Thursday, May 27, 2010

snow to swim

Monday the kids were playing in the snow. Today we went swimming at an outside pool. What a week!
Tomorrow is the last day of school. I'm ready to not be driving all over the city getting kids to this & that, but I'm not sure I'm ready to have everyone home all day every day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24th?

I think I'm mistaken, but I thought today was May 24th. Guess Mother Nature's feeling a bit out of sorts or something.
We dug the snow pants & boots out of the basement for a few soggy minutes of fun.
I'm ticked that I planted my tomatoes last week.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Mitchell broke out in a rash while we were in California.
We were not sure if it was from amoxicillin that he'd been on for 5 days or from sunscreen that we'd been slathering on him for 3 days. We assumed it was the sunscreen since he'd been on amoxicillin before without any problems. We stopped both & started Benadryl & he was fine.
Last Friday he had another ear infection. I talked with the doctor about his rash in California & she thought it was probably sunscreen too. She said the bad ones to amoxicillin usually come within the first 2 days of taking the medicine.
We made it through the weekend & Mitchell was fine. So I thought he was allergic to sunscreen.
I went into Mitchell's room this morning to find a puffy, red splotched face little boy smiling at me. Poor kid. His little body is covered with these spots.
After a visit today to the pediatrician we now know he's definitely allergic to amoxicillin. I'm still going to wait a while before slathering any sunscreen on him though.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The tub

We've lived in our house for a year now & I've not let the kids take a bath in our big tub until last night.
They had done it in our rental house, but the jets in that tub did not work, so this was a real treat.
Yes, Mason is wearing a life vest. The bathtub is not quite deep enough to need one, but he might as well be safe!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Latest & greatest purchase

We have been debating for a while whether or not to buy a trailer. Last weekend Todd & Mason looked at new ones, then we found a great 2008 online.
Todd bought it (I had not even been in it yet, but told him to go ahead if it looked good). He brought it home Monday.
The kids were SO EXCITED!
I'm excited too, but helping Todd get this thing parked takes a bit of the excitement out of it!
We planned our landscaping & driveway with getting a trailer in mind, but did not want our driveway to look like a landing pad, so we put some trees in front.

Mason & Sarah have had friends over this week to see the new trailer. Mason informed me that the best way to get used to a new trailer is to go in it lots, he makes sure to go in many times each day, often first thing in the morning. It's a bit chilly out there before the sun has warmed it up!

Sarah & Mason slept in the trailer Friday night with Todd. It was a chilly evening. Here they are while Todd fired up the furnace. Sarah let Mason have the top bunk, but now she gets to have it the first time we go camping for real (she's a sly one!).