Friday, March 4, 2011

Pajama Party!

Kate's class has been having Teddy Bear week and today is the last day so they are having a pajama party with their bears! She was so excited about it! We let her go shopping for a new set of "pretty" pjs last night. She was pretty funny while shopping, she had to go through both the big girl and baby girl section and carefully examine all her options hahaha It was very scientific ;) These are the jammies she finally chose..

Miss Kate is a big Hello Kitty fan
Because my mom had an early morning meeting, she wasn't here to stay with the little three like normal, so they had to come drop her off. I am not a morning person, so all children not going to school and myself are usually in our pjs most of the morning. That back fired on me today since they knew Kate was having a pajama party and they were in their pajamas, they thought they were going to get to go :( They were pretty heart broken. By some miracle my brain was working today though, LOL, so I quickly told them we could have our own pajama party! We started by building a fort in the living room then popping some popcorn and watching a movie together!

Our fort

Popcorn and a movie!

The pajama party is currently outside getting some fresh air, then mommy is hoping we can take a short nap before going to pick up Kate! I doubt that one will work, but a mommy can dream right? ;)

Fun with Allergies

Oh my Audrey, she is proving to be the one to keep me on my toes most! So, a week after the scarlet fever fun, I am woken up by Kate at 7am saying "Mommy, come quick! Audrey is COVERED in spots!" Complete with arm gestures to relay how serious this was. I can't help thinking her gestures are funny because they come straight from her elaborate Italian side ;) Ok so I get out of bed and go find Audrey, as I'm walking up I can already see she is acting normal, she even greets me with her thousand watt-smiling-happy-morning-person smile! But when she turns around this is what her face looked like...
Her poor face

When I went to change her diaper
She was absolutely COVERED head to toe. I was totally baffled because these spots were all different shapes, sizes, some were clustered together, some more spaced out, some raised, some not, and some redder then others. Honestly the first thought I had was that my dare devil had somehow gotten chicken pox Hahaha I can see she isn't in any distress so no need to rush her to the ER but it's 2 hours til my pedi is open. Thank God for social networking and the BEST mommy friends ever!! I posted a picture on Facebook and asked if anyone had any ideas, within about 2 minutes I had a friend say amoxicillin allergy, which of course she was on for her scarlet fever. Within about 20 minutes I had several friends chiming in with the same thing! Of course I was out of Benedryl so I had to run and get some, but I was feeling so much better about the situation! I totally forget that my brother is allergic to amoxicillin too so as soon as my friends said that, it jarred my memory and this was no longer quite such a big surprise. I called the ped office when they opened and just because she had had scarlet fever, they wanted to see her. Luckily we were able to get an appointment right away, within 15mins actually so I had to run around like a chicken with my head cut off getting us ready! My mom didn't have to be to work early that day, so she was able to stay with Naty and Lotty. It was a quick visit, didn't take long at all to confirm it so we got her chart labeled with the allergy and she wrote Audrey a new Rx to finish her antibiotic run. My poor child looks like a leper so we are laying low until the rash clears up as to not concern the public ;) Luckily the weather has been warmer so she can at least play out back with her sisters!
She is proudly showing off her spots today!
They are her "puppy spots" as in 101 Dalmatians LOL

Monday, February 28, 2011

Just a Little Thought

Today has been interesting. I'm feeling better and so is Audrey, which is great, but now I find myself getting caught playing catch up around the house. So, here I am, still in my pjs, eating lunch, making a list of where to start up cleaning because I don't want to over do it and relapse, I get a call and the exterminator service will be here in 20 minutes to do the annual termite inspection! I did not make this appointment, another family member did and I'm not going to lie, I was very pissed they did not reschedule for me when they got the call this morning. So, cut to me running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, picking up, throwing clothes on Naty and I (Audrey and Lotty were napping), but I didn't have time to vacuum and the kitchen is a mess that is no quick fix. Bug guy came, we're good, I was mortified the whole time. That got my hair on fire so I start laundry, dishes and I'm in a full tizzy, not pretty. I'm just about to start on bathrooms when Audrey comes don from her nap. Snuggling while they finish waking up is something we love to do, so I stop and pick her up and we go sit. Next thing I know, she is sound asleep again! I haven't had the pleasure of snuggling a sleeping (non-sick) girl in months! :) So, this whole story is leading up to the simple thought I had while holding my sweet little girl, not doing anything I thought I absolutely needed to do, kids help us remember what is important and they constantly are reminding us of that in the smallest ways. For me today, Audrey helped me remember that a spotless house and a showered mommy are not as important as snuggling while I can with my girl :)

Audrey, fast asleep on me <3