Saturday, January 29, 2011

Flu Bug

It was a sad sad week in the Hall household. I have no idea where we got it, but the flu bug got us this week. On Friday I packed the kids up to head to Lincoln with my mom. About a half an hour into the drive Brett threw up all over himself. I pulled off at the next interstate exit and cleaned him up the best I could. When we got to my mom's store in York he seemed just fine, playing, giggling and such. I figured it was just a fluke. The rest of the weekend everyone was fine. Early Monday morning (1amish), Brileigh woke up coughing. She would cough and cry, cough and cry and wouldn't drink anything. So I took her into the spare room and laid down with her there. Then she threw up, all over both of us. I got us all cleaned up and changed, and she did it again. Once again we got all cleaned up and laid back down. When she started to throw up for the 3rd time I was ready with a bucket. The poor little girl literally passed out afterwards. She was soo tired. A couple hours later she woke up really thirsty, and that was it. She slept the rest of the night, woke up happy, had breakfast, lunch...

Monday was a good day, everyone in good spirits. My husband left for Kansas City for work. Tuesday rolls around and everyone is still doing great until about 4pm. I could tell Brett wasn't feeling the greatest. And then it started, Brett and me! We both started the throwing up the same time. I called J and told him and he asked if I wanted him to come home. Um no. He doesn't even change wet diapers. I can't imagine him cleaning up puke and poo! What good would it do to have him home. I was calling to make sure he stayed away. The last thing I needed was another sick person!

Brett and I camped out on the floor watching Mickey Mouse. Poor Guy!

I did feel like a terrible mother. I was so weak it was difficult to deal with the kids. Tuesday night Brett fell asleep early so I laid him in my bed. I put the other two in their cribs in the clothes they wore that day with their night bottles. In the middle of the night Brett got transferred to his crib because I was still so sick. I took me till 4 the next day to get anything down. The only good thing about it I suppose is that I had it the worst! Brett woke up Wed. morning feeling fine. Rylan never really got it. He threw up only once on Tuesday, almost as if he felt left out!

Wow, I didn't mean for this to be such a long post about being sick! We'll end on a good note. We are all better! Brett says I'll clap to that!

We're off to play!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Yesterday was a snow day, so I made cupcakes, just because. After supper each baby got one, just because. It brought smiles out all around...

Rylan power ate his. Double fisting, it didn't last long enough for me to get the camera out!

It's hard to see, but Brileigh's right hand is full of frosting. Saving it for later...

Brett had a lot of fun eating his cupcake and cried when I cleaned him up.

They were transferred from their high chairs to the bathtub last night, needless to say.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spring Time? Please!

Last year when I brought the babies home on Jan. 4 I knew that I wouldn't be leaving the house for a long time. 4 pound babies and winter don't mix. I was dead tired from being up every 3 hours so I didn't really feel like leaving the house anyway. This winter is a little different though. The latest snow storm kept me in the house for 10 days. I was ready to go insane! I finally busted out today since the temperature went above 30°. I got some good shopping time in today and feel revamped! But I'm still wishing for Spring.

This is a little project I just finished for me. I thought it would be fun when the kids were older to make each other cards and put them in the mailbox to open on Valentines Day.

Another little pet project I've been working on are these letters for the kids room. I bought the paper mache letters and painted them. Then I glued paper on the the front and glittered the edges. I'll post photos when I'm done with them.

And last, we took a couple moments out to strike a cute pose!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

Boy did we get dumped on! It's beautiful out there but holy cow! My husband cleared the driveway 3 times since 1pm yesterday. Now the wind has started to blow, that will make for some fun drifts!

Too bad it's soo cold outside, I'm sure the kiddos would like to play in the snow. We will get up to a high of 12° today and 6° tomorrow! So looks like we wont be leaving the house for a while. Good thing we have plenty of toys to keep us busy!

Or so I thought we had enough toys to keep us busy... This is what happens when we are left unattended for 3 seconds. Notice the missing wallpaper on the left side of the photo. And what is that in your hand Rylan? Good thing I have part of a roll left over.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kiddo Update!

Time has been flying by lately! I don't even know what day of the week it is most days. We had 6 Christmas' that dated from Dec. 19 to Jan. 1 so I think that contributed to the flying days. When you're on the run every weekend it's hard to settle down during the week. The kids got another cold, not sure where this one came from. I was able to avoid getting it myself, but I have yet to sleep all night as there is always someone waking up crying. Most of the time I wouldn't have to get up, but if I leave them untouched they eventually wake their siblings up and then it's big time trouble!

We got all sorts of new toys this Christmas, the house is a wreck everyday as they drag every last thing out daily. Here is Brett enjoying his cousin Leighton's hardhat and tools.

The hallway in our house has storage and the bottom drawer is large and deep. A perfect toybox! They love to crawl into the drawer and throw all of the toys out!

I caught Brileigh enjoying an electronic book.

Later her and her brother sneaked into mom's room and found a crock full of fabric balls, what fun!

And dear Rylan, being goofy. (Do you think he's teething? He's the drool monster!)

Today we got about a foot of snow, so I think we'll have plenty of time to slow down in the next few days as we probably wont be going anywhere!