Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Addy, my big first grader!
Waiting for the bus, which comes at 6:24 this year. Luckily Addy loves school and has yet to have a problem getting up in time!
Monday, August 10, 2009
At the end of July we went on our annual trip up to Wisconsin. The weather this year wasn't the greatest, but we still had fun!
Addy spent a few days with her cousins by herself, and my parents kept Riley and Morgan so I got to go to Minneapolis KID FREE! It was nice to see friends, hang out with my brother and of course go shopping. At this time of the year I miss living there, but when we go in the winter I remember why I don't!
My favorite view of the city
My brother's "white trash burger", complete with fried cheese curds and chicken fried bacon. Yum, yum!
Mitch flew in to Minneapolis and after we picked him up we went to our favorite pizza place.
The rest of our trip was spent in Wisconsin, either at my parents' house or with Mitch's family.
Since it was too cold to be on the lake much we went bowling. Everyone had a blast, including Riley!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Riley overall is looking good. They think we should get her a gait trainer though - she really should be standing a lot during the day but she doesn't like standing without holding our hand so rather than us becoming the stander, we should get one for her. She has a PT appointment Tuesday, so I'll talk about it then.
She hasn't gained any weight since our last visit though, so I need to make sure to add butter and sugar to everything! Afterwards we went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch, where she ate lots of greasy cheese pizza. Then we also stopped at Dairy Queen and got her some ice cream so we're off to a good start. :)
I haven't updated much lately - summer is keeping us busy, busy! We joined a gym and I finally got brave enough to take all the girls to the childcare and I'm so glad I did. I really was just worried they wouldn't know how to handle Riley, but as it turns out I didn't need to worry at all. I am so impressed with this childcare - we've seen them helping Riley "draw", and they have her play out on the playground. Most of the time they feed her snacks, since that's her favorite thing to do, but at least they don't sit her down and leave her in one spot the whole time.
We also got a membership to the country club that is part of our neighborhood so we have TONS to do now. I've been taking tennis lessons, and Mitch is already on a league. And I've gone to a ladies golf clinic they have once/week and Mitch and I have been able to golf together a few times now. But most of our time is spent at the pool! Unfortunately even the pool is pretty hot for Riley - but we take her in once it shades over, which isn't until after 7:00 at night. I should probably try mornings but the pool doesn't open until 10:00 and it's about 90 degrees by then - Riley does not like the heat!
So that's pretty much been our summer - go go go! In a couple weeks my mom flies down and then will drive up to Wisconsin with me. Then before we know it we'll be back and school will be starting. Time flies!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
The resort we stayed at in Leesburg, Virginia was gorgeous! The conference kept us busy, of course, but we did manage to get out for about an hour one day and hit golf balls which was a great way to unwind after a long day of sitting in sessions!
After dinner we enjoyed the beautiful Virginia weather and sat outside talking, laughing and listening to the talented Cliff Fry play his guitar. It was the perfect end to a great weekend!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Last night we met my friend Ellie and her boyfriend Rich at a delish Belgian restaurant.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Still a lot of this going on:
But she is eating better and her fever is going down. I think (hope) it'll be gone tomorrow and she'll be able to return to school on Monday. There are only 3 days left of school for the year so I hope she can make it to them!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Compare to swine flu symptoms.
- fever, which is usually high check - took her temp yesterday afternoon and it was 103.8. this is day 4 of fevers like that
- cough check
- runny nose or stuffy nose negative on that one at least
- sore throat check. took her to the doctor Monday and she thought Riley had strep even though test was negative. Her throat is VERY red.
- body aches hard to say on that one, she can't exactly tell me!
- headache same as above
- chills check - even Addy commented on how shaky Riley was yesterday
- fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme BIG check. I think Riley has been awake, oh, a TOTAL of 2 hours in the last 4 days?
- diarrhea and vomiting (sometimes) check
When I took her to the doctor (not her regular doctor, who was booked up Monday) they drew blood but didn't actually tell me what it was for. I am VERY thankful Riley happens to have her regular 4 year checkup this afternoon with her doctor. She has been sleeping constantly and has hardly eaten a thing since Friday night. Ugh. :(
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The girls and I survived our drive from Mississippi to Wisconsin, and it actually wasn't that bad. Addy can be quite helpful when she wants to be. Mitch flew to Wisconsin Friday night (he was at a conference in New York) and spent the weekend with us. Then he and Addy flew home and my mom drove back with me, Riley and Morgan. It was a pretty exhausting weekend but so much fun!
The best part was ... Jessica is married!! She was such a beautiful bride - as you can see here!
Jessica had LOTS of kids in her wedding - so all the girls got to play a part. Addy was a "ring princess" :) and Riley and Morgan walked up and each placed a bird on a tree that represented a person that could not be at the wedding. Very sweet.
Unfortunately, most of the pictures were taken on my mom's camera and she inadvertently deleted them. I'm really hoping someone else took some of all the kids! At least we got a few.
Addy enjoyed every part of the weekend, especially the chance to wear Jessica's veil!
Instead of a cake Jessica had a table full of different desserts and Addy really liked that too, as did the rest of us!