Strep, Strep, & More Strep :(

Well that pretty much sums up this week emoticon.  Jaxson woke up Monday morning with his neck off to the right side and he would not move it.  The awesome medical professional that I am, just thought that maybe he slept wrong and had a kink in his neck.  He had been fine the whole weekend, was not running a fever, and said that his throat and ears did not hurt.  So I tried moving his head to the left side, which just brought on the tears.  As the day progressed, he was looking worse and worse and didn’t have any energy and also started to complain of ear and throat pain.  So of course he had strep and an ear infection.  Then on Wed. Tanya let me know that Alexandria had strep, and of course she would because we all hung out on Saturday before we knew that we had "the bug."  Then last night, Holden was just a peach. . . not!!!  Brad and I then took him into the Dr. and prayed that the Dr. was going to tell us that he also had strep or an ear infection because I did not want to hear that nothing was wrong and maybe it’s just because he is almost two.  So thank goodness there was a reason for his terrible behavior.  Last night after we got the kids to bed, I started with the chills, an earache and just not feeling well.  So once again, the great medical professional that I am, I found some of Brad’s antibiotics that he didn’t finish and started to take those. . . it should do the trick.  So now I’m just waiting for Brad to come home sick.  At least we are getting all of this out of the way this week and not next week when we have three Thanksgivings to go to and all of the kids will still be on antibiotics, so hopefully they won’t be catching any other bugs. 

This was the most active Jaxson was on Monday.  He had to use the dog neck pillow to hold his head up. 

On Tuesday morning, Holden wanted to stand in the fridge like he normally does to show me what he wants to eat for breakfast.  Usually he picks out his yogurt and berries for me to make him a yogurt parfait, but on this morning he pointed to the leftover spaghetti and said "this."  I asked him if he wanted spaghetti for breakfast and he said yes.  So I thought why not?  So both of the boys enjoyed leftover spaghetti for breakfast, which then blew my plans for lunch 🙂

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We Are Boring

Nothing exciting going on here, so all you get is pictures 🙂

We got our first snowfall (5 inches) so of course Jaxson was out playing in it.  He insisted on scooping off the deck.

We stayed inside.  It was still freezing out there.

We continue to have daily battles over candy.  Gotta love Halloween candy and the joy that it brings to kids.

I think the naked baby wants a snack after his bath 🙂

At Least The Boys Had a Fun Weekend

Last weekend my mom and Mike were so awesome to take the boys for us.  They had so much fun.  On Saturday, they went over to see Great Grandma and Aunt Wendy.  They then went to Ames to pick up Kade and Alexandria, then to Nevada for Kenneth’s 7th birthday party.  They had so much fun at the party.  All of them then headed back to Mom and Mike’s house for a big sleepover.  All of the kids did fabulous.  Mom then brought the boys back on Sunday morning and all we have heard since then from Holden is "Papa. . . Nana."  With the boys being gone, I of course worked all weekend and Brad did too.  Not only is he the supervisor at the hospital, but for now, he is also the manager.  So now he has a lot of jobs added to his daily "to do" list at work, on top of his current supervisor jobs, along with taking classes, and being a full time dad on the weekends.  So needless to say, this doesn’t give him much time to get much of anything done. So Brad went into work to do a bunch of annual evaluations and a few other things and got some homework done too. So all in all, it was a productive weekend for us and a fun one for the boys.