Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
It was an interesting ending to the weekend and start to the week ... and the hits just keep onnnn... coming. My daughter didn't sleep really well on Friday night, but was okay most of the day Saturday; then didn't sleep really well Saturday night, and she and I actually missed church because we didn't want her to go to church sick on Sunday morning. She slept horribly again Sunday night, so I took her to the doctor on Monday morning. Prolonged fever - check! Not sleeping - check! Not eating well - check! Sore throat - check! STREP - CHECK!
So, usually no problem - take the antibiotic for the strep and she'll be okay. Unfortunately ...
My daughter kept complaing of a soreness in her mouth. We assumed she kept meaning her throat - and that it would go away soon. It didn't - and she kept complaining about her mouth. Bloody, swollen gums, and sores on her tongue ... ugggh! Took her in this morning. Another medicine prescribed - this time for herpes simplex 1 (mouth). FUN!
Gladly, she's taking the medicine okay. Not happy about it. Fights it. But she takes it. It hasn't exactly been fun giving her antibiotic for four days now, so I'm sure the anti-viral will be a bit easier ... seeing as it's only a 1/2 teaspoon compared to the 1 and 1/2 teaspon of antibiotic.
And ... all of this changes our fun plans for the weekend :(
My wife and I decided that she (my wife) would stay home with my daughter and that my son and I would stay the course and make the trip to Wisconsin and Chicago this weekend. Originally planned was a nice dinner with our friends in SP/Madison on Friday night; a trip to meet up with our sister and nephew at the zoo in Chicago on Saturday morning; a Cubs game Saturday afternoon, with swimming and shopping a distinct possibility; stay at a nice hotel Saturday night; breakfast and Cubs game again Sunday; with my wife getting to see her aunt (who recently moved to a Chicago suburb from out East).
Scratch some of that :*( And hope that my son and I can still have fun with Gramma and Grampa this weekend. I'll have to try to entertain our friends Friday night without Holly. No zoo. No visit to see Holly's aunt. Oh well. Hopefully my daughter gets better (Yeah!) and my son and I enjoy some Cub victories (Yeah!) and we don't get rained on (Boo!) with the moderate weather that is supposed to hit the upper Midwest.
Life is grand ... and a roller coaster. Good thing for family, good friends ... and baseball!?!
Buck up, sweet princess. Keep taking your meds. Hope you feel better soon :)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
My son decided to interject some of his own ideas (or questions that led to ideas, I guess) into the situation. He's been watching ESPN, and, needless to say, Brett Favre has been the top headline all week. On Tuesday, my son asked me, "Do you know that Brett is going to the Vikings?" To which, I responded, "Yes ..." And my son replied, "I hate it when that happens!" (Nice response, my boy!)
Yesterday, he was watching more film of Favre - playing for the Packers, playing for the Jets, and then in a Vikings practice jersey, going through drills. He was asking a bunch of questions, but nothing that was of much to think about, until ... "When the Jets play the Vikings, who do we root for?" - which I cut off pretty much as soon as I realized what he was asking, and said, "the JETS!!!!"
Today, he asked if he could wear something special for our trip out (probably going to see the fishees today and maybe play legos and get some pizza and Chinese for lunch). Can you guess what he's wearing? ....
Monday, August 17, 2009
Pictures really are worth a 1000 words. We had my daughter's three closest friends over for her third birthday party (and invited their families, too). It seemed like everyone enjoyed the day - even the boys (who had to put up with a princess cake, princess decorations ... but also enjoyed running all over and playing some ball outside). Most importantly, my daughter enjoyed her day ... and didn't want ANYONE to leave when the party was over. Now, isn't that the definition of success when you're dealing with a three-year-old? (Funny to call her a three-year-old now.)
Happy Birthday Princess!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I hope she likes to dance ... because it really looks like she has fun when she goes. Her mom has been taking her, but one of these days it'll be my turn. I'll be able to be the proud daddy that I am ... in person. Love you, my dancing darling :)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Great Gramma got her a double stroller for her babies (since she has Madison and Allison, she always needed two strollers - now she only needs the one). She started by opening that one - and loved it!
Then she also got a pink dancing skirt (that she's been wearing ever since). She loved Great Gramma's gifts :) Her mom and I got her a new backpack with her name on it for pre-school this year. Gramma made her an "art kit" that is a square-form bag that has everything bagged/boxed/velcroed inside and opens up. Nice ... :) The big puzzle with numbers and animals was a hit, too. And she kind of liked the last gifts she opened, too :) ... a lot! A karaoke "music player" - basically a small boom-box with microphone and karaoke abilities (with some CD's to go with it). It wasn't even her birthday and she was already in seventh heaven.
Now it's actually her birthday. Breakfast on the "celebrate" plate and already has the skirt on. Played with the puzzle ... and the bitty bear (another present form yesterday) ... and the music player is going as I blog. Happy Birthday Princess :)
Monday, August 10, 2009
Then, later we saw on the board that Steve Stricker (remember, I'm a Wisconsin guy! He's from Edgerton, WI ... not to mention #2 in FedEx points and #2 on the money list) was already out on the course as well. We caught up with him at 10 and followed him for the entire back nine. Nice guy! He signed between every green and tee asking some kids to come inside the ropes to sign for them - and even took a picture with two kids from Stoughton, WI on the 17th tee. Awesome!
Happy Birthday to ME!