Saturday, July 28, 2012
I did see my doctor, who concluded after an examination and X-ray, that it was probably just nerve inflammation, and he just sent me off saying he hoped I feel better soon. Well, the pain/pressure only got worse after that, so I came back for further examination. I didn't really want to be cut open again, but at this point, I just want them to find something so they can fix it! I'm SO tired of the pain, and unlike Dr. House (who I oddly sympathize with now) I don't have the luxury of popping Vicodin each day without experiencing the most awful nausea/vomiting ever. Hopefully after today, I will be on my way to being myself again. I forgot what it like to eat without wincing. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Friday, July 27, 2012
You had to know there was a catch up post coming up soon. It’s been weeks, more like MONTHS, since our last picture party. Far too long, if you ask me. Let’s see what we have to show you this time.
As well as Ruby. But she wasn’t too thrilled about this one, as you can see. (Again, she chooses to wear that hat, and put it on backwards. There really isn’t anything I can do about it when she has it in her mind to wear that thing.)
But what that girl LOVES is the dance party they have around noon everyday. She has pretty much made friends with the staff there. The boys are afraid to dance on stage but they like to groove in the aisles.
More Six Flags fun.They let each kid have a photo-op if they want at the end. Ruby always wants to.
My little ones are a just a tad nervous about rides sometimes. Elise and I take turns riding the roller coasters when there aren’t any lines. I’m getting too old for those things. We found out about a restaurant only for season pass holders. It isn’t really advertised. The prices were pretty decent and it was a great, crowd-free place to cool off. Fun.
We tried a concert in the park. It was fun, but we didn’t hear much of the concert. Maybe we’ll wait a while for the next one.Alex thought the man talking in the microphone was saying a prayer, and tried to sneak a bite of his granola bar during it. Of course we ended up on the playground.
Memorial day was great. We had friends over, grilled kabobs, ate crazy good food, celebrated Lili’s Birthday (her choice of cake flavor was lemon poppy seed with cream cheese frosting, which I made and layered with lemon cheesecake with lemon curd), and played in the back yard. Good times were had by all!
Some deliciousness we’ve been eating lately:
For a belated Father’s Day dinner (I was in Utah on the actual day), I made KC one of his faves, portabella burgers. This recipe is awesome. He was happy.Even Ruby gave it a try.The big surprise was the chocolate covered pretzel, salted caramel ice cream I made (KC loves pretzels, especially if they’re covered in chocolate), and made huge chocolate chip cookies to go with it. Overload, but it was worth it.
While making ridiculously rich chocolate cookies (this was only half of the chocolate the recipe called for) I was remembering when I stirred bowls of chocolate 4 times this big on a daily basis. It was great.
Okay, back to the kids. Once we were heading to Six Flags, and after seeing the crazy line to even get into the parking lot, we turned around. The kids were distraught, so we went to this place on the way home. It worked. They had a blast.
That day, we got home from our outings so late in the afternoon, we thought we’d just skip the nap, and go to bed early. We set up a little place for them to rest in the living room, and before we knew it, Alex and Ruby were sound asleep. Bennett, on the other hand, was having the time of his life playing with all the toys without any competition.Alex was one unhappy fella when I woke him up.