About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jessa's sick now!

Just got back not too long ago from taking Jessa to the doctor. She's got the flu, and is on Tamiflu.
Praying Sanatra and Jeffery don't catch it as well. Stinks as well, that she just started a job at a local Dollar General store this past Sunday and was supposed to work tomorrow, but doctor said not for a few days. Her new boss wasn't entirely thrilled about that.
Got on here to change Jessa's description since she's no longer SAHM, and figured I'd give an update. She likes her job so far. She's been lucky this week, Jeffery's been off on the days she's had to work except one, and Pop and Nonna (Jeffery's grandparents) watched Sanatra. I'll get to babysit the days they both have to work.

Posted last time how Sanatra's pulling himself up. He's using furniture to cruise around when he doesn't want to crawl.

He got his bottom two teeth in, and is still teething. He loves music. He'll rock back and forth when it comes on and stop and look around when it stops playing. 

Ayla's vocabulary is growing everyday, and her new favorite food is waffles. I'm almost out of syrup because I've made them so many times, and the good syrup is expensive unless I get it from SamsClub, and we just did that last weekend. Asked her today what she wanted to eat while we were out, and she asked for broccoli. Luckily for her, Jessa was nice and bought her some. 
Every time I go to cook, Ayla says she wants to cook too, so I give her some plastic containers and measuring spoons and let her pretend. She did help me rinse the dishes when I washed them last. She's growing so fast!! She's very opinionated, and spoiled, so we're dealing with that. I've had to be mean in dealing with it. Several times she's gotten mad and me and gone to her room by herself.  She's learning so fast!!

Sean's doing Academy still, and looks like he'll be working at Six Flags again, when that starts up. 

Other than that, not much else. The snow from last weekend is still lingering, and flurries keep appearing. I wish it would stop snowing. Can't wait for Spring. Course, when that gets here, we'll gripe about the mosquitoes. Hope you all have a great weekend, and if it's snowing where you're at, I hope you all have safe travel and warm lodgings.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine's and sick. Ugh.

Valentine's day just passed. Both Sean and Ayla are sick with the flu. They're both on Tamiflu twice a day. I'm on it once a day for double the time as a preventative. Ayla's not handling it well, she's very moody and clingy. It started with a fever spike Tuesday and just got worse. Took her to the doctor Thursday after her fever refused to break. She got up to almost 105, but according to the doctor's office, anything less than 102 isn't considered a fever. Ayla's like her daddy and runs an average temp of 99.6, so she's always a bit warmer than me. She's my portable heater.
Ayla's been doing real great with going to the bathroom by herself, even being sick and miserable. Haven't had any accidents, and lately I've not had to ask if she needs to go. Although if she does seem to be taking a little too long, then I go check on her. Usually she's not doing anything bad, but she does like to take toilet paper and swirl the end of it in the toilet bowl and watch it get wet. We also had to get on to her for going into the bathroom to flush the toilet two or three times just because.

Sanatra's getting so big. He's pulling himself up and trying to take those first steps....and he just learned to crawl. He's going to be running in no time. Trying to get Jessa to share, but she keeps distracted, and says at this rate, with all she wants to share, it'll be a book. Thinking best chance may be around his first birthday and just have her do a summary of the year.

With Ayla being sick, I've been getting to read a bit more. She's been laying in my lap and I read as she watches a show or movie. I like my couch, but I miss how deep the other couch was. It was much easier to share a cushion with Ayla.

Academy's been going well for Sean and Jason. Sean's seems to be enjoying it, and learning a lot.

No church for Ayla or I until she's over this flu. Don't want to share it with any of the other little kids.
Other than that, not much else is going on. Hope everyone has a great weekend and no one else gets sick.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ayla is 3!!

We took Ayla to Incredible Pizza on Martin Luther King Jr Day for her birthday. 
Ayla on the merry-go-round at I.P.

Yesterday was dinner with Sean's family for Ayla's birthday. 
She had a blast, and couldn't wait for her Princess Cake.
Grandma Dawn bought dress up stuff.
   
Butterfly Princess.


Ayla's 3rd birthday cake from Sweet Designs by Mandi
Ayla couldn't wait to have the crown off that cake, she got rather upset when 
I said she had to wait till we got to Grandma's. 


Princess crown from her birthday cake.
 3 years old now! I can't believe it!


She got lots of clothes and toys from her Grandma, Papa H, Aunt Jen, Uncle Bill, Cousin Grace,
 and (Great) Aunt Oopie.

She's growing so fast. 
We are having to deal with her fibbing. She'll tell me her panties are dry when she had just peed in them. So far, that's the worst fib she's told, but it's only a matter of time. 

That's about it for now. February's here now. It's Super Bowl Sunday, and I'm not watching. 
Hope everyone has a great week!!