Friday, December 17, 2010
Now, if I had tried to get a photo like this, I never could have. I was actually trying to get one of her playing the piano, but she went to stand up, slipped, and this is what I got. Good thing she has a good sense of balance and landed gracefully enough she didn't get hurt. We might use this for her Senior Portfolio.
I finally got around to doing our Christmas cards. I didn't have any pictures I liked, so I dressed the kids in their Christmas outfits and we did a quick photo shoot. Kaylynn cried because I took her bink away. She had stolen it from Robert, anyway. We got a few really cute ones. Doesn't Robert look a little Scottish?
The kids had their well-baby checks a few weeks ago. Robert weighed in at 27 lbs 10 oz, putting him in the 97%+ range. Kaylynn was at 27 lb 4 oz, putting her in the 50% range. Robert was 95% in ht and 97%+ for head too. He is overall proportionately a big boy. Kaylynn was 90% for her height, but is otherwise average. She is tall and skinny, he's at least tall and chubby. It would be too mean to be short and fat. Let me tell ya, I have personal experience with these things.
So, 2 weeks ago Kaylynn got the flu. She had high fevers, didn't eat or move much, and just wanted to sit or be held, which is so unlike her as she is usually on the go. A week later I got it and I wish I had known what it felt like earlier. I would have known more what to do for Kaylynn. Fever, chills, nausea, achy, etc. It's been quite a while since I've had a stomach flu. Poor Robert got sick the same day as I. He had it the worst. He did throw up, diarrhea, and it went into his sinuses so he had cough, runny nose, tons of boogers, and he got pink eye. These pictures aren't even when he was at his worst. He had it for a week. Very few smiles or laughs, which is so unlike him. I'm so glad both my babes are back to their healthy, happy selves. I'd much rather have me sick than my little ones.
As is a family tradition, the day after Thanksgiving we went out to Palmer area and got our Christmas tree. We put the little ones on the sled, but that only lasted a little while. Robert kept falling back onto Kaylynn, and that would tip her back. She started putting snow in his face a time or two and they tipped out once. We ended up having Robert in the sled and Kaylynn wanted to walk. Daddy did most of the work, but we had fun being along for the ride/walk.
We had Thanksgiving at the Wilcox's again this year. It is always lots of fun. Good food, friends and fun. We did get in a few rousing rounds of Nerts and heard some really great stories. We have so much to be thankful for, on addition to all the yummy food. I am so thankful for our little ones, the gospel, good parents, family and friends, the comfort and peace we enjoy, my wonderful husband, and our little one on the way.
And yes, we love technology