I thought I would have to teach my daughter about the world; turns out I have to teach the world about her. They see a girl who doesn't speak,
I see a miracle who doesn't need words.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Quick Zach Funny

I guess it's the age, Lord knows I don't remember it starting this young, but Zach's been talking a lot about the girls in his class lately - and that he has a girlfriend. Yesterday when I picked him up from school he said, Mommy Melaina and I are going to go out on a date and I want to take her somewhere romantic - I'm thinking Taco Bell!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Little "Sickies"

The weekend before last Zach woke up both Saturday and Sunday night crying hysterically saying he couldn't swallow. Saturday day he seemed fine, but by Saturday night he was really low key and said he wasn't feeling good...his legs hurt (something he complains of often, but the doctors just say it's growing pains), his head hurt and his stomach hurt. Sunday was more of the same, so on Monday we were off to the dr. at 7:30AM. I will be a little selfish and say I was completely tempted to send him to school because the kids had a make up snow day and my office was closed for President's Day. I was supposed to meet girlfriends at Starbucks and then spend the day shopping with them. Ahhh, if only it came to fruition! The doctor starting writing a prescription for an anti-biotic before the strep culture was even finished - she said his throat was "ridiculously icky"...serious medical jargon there! :)

He was totally feeling fine and back to school by Tuesday. Then Alex came home Thursday not her usual self with a slight fever, so I took her to the doctor (funny story about that in a minute!) to have her swabbed for strep since Zach was positive, but of course, she was negative. Seriously - why make it something an easy thing like an anti-biotic will fix?!?

I had called my pediatrician's office at a little after 3 to see if I could get an appointment and they told me that if I was there by 3:45 that they could fit us in, and that I could see my actual pediatrician. I've mentioned before that the pediatrician is about 35 minutes away, so I was in a bit of rush to get there - so much so that I didn't happen to see the police officer sitting at the off ramp as I sped right by him....whoops! The road I was on was a single lane road and there was no safe place for me to pull off - Zach was SO excited that I was getting pulled over and he yelled to me, "Mommy, you'd better pull over right now, we're in a pursuit!" Never would guess that kid watches a bit of COPS would you? Thankfully, it was very nice police officer who asked what my rush was and when I told him I was trying to get the pediatrician, he let me off with just a warning - much to Zach's dismay - he actually wanted to SEE a ticket!

Back to Alex! By Sunday she was completely miserable - if you so much as even looked at her she got seriously annoyed ~ she did not even want to get out of her bed - if we tried, she just cried and got very frustrated. So she's missed the last two days of school and is back on breathing treatments and chest percussions. She's back to smiling again, so that's always a really good sign.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Addition

Almost a month ago Zach finally got his wish and we added a new addition to the Hayes house...

So as if life wasn't crazy and hectic enough, we've added "Muffy", a Yorkshire Terrier to our chaos! She came with her name, and although we weren't fans of it, it's growing on us.

She is a very, very sweet little lap dog - loves to be in the middle of everything, doesn't mind when Alex pulls her hair, or get freaked out when she squeals as loud as she does and Zach is in total heaven.

She loves to try and crawl in Zach's lap when he's playing the Wii (and yes, she wears a sweater occasionally!)

A boy and his dog...finally! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Never thought I would say this...

but I am officially over the snow!! Three snow storms already and the kids are on day 5 of school closings. There's the potential for more snow tomorrow, but I'm really hoping it's rain. I think Alex officially has cabin fever and is quite ready for the white stuff to be gone too. Alex LOVES going to school, and her absolute favorite part of the day is riding the school bus - I know she's thinking where is that big yellow thing that comes and gets me every day! She got a great surprise today and her Papa (aka, favorite person ever) is at our house since there is no school. I love watching her reaction when she sees him. She was laying in her bed and my dad stood behind her and did their 'special' whisper...she has two 5x7 pictures of her and my dad hanging on the side of her bed and she immediately looked at the pictures when she heard him - when he came into full view she was all smiles and giggles. It's very heartwarming to see.

Anyway - although I am over the snow, Zach is loving it. He went sleigh riding again yesterday (thanks for the pictures Tom!) and had a total blast.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Snow Funny!"

Yesterday Zach and my girlfriend's son Jonah were outside building snowmen. The boys decided they would each make their own rather than building one together. I looked out the window and saw that they were almost done 'building' so I got some carrots for the noses and then grabbed some left over milk dud boxes from Halloween and told them they could use those for the eyes and mouths. Guess Zach took me pretty literally - here's his snowman. Have to say I got a really, really good laugh!! :)