Monday, January 31, 2011

We are having......

.......a handsome baby BOY! Our sonogram went really well, the baby looks healthy, big and as cute as any other sonogram baby can look. LOL We had William with us, and he was just as sweet as can be looking at the pictures. He has been coming up to my belly and saying hello to the baby all the time, and now he keeps talking about having a "baby brother." I think I've had enough sonograms to figure most things out, and as soon as the picture came up, I could tell it was a boy. I also could have told you it was a boy by the cravings - cokes, salty stuff, and veggies/salads with dressing, NO chocolate like with Emma. Other than that, this pregnancy has been so different with the aches, tiredness and sciatica troubles. And the hormotional-ness, but my poor family is the main recipient of THAT trouble. We just need to narrow down our names choices, and figure out the date for my c-section, which, unfortunately, is going to be the last week of school including Kindergarten graduation. I know it will all work out! Thanks for all the prayers!

Pinewood Derby

It's Race time! The batteries in the camera were dead for the first round of races, so I missed everything. Patrick got 2nd place in his group, winning a really cool medal, so we all were able to come back for the "winner's circle" races. With batteries. :) Unfortunately, he didn't win any of the races I saw, except against Emma's car in the after-race-races.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you which is which.

Transformers-M&M's car. Voted best "Sweet Tooth Fix" car.
Emma's car was voted "Best in Show" in the family/kids group. She LOVED getting a trophy, and tried to sleep with it.

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Snow Day

This is what I found on one of the snow days in William's room.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My kids have been learning about historical figures. They are also learning a lot of math. Sometimes, the two get a little mixed up.

Emma: Mommy, were you alive with Martin Luther King, Jr?
Patrick: What year were you born again, Mommy?
Emma: Mommy, did you have phones like this when you were young?
Me: No, I don't remember cell phones when I was young.
Emma: No, phones like this (each hand is made like she is holding something, and one goes to her ear and the other to her mouth) and answer "Hello?" Or was it just like this? (with only one hand up to the side of her face)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jet Pack Activated!

Kids night at Chic-Fil-A was a hit with Emma and especially William! (The quote is "Special Agent Oso.")

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Clunk! (that's the sound of plastic cups doing a toast)

The Reynolds family toasted the new year with Sprite, Ginger Ale, Gatorade and Apple Juice. None of them came in a glass, and all of the family celebrated together. The "chunta" (give it that gutteral "Hunta" and you've got it) virus, as our friends call it, came through the family, not sparing a one of us. Tommy and Emma were first, followed closely by Patrick and William and Mommy was the last, giving her enough time to change sheets, clean messes and go to the store. Technically it was the day AFTER New Year's, but it was still a day of high hopes for the return to school, work, and routine (oh who am I kidding. My routine consists of lots of naps during the day and keeping my 2 year old occupied). I thought today would be the back to school day after recoup day on Monday (with Daddy on duty), but my poor Patrick had some more vomiting, after 24 hours without. He was so pitiful, and I KNEW it was going to be strep, so off to the doctors we went. I felt so bad for him, and he only got a short nap in the car. We got some meds into him, and I am pretty sure he started feeling better because he woke me from my very short nap with the sound of peanut butter and jelly (typically not a noisy sandwich, but it is when you buy the frozen kind and it needs to be unwrapped). I kid you not. I am guessing he was hungry. AND feeling better because he started talking non-stop, which did not go over well with a sleep-deprived mommy (3 nights of not much sleep).

I hope he starts to feel better soon, and I wish the doctor would tell us what we should be doing for this - besides meds, changing toothbrushes and rest. We have been on and off antibiotics since about August, and I feel like I should have had his tonsils out over Christmas break, but I talked myself out of the consult. I am not the kind of person that likes to research, review, debate, get 2nd and 3rd opinions. I trust the doctors. They went to medical school, I did not. I want them to point me in the direction and tell me what's next. Maybe I am too trusting, but I think that's why we have doctors. I was so grateful when I was told a c-section would be my best option for William's delivery and it was the BEST delivery and recovery.

Anyhow, I'm complaining and this is my outlet. I think my mind is made up, and we will do a consult. Get the ball rolling. Maybe we should look into snoring Emma's tonsils too.....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 6th, Emma!

We had an intimate celebration with 5 "BFF's" from school at the pottery painting place. I think the girls had a good time, but most of all, I think Emma was tickled pink. She told everyone how old she was in each place we went that day, and was bouncing off the walls with excitement most of the day.
You can't really tell, but those have "Hello Kitty" rings with lip gloss in them. Emma helped make the cupcakes, as well as put the sprinkles on them.

I love the concentration!