I've never seen my little boy so sick as I did a few days ago. It all started Friday, the 23rd. He came home from day care with a bad stomach virus. It only got worse from there. Then, a few days ago he became completely out of it...wouldn't even respond. His breathing became very labored and he had a fever that couldn't be controlled with OTC medicice. We took him to the ER and he was admitted to St. Edwards. We're back home now, but man what a scary, scary time. He was diagnoised with RSV, pneumonia (sp) and a double ear infection. I don't wish that on anyone...ever!
This is the first halloween Jackson has actually participated. He still wasn't real sure what it was all about. It was funny...instead of saying "trick or treat", he would say "ding-dong" in reference to the door bells we were ringing. He may not have understood what trick or treating was all about, but he sure knew he was getting a truck load of candy!
So, we still have our house up for sale. Anyone know of anyone who wants a cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an extra bonus room? If so, I've got one for sale! We've had a few lookers, but no takers yet.
In the meantime, Richard and I have an appointment with builders tomorrow and dirt work people that afternoon to look at the property we want to build on. Of course, all of this is contingent on us selling our house first!
ok, who has ever had a pinched nerve? what does it feel like? I woke up last Tuesday morning with my neck and shoulders KILLING me! It was like I had slept wrong and had a crick in my neck. Except it never went away and only got worse. Then, Friday it started going away on one side. Great I thought. Nope...it went over to the other side! What the heck? So, I have an appointment today to see what's wrong. It's not so bad this morning, but if I move it just right, OUCH!
Here is a recent picture of little Jackson doing what he does best at football games. He was so into the game.....clapping along with the band, calling the hogs. He loves football and the Razorbacks. Hmmm, wonder where he gets that from?
Today is my birthday! My 29th...and I've decided that I'm staying here so next year I'll be skipping my birthday, thank you very much! That is allowable, isn't it? =)
Next year is going to be SO hard on me cause I really, REALLY don't want to be 30..UGH. Just the sound of it. 30. It sounds so, so, boring.
Doing a bunch of nothing today. Went to work this morning and took off a little early. Cleaning up around the house, doing some laundry. Maybe go out to get a bite to eat tonight so I wont have to dirty up the kitchen again.
WOW...It's been about 6 months or so since I've blogged. Bad, horrible, I know. Things have been way more than hectic lately. Let's see...
Jackson went to his very first Razorback football game a couple weeks ago. We scored 50 yard line, first row seats and he LOVED it! He clapped with the band, called the hogs and all that good stuff. That little boy sure is growing. He does something new every single day, I swear.
Like the other night, we went to the AR-OK fair, and he saw all the animals and so now we'll ask him how the dog goes, or how the pig goes, and he does the sound. So cute. I didn't even know he paid that much attention. He cracks me up some days. Like last night, he tried to put on his daddy's shoes, but had to do so ON TOP of the coffee table. He is fearless. Anyone want to bet as to how soon we'll be going to the ER for a broken bone?
Work has been very busy lately. We had a fellow archeolgist die unexpectantly back in May and I've been covering his stuff too until a replacement can come in. I've been on several trips for work. The most recent being to Washington D.C. I love that town. Just to visit though...not to work or live for very long at a time.Richard was able to get off work and go with me on that trip, so we had fun.
Hmmm, what else is new? Richard has an interview today for a new job. If he gets it, we'll be moving to around the Ozark area somewhere. Not too far away really.
That's it for now. I'll try to do better with the entries and I really need to add some new pictures too, huh?
Yes, I know, I know...it's been forever and a day since I've blogged. I don't really know why. The day gets away from me and before I know it, its time to get to bed and do it all over again the next day.
So, what have I been up to since the last blog entry? Well, where do I begin?
I've been very, very busy with work and its only going to get more busy. I spent a week working with the wildfire efforts when they had such bad fires in Oklahoma, Texas area. Then, back to the office to work on project work there.
We're getting new landscaping done around the house this spring, which I'm super excited about. My grandma didn't get to have her hip replacement surgery. They found out she has a bad heart murmur, so now they have to do tests to see if she can even withstand a hip surgery. If she can't, I guess she'll be out of luck..poor woman.
March is gonna be BUSY! Work with the fire efforts throughout the US first part of March, then off to oklahoma for a conference, then back home for a day or so, then Richard and I are headed to Washington DC for another conference I have. He'll get to roam the town while I'm stuck doing "conference things", whatever that might be.
Something new Richard and I are doing is we're trading off babysitting with a couple friends, so we can have a date night at least once a month. All of you with kids, remember when you actually got to have a date with your husband? well, it's been too long for Richard and I, so that changed beginning of this year. Each month, we take turns planning our date. january was mine, so we went on an bald eagle watch on Beaver Lake. We saw 6-7 eagles that day and got within a couple hundred feet of two of them. Neat to see...February is his date night. wonder what he has planned? He has given no hints as of yet.
Other than that, we're moving on....jackson will be 9 months old the 13th of this month. That's just in a few days actually. It'll be time to plan his first b-day before I know it. Actually, I've already kinda thought about it, but no definite plans yet.
My husband of 7 years, the father of our two boys and the love of my life! He's a funny guy who can certainly make me laugh, has a wealth of Razorback knowledge, and is very competitive. Hmmm, wonder where Jackson gets it from?
This is our 6 year old boy, Jackson. Aka..the great tormenter. He's a good boy most of the time...very competitive, inquisitive, and can be a bit lazy from time to time. He's a GREAT big brother and an all around good little boy. He makes us smile!
This is our 2 year old son, Ethan, who was diagnoised with a multicystic kidney while in the womb. He was given a 25% chance of developing cysts in both kidneys, which would have been lethal for him. It turns out, Ethan has a duplicate collecting system (2 ureters instead of one on his left side) PLUS an ureterocele inside his bladder. He's had 1 surgery and goes every once in awhile for tests and/or clinic appointments. He's been through a lot in his short life but we're just proud he's here with us!
A 4 year old mind....
August 12, 2009--So, yesterday Jackson and I were down getting the trash can at the driveway and Jackson stopped by the pond and said, "Shhh...Mom! I think there are sheep in the pond!" Of course, these were only frogs croaking but it DID actually sound a lot like sheep!
September 18, 2009--Did you know that Daddy has a voice like this? "RRRAAAHHH!" and mama has a voice like this? "RRRaaahhh!" and baby has a voice like this? "rrraaahhh!" (spoken in Goldielocks and the 3 bears fashion.)
November 14, 2009--Jackson: Mom, why do your breasts have milk in them? Me: Because that's they way God made them and it's the best food for Baby Ethan. Jackson: It sure would have been cool if God would have put apple juice in them instead!