Let me give you a little background: About 2 weeks ago, I had strep. Not a fun experience. My sweet hubby took a day and a half off of work so I could sleep. He took care of the kids while I took care of myself. I am so grateful for him. Needless to say - that "long" weekend was full of TV and movies. =)
Present: On Thursday at 3:00am - I felt like I was coming down with strep AGAIN. My throat was killing me. So, when I actually got up - the right side of my throat was EXTREMELY swollen. I went to the doctors and dragged my 4 little cuties with me. Yes, I was positive with strep....but the doctor wouldn't prescribe me any medicine. (ARE YOU SERIOUS!) She wanted me to go a "eyes, ears and throat" doctor to make sure that there wasn't a cyst on my tonsils. (she was concerned that there would be since it swelled sooo much in such a little time) She told me that she already called him and that he would be waiting for me. (I was so emotional that I started to cry just thinking about taking my kids to Boulder - which I don't know very well - with a swollen throat and more doctor visits all during their quiet time: THIS WAS NOT FUN)
I called Jac and he was so nice to meet up with me and help me find my way. So I went to the new doctors. I was talking with the doc and he looked in my throat and believed that there was a cyst back there. He told me that there was 2 things I could do. (1) He could cut a slit in my tonsils and let it ooze out or (2) set an appt. to get my tonsils out in the morning. He told me that I needed to do it immediately. Okay...so what does one do when her husband is in the car with the kids...and would like to have her husband there for the procedure. So...I did what I do best: Cry.
I went and told Jac and we called some people from our Ward who live in Boulder. They were awesome!! My heart is so touched and grateful that they were willing to watch our 4 kids so Jac could be with me.
So the Doc did his business - and there was no cyst after all. For the past 2 days I have not been able to speak. I did get antibiotics...and so I'm feeling better...just tired. One of the good things that has happened during this trial is the weight loss. haha.
(Sorry this post is looonngg...I guess Morg, I'm just catching up on all of our lost time together...so hopefully you didn't fall asleep while I'm telling you every single detail of my last few days)
We just got back from FIREWORKS!! We went with some friends (whom of course invited some friends) and there was 11 boys and 2 girls. We watched them from the park and the kids had enough space to run around and be crazy. It was fun being at the fireworks with friends but I LOVED it when all of my kids snuggled up with Jac and me during the fireworks. I sure do love my family!!
The fireworks were cool this year. There were heart shaped fireworks, swirls, and even smiley faces. But I think my favorite ones this year were the gold shimmery ones....and especially during the "finale" they popped one gold firework after another and it was just beautiful!
Tomorrow, we'll head to church and have a BBQ with some friends. I truly love living in Colorado and have been blessed with great friends.
I am also very grateful to live in this country. I am so grateful for the freedoms I have and am truly indebted to those who made it possible. Thank you!
05/24: Ethan: "I don't like cheese in my Orange Juice" (His way of saying he doesn't like the pulp in his OJ)
12/29: Mom: "Sorry, buddy I can't move fast because Mommy's belly is big."
Ethan: "It kind of goes all the way down to your privates."
Dad: "I guess that is his way of saying that you've dropped."
10/20: Ethan: "Let me tell you a story. When we go downstairs, and eat breakfast then I'll be a happy boy."
10/13: Ethan being a little boy....has lately been obsessed with poop. =) He has been playing with his teddy-bear and said it was his son and he needed to go poop. So, he put him on the potty and his "son" went poop. Ethan imitated it by "Poop...poop, poop."
8/20: Ethan making up a song and singing:
"Once I was in the store, and I couldn't find my family, and so now I'm in yours." Sad but funny.
8/7: Emery: "Daddy's don't get tired because Daddy's don't have babies."
6/1: Me: "Emmy, do you want a grilled cheese sandwich?" Emery: "Yes, Mom." Me: "Ethan, do you want a grilled cheese sandwich?" Ethan: "No, I want a boy-cheese sandwich." I guess I said it more like a "girl-cheese sandwich" instead of a grilled cheese sandwich.
5/8: Ethan went to Old Navy with me. I said, "Ethan, I'm so glad you are going to come with me." He said, "I like you, Mom." So I said, "Thank you, my son." Then Ethan said, "You're my favorite Mom."
2/24: Ethan just finished brushing my hair. I told him thank you and he looked at me and smiled and said, "You look like a princess."
2/18: Ethan picked his nose and had a boogie. I told him "Don't wipe it on the blanket." And he answered me, with a tilted head, "Don't eat it?"
1/26: Emery was looking in my mouth and noticed my fillings. It was a good time to teach about dental hygiene. A moment later, she was jumping on me. I told her to stop and then she said, "Sorry, I don't want to hurt your fillings." She laughed. She thought she was so funny.
1/14: Emery and Ethan were exercising and Ethan said: "Mom, feel my heart!" And after I checked it...Ethan said: "My heart is getting bigger, Mom!"
12/30: Jac: "Hey, buddy, be careful...don't pinch." Ethan: "Hey, dad, you don't have skin."
12/26: Ethan: "I have to go potty, weally bad."
12/17: Emery: "I'm not afraid of anything because all the dinosaurs are dead. They just have dinosaur bones, so yeah...I'm not afraid of anything, not even the dark."