Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinckley

President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away yesterday. He was an amazing man and a wonderful Prophet. Thanks to him, there is no longer just one temple in Texas. What a blessing that is.

I am greatful to have lived while he was the Prophet. Every time I think of the song "We Thank Thee Oh God for Our Prophet", I will always have him in my heart.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Christmas: Part One of a Three Part (possibly more) Series

Yes, I realize that we are basically entering the month of February, but I am a procrastinator. So you are getting Christmas pictures now.

Our Christmas was broken up into 3 separate Christmas periods (shall we say). So the first was when Steve, Lori, and Spencer came up from San Antonio. For those who don't know, they are Ian's dad, step mom, and brother. Since we have moved to Coppell, we have been able to see them a couple of times which has been really fun. We hung out, did some presents, and welcomed Camille to Texas (Ian's youngest sister). She is living in New York now.

**** Because I am not really skilled when it comes to things dealing with the computer, I couldn't figure out how to find the pictures with her and the San Antonio Roberts'. So you'll just have to wait for her pictures until we are in Part Two of the Holidays.****

It was so great that they were able to come up. It allowed us to see all of our families (except the Millar's) over the Holiday break.

Here are the girls sporting there pink pj's and just being silly together.

This is Reagan with Spencer. They were hanging out on the couch watching Scooby Doo. Nothing says Christmas like Scooby Doo. :)

Reagan took several hilarious pictures of her Grandma Lori. But to show my kindness and love to Lori, I have decided not to put the pictures up. They really are HILARIOUS!!!

Grandpa Steve has a tendency to steal kisses from the girls. Jenna is finally brave enough to give them. Unfortunately, she didn't feel like posing with anyone for pictures (other than big sister). So it is basically all about Reagan in this post.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Broken Arms, Braids, Duckies, and Strep

Well, as many of you already know, Reagan broke her arm. She was running in P.E. (holding hands with a friend) and tripped and fell. She broke her radial bone near the wrist. So she gets to wear a cast for 4 to 5 weeks. She was really sad about the whole thing. She really didn't want to wear a cast or a sling. So I got an idea to put patches on her sling to make it fun.

So this is the picture of Reagan with her sling pre patches.

And this this is the picture post patches. She has finally gotten used to the whole cast thing after 1 1/2 weeks.

The funny thing is that this happened the day that she returned to school after having the flu. So she went to school for a half day and then missed the rest of the week (due to doctor's orders).

We got really lucky because Old Navy was having a huge sale. So we bought a ton of long sleeves shirt and cut the right sleeve. We also found a jacket there that fits over her cast. Totally blessed!

One thing that we have discovered is that Reagan is still quite the little artist even with her left hand. She loves to draw and the cast just can't hold her back.

So when Reagan was little, I always put bows in her hair and had it done up in some way or another. I always figured that it didn't matter what I looked like as long as my baby looked beautiful (which in my opinion isn't hard considering how pretty she is---no bias at all, right). Well then there is the second child, Jenna. Poor thing, Mommy actually cares what she looks like these days which means Jenna is the last minute hair job. So I haven't played around too much with Jenna's hair. But for some reason, I started thinking about how I used to put Reg's hair in braid and thought, why not try it on Jenna. So here is a picture of Jenna's first ever braids.

Pretty decent for a wiggle worm.

And of course, Reagan wanted in on the braid photo shoot. So I quickly did her hair too.

Last night, I made some cookies and told the girls they could have some after their bath. At this point, Reagan wasn't up to put anything in her body (she felt horrible). But Jenna thought that her rubber ducky definitely needed a cookie. She walked around the house saying "Ducky need cookie!" over and over again. So I sat her down and cut her cookie in half. One half for Jenna and one half for Ducky. She fed Ducky his half and would occasionally take a bit to help him out. It was pretty funny. Needless to say, the duck's beak was covered in chocolate after "eating" his share.

Jenna had so much fun, I wouldn't be surprised if Ducky was sitting at the dinner table tonight.

Well, last night we were up the whole night. Reagan a had horribly high fever which we were having problems getting down. After a blessing and a dip in the tub, it went down slightly. I took her to the doctor this morning and found out that she has a bad case of strep. Her throat doesn't hurt. But she has fever, headache, vomiting, and an upset stomach. So after missing a week of school, Reagan is out of school for at least another 2 days (this isn't including other absences). This poor kid has been having back to back illnesses/accidents. I am hoping that the Spring weather will bring less illness for her. But I know that is just wishful thinking.

Now we'll just have to wait and see when Jenna and I get it. Oh the fun never ends!

Friday, January 11, 2008

The New Year!

The New Year began with the girls staying at my parents' house while Ian and I enjoyed some parties in Dallas. It was a great way to start the year, spending some alone time with Ian.


...the girls got sick! The flu is definitely not fun, especially when the caretaker ends up getting sick too. The good news is that Reagan is better. And Jenna and I are doing much better too. We aren't quite ourselves but we are improving.


(I don't have a picture of this yet but...) ....Reagan broke her arm!!!!!

Ian said it was a miracle that she had lasted this long without any broken limbs. Poor thing has my lack of athletic ability. She was running on a track during P.E. and fell. She broke her radial bone. She now has a bright hot pink cast. (I promise, there will be pictures soon.) She is definitely sad about having to wear a cast, a sling, and just not being able to do much. However, she is very excited that the doctor told her that she could not return to school until Monday. She is currently wearing one of my sweatshirts. Today we will find her 2 long sleeve shirts that we can make work with the cast.

The week and this new year have already been exhausting! Just ask Jenna....

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Yup...Me too.

So I got the flu too. Thankfully, Reagan has recovered. So it is just Jenna and me. Luckily, Ian is so busy with work, he doesn't have time to be around us. I think that he may make it through this without a scratch.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Flu!!!!!

This year, I decided to get the girls some flu shots (since Reagan is in kinder and all). While we were getting them done, I noticed parents had been walking out of the room with bandaids. So I decided to get one for myself. I can't remember the last time I got one. After getting 2 sets of shots for each daughter and 1 for myself, I felt that we were set for the season.

Of course I was wrong! After spending 2 weeks with Heidi (yes I am blaming you...but in a good way :), she came down with the flu during the 2nd week. It turns out that even though she works with college kids, she didn't get a flu shot (too much going on. Very understandable.)

The girls love their aunts so much that they didn't want to leave their sides. So of course we are here in Corpus with both girls suffering from the flu. I won't go in to the disgusting details but I would hate to see what the flu would have been like if they didn't receive their shots (it is a "mild case of the flu").

The tricky part now is to figure out when I should drive back to Dallas. I need to get back before I get it (I've been sharing everything with Jenna). But I don't want the trip to be horrible for the girls. Just laying around the house is horrible for them. Not to mention that I am constantly taking their temperatures so I can attempt to keep them down. We won't even talk about the constant crying and the sleeping for only 2 hours at a time. Oh and they both have ear infections. Jenna's previous one has just gotten worse. (Sounds like Aubrey's, huh Holly.)

And I thought the horrible colds we all got less than a month ago were pretty. I was so wrong!