Thursday, April 17, 2008


No, my title isn't referring to finally being able to play outside without snow boots and coats, as you can see by Hallie being confined to the deck. Indoors though, it is 80 by noon when the gorgeous sun shines through our windows. So, we get hot. Carson wanted to take off his shirt, so I said "sure, we'll pretend we're at the beach." Montana's little imagination took that to heart and she spares no detail when pretending! She slathered on the sunscreen, put on her "sun hat", spread out her beach blanket, and turned on the tunes!
Below, see Hallie revelling in getting to eat at the counter with the big kids! She was really throwing a fit about eating all by herself at the other end of the room and refusing to sit in her chair. So, I got this chair by Phil & Ted that hooks on the counter and she is a happy camper. I started putting the kids up at the counter for breakfast and lunch a year or so ago to minimize clean up and it has been great!
So now, back to the title. After 4 weeks, 3 dr. calls and 1 dr. visit, Hallie finally stopped having diarrhea! Yay! I will never complain about her constipation again! We had a very long month. Between the sickness (Hallie's diarrhea, Carson vomiting in the car twice and having diarrhea, Montana's one big explosion away from a bathroom!) and Hallie and I going to Juneau with Matt's student council in the midst of that and having pretty much a solid week of no sleep ending with Hallie's elevated temp and a nasty cold, I am wiped out! I cannot clean anymore poop or vomit!
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Jamie said...

That day at the beach looks and sounds fabulous. I'm glad that you are over the sickness bug. Glad that it hasn't hit our house too bad. Hope you have a great birthday tomorrow!! (I think I am right??)

Dana Broderick said...

i'm glad i'm not the only mommy who gets worn out! sounds like a crazy month with all the kids sick! no fun.

I love the picture of them eating breakfast together. so cute! I bet it's nice to have that breakfast bar!