12 October 2013

More bits of tid

Molly visited the ear doctor.  Her second tube finally fell out, but she had a hole in her ear drum that may or may not heal on its own and may or may not cause some hearing damage in the low tones.  (It is in her right ear).

On Wednesday Jack got a mega goose egg when his face smeared against the cement at school.  He was riding on the back of a 2 seat tricycle and the bigger girl driving the front hit a corner too hard and capsized them. The teachers at school said that they saw it all happen in a slow motion "nooooooooo..." but couldn't get there to stop it. They all felt really bad. He survived. 

We went to wheeler farm on our first day of UEA break. The kids had fun and it was a beautiful day.

06 October 2013

Bits of Tid

Parent Teacher Conferences were this week, so we had a day off on Friday.  The day care was still open, though, so I took the kids for about an hour and a half while I tried to get some work done in my classroom.  After that, the three of us went to lunch at Chick-Fil-A, then home.  Aunt Karen came over and we tried to help her with her blog while Jack took a nap.

We went to Costco on Friday night and came home to Molly stacking up the Costco stuff and then she laid down on top of it.  I asked her what she was doing and she said, "I'm building a future."  I expected her to say, "I'm building a tower" or "I'm building a train," but you know, a future is good, too.

Jack has had the absolute worst diaper rash ever this week.  It's be going on since Monday and at first I attributed it to eating a bunch of super sweet grapes at the Binggeli's and then eating a whole bowl of blueberries at my mom's on Sunday.  It just keeps getting worse and worse.  I felt so bad.  Every diaper change was just, "owie owie owie owie."  We've tried every cream, ointment, etc in our house, including some super duper wound stuff from James' work supply.  Nothing seemed to clear it up.  Desitin seemed to make it worse and Vaseline seemed to help the most, but still not enough.   On Friday afternoon I decided to just start using what my Grandma's would suggest . . . corn starch.  This, on top, of changing him every hour including once at night, has finally made a difference and his little butt is clearing up.  Thank goodness.

Because of the early frost/snow on the ground the last two days, James went out and picked the rest of the tomatoes.  We had one more large batch (of red ones) plus two boxes full (still green in the garage).  I froze 7 more pints of tomatoes as well as a whole bunch of bell peppers.  We also have a box full of a variety of squash and zucchini in our garage that I'm not sure what to do with, but we'll try to eat some of it.

This is our new favorite type of candy.  We bought this big bag at Costco, but it won't last very long.

I think that's about it for interesting things this week.