Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's BEEN lookin a lot like Christmas, like since Nov....

This December has brought out the Christmas decor, cold weather / snow, and the news that we are having another baby. This was a crazy weekend as we got snow, a lot done, and took the tests that would change our lives again! What a fabulously cold & snowy weekend it was. Perfect for decorating, glad that's over with. The day it snowed we were anxiously waiting by the windows, as the snow started falling, we waited for John and Bash to get home. John got out early and stormed in demanding Mia and I to go outside with him. It was so precious seeing him show her the snow. Bash got home and we enjoyed the beautiful weather God gave us.

The kids helping decorate

Mia waiting for daddy

Mia having a snowball

So I set out the make a Christmas baby gate that would keep lil Mia out of the presents and away from my ornaments, this was inspired by my brilliant sister in law Jennifer. She made a train, (so cute), and so not to completely copy her, I made a gingerbread theme. I used a sheet of 3/4 plywood and had it cut 2 x 21/2, I sanded it, drew out the pictures, cut out the shapes with a jigsaw (my new favorite toy) and painted & hinged it. It took me two days but I got it done.

Here is the finished product: Completely Mia proof, and hopefully whatever other babies come along

Family Pics by Yanet. We were off to a Tacky Christmas Sweater party Saturday night and I realized we hadn't taken any pics together for cards so I had my MIL snap a few before we left. That night when we returned John left to Walgreens for a midnight snack run, when he asked what I wanted I said Sour skittles, Funyuns, and a preg test. Lo and behold both were positive.

My poor little pneumoniac...

First off, thank you all for your emails and calls, Mia is doing great now and has completely recovered, I think it is because we were out of town for Thanksgiving and no one had heard from us then the word leaked and spread like wild fire that rumors and concern grew so quickly. She started getting really sick the Sat. after Thanksgiving in Corpus and so after the pediatricians exchange told us to go to ER, we sped to Houston. She was immediately admitted and hooked up to an IV and had multiple tests and x-rays taken. (SIDE NOTE: Kingwood Medical is not the greatest place to go with a child in need of URGENT care!!!) So, there were of course no beds so we were treated in the hallway for 13 hours and even cathed, HELLO HIPPA!!! Anyway, you can see after the IV and meds started to kick in, she was happy again. The real fun began at home after we were discharged  when the diarrhea continued and we got a wicked diaper rash for extra fun. But, she's a trooper, and can you believe, didn't lose a pound, that's John's favorite part.

Right after the IV, so not happy


So much better

Its that time again, Elf Yourself Silly!

We couldn't decide which one was funnier, so we posted two. They are different, even though the image on the front of them is the same.

Send your own ElfYourself eCards
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry Christmas to all !

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