Archive for November 2008

And Daddy makes 7

November 25, 2008

He’s in bed.  Bucket by his side.  Preparing for the worst.  He doesn’t look good.


6 in 5! Not possible

November 23, 2008

I really didn’t think it was possible.  I joked about it.  But…

Tuesday – Grace

Wednesday – Lucy

Thursday – Lincoln

Friday – Vaughn

Saturday – Gavin

Gavin and Vaughn came to my bed about 2 am last night.  First thing I did was pick up Gavin and smell him – nothing.  Then I went to his room and smelled his sheets.  Nothing.  Whew!  But then he started in about 4 am and has thrown up several times.  Our laundry room is piled with nasty sheets and we’re using our broken washer to get threw as much as we can.

To top it off…I was in bed sick at about 2 pm yesterday for the rest of the day.  I felt like I was on my deathbed.  Actually – it almost felt like being in labor.  The sickness/cramps would come in waves and I would find myself trying to breathe through it.  Around 4 pm, after throwing up more than I’ve ever thrown up in my life – I thought I would be fine.  But no, I was back in bed until the second round hit around 9 pm.   That was the last of the puking…but my body is still weak and sore.   Good times.

3:00 am

November 22, 2008

Vaughn’s turn.

And it begins…

November 21, 2008

4:37 AM.  Can’t get back to sleep.  Lincoln woke us up about 3:30 covered in vomit.  He’s now sleeping in the living room in the big red chair.  I was holding him for about an hour but couldn’t get comfortable.

Lucy woke us up three times last night – well, 2 nights ago now – throwing up.  She was better by evening…so hopefully it’s just a 24 hour bug. 


Just 10!

November 19, 2008

Jamie came home from work exhausted tonight.  But it was Washington School Night at Wendy’s – so Lucy wanted to go.  So we did.

On the way home, the kids were screaming.  Some wanting to watch a movie, some singing, some fighting with their siblings. 




Silence.  For about a second.

Jamie, feeling defeated, “30 Seconds.  Daddy needs 30 seconds of silence.”

Silence.  For 8 seconds.

Jamie, “10 Seconds.  Just give me 10 seconds.”

Mommy, “Starting in 1, 2, 3 – Go.”

From the back – “Go”     “Go”     Go”  Silence for about a second.  Talking.

Mommy, “Everyone needs to be quiet for just 10 seconds.  1, 2, 3, GO”

From the backseat.  Silence for a second.  Then “Go”   “Go”  “Stop talking to you”.  (the last was from Vaughn)

Jamie never got his 10 seconds of silence.

Lucy’s First Cheerleading Competition

November 16, 2008

This weekend Lucy had her first cheerleading competition this weekend in Naperville.  We drove up Saturday night and stayed at a hotel.  We ordered a pizza from Rosati’s – I wish I’d have taken a picture of it because it was HUGE.  I didn’t really realize how big a 24″ pizza was.  While waiting for the pizza – the girls and I went swimming and the boys terrorized the room.  Forgot the boys binkis so it was a long night.

Got up and headed to the college at 9.  Here’s Lucy stretching and warming up.  Isn’t she cute!

Here are her #1 fans:

Gracie brought Lucy’s Teddy Bear to help cheer her on.1116083

And here is Lucy with her first place trophy.  They actually didn’t have any other teams competing in their division.  But she doesn’t understand that.  The Purple Team got first place too though.  The Competition was called “Cheer for the Cure” and all the proceeds went to Make a Wish Foundation.  Two of Lucy’s teammates didn’t show up.  It was more than a little disappointing because they had to scramble last minute to change things around.  And because of that Lucy had a hard time with her stunts.  But she was so excited about her trophy and actually singing about it.  She kept saying that it’s her first trophy, she hid it behind her back to show Jamie, and wouldn’t stop talking about it in the car.  It was the sweetest!

Goodbye to Forrest and Phoebe

November 14, 2008

Today Jamie took Forrest and Phoebe to the Humane Society.  It had to be done.  But we are sad about it.  We just couldn’t care for them the way they needed/deserved.  We’ve had them for 11 1/2 years – since March of 1997.  They are such good cats.   I hope they go to a good home.