I REMEMBER WHEN FALLING BACK IN THE FALL WAS FUN!!
Yeah, not so much anymore. My 5AM wake up call came at 4 this morning despite our attempt to keep him up later last night and avoid this nonsense. I remember when falling back in the fall meant an extra hour or sleep, not less sleep.
As Joy pointed out in her guestbook entry....Pierce never caught random crap when he was at her house. School sent him home...again...today before Joe could even get out of the door. It appears that Tuesday''s fever was the start of Hand Foot and Mouth disease. Just wonderful. This apparently starts as a fever and throat indection and ends up with spotty blisters on the hands and soles of the feet. Please pray that Mallory does not wind up with this, and also Christian and Levi because Pierce and Christian were all over each other this past weekend. I called school and they have to post that he has it (even though Im sure he got it THERE) and clean the rooms a little differently. If you dont know what HFT is here is a link. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/enterovirus/hfhf.htm
Im really hoping things dont get too bad.
Pierce was sent home from school yesterday with a fever of 102.3. Joe took him to the Dr and they said he has a viral throat infection, but not strep. He was miserable yesterday. Pretty much just layed around and did not do much. When I put him to bed last night he was almost in tears telling me that he mouth hurt. I knew that he meant throat so I went up to CVS quick and got him some kids throat spray which seemed to work. His fever broke sometime in the night and he is acting fine today but I still kept him home. He and I will just stay in our jammies and snuggle up together until it is time to get Mallory from school later today.
What a fun weekend Pierce and I had! We met my parents Saturday AM to go on a one night camping trip (they have an RV, I dont do tents). We really did not go far but this campground was having a lot of activities for kids all day and through the evening. We got to paint pumpkins first. And then after Pierce and Christian took naps the kids went trick or treating in their Halloween costunes. Pierce really got the hang of it this year...but he needs to learn to say trick or treat BEFORE the candy goes in not after. He would say "Thank you, Trick or Treat" when someone put something in his bag. In the evening there was a DJ and all the kids and adults got to dance. Pierce was SO funny because he made a little friend in the same costume that he had on and they ran around and played together. Before we headed back, my mom and I took Pierce, Christian and my little cousin Autumn through a haunted barn. This was not a little cheesy thing for little kids...it was done really well and was pretty scary. But we told them before going through that we had little kids with us so the people that were supposed to jump out and scare the heck out of you did not. Still...Pierce''s eyes were as big as saucers as I pointed out spiders, skelelons, and all sorts of scary things. He was not really scared, kept looking at all the things and talking to me, and then when we were done he told everyone who would listen "I did a good job in the haunted house" because I told him that. Meanwhile....the 3 little girls that came out behind us were crying! He loved sleeping with me in my parents camper. This weekend reminded me of all the times we went camping when we were little...again, in a camper...see I was a diva even back then
Every day on our way home from school Im treated to the following songs sung live by Pierce. Usually in this order...Every day.....every single day.....
-Im a little teapot
-Mary had a little lamb
-Baa baa black sheep
-The itsy bitsy spider
-Row row row your boat
-Old MacDonald (Michael Donald) had a farm
-The 2 songs that I have made up and sing to him.
I love to watch Mallory discover new things about herself and her surroundings every day. The other day it was her toes, now it is her voice. She is SO chatty (yes I know, she is her mother''s child and her brother''s sister). Once she discovered that she could make noise she pretty much has not stopped since. She is so funny with all the sounds that she makes and she just laughs at her self. I dont remember Pierce doing that as much but maybe I was just too stressed out as a new mom to actually notice. She also thinks her brother is the funniest thing ever. Yesterday Pierce was having so much fun making weird noises at her making her laugh. And he says to me "She thinks Im funny dont she?" I cant wait until they are able to really play together! In other news....Pierce''s "friend" Katie was out all last week on vacation...apparently Monday, and also yesterday they have given each other huge hugs in the morning. I also witnessed this yesterday when I picked him up and they were saying goodbye. I really need to write about Katie in his baby book so 20 years down the road I will remember his first "girlfriend"
Well there is a good reason why I try and avoid vacuuming in my house. It is not because I dont like to clean (which I dont) but it is because it causes a major relapse in Pierce''s recovery from his sweeper addiction. He has fallen off the wagon again. My girlfriend came to stay over the weekend so I cleaned house top to bottom...once the purple sweeper came out of hiding in the basement Pierce went nuts. It has yet to go back into the basement because Pierce has to carry on conversations with it every time he sees it. He even went as far as to point out it''s "eyes, nose and mouth" to my friend who was visiting who is a child psychologist (super, Im sure she has a few things to say about that). So sometime in the next few days we will have to go through sweeper detox again.
The weekend flew by for us. Friday night we spent with family to celebrate Haley and Jakob''s 6th birthday party. Pierce just loves to play with his cousins and I love to watch him do it. All of the kids play together so well. Sat Joe spent with the kids home alone while I was at the game with a college friend. Yesterday was a beautiful day and I keep saying "this will be our last warm day" so we headed off to the park where as usual Pierce made friends with the kids there and Mallory just took it all in. I did get some cute pictures of her in the swing and Joe got video of the kids too so once we figure out how to work it I will add video.
So my mom buys Mallory a beautiful canopy bed for a baby doll. We knew she would not be able to play with it for awhile yet but it was so pretty we could not pass it up. Guess who fits in it....please see the Oct 06 album.....
For the past few nights SOMEONE has preferred to be put to bed in her crib awake. We swaddle her up, put the fishy aquarium on and 5 minutes later she is out. Now I know this is a good thing...but when did my baby get so big that she wants to go to bed on her own instead of having me put her down after she is asleep? Next thing you know she will be going to prom. Okay, that might be a little dramatic....but still.
It is asthma/croup season at our house once again. And once again with the beginning of fall comes the beginning of the Dr visits. We noticed yesterday morning that Pierce had that nasty seal like cough so we both stayed home (more on that in a second) so that we could get him to the Dr to get it taken care of before it turned into full fledge croup. So he is on prednisone again....good times for us and his teachers since it pretty much makes him stick to the ceiling. I stayed home too yesterday because Mallory was running a fever from having had her shots Monday and just was not herself. Kind of crabby and miserable. But she seems much better today and back to her happy girl self.
Mallory had her 4 month checkup this morning and we got a clean bill of health where her head turning issue was concerned. She is doing well turning it on her own so we wont have to do physical therapy with her thank goodness. Other then that nothing really to report. Pierce got another call from Creative Talent. They want to finish the shoot that they were unable to do last week with the monster truck since the one little boy would not sit in it. Joe will be taking him today since he is off.