Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Picture It...

New Year's Eve, 2008. We are sitting down to watch a movie before welcoming in the new year. Jayden--just 5 years old--sits on the couch next to Daddy. In a most irritated tone, he says to his darling sister who is just hanging about, "Ellie, I CAN'T SEE!" She--just 3 years of age--innocently and quite honestly says, "That's because I'm standing here."


Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dumb or Embarrassed...

Not sure which I am more. I am embarrassed's the story:

We are celebrating Chanukkah at the synagogue. It's the first Chanukkah party at our new home, so there is quite a large turn-out. To celebrate, we of course sing songs. The most popular song is, of course, "I have a little dreidel". But, Rabbi Debbie makes it interesting by changing it up some. When we get to the part about "I made it out of clay", she lets someone choose what they would make it out of and then makes up a rhyme to go with it. Well, naturally this is a great place for children to participate. Jayden is excitedly raising his hand. He wants to be called on so bad! I asked him, "What would you say if she called on you?" He says, "I don't know. I'll have to make it up if she calls me." And, she called on him right then. He waits a bit, then shouts out "POOP!" OMG if I didn't die of embarrassment right then and there. Unfortunately, all I could do was laugh my ASS off! And, darned if she didn't roll with it!

Now, I am embarrassed about that, but I am stupid as shit for this:

We took the camera to Judy and Gary's house for Christmas Eve dinner with the family. I was consolidating our stuff. I could have SWORN I took the camera out of the "High School Musical" gift bag that I loaded with garbage and put it in the little blue gift bag that we brought home. But, as of today, we can't find the camera. :( Need I say more?

So, no pictures...sorry!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The fun never ends...

So last week was filled with excitement. Dave had "acupuncture" on Monday. That immediately led to sciatic pain that he did not previously have, but the rest of his back pain was much better. BUT, he was left with debilitating headaches and on Thursday, massively high blood pressure. So, he had a trip to the ER. After a WHOLE day of testing, he ended the day with a spinal tap. Some of the side effects of a spinal tap are headaches when in an upright position. However, if those headaches continue for more than 3-4 days or are accompanied by nausea, he needs to be seen again.

Today, we are off to the ER for a return visit for a blood patch to help clot the leakage of the spinal fluid from the tap site. I can't express how exciting this is going to be! GRRRRR! A bonus to this procedure is more back pain as a side-effect.

More later!


Blood patch done. They made a mess of him with the betadine and the blood and the IVs and all that, but we left hopeful that the procedure was productive. On the plus side...we've been camera happy! :)

Jayden and Eliana show off their moves before a lesson at All Sport Mixed Martial Arts Studio. They LOVE it there. And, the owners/teachers are so nice.

One big happy family! We love to cuddle on the couch. Jayden and Eliana like making faces at Janea to keep her happy, too.

This the bruise Dave got from the ER intern on Thursday before his spinal tap. Apparently, IVs are not his forte!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Janea is ok...

after taking a tumble from the examining table in the doctor's office!! OMG! I am a bad parent! I took two steps away from her to put Eliana's sippy cup in the diaper bag. While I had my back turned, Janea managed to flip herself off the table! Dr A checked her out and she is totally fine, but it scared the crap out of me!

Eliana is going to be okay, too. She had her dentist appointment today and she was such a big girl! She brushed her teeth with some help from me and the hygenist. Then she let the hygenist take x-rays of her teeth--both front and back! Then, she got her teeth cleaned and was most cooperative! YAY! Lastly, she let the dentist himself have a peek at her mouth and look for those looming cavities that we knew were there. Turns out she has cavities in all four front uppers and also in the lowers. :( I am so upset! At least they will fill them with tooth colored fillings. I was worried about that! We also have a flouride gel that we are to apply every night right before bed. Our new routine will be floss, brush, flouride, bed! The flouride being the new part anyway.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

FACEBOOK... addictive! I joined because a friend asked me to so she could share in the pictures of my beautiful children (see previous post). I didn't think I would do much with FaceBook, but I got started on a couple of the games and I can't stop! I love the word games Scramble and Pathwords. I can play them endlessly (and really...who has the time for all that?!). I also got started on Pirates and Vampire Wars. Now, normally, that's not my cup of tea, but DUDE!!! I love these games. The biggest downfall (as I have had in EverQuest as well) is that you need friends to play too. I can NEVER get my friends to play these online games with me. Oh well...what can I say, I am not a charismatic person. I just love to play! :)

If you have a Facebook page, please join my Pirate Crew (you don't have to play unless you want to, but join me anyway...I get stuff for having crew members) and my Vampire Clan. If you don't have a Facebook page, please make one and join me! :)

I said I was addicted! :)

PS--Update on Ellie's teeth...thank you for the support! I still feel like crap about her teeth, but the support helps. We will be visiting a pediatric dentist to get those filled sometime this month. I better call about that...perhaps I can take time out of my busy Facebook game-play and make a phone call or two :-P