Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fun with pumpkins:-)

So this weekend my parents were here, and the kids had a great time. Saturday Caleb went to the Razorback game with my dad, and Emma went to a birthday party where she had to dress up as a princess. Then today, the kids were able to carve a pumkin with my parents. Emma came running in the house asking for "clots and flies", which apparently is code for the classifieds from the newspaper. Then, once outside and poised to "carve", Emma pitched a huge fit because she got her hands dirty. This prompted my mom to throw pumkin seeds and guts on her, which really made her happy. Then an all-out pumkin flinging war commenced. They had a great time. After playing hard outside, they came in for lunch and a much-needed nap. All in all, it was a great day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Just another day...

So today was a pretty uneventful day for us, and after yesterday, it was a welcome respite. School was long for me yesterday, and the morning/evening after were long as well. Caleb was up while it was still dark, as was Emma. I was up at 6:15, but couldn't get moving enough that we weren't late to KDO. Caleb was upset when I dropped him off because he forgot his lunch, and was mad that I couldn't just go home and bring it to him, so we had to have another talk about responsibility and what it means, which just served to upset him more. What a great way to start the school week! So, the rest of us were late because I had to go back home and get Jake dressed in clothes instead of pjs. Once at school, Jake fell somehow in his class and got a fat lip, and Emma was just tired and whiny. Our day was messed up since the hayride was cancelled, and at naptime we had 1 little girl who cried for her mom for 45 minutes! Not soft crying either, but annoying, loud, make you pull your hair out crying. And the really frustrating thing was that no one down the hall would help us with her. I felt very left alone to deal with her. So we tried to talk to her mom, and I am almost hoping she just doesn't come back, or that her mom will come pick her up early--it was very disruptive not only to our class but to the one next door. She just wouldn't shut up! If it were Emma, she would definately have received a swat!

Anyway, today was much more relaxing. I really wish I hadn't agreed to teach 2 days a week, but now I know and can plan better next year. I am still contemplating asking to go to 1 day in January, but we will see what happens. Today we went grocery shopping and to Hobby Lobby and the bank and Walgreens. We also ran through "Old McDonald's " so the kids could have something to eat and I could get more Monopoly pieces. I am semi-obsessed with winning something great. So far I have only won a small drink and a free game download, but you never know:-) I am attempting to make Emma a peasant top, so I bought fabric for that today--hopefully I can piece together the pattern tonight and get going on that tomorrow. Talk to everyone soon!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Welcome to the sick house!

Well, we are once again in the throes of sickness at the Dunlap house. Emma has the flu, and has been running fever since yesterday morning. Last night before bed it was 104.6, and this am it was 105, so she got to go to the doctor today. He had to stick a qtip up her nose, which she loved, but he did treat the rest of the family to prevent anyone else from getting it (hopefully). Thank goodness for a good healthcare plan, because that medicine was expensive! Anyway, hopefully it will work quickly and she will feel better soon!

Jake has had an exciting week as well. On Monday he has his 1 year well child check up. He is in the 25 % on his height and weight, and the 10th on his head. He weighed 20lbs 11 oz, and was 29 1/2 in tall. He also had the great pleasure of getting 5 shots that day, so Monday night was a long night. He woke up around 12 am and didn't go back to sleep until 1:30 am. On Tuesday afternoon, he climbed up the stairs and proceeded to fall down the top flight (about 8 steps). I heard 3 thunks and the a loud cry, all the while Emma was saying, " I didn't do anything!" . He was sitting on the edge of the stair and rocked and fell backwards. He seemed fine afterward, though. I think it just scared him. He was cranky and running fever on Tuesday as well. Then yesterday, he took his first unassisted steps. It was pretty neat to see.

Caleb had his Valentine party yesterday, and he seemed to enjoy himself. He was extra sweet to Emma, giving her his carnation that he received and spelling out her name in the candy that he had. He really has an empathetic heart when it comes to someone being sick.

Shon is still working hard and has a late meeting tonight. I am trying to get everyone to bed early so I can have a few moments of sanity before I go to bed as well. I hope all of you are well. Will talk to you later.