Monday, January 22, 2007

Busy as bees.... three-year-old bees, that is

January is such a busy month! I'm going to try to give you the condensed version of what's been going on at our house.

First, Hayden & Hank had pneumonia to start out the new year. We kicked the pneumonia, but junk settled in their ears, so we had ear infections. Now, let me clarify: you can never tell that my children are sick. They play and act like normal, which is crazy. So, while I've got them home from school, they're climbing the dang walls! Hank's ear infection is still present, so we've pretty much been on antibiotics since right after Christmas, and I need a vacation!

After the holidays, Hayden started wearing panties to school. She's only had one accident at school, BUT she's holding it the whole time. She won't even go in the potty - she loves to SIT on the potty, but she won't DO anything. She waits until they put a pull-up on her at naptime, then she fills the sucker up. Any ideas, moms??? Will she not DIE when she's older and finds out I put her potty training woes on the world wide web?

Somewhere in there, I had a job interview in Jackson. I really think it's something I'd be interested in, and I'm excited to see what happens.

Then, last weekend, we had Hayden & Hank's 3rd birthday party (YES! THEY'RE THREE!!!). I really can't believe it's been three whole years since I first met their tiny little selves. They are such miracles! Most of the family was here for their Buggy Birthday Party (it's hard to find party themes for both girls and boys!). We had a great time, and the kids got a bunch of loot. On their actual birthday (Wednesday, January 17) we had planned a small party at their school for around 2:30. Well, at noon I got a call from the school saying that Hank had fallen and needed at least one stitch in his forehead. So, I rush to the school, then rush to the ER (which is another story), and get his head stitched up. He ended up needing two stitches, even though I asked the dr to make it three to commemorate his third birthday :) He never even cried until they held him down - he HATES to be restrained. Afterwards, we got some nuggets and fries (which will cure ANYTHING), and we went home thinking that he would take a nap. Wrong. The kid was raring to go. So, I went and picked up their birthday cupcakes and headed to the school to have the party. Why not?

I'm sure I'm missing some other things that have kept us busy, not to mention we're in the thick of Jay's soccer season with playoffs just around the corner (Go Jags!). And did I mention that I also work full-time???? Whew!

Anyway, here are some pictures from this month (click the picture to open the album). Kind of a hodge podge of things but enjoy, nonetheless.

And thanks to those who are still checking on us after THREE years!!! Comment and let me know who you are!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Okay... So, I'm a little late on my holiday greetings. Would you believe me if I said we'd been busy? Hayden & Hank are so time-consuming these days - so curious that we have to watch them closely, but so fun that we don't want to miss a minute of being with them. Everyday they say something new and funny. Tonight Hayden proclaimed that "Daddy is gross!" after smelling his foot. That one had Jay & me cracking up. The other day, I yelled to the back of the van, "I. LOVE. HAYDEN!" to which she replied, "I. LOVE. PIZZA!" As you can tell, it's mostly Hayden who entertains us. That's not to say that Hank doesn't do his share, he's just so much more laid back than she is. He is content to sit and read a book, watch a movie, or play with cars. Hayden has to be performing for an audience at all times. Check out the following pictures from Christmas, and you'll see what I mean. She's in four different costumes over the course of a few days, and the majority of the pictures are of her. I'm usually pretty fair about the number of pics I post for each child, but that's not the case with the latest set of pics. Hayden was a show-stealer! Enjoy!

Click the above pic to open album.

Since Christmas, the Harrison house has been more like a hospital. Hank went to the dr on the 26th and got a shot of rocephin and came home with some antibiotics and cough meds. The dr said it was a chest cold but didn't do any xrays or anything. Within a couple of days, Hayden started sniffling and coughing, and we tried to fight it off, but it didn't work. Jay took her in on Saturday morning, and the dr DID do xrays and determined that she has pneumonia. So, she too got the same shot and some different and horrible antibiotics along with cough meds. Somewhere along the way, I ended up with something similar. You know, that yucky-can't-breathe-through-your-nose-while-sleeping-so-you-wake-up-with-a-desert-in-your-mouth stuff. How fun. And tonight Jay went to bed at 9:30 complaining of a sore throat. Lovely. Since tomorrow is a federal holiday (Ford's funeral), I'll keep the kiddos home with me for one more day before sending them back to their little germ petri dish at daycare. Unfortunately, their sickness hasn't slowed them down at all. They are still going a mile a minute, while I'm about to sputter and die. But it's still just so darn fun.

Happy New Year (a little late)!