Saturday, November 17, 2007

It just keeps getting better and better! NOT!

Well, Katie never did cooperating with the whole "urine sample in a cup" idea. We finally gave up and decided that if she starts having trouble again, I will sterilize her potty chair and dump it into the container to take to the lab. Ugh! She is really going to love me giving out such intimate details of her little life. I'll have to dump the blog before she starts to read! Ha!

And, just because we are on such a great roll these days - she caught a nasty head cold from sitting at the doctor's office all afternoon. She hasn't slept for two nights - which means I haven't slept for two nights. We are both a little crabby ;o) .

I think I need to take some time to count my blessings again.

Have a wonderful holiday filled with peace, love, and family!


Thursday, November 15, 2007

A fun afternoon waiting for the dam to burst. . .

Well, not really a dam - more like Katie's bladder. That child can go for hours and hours without having to empty her bladder. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way.

She has been complaining of pain and discomfort off-and-on since I got her potty trained. Well, it got worse this week so I worried that she had a bladder infection. Trips to the doctor are always fun because they require a one-hour drive to the dr., the appointment, then a one-hour drive home. After checking things out, the Ped also thought she might have a bladder infection and asked if she could get a urine sample from my darling daughter. Well, um, oooookay - we can try. Well, we tried, and tried, and tried some more. I took Katie to the Burger King down the street and pumped her full of sprite - and tried again. Nothing. I let her play with all of the fun toys at the dr. office and then tried again, and again - still nothing. After spending 3 hours and 34 minutes there IN THE OFFICE, I finally gave up and brought everything home so we could try it here. The nurse said to wait until this morning and then we could run it to the lab here in town. Well, it is 9:17 am right now - and Katie has been up since 7:00 sharp - and nothing yet. I wish my bladder was that good. Dang! If I wasn't so frustrated with the child, I'd be impressed. I didn't tell you the least fun part of this experience (as if 3 hrs. and 34 minutes in the dr.'s office wasn't enough) - before each attempt, I had to clean her little girlie bits with this nasty, stinging, pink soap. The nurse warned me that it stung - and I was hoping Katie wouldn't notice that it stung (yes, I really am that stupid and that naive). Well, somehow she caught word of the "stinging" side-effect of the soap (she couldn't have noticed on her own - someone MUST have told her, right?!?!) and it became apparent IMMEDIATELY that it was somewhat uncomfortable for her. Long, long afternoon for us both. I am still exhausted - and we aren't done with this fun yet. I'll let you know how it all goes.

Prayers are appreciated ;o)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thanksgiving Blessings

I went scrapbooking at The Treasure Box on Saturday - and I almost have my Christmas cards finished and ready for mailing! Can you believe it?!?! It feels sooooooooooooo good! Anyway, I shared the day with some really fun (and far too-talented) ladies - and was able to spend 5 whole hours getting my Christmas Cards made. I got about 2/3 of the way done with them. That was a major relief for me. Seriously

I really love this time of year. Summer used to be my favorite season, but since I developed such severe allergies, that honor belongs to the fall season. The crisp air - the smell of wood burning in a fireplace - the leaves crunching underfoot. . . I just love it. Fall is also a time of year when people begin focusing more on home, family and blessings. It really is almost as magical as Christmastime.

I have an abundance of wonderful things in my life. First, I have four beautiful children - well, two children and two men - but I gave birth to all of them. And since none of them look anything remotely like me, I can say I think they are absolutely stunning, too. The man I married is both a wonderful husband AND a top-notch Dad. My parents are both still on this earth. I have hobbies and interests that keep me from ever becoming stagnate. I have a strong faith. I have not gone prematurely gray. I live in a great neighborhood which has provided my children with oodles of extra grandparents. We have a faith-filled home. I have beautiful, talented, and amazing friends. We are all relatively healthy. My Tuesday morning Bible Study group is filled with such terrific women. I have an employer who is completely flexible with my schedule so I can concentrate on my family. I could go on for days...

Anyway, stop and take a minute to count all of your "wonderful things" - you won't be sorry! Email or post them here for me to read - I love that!

Hopefully I'll post before next week - but just in case I can't: Have a happy fall and a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, great food, and lots of good sales!


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Finally - some pictures!

Marc and his dog, Kye. They came to visit us last weekend. The dog obviously made herself at home ;o)

Katie and Brendan on Halloween.

Brendan and Daddy at the Broncos v. Jacksonville football game.

Katie - right after she said, "Sea(n), you my hero". She loves her big brothers!

Brendan and Daddy at the Rockies v. Arizona Diamondbacks game on 9/30.

Brendan's self-portrait that he created at school last year - and his art teacher entered it into the County Fair for him. He did a pretty good job on it, huh?!?!