Wednesday, May 21, 2008

First Tooth

Rebecca has her first tooth! One of her bottom front teeth appeared through the gum on Monday. Exactly 13 months old and she has her first tooth!
We drove to TX Friday and came back Monday night. We sat on I20 in traffic as the bridge across the MS river was closed for over 2 1/2 hours. The children mostly slept through it but we didn't get home until 3:30am, can you say caffeine needed!?
I have a sick child today, stomach virus, and I'm praying it doesn't go through the whole family.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

sounds of falling...

I don't think I'll ever get used to the sound of a tree falling. I have goosebumps on my arms as I type this. A huge tree just fell across the street in my neighbor's yard, thankfully it missed the houses! I'm going to try and get pictures tomorrow. Loren went over to check it out with my neighbor. He said that he hadn't seen such a large rotten center.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Computer woes

As I type this from dear husband's borrowed laptop, I'm waiting for someone to come and look at our lifeless computer. We think it is the power supply, praying that I haven't lost any data! Friday afternoon i was scanning something and had to go outside with the children. When I came back in the computer was dead!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Fire Ants

We've had our first big fire ant attic. John's little foot is covered in dozens of bites (I want to say hundreds but that would be exaggerating). it just seems like hundreds with him screaming and how much cortisone was applied. We had arrived home from doing a quick banking trip, John had spilled yogurt in the van and on his leg and foot. I set him on the ground and urged him to go inside the house while I got the mess cleaned up. He got distracted with his tricycle and the next thing I knew he is screaming saying his 'bike hurt him'. I'm thinking he scraped his foot on the pavement. I looked and it was red but I didn't see anything, no ants, no blood. I remember him trying to get me to kiss it and I said I would blow a kiss because his feet were too dirty!
About an hour later he is crying and I see welts covering his entire foot and up his ankle. Poor little guy. It was then he told me about the ants. I don't remember him saying anything about ants. But something could have been lost in the screaming.