Thursday, October 30, 2008

This and That

So Bam still has a fever. It's now Thursday night and it's still here. So we ended up at the Dr's today. I can handle it for awhile, but after awhile, it's old and I want an explanation. They ended up testing him for strep (-) and then came to the conclusion that it's roseola. We're hoping that this is it and that he will drop the fever tomorrow. I'd really like to take the kids trick or treating in their awesome costumes that Grandma A made them, but I also don't want to infect anyone at the party if it's something else. At least no one else in the house has gotten sick yet.

His fever seems to go away with meds and he acts like himself when he's on the meds, until today. Today we decided that we were really tired. We fell asleep on Dad shortly after breadkfast. Dad loved it, but wasn't as excited about it when he realized that this was Ban's game plan for the day. We ended up waking him up after 2 1/2 hours (he normally doesn't take a morning nap). He also slept on the way to and home from the Dr. and then acted like he wanted a nap when we got home, but that got vetoed. Poor little guy, hopefully the sleep will help kick whatever it is.

So we finally carved a pumpkin tonight and the one child that I didn't think would go near it, was the only child that wanted anything to do with it. She absolutely loved it. She played in the gook for probably 45 minutes.
So I had planned on attempting to potty train Sugar soon.Sweet had shown interest in it a few months ago and then suddenly decided it was no good. Sugar has been having fun sitting on the potty lately, but Sweet was still timid, until last night. Last night she announced potty and took off for the bathroom. She pooed on the potty (very exciting, you'll understand when you have to potty train a child). So we cheered and she got a Dib (they are great little individual treats) which have become the special treat for pooing on the potty. Today she asked to sit on the potty about 4 times but no results. Then tonight, she comes over to me and says potty, but has already done her business. I explain that it's too late for the potty because she already went in her diaper. This was traumatizing. We demanded a treat in tears for atleast 30 minutes. I guess it's going to take awhile to figure out the whole treat is for using the potty and not just for pooing. Hmm This should be lots of fun.

A picture of Sugar from earlier this month, just because I can't leave anyone out. Plus I love this picture. He was watching leaves fall from the trees.

Lastly I had to include a picture of Bam in his coat. It's a hand me down from Sugar. Somehow I didn't think to look for a winter coat for Bam. I must have just been planning on him fitting into Sugar's old stuff, but that's certainly not going to work. This coat won't fit him for long, but it's cute while it lasts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good Day, Long Night, Yucky Morning

This is what I woke up to this morning. I am in no way ready for this kind of weather.

Yesterday I took the kids to my former places of employment. The clinic had said that they wanted to have the kids and I for lunch. It was very nice. The kids behaved well, which I am very thankful for. Three small children running around a physical therapy office could have been ugly. Afterward we went to the high school that I worked at. It was good to see everyone one more time and get to show off the kids. The kids had a blast in the AD office. Plus they were worn out be the time we left and conked out on the way home. Only problem was Bam woke up from his nap with a fever of 104, which didn't make for a fun night. Now I'm hoping that no one is sick for Trick or Treat.

Here's a few pictures for the day. They were from earlier this week.

Sweet loves to dress up. She's constantly putting on anything and everything that she can find.

Aren't they cute together?

They can be so sweet together. The boys are definitely starting to get closer. Sugar is such a sweety at times. This morning Sugar and Sweet were kissing in the bath tub. Too cute. Sugar also has to give everyone a kiss before he goes to bed at night. I am so lucky to have these little ones.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trying again

I haven't posted in a LONG time. Things get kind of crazy around here and posting is not at the top of the list. I'm going to try to be better about it. For now here are some cute pics I took. We still new to get new professional pictures taken. Hopefully it will happen soon, now that I'm a stay at home mom.

I'll try to refrain from posting a million pictures and just post a few of my favorites. I love taking pictures of them. They are soo cute after all. These are all from this month.

Isn't she a doll? She loves hats.

This is definitely one of my favorites of him. We had so much fun in the leaves that day.

My goofy strong willed child up close. How can you not love that face?

We went to boo at the zoo Friday to meet some other Guatemalan adoptive families. I think it would have been a lot of fun, but the weather was horrible, cold and rainy. It was nice to get out and meet some other families. Maybe we'll do another function with more success. Here are some previews of Halloween costumes.

Pink Poodle. Very fitting since pink is her favorite color.

My little rooster. Too cute.

Align CenterMy little monkey. Need I say more?