Saturday, December 22, 2007

J's class made graham cracker 'gingerbread' houses Wednesday. We had fun and ate lots of m&m's. :)
We are on the final countdown to Christmas now, and praying we can get them both healthy at the same time. A week or 2 ago it was Justin and his ear infection, for which he refused to take his antibiotics, but miraculously it cleared up on his own. Tuesday we were at the pediatrician with Lindsey having bronchitis, but J checked out perfectly. Tuesday night he started coughing. Thursday night I kept checking to see if his lung was on the carpet. Thankfully he didn't actually cough it up, but it certainly sounded like it. Friday back at the pediatrician - Lindsey sounds good, Justin's full of green goo. Thankfully the ped didn't bother to write a prescription since J won't take it. He just gave him a shot of antibiotics and a shot of cortisone. That should clear him up, we hope. He seems a bit better today.
Oh, and my best Christmas present this year - good news for all of us in the FX world. They are beginning testing on 2 promising new drugs! If you haven't read about this - go to Time magazine and search fragile X - or just Google a bit and you'll find it - or let me know, and I can post the articles here. Anyway, I've already made my wish list for next year - good test results and approval for the drugs, so we can try them. :)
Anyway...I'm off to finalize my grocery list for Christmas Eve dinner and finish wrapping stuff. If I don't post again prior to Christmas - or even if I do - I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Elf on our Shelf

My mom sent this for the kids today. He comes with a book that tells all about him. We named our elf Ollie and sat him on the shelf. He watches over the children and every night he flies home to Santa and updates him on what's going on. The next morning he reappears in a new spot in the house and the kids have to look for him. :) I think they are really going to enjoy Ollie. We went online and registered our elf and got a note back from Santa and an Official Certificate of Elf Adoption. I had fun tonight looking around and thinking of all of the places where Ollie might appear...

Thursday, December 6, 2007

"What's shakin' mommy?"

So Justin walks in the kitchen yesterday and says, "What's shakin', mommy, what's shakin'?"
LOL Where on earth did he learn that one? What a funny boy he is.

Unfortunately the biggest thing 'shakin' is my booty. I desperately need treadmill time, I'm feeling so unhealthy. I've been fighting bronchitis for about 2 weeks now and every time I get up and try to do anything I start coughing again and it's just miserable. I've got to get over this so I can start exercising.

Rambling here...but do you ever feel like whatever you say, it's wrong? Yeah, that's me lately. I'm frustrated with myself for not being able to get my point out without stepping on toes. I'm cranky and it seems a lot of people around me are as well.

Oh forgot to update- Thanksgiving went really well. Everyone said my turkey was moist and yummy. I followed Alton Brown's instructions from the 'Good Eats' Thanksgiving special:Romancing the Bird. I brined him the night before in vegetable stock and some spices, and cooked him on 500 for 30 minutes, then covered him with foil and cooked at 350 until my thermometer hit 165.
The bonus for having it here - I got to eat leftovers for days and they were yummmmmy. :)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

We have a winner!

Well we just went through the annual tradition of dressing up the kids in their Christmas outfits, pleading with them to behave and not kill each other, and taking a thousand pics in hopes of one that is presentable for our Christmas card, and I do believe we have a winner.

Of course the fighting that went on before and after the picture are another story altogether, but we'll just go with this one - they are pretty darn cute huh?