You guys are sweet to worry about me. Thanks for the comments and emails.
I’m only assuming that most of you have guessed that I got pretty sick after the last post I published. The day after my last post I got the worst stomach virus of my life. Since then I’ve had a myriad of health problems sprout up and most of them aren’t things I’d enjoy blogging about. The one that kept me from blogging was a wretched case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Oh wow does that hurt!
I have been wearing a wrist brace and using ice packs to ease the pain. Allan’s been sweetly offering me nightly wrist/arm massages and thanks to his bringing me an ergonomic mousepad, I can finally blog again without pain!
I have loads and loads of pictures I want to catch up on posting here but after only three weeks it feels pretty awkward to jump back into blogging! But I think that’s exactly what I will do!
These first few pictures are some point and shoot snaps from a few days before I got sick.
I’ve been letting Ember’s bangs grow out and she’s been looking like Gollum’s adorable little sister lately.
These next two pictures were taken just before bedtime for the kids. They demonstrate nicely how much energy my children have. There is never a dull moment in my house. And almost never a quiet one, either.
February and March are the nice months when you live in Arizona. With the nice weather we spend as much time outside as we can. This next picture is of Ember playing hide and seek with me.
She was running to hide.
Ember is still in love with jewelry of all kinds. She gets on kicks occasionally where she insists on wearing every single item of jewelry she can find and if you try to take a few off (like when you need to go on an errand!) she cries. I figure, they don’t really interfere with anything so why not let her wear what she wants? If she was dropping and losing them all over stores or parks all the time I’d stop letting her but she does good at keeping them on or asking me to put them in my purse when she takes them off.
We’d gone to the library.
The older girls and I spent a good hour putting together Valentine’s for their classes.
I took the younger kids to Fuddruckers for lunch one day.
Ember went for an onion ring. She reacted to the taste exactly how I guessed she would.
She later went on to eat several of them!
We spent a few dollars on the machines in the fun room. Payson and Ember rode the airplane a few times. They’d take turns being in the driver seat. This next picture was taken when it was Ember’s turn and she was frustrated because Payson had sat down right next to her on the driver’s seat (and there’s really not room for two) and she was telling him it was “Ember’s turn!”
We got a Happy Bird stuffed animal from the claw machine game. Payson was over the moon about that! (doing his Spiderman spray as usual)
Me and my baby girl. I couldn’t love this child more than I do. I’ve said it a million times but she truly lights up my life!
I’ll end this super duper random post with this picture of my kids. This was taken the day after I got my stomach virus and was so ill… I gave the kids lunchables, applesauce, and milk for dinner. Based on how I could barely stand, I thought this was pretty great. So did they!