Wherever you go, I'll go there too. Here and there and everywhere, and always with you. ~Sandra Boynton

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In between days

Like I said in the last post, we had a few days in between Katelyn and Collin each being really sick over Christmas break.  I have great memories especially of the day after Christmas.  Katelyn was finally feeling better, the kids had a ton of new toys to play with, and I got to do one of my favorite things...organize and put things away.  I also finally got to use my kindle that afternoon while Katelyn napped and Collin played outside.  Collin got a bike, scooter, roller skates, rocket launcher thingy, and new bubbles so he was super busy in the front yard.
We also put together the roller coaster that day.  I sort of thought it would be something I would pull out occasionally when I really needed them to be entertained.  Yeah right.  Every time I pack it up (it stores really nicely inside itself), they ask me to set it back up within 10 minutes.  Thankfully it's really easy.  They LOVE it!  Thanks Auntie Joy!


Better late than never...

I have to admit, we've had better Christmases.  This year, Katelyn started running a temperature of 103 a few days before.  I kept thinking surely it would break by Christmas Eve, but it didn't.  The pediatrician said it was a viral sore throat so in addition, there was nothing we could do about it but treat her symptoms.  She was on Advil around the clock, with that barely bringing it down to a low grade fever.  She was miserable.  My arm muscles were literally sore from carrying her around for days.  She started refusing the Advil after a while so that made it even more fun.  Needless to say, she didn't get to participate in Christmas Eve.  The only plus of that was that we had to do less driving around than we usually do and we both got some one on one time with each of them :)  

So Christmas Eve day, Collin and I headed down to Fayetteville while Katelyn and Daddy stayed home and snuggled with the new kindle.  That evening, we came back home so Daddy and Collin could go to Snellville to visit his side of the family.  Katelyn and I did more snuggling and I spent Christmas Eve watching Christmas Vacation.  Here a slideshow of that day (I forgot to give Mike the camera when they left, so I don't have any pictures from that night.)
Christmas morning, Collin woke up early and was of course super excited to see if Santa had come to visit.  We decided to let Katelyn keep sleeping and let him check it out solo.  We made him wait for stockings and wrapped presents though.  She finally woke up and was interested in her kitchen for a while.  We managed to keep her fever down on Christmas Day with more Advil and she was able to visit with Mike's family for a while.   Thankfully, that was her last day of fever (it was 103 or over for 4 days!).  Here is a slideshow of pictures from Christmas Day.

We were good for a few days and then Collin spiked a fever of 103 himself!  His also lasted 4 days or more.  He complained of a sore throat the whole time and had tummy issues as well (especially at night).  So, the Friday before New Years, he ended up having to miss our Christmas get together at my sister's house.  Katelyn and I headed to Dahlonega leaving him and Daddy home resting.  I forgot my camera that day too, but Uncle Jason got one of us to prove we were there!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families.  Hoping for a healthy New Year!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Preschool Christmas Program and Parties

This post is long overdue, but the day was way too fun and cute to skip over! 
Collin had a special part in the preschool Christmas program.
His class was angels, but he got to be one of the 3 wise men!
He was so so cute.
The angels.
The 3 wise men.
Getting ready to give their gifts.
Collin's turn.
Our little wise man.    

Daddy and Nanna were able to come watch the program.  Collin was so excited to have such an audience!
Katelyn discovering us as we walked in the door to her classroom.
Really excited to see us (or Nanna I think).
Trying to figure out if she's allowed to get up from the table to tell us hello.
Getting a little help from Nanna to open her present.