Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!


Hope everyone is having a spooky day. I'm feeling better because my babies are feeling better. Thank goodness. I can't wait to share the cute pictures of the kids with you. We are Trick-or-Treating at my mom's tonight, but the kids are dressed for daycare too. For now, here's a picture of Ryan's pumpkin creation and my sweetest day gift from my sweetie.
Take Care.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Another day. Another trip to the Doctor's Office. This time, Tyler is so stuffy he can hardly breathe. Poor baby. The doctor squirted 3 syringes full of nasal saline into his nose before he finally sounded clear. I did the same at midnight and again at 4:00 a.m. The little sweetheart still just looks up at me and smiles. I hope this crap clears up soon. All I can say is it is really hard.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Cute Costumes

Here's our weekend update:

For the most part, we stayed home this weekend to relax and to catch up with chores. The kids are very stuffy and have terrible coughs. Doc says it is just post nasal drip. YUCK. We did venture out for a trip to the apple orchard/pumpkin patch though, and the kids got to preview their Halloween costumes for the event.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Feelin' Feverish

Mommy stayed home with Ryan yesterday. He had a fever of over 102 degrees and really has us worried because Ryan never really gets sick. Tyler still has some type of rash in his diaper area and today will mark our 3rd visit to the doctor's in less than 2 weeks. (It's really scarry with all the talk of staff infections in the news. It's serious stuff.) Jim has missed 2 days of work to take care of Ryan and now he has a scratchy throat. I have missed 1 full day and several hours otherwise. I hope my boys start to feel better. (Even though they weren't feeling well, I secretly enjoyed the day home with my sweeties.) Please cross your fingers that the sickies go away and stay away for the winter. I don't know how I will deal with one more challenge!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Mommy and Me

Here's a picture of Tyler and mom enjoying the beautiful day. Last Sunday we went to Ann Arbor's Kerry Town for an artistic event. We had a lot of fun. Of course, Tyler and the rest of the family sported their favorite team's colors.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Orange Day

The boys enjoyed "Orange Day" at school the other day. Ryan was even convinced to eat some orange for lunch. Every time he eats orange at home we call it "Cheetos":)
Ryan is still loving little brother. The kisses are still flowing and he often wants to hold Tyler too. (A little scarry.)
We got Ryan's Halloween costume last night and I can't wait to show everyone how cute he is. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Happy Happy

Check out Tyler. He is starting to have a real personality!
(Sorry for the sideways view!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Jim!

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Jimmy. Happy Birthday to you. Have a great day Jim.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fun to come...

Ryan was so excited this morning. He returned to school. Well, initially he wasn't sooo excited. He really wanted his daddy and to stay home with daddy, but daddy is back to work too. When I reminded him of the pumpkin hunt at school today, he quickly recovered.

Tonight we will probably spend the evening in Addison. There is a parade for homecoming football. Last year, we had a lot of fun collecting candy and waving at the participants.

Can you believe the change in weather in just one week. I'll share some pictures of us enjoying the weather a week ago today. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Two Terrific Months!

Happy 2-Month Birthday Tyler! We couldn't ask for a better baby. You are such a sweetie.

Tyler continues to thrive. He smiles more and more and his baby coos are so cute. I want to remember them forever.

Ryan has gouged out his nose so badly that I had to take him to the Doctor's yesterday. Then we made a trip to the pharmacy. It is so hard to break away from the routine with 2 kids. To top it off, we got a call from the daycare at 9 p.m. asking us to keep Ryan home for 24 hours in case he was contagious. Jim had to call in to work. What a hassle! I hope my little guy lets his boo-boo heal.

Well that's all for now. Bye.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

"Try" Cycling

Check out another activity that Ryan has been trying. He is starting to get the peddling motion down. Although he still likes to be pushed on his ultra cool U of M tricyle.
We're trying really hard to enjoy our Indian Summer. Last night, I am afraid, may have been our last boat ride of the summer. Today may be our last day of shorts :p
Ryan's daycare is sending packages to the soldiers and we went through our cupboards to send trial size goodies to those men and women who bravely protect us. I always save soaps, shampoos, sewing kits, etc. from hotels we stay at during the year. I also ask my dentist for extra floss and toothbrushes at my checkups. Usually, we donate these items to the women's shelter...but we thought this was also a worthy cause. Anyway, it feels good to be supporting our troops.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mmmmm Sleeeepy

As if I weren't already convinced enough about how blessed I am to have such a sweet little baby...he goes and amazes me once more. Last night Tyler slept the whole night and called out to me 2 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. Ahhhh....Blessings.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tired and Teary

Tyler and Ryan have the sniffles. Not only are the allergies setting in, but my little Ryan is tired and teary too. He loves talking about daycare, but he tells them that he misses his mom and dad and is sad at least once per day. (Mom and Dad miss you too RyRy.) This morning, Ryan woke up crying because he wanted to go to "play school", a program for kids at our local school. He said, "I miss Ms. Kathy." Luckily, the program operates on Tuesday nights, so I promised we will go tonight. Here are some pictures from our last daytime visit to play school.

Hopefully, we will get back into a routine soon. We have all been spoiled with at least 10 hours of sleep a night while we were on vacation. Now, it is difficult to get in 7 hours. No wonder we are all tired and teary.