaning for medicine. Anna begged for someone to play with her. Becca's drugs kicked in and she took a 4 hour nap. I got a small nap, too. So, Kip's birthday weekend was on the mellow side. But we got a new DVD player. Unfortunately, its remote doesn't work well and I'm out of batteries. That was the whole reason we needed it...