Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sick Days

We had to take all last week off from our normal schedule.  No School.  No Park.  No leaving the house really.  It was not fun at all.

Ginger went down with what I thought was allergies earlier in the week.  She developed a cough the next day, which isn't a big deal for her, because she's prone to asthma-like symptoms and a cough is just par for the course.  Day 3, Ginger gets a fever and stays in bed watching movies on an ancient laptop that luckily still worked for our purpose.  She dosed on and off all morning while Sugar was quiet and subdued on the couch. (No big deal, probably just a cold/infection.)

Afternoon, day 3, both have fevers both are watching movies in separate rooms.  Since Sugar didn't have the respiratory symptoms, I figured the little one definitely had flu.  :(  Her fever spikes faster and stayed higher.  She had a couple of luke warm baths because the tylenol didn't do it's job on my time frame. Day 4, fevers and exhaustion.  Day 5, exhaustion, even me.

I'd like to thank the heavens, DH and I stayed healthy through this.  I owe this in part to the awesome Spring weather we are having locally, my windows stayed open during the germ fest and fresh air made me not so claustrophobic.  I am not good at being still.  Today is the first day both girls have been back to previous energy levels.  

Being forced to take a whole week off is hard.  Groceries did not get bought, dinner was hit and miss with the little ones not feeling like eating, no one had the energy to do much of anything.

The one thing I am glad for it that school does not suffer when we are forced to miss a week.  We school year round at each girls' pace.  We take mental health days and still managed to get in more than the required 180 days of school.

But today it was back to work, we shuffled our schedule a bit because Sugar is just not ready for math on Monday mornings.  I think we enjoyed our new line up and I know we enjoyed having something to do.

A week of being sick is BORING!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Creating in the Kitchen

I love to get creative in the kitchen. My favorite medium is bread, but I like to dabble in anything edible. I guess I dabble so much that Ginger has noticed. She has started a cookbook with her favorite recipes. She even found one that the whole family loves. It is a fancy, yet easy, chicken nugget recipe and no matter how much chicken we start with, we never have leftovers.

She wants to start getting creative in the kitchen too. She is working on some sort of egg recipe that sounds silly and yuck to me, but one day I will let her make it, because even failures make us better. Who knows, maybe it will be good with a few tweaks. :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


My family was in town over the holidays and we managed to get some great shots thanks to Trina at Rocket Queen Photography.

This is what we really do look like most days.  This is full of the silliness and love that makes this family awesome.  Everything centering on the girls.  Everyone happy and playful.

Thank you, Trina, for doing such a lovely job.  I have managed to narrow my list of favorites somewhat, but you truly gave me a lot of wonderful photos to work with and you captured each personality.  :)  Thanks for giving me the not-smiling but full-of-attitude shots. 


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reorganizing our School Week

I am waiting on several new school books for this year and I am trying to figure out where to find the time to do them.  I am also running into  problems with BOTH Ginger and Sugar needing me at the same time.  I was in need of a revamp and a cheerful selection of post -its.  I have an office supply addiction.  (No Joke!)

This is the first time I have ever felt the need to use a Lesson Plan book.  It is almost like I am becoming a real teacher.  I've got no strings, just lots and lots of post -its!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013

Thanks to an awesome prop selection at a friends New Years Eve Party, my family is starting 2013 out with giggles and silliness.

May your 2013 be better than your 2012!
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