Sunday January 18, 2009
Dear Baby Girl and Baby Boy -
It's been somewhat of a tough week. Last weekend Isaac got sick. I thought he was improving come Sunday night and we ended up going to dance class on Monday. Ryleigh - you hadn't been to dance class since before Christmas, so you were excited to go. But, come Monday afternoon and Monday night Isaac, you really were not doing well. I ended up taking both of you in to see Dr. Miller first thing Tuesday morning. Thank goodness I did. It turns out that Isaac, you had bronchitis AND an ear infection. Poor little guy. :( You seem to get everything going. It's been one thing right after another - especially since fall. Ryleigh, you checked out fine - you just have a cold...it hasn't gone into your lungs like your brother's. Thank goodness! So, we spent the rest of the day Tuesday and Wednesday just recovering. Thursday Ryleigh went back to school even though she was still a little congested and had a runny nose. You really wanted to go back to school. Especially when I told you that it was 'Children of the World' day and you would be 'visiting' Italy. When I picked you up from shool you were in good spirits - like you always are when I pick you up from school. I asked you what you had done at school and you told me that I would have to wait until we got home to see. I couldn't wait! We got home and you reached into your little school bag and pulled out a paper plate covered in red construction paper, yellow yarn, brown and red pom poms, and white buttons. I said 'OH! You made some spaghetti and meatballs!' But, you promptly informed me that it was NOT spaghetti and meatballs - it was a PIZZA! Of course....how could I be so silly?!?!? By Friday you were both feeling quite a bit better and were pretty much back to your normal selves. And its a good thing because Friday was a busy day! Friday morning Shelly and Chloe came over so that Shelly and I could try to get some scrapbooking done while you guys played with Chloe. You all had a good time and for the most part you did a very good job sharing. Poor Isaac, though...you don't stand a chance with those 2 girls around! Everything you touched one of them took away. Good thing you're so laid back and you take everything in stride. I guess you'll be good at sharing....since you don't have much of a choice with an older sister who is NOT good at sharing. Friday afternoon Andrea and Jonah came over to visit and play. We all had a good time and it was nice for Isaac to have another little boy close to his age to play with. Not to mention that Mommy appreciated having adult company for the day. :) Saturday morning we went grocery shopping and then headed over to Justin and Shelly's for the afternoon and evening. Once again, you guys had fun playing with 'Baby Chloe'. Its always fun to play at other people's houses with all the new and different toys! Isaac, you're quite a handful at other people's houses, tho. Wherever we go, no place seems to be 'Isaac-proof'. You get into cupboards, climb chairs, take things out of people's bath tubs....you name it. You keep us on our toes, for sure! And here it is Sunday again...we didn't do much today...hung out around the house. Ryleigh you were complaining of a belly ache this afternoon...saying you felt like you were going to throw up. You never did and ended up falling asleep on the couch for an hour or so and you've been fine ever since. I sure do hope we haven't brought home the flu again! That was NO fun! I love you kiddos!
Ryleigh: this is a 'city' that you built with blocks one night this week - you didn't want to pick it up at bed time, so we convinced you to take a picture of it and then we could pick it up. :)
Isaac and Jonah playing under my sewing table: