Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We have been a little sick!

I am sorry it has been so long since I have posted! First Emma got sick. We think it was a stomach virus. It was very painful and lasted more than a week. I took her to Urgent Care and to her Dr. Then Meilynn got croup in the middle of it all. Mike spent the night on the floor with Meilynn when she came down with it. He called the nurse advisor and he had to take her into the bathroom for a steam for 20 minutes twice in the night, while I slept with Emma and just did my best to sooth her when she woke up all night. Now everyone has just a small cold so we are on the mend. Mike and I got to spend our first overnight away together in more than 16 months! Kami stayed with the girls. She knows my routine as well as I do,(well almost! ) We felt very comfortable leaving the girl's with their sister and feel very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter that we can trust with Emma and Meilynn. We rode our motorcycle's to Julian (a little mountain town) and stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast. I wish I could say that I was able to sleep all night but with the habit of getting up with Emma at night I couldn't sleep all night. But I did get to lay in bed until 7:00 which is quite a luxury since Emma still does not sleep thorough the night and gets up between 5-6! Meilynn is a great sleeper. She goes to sleep between 8-9 and wakes up at 7. We had a great time just being alone together. And Julian has the best pie! My favorite is apple-boysenberry. In fact I liked it so much I am going to make it for Thanksgiving. I ordered these letters a long time ago and they finally came! I had these letters for Emma but when I went to order them the girl that made them wanted me to send back Emma's becuase she wanted to re-do them and make them match Meilynn's new ones. Well she actually ended up making brand new ones for Emma. So here they are! Meilynn's letters Emma's new letters Up close
Meilynn's first taco. The night before everyone started getting sick! Emma missed a special birthday party when she was sick, but Meilynn brought her this hat, bandana, and train whistle back. When you don't feel well it is always fun to play beauty shop with your big sister Isn't she pretty? And when you don't feel well it is fun to have your Aunt Debbie come over and play tent with youToday we went to choose our Christmas tree with Daddy and MommyThere was a cool pond there!Come on Meilynn, I think there is a good tree over here!I found it! Our Christmas tree for 2007!
The new Love Without Boundries book, Love's Journey came out and their is a picture of Emma on page 92 in the pool. Also, an article about Meilynn was published by FTIA in thier on-line newsletter. I will try to put the link here.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Halloween Thing 1 and Thing 2

We dressed up like Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Halloween. Mommy read us the Cat in the Hat book a lot before Halloween night.Our big sister Meghan invited us to her University for a little mini carnival that they put on for the community. Here is our big sister Meghan trying on our blue wig.We played a game where we picked up a duck and then there was a number on the bottom that told you what prize you get. Meilynn and I kept wanting to take the little ducks. We ended up with a fish and a frog.Mommy tried to get a good picture of her four daughters, but someone wanted Mommy. I think you can guess who that was? Kami dressed up like a Dr. and Meghan was just wearning her Sorority sweatshirt.Just too cute! We went downtown in the day where they had safte trick or treating. I can say trick or treat now. Meilynn can say boo! Then we went to Barnes and Noble where we won for the best literary costume. It was a tie between Meilynn and me. They gave us cookies and milk and by this time I was tired of my costume and was working my way out of it. We got to color too! After Barnes and Noble we went to my Mommy's friends house Julie and we had our favorite meal, Pasta! Meilynn handed out candy to the trick or treaters but I was too scared to do it!