Monthly Archives: May 2006

My favorite

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Hooked on 24 on Monday night…..who was the best on the show tonight? Agent Aaron Pierce. He rocked my face off when he addressed the “President” by his first name, Charles, after realizing the president was a traitor.

RoboCop is on 24…did you know that? He’s playing the character of Chris Henderson. He’s a much better actor at RoboCop than at being a traitor to his country.

The woman who plays the First Lady was one of the ladies on Designing Women. Cool.

Goodnight.

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These past few days

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These past few days have been rough on Andrew. I took him to the doctor Friday afternoon and it was confirmed that he had strep throat. I felt like a bad mother since three days had passed before I actually took him in. I just kept treating his fever with Ibuprofen and prayer. It was a good thing I took him to see the doctor (Mitch was gone to Presbytery so I was alone) as they are closed all weekend and I would have been stuck in the ER since I was told his fever would have gotten higher. Andrew slept so hard last night after the first dose of medication. He awoke feeling weak but seemed to be in a better mood. He took a three hour nap today and woke as a new person. The medicine was magic! The only bad thing about this whole thing is that he has to finish the pink berry medication over the next ten days….he’s like his daddy was when he was little, running from me and kicking when I try to give him the stuff. Fortunately, he’s not contagious at this point.

Luke is enjoying life. You can tell he loves the camera. He likes being naked, too. I’m gonna have a fantastic Mother’s Day, I’m sure!

Solid food and not so solid food

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Tonight, at five months of age, Luke had his first taste of solid food. He wasn’t too impressed, as you can tell by these pictures. He still has a tongue reflex so most of the rice cereal ended up in the fold between his chin and neck. I’ll try again tomorrow night. I’m sure he’ll like peaches and pears better than the nasty bland cereal.

Andrew, however, found it hard to keep anything solid down. He upchucked three times before finally settling down for the night at 10:3o. He fell asleep at 8pm in my arms, which is rare. He didn’t have a fever so I had no indication he wasn’t feeling well until I heard him upchuck (via the monitor). I picked him up, stripped the bed sheets, put him in the bathtub, put clean sheets on the bed, and decided to lay down with him and sing him to sleep. It worked but I heard him upchuck again about ten minutes later. I only have two sets of sheets for his bed (yeah, I know you feel my pain, Amy) so after stripping the bed again and bathing him again, I made his bed with our bedsheets and a quilt. This time, however, I decided to rock him back to sleep. Guess what? He upchucked again but this time all over me. Back into the bathtub we BOTH went. He finally settled down and seemed to be in a better mood as he wanted to play and talk. Guess we’ll see how late he sleeps in the morning.

Back Home

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I can’t believe that we were on vacation for five days and I didn’t take any pictures! We had a great time visiting friends up in Birmingham. I was able to spend some time with Crissy, Maja, Anita, Angie, Tasha, Leslie, Nancy, and many others. I love you all!

I was also able to make some new friends…..Stokes and Connie Skellie, Adam Wright, and Rick Barnes. If you’re looking for some new music to listen to and like the sounds of Caedmon’s Call, Allen Levi, or anything by the RUF ministry, then check out some of their soundbites on their sites by clicking on their names. I sang along with Stokes and Adam on Sunday morning in church and, in the words of Eric Liddell from Chariots of Fire, “I [felt] God’s pleasure”.

I always get inspired with a new craft project when I spend time around Tasha. This time she showed me how simple it was to make a dress from a pillowcase. So, after getting her instructions, I went straight to Maja for her help in getting my “new” project started. Below is the final result.

Luke’s first sink bath

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We’re on vacation this week so I was forced to find alternatives to bathing Luke since I didn’t bring his safety bathtub with us (it’s so bulky!). While staying at our friends’ house, the Claytons, I just put him in the kitchen sink. It was hard to hold him up since he’s not sitting on his own completely yet but it was a fun time. Daddy took a picture.

Just rambling…..

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I watched the best show on television tonight….yeah, that’s right…..24. Only four hours left of the 24 hour day. I’m hooked on Jack Bauer and am planted in my chair for the entire hour. It’s cool how Jack never goes to the bathroom, can receive a great signal from land to the commercial airliner he’s on, always has the right equipment on him to get the job done, and relies so heavily on his PDA. My question tonight is, after all that drama to get the recording back that implicates the president as the bad guy, why didn’t Jack just download the digital recording to his PDA so Chloe could send it to CTU/Homeland Security? Don’t tell me it an old-fashioned tape recording, cause I don’t buy it.

Anyway, on a different note: We were up late last night cleaning the apartment since we had to be out by the first of the month. We called a babysitter at the last minute to basically sit and watch TV at our house for three hours while the boys slept so we could go back to the apartment and scrub toilets, mop and vacuum floors, and pack the last load. Now all the random piles of stuff are sitting in my dining room.

I would like to post a few pictures that I’ve taken these past few days but, since our computer is at Gateway headquarters getting “fixed”, I can’t just stick my Memory Stick into the hard-drive. That means I now need to find the USB cord in one of the many packed boxes so I can upload the pictures to Mitch’s laptop that I’ve been using to post to my blog. Later!