Monday, January 26, 2009

those things you put in guns...

  • We're sick around here. Hacking coughs for the most part. Avrie was up almost all night last night crying that her ear hurt. I took her into Target Clinic this morning and she did have a whopper infection. Nolan cried for over an hour tonight that his ear hurt but when we asked him if he needed to go to the doctor he said he was just really tired. I put some warm garlic oil in his ear before bed so hopefully he can sleep tonight. Evan is the only one who is escaping.
  • Evan took Nolan and Avrie to the bank on Saturday. They took in the contents of their piggy banks to open a savings account. The bank had a special kids program going on. They each got to grab as many fake coins as they could and they got that equivalent in real money to put in their new savings account. Nolan grabbed $8-ish and Avrie got $4-ish. So they talked about the bank and money all day. Now when we're in the van and pass a bank Avrie is sure to point it out!
  • Saturday night went to Stages Theatre and saw Goodnight Moon. The kids loved, loved it. It was entertaining for us parents too.
  • Not really anything too exciting going on around here. I'm really tired. That's about it!

7 comments:

The J's said...

Oh I am so slow!! I'm sitting here trying to figure out what your title has to do with your post! Duh! Must be time for me to go to bed!!
Hope you all get better soon!!

Tim and Melissa said...

Sure hope you're all on the mend soon! And that you get some sleep...not that mommies ever get enough of it, but some does help!

Mindy said...

oh, my kids are too old for goodnight moon now, but i really loved reading it to them. i'm glad i get to do it again. hope you all feel better soon!

Pam said...

Hope you are all feeling better - soon!

Jenny said...

Shannon, sometimes what I do when my kids complain of earaches is put a couple drops of olive oil on a small piece of cotton ball, and then add one drop of lavender and one drop of peppermint. Rub all the way around the ear, massage it a bit, then stick the cotton in the ear for the night. Then I take a drop of lavender and rub each of their toes with it (somehow toes and the ears are connected.)
This usually works wonders. Only one time did I have to administer Motrin after doing this...I hope it works for you too!
P.S. I suppose you might need to be careful of peppermint with Avrie and Cole...
I hope you're feeling better soon.

The J's said...

I use Tea tree oil, around & on ear.

Lorene said...

that is a strange name for them, isn't it. Unbelievable how children grow up so quicly. where are mine?