Friday, October 30, 2009

Down With The Sickness

UGH I am beginning to HATE our weather! Its one things to have to fall "ups" & "downs" (meaning our weather tends to be 85 one day and the next be 35).. But having that with a heck of alot of rain thrown in has made for a crappy fall so far!

About 3 weeks ago the kiddos came down with fever, sniffles, cough.. The usual fun stuff (insert me rolling my eyes here).. Well 3 weeks, 9 prescriptions, 3 doctors visits, and 2 H1N1 flu test later the boys are STILL sick.. I give up! The poor things are so tired of coughing. Thank goodness the flu test come back negative, but I don't think the doctors really know what they have. We were told sinus junk, chest colds, and now bronchitis!

And the crappiest of all is tomorrow is Halloween and today its a nice 75 out and GUESS WHAT, tomorrow they are calling for temps in the 50's and RAIN!!!

Here are my sick babies all piled up on the couch with hot chocolate and watching Halloween town.. =(

And here is Miss Emily playing with her favorite toy (a water bottle) in quarantine in our bedroom. Thank goodness she has stayed cold free so far!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pinata Of FUN

So I went to buy a Dino pinata for Nicks 5th birthday about a week ago and was in shock at how much they charge.. For a teeny tiny dinosaur shaped pinata they wanted to charge over $20 bucks.. So I came home and did alittle research and the boys and I set out to make our own pinata. So here you go.. Our journey for the dino egg pinata =)

Step 1: Attempt to blow up the balloon
Step 2: Take an old phone book and rip it to shreds

Step 3: Make Paper-Mache paste (2 cups H2O + 1/2 cup Flour + 3TBS Sugar)

Make sure to drop sugar jar all over the floor =)

Step 5: Dip torn phonebook paper into paste & apply to balloon Step 6: After first layer is applied allow to dry 24 hours.. Repeat 3 times (the third time use streamer paper for color (may have to apply paste with paintbrush when using streamer paper))
Step7: When dry POP balloon & hot glue strong ribbon to inside of pinata & add candy Step 8: Hot Glue Top SHUT Step 9: Hang & blindfold one eager child and let them have FUN
And be happy you saved $20 and got to have a blast with your 2 boys making your first pinata =)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago today the most beautiful itty bitty stubborn little boy came into the world. He was so impatient he came a whole 6 weeks early. And from day one that little guy has been a fighter, lover, and smart as a tack. With a head full of coal black hair and the cutest little dimple he came into the world lightning fast, so fast infact mommy got no pain meds and her doctor didn't even make it to the delivery. Its hard to believe looking at his pictures from five years ago today how much he has grown. Nicholas Connor truly is living up to his name. Nicholas means "power of the people or ruler of the people" and he truly is a little ruler! With a smile that can melt your heart, he has a temper that can fire you up. Happy Birthday sweet boy. Here are some pictures of Nicks first weeks of life..

Happy BIRTHday Nick

The Day C-Pap Came off =)
First Time Mommy Got To Hold Her Baby Boy
Daddy Giving Nick His First Feeding Out Of A Bottle

My Sweet Boy

Nick Today at 5 YEARS OLD.. Poor Guy is sick on his birthday, but can always give you that amazing smile