Sunday, February 26, 2012

Journal Entry

This month is flying by!  I am happy to report that we are all feeling better!   Kevin and I celebrated Valentine's Day by going to Market Street for dinner and then to the movie This Is War.  We both enjoyed the movie and I got my chick flick fix in with my husband.  
Gabby is getting to so big!  She loves to put on costume jewelry just like her big sister!  She can say quite a bit now, "What's that?", "mom", "dada", "Q", "Lets go", "Buda Buda (Binky)" and I am still probably missing a few others!  She can also sign more, eat, drink, and finished.  She is starting to get a little bit of a temper, when we don't allow her to do something she will run away crying and throw herself down on the ground.  It's humorous for now!  
Ocianne is doing great.   She loves going to school at Challenger and she is now reading.  She is so smart and fun.  She is still extremely girly and loves to dress up and play dolls, barbies, and pet shops.  She went over to her new friend Alice's house the other day and played the entire day!  She came home and said, "That was the best day ever!" 
Dexton is getting so grown up!  He has made a new friend down the street named Trevor.  They have become best buddies.  They are in the same church class and have been getting into a little bit of trouble because they goof off too much.  Unfortunately, for them, Grandma's best friend Carol Sue is their primary teacher and so we get a weekly report after their walks on Monday mornings!  A funny story about Dexton this week.  We told Dexton that if he picked up the dog poo once a week we would pay him an allowance.  He wanted to earn some money for the book fair this week so on Saturday he went out and picked it all up.  Grandpa was the one who was going to pay him so he went out to inspect his job.  He found a few pieces that he missed and told him to pick those up and he would pay him.  Grandpa left him outside to finish up.  We were watching him struggle in the wind to get the poo into the bag from the sun room window.  I was watching him and feeling a little bad for him, I watched him stop and noticed he had to go to the bathroom.  He had one piece left and tried to compose himself to finish the job before coming inside.  He attempted again to get the poo into the bag when the realization he couldn't hold it in anymore hit him like a ton of bricks!  He dropped the bag and the shovel and peed right then and there in the middle of the lawn!  We were laughing so hard!  Grandpa tapped on the window while he was in mid stream to let him know we were all watching!  He looked away sheepishly and turned bright red, finished picking up the poo and came inside!  Hopefully one day he finds this as funny as we do!  We love him so much! He is just so sweet and kind.  He is a wonderful big brother!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I have not been very good at keeping my blog up to date and I desperately want to compile my blog into a book.  I am not good at scrap booking or keeping a journal so the little bit I have done in this blog is quite amazing! I have been reading a new book called The Happiness Project, it's all about setting new goals and doing things to help you to feel happier.  Thus, my goal for the year is going to be to post one post from the past each week and blog about what is currently going on at least once a month.  I am realizing as I am trying to post about things from the past that I am struggling to remember all the details and this makes me sad!  You would think that a picture would help. 
 Anyways, this week has been a little cray.  We celebrated my Mother's 50th Birthday on Superbowl Sunday!  We had a big get together at her house that was a lot of fun.  My poor Grandma Barney isn't doing very well.  I had a conversation with her about moving into a semi-assisted living apartment and she is now convinced that I want to institutionalize her.  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about five years ago.  Over the last sixth months she has really gone down hill.  It breaks my heart.   
Monday morning Dexton woke up feeling sick.  Only he didn't communicate the fact he was sick to me, he just said he was tired.  So I took him to school late.  He had only been there an hour and he called saying he was sick.  Unfortunately,  by the time I got there he was in the nurses office and had thrown up in the garbage can.  I assumed he had the stomach flu and brought him home.  In the mean time, Ocianne had been sick with a cold for about a week. She had woke up that morning with a strange zity rash on he face all around her mouth and nose.  I assumed she was getting a sinus infection because her nose was disgusting but the rash had me concerned.  I took them to the doctor on Tuesday and found out that they both had Strep Throat.  This meant one more day at home until the antibiotics kicked in. 
Wednesday Kevin called me from work and confessed he wasn't feeling well at all.  He was sure he had the Flu.  I suggested it was Strep since that is what was going around the house and called the doctor to get him started on an antibiotic.  Today is Thursday and he claims he his feeling worse.  Maybe he does have the Flu! Not fun!  To top it all off, I started feeling sick today. I started myself on an antibiotic and seem to be feeling a little better.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.  On the bright side, hopefully we are getting all of our sickness over at once!  Knock on wood!