Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nate, Nana and Grandmoos birthday party

Yesterday we celebrated Nana's (9/29), Nate's (10/2) and Grandmoo's (10/2) birthday. Everyone had a great time. I was going to barbecue but after the chips, dip and cake everyone was stuffed.

Nate loved the presents! He got a speed racer track, a lego Mars mission set (Chris is enjoying putting that one together) and he got a real camera! He took almost a gig of movies yesterday - mostly of us eating, and took quite a number of pictures. I uploaded some of his better pics to the World through Nate's eye folder in our photo album.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rainforest Cafe, being sick, and the cub scouts

Sunday we celebrated our anniversary (nine years and she still puts up with me!) by taking the kids to the Rainforest cafe. Lexi took Adam Apple, her preschool class pet, with her and we got lots of pictures there. We all had a really great time.

But alas, I am not sure if it was something I ate or what, that night I started getting the chills bad! I checked my temperature and I was just 99.1 but my whole body was shaking. So I took some Advil and went to bed - Chris said I was shivering so bad the whole bed was shaking.

So Monday when I woke up with a 103 I decided to take the day off. Unfortunately that was the day that Nate's cub scout pack was going to march in the LD Bell parade. So Chris told Nate that daddy as sick and if I did not get better by that afternoon that he could not go. If you had told him Santa, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny did not exist while dropping all his books in a shredder you could not have produced a sadder look on his face. So needless to say as soon as he was off to school I took a bunch of aleeve and went to bed. I stayed relatively immobile all day until Nate got home and I checked my temperature: 98.2. So I took Nate to the parade and walked with him as he passed out candy to the crowd. Nate had a grand time.

But I paid for it. Tuesday I woke up with 102. So I took Tuesday off as well. Sadly Chris caught it from me and by that afternoon I had to pick Nate up from school. But aside from that both of us were sitting or laying down all day.

The last two days I worked from home. Today I was able to walk around comfortably in a single layer of clothes so tomorrow if Chris is feeling okay I will go to work. Chris seems to be a day behind me as far as being sick goes so hopefully she will be okay tomorrow or Saturday. And with any luck we will both be 100% by Monday.

Just in time for the next cub scout meeting.....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Nate joins the Cub Scouts

Tuesday Chris called me as I was leaving work that Nate brought home a cub scout flyer and he wanted to join. Well I took him to the scout meeting that night and he really enjoyed it. They made popcorn and water bottle rockets and while I was listening to the sales pitch (not really a sales pitch per se but more of a stressing a child will succeed in scouts if there parents are involved with them).

Nate's luck with leaders kept up with the scouts too (when he played football last year his coach was a professional football player!) The den leader was a military officer with five kids (all in scouts), former prison guard, juvenile probation officer, business owner. The only thing missing a big red S on the uniform :)

Well I really wanted to see if he was serious about joining scouts so I stressed that there was work involved too. There was fun things to be sure but he had to do work also and he said he still wanted to. So I signed him up on their show and sell popcorn drive. Now if you ever gone to a grocery store or Wal-Mart and seen girl scouts selling cookies or boy scouts selling popcorn - that was what Nate was doing. Saturday morning, in the rain, Nate and Conner (a second year cub scout) was on the first shift from 9-10 at Wal-Mart. Nate was a real trooper! I was really proud of him. Afterwards I told him that Scouts had to do that several times a year not really - just once a year and that was the last weekend of it) and was he willing to do that again and he said he was so I went and picked up Lexi, and then we went and picked up a uniform for Nate and then I took them to McDonalds for lunch.

I finally uploaded a bunch of old photos to the photo album. As well as Nate in his new uniform - enjoy.

Monday, September 08, 2008

You know the kids are watch too much tv when....

For a little more than a week both Nate and Lexi have had stuffy noses. Late last week we started giving Nate and Lexi a childrens claritin in the morning with their vitamin at breakfast.

So Friday I fixed their breakfast, set out their vitamin and claratin and called them to breakfast. Then I sat down at my computer to go through the morning cartoons when Nate came in holding the claratin. I told him it was a claratin for his stuffy nose when he told me "If you give a Zantac my stuffy nose would go away two hours sooner."

Damn marketers.

So I told him that they don't make chewable Zantac (not sure if that was true but I have never seen it at Wal-Mart) and that seemed to satisfy him that I was doing everything for his well being.