Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day

These are just some of the pictures - I have a ton! But, it seems to take forever to upload on here. Christmas was so much fun this year! We got to do all the Christmasy things - Santa's lap, leaving cookies and milk (and carrots, celery, and water for the reindeer), making the Christmas list..... and.......... matching Christmas pajamas! woo hoo! Oh, and we made Christmas cookies and peanut butter balls too. It all just felt perfect this year. It was our first Christmas as a whole family, and it was awesome! The boys seemed to like what they got, Gabe started playing with his train right away, and Cooper just crawled from toy to toy to toy and played all morning. Craig's family came in the afternoon and we ate lunch and watched a movie. (The movie Despicable Me is soooo cute!) It was a great holiday. I'm kind of sad that it's over actually. Tonight, my family is coming in and we're all going to grandma's to do the family Christmas thing, so I guess it's not totally over. :) which is good - I get one more day of Christmas spirit.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Please ignore the fact that Gabe doesn't match in these photos. He dressed himself, and in his defense the shirt sleeves are gray camo and the pants are green camo -so technically he matches. :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

still sick

I know I've been posting a lot about the boys being sick, but they still are! It's been over a month with one or the other, or both being sick. Last week, right after Cooper finished the second antibiotic he got a yeast infection (poor guy). He's fine now. Then he went in for his well-check up 2 days later and he had a rash and a fever. They tested him for strep, but decided it was viral. So, he carried a fever through the weekend. Then Sunday Gabe turns up with a fever and it doesn't go down for 3 days, so yesterday he was off to see the pediatrician. Turns out he has a double ear infection. Guess who's back at the doctor today with a high fever? Cooper. They couldn't find anything wrong with him today though. Again - they think it's viral. sheesh! I just hope that both are feeling better by Christmas morning. It's our first one together as a whole family and I really want it to be special. I'm so excited!

I have all the presents wrapped and labeled, and cleverly disguised as a big pile of something with a blanket thrown over top. lol :o) They're still little so I can get away with that I guess. :o) Also, since the boys haven't really been able to be out and about this season with all this crud they've been dealing with - SANTA IS COMING TO OUR HOUSE TO VISIT THEM TONIGHT! At least this way Gabe will get to sit on his lap and tell him what he wants for Christmas. Cooper will probably sit on his lap, but will look confused. That kid has the funniest facial expressions :o)
Craig and I celebrated 6 yrs of marriage on December 10th. It sure has been a whirlwind year for us!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

putting up the tree!

sick again

Cooper either has another ear infection, or did not get over the first one. I called the pediatrician Saturday night and she said that she was going to be at the hospital in the morning making rounds anyway, and just to bring him to the office on Sunday morning. So, I did, and his left ear is inflamed (still). The doctor and I both listened to his lungs multiple times and neither one of us could tell if the congestion had settled in his chest, or if what we were hearing was the rattling from it sitting in his throat. So, she gave him a breathing treatment in the office, he had a really good cough and then sounded a lot better. So, we went home with a prescription for albuterol nebulizers too. He actually does pretty well with them for a 9 month old. He's also getting a new antibiotic for the ear infeciton. He's been pulling at his right ear too, which concerns me. I hope this antibiotic kicks it because I don't want him to have to have tubes in his ears. Poor little guy. As usual - he's in relatively good spirits for a sick baby. :o) that helps.