This week: 16 August 2017

Exciting things first:

All of Husband's family is here/on their way here! Husband is picking up his brother and his family at the airport right now. Should be a fun couple days.

Just booked flights to Georgia in October! Meeting my parents there to celebrate my grandma Bankhead's 95th birthday. She wasn't feeling great when we got married, so she's never met Husband...or my kids. A visit is long overdue.

My mom just booked a flight to come visit us in early September! All the fun visitors and visits. Told you there were exciting things to talk about.

In not exciting news:

I complained about being sick last week, but it went downhill. I strained a muscle in my side/ribs, which made me not able to cough well enough which caused me to get pneumonia. Got meds (amazing) and then got a migraine and threw up a few times. It was a good week. I'm all better now, but still have a sore side and a remaining cough - the two together are killer. Oh, and I sneezed about an hour ago and wanted to cry. Or pass out. Reading for all the aforementioned exciting things to start, and ready to move on from the not exciting.

On time I tried spitting out the car window (I failed pretty miserably. Good thing it rained today to wash away my embarrassment. But better than the time last week where I tried spitting out the window and it didn't even go out the window...) and Wade says from the back seat, "Good job throwing up out side, Mommy!" Best cheerleader.

My poor kiddo's were pretty bored. They were all under the weather too (no one got as bad as me, thank goodness), so they were happy to overload on movies. Blake has started dancing more, especially to music in movies - she really gets her arms involved.

Wade continues to love the garbage truck and everything involved in garbage. I found out we can take a tour of the waste facilities, got to get on that. Monday mornings are a favorite around here cause we get to watch the garbage trucks go by.

Today we met up with my friend and all went grocery shopping. All the kids loved just being together. It was so cute. I love watching these littles all grow up together. Jac's face in this one is so good: 

And everyone on the cart. My friend just had a baby, and it felt so nice to actually be the one helping instead of the one always needing all the help...which I still need, but I'm much better at leaning into the crazy now. 

And then the puddle. People were stopping and laughing with us. We were right on that line of being awesome moms by letting them have fun and being ghetto moms by letting them play in a puddle in the parking lot. Okay, we crossed the line. But they did have a blast. And then we went to another store and my kids were all barefoot and pants less. Definitely crossed the line. 

Okay, family is here! Time to go party. Any by party I mean have all the men leave to play basketball while us women go to bed. My kind of party. 


This week: 9 August 2017

We're sick. All of us. Well, not Husband. And somehow I am the sickest. It's a dirty little virus that has us all holding a fever around 100. The kids are just a little more irritable and more tired, while I am coughing my lungs up and using up all the tissues. I managed to lose my voice on Sunday - completely gone.It's starting to come back, but Wade still has to sing goodnight songs to me cause I can't croak anything out to him.  Oh, and Jac developed pink eye that she was kind enough to share with Wade and I. Week keeps getting better. So, the kids have been having lots of screen time. 

The girls have started actually watching movies for decent stretches! Woohoo! It has been such a  blessing this week to give me a second to rest and so that they can rest their sick little bodies too. Blake will be mid-play when she gets hooked on a show, she will just stand like a statue, eventually sit and then end up leaning. Today she even snuggle don me for a solid 10 minutes, I've never gotten any kind of snuggles from her before, it was awesome. 

 The girls have decided that they enjoy bath time. They've never laid down in the bath before this week, if I ever tried showing them that it was fun they would flail and freak out, certain that I was trying to drown them, I'm sure.

You'd never guess that this peanut had just thrown up: 

She just coughed too hard and swallowed too much phlegm. But that cheesy face, kills me. She's about 95% better, but decided to cut a tooth too. It's been a regular party around here.

Blake is feeling totally fine now. Today she figured out that she can pull out the shelf that I store the stool on and she can reach the peanut butter. I kept the stool here specifically for this little girl, to keep her out of everything, course she figured out how to make stools out of everything. Guess I can officially stop storing it in the cupboard, doing more harm in there. Blake is my best at unscrewing lids too, even better than Wade. I found her with her entire hand in the peanut butter, which she took out and showed me, beaming with pride.

Everyone was stir crazy and feeling well enough to get out to play, but it had just rained. While everyone was feeling okay, they weren't well enough to be around other kids, so an indoor play place wouldn't be very fair to the rest of the world. So we braved a park. I brought towels to dry of slides, didn't matter, cause they still got soaked. Especially at the end when they swam in some puddles. 

It was just what all these littles needed. 

Okay, I'm going to go lie in bed and cough all night. Told ya, straight up party.