Coloring and playing with stickers while patiently waiting.

Drew had his tonsils and adenoids out and tubes in his ears on the 23rd. He’s never really been sick, only one ear infection that I can remember, but he wasn’t hearing. The specialist said he needed to have all of this done. We trust this doctor – he’s treated all four of our kids at one time or another – so surgery it was.

Dizzy the Clown visited Drew before his surgery. She was quite funny and kept him entertained. Thank you Dizzy for making a stressful time a little easier for us all!
Drew thought it was funny for Daddy to look like a clown!

Drew did great. It’s really hard to prepare a five year old for what surgery means. He was great with everything that happened before the surgery. He was mad after the surgery. You can’t really explain to them just how much it is going to hurt when they wake up. But once he settled down he was a trooper. Lots of cuddles and snuggles and extra attention. Monday morning was a little rough but he got better as the day progressed. It’s hard to see your babies in pain but knowing this was necessary so he can hear makes it all worthwhile.

No worries here – the medication had kicked in right before taking him in to surgery.
He’s mad here but later said he loved the wheelchair ride!
Lots of cuddles and snuggles when we got home.
Early Monday morning was rough – snuggled up on the couch watching Magic School Bus.


Feeling much better Monday afternoon – a fort and dinosaurs. Two of his favorites!

We stocked up on juice, yogurt, Jell-O, popsicles, applesauce, and ice cream sandwiches. His favorites have been macaroni and cheese and ice cream sandwiches. Lots of ice cream sandwiches! And the movie Home Alone. Watching that movie four times in three days is a little much but he loved it. Glad this is now behind us!

Photo #2

My February photo. It’s a little more panoramic than January’s. Definitely not as green. I wonder what the March photo will look like? We’ve had cold days and unseasonably warm days this month. I’ve even hung clothes out and been outside with bare arms and bare feet. Very unusual for this time of the year. It was so nice to be able to open up windows and let the fresh air in. Today is a nice sunny day with a high of 55. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 60’s with a chance of rain. Then Wednesday and Thursday looks like high 30’s and chance of snow. We could still be in for some cold, snowy winter weather. I never mind it so much this time of the year – we know that spring is just around the corner and I do love the snow!

January 3, 2017
February 3, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We don’t do anything special for Valentine’s Day. I used to make a special meal, set a pretty table with candles and hearts and surprise Joe and the kids with chocolates and cards. I haven’t been able to coordinate something like that for a few years. It’s amazing how busy our lives can become. Especially when you have children so spread apart in age. I was going to try for last night but Joe had to be unexpectedly gone overnight for work. Then Eric wanted to go to the basketball game after bowling practice. Tonight Eric won’t be home because he’s gone to support the bowlers who made it to sub state. So – I gave Eric his chocolates and card this morning before school and will give Drew and Joe theirs tonight. I am helping out at the Kindergarten party this afternoon so that will be a nice Valentine’s surprise for Drew. Hopefully I will have time to make S’mores brownies when we get home to go with our leftovers for supper.  I’ll light a candle and supper can still be special. Joe will be home and the three of us can enjoy our evening together. I’ll give Joe and Drew their cards and chocolates. We’ll have fun picking out which chocolates we want to eat because I know they’ll share with me!

The above picture is my of Aunt Konnie on the left and my dad on the right. They are twins. Ronnie Rae and Konnie Kae. Aren’t they just the cutest! Grandpa and Grandma did such a great job of taking pictures of them and I’m lucky to have so many of them. This is one of my favorites. I have the doll too, which I cherish. They have a birthday coming up on the 16th. I’ll have to share more pictures!