Thursday, October 16, 2008

What we do with our days...

This photo is from last month, remember that Hannah Montana birthday party Josie went to? This is my Hannah Montana! Isn't she adorable? For the record this is the first time I've ever used the curling iron and given Josie "Rodeo Queen Hair".

We lick the spoon, almost anytime I make something that doens't have eggs in the batter. In this case it's melted chocolate from making chocolate covered pretzel rods (thanks again Lisa for a great idea!)

This is how we watch cartoons. The closer together the better.

Josie draws all the time. She's getting better and better at it. I can draw pretty well myself if I take the time, I think she can too. This is her most recent family portrait. I don't know what is up with her Daddy's hair (he is the brown person) but it cracks me up. He looks like a very young will Smith via the Fresh Prince days.
I loved that show!
fresh prince Pictures, Images and Photos

We talk to our Monkey about everything.

On a more serious note, Marie is really struggling with this cold. She has so much congestion in her head it's miserable. She went through a really horrible coughing fit last night where she'd literally just heave because she couldn't cough anymore. It was one of the hardest things she's been through in a long time. I just sat and prayed that God help her, comfort her. We have been using little noses decongestant drops, and they really work. I recommend them. Last night, I know you're not supposed to, but I put Vick's on her chest and it helped a ton. Luke and I also tried putting it on the soles of her feet and putting warm socks on her. I have been told repeatedly that this works to calm a cough. I don't know for sure if it was that, or a combination of everything but when Marie finally fell asleep about 11:30 she was out for the night.

Josie is doing great, she's looking forward to her final soccer game on Saturday (I can't believe it's over already). She is going to be a purple butterfly for Halloween and keeps asking if Halloween is tomorrow.

Today is the 16, and it is beautiful and sunny outside. I woke up with a peace today. Thank you so much to everyone who's left kind words and prayers. Today is very different from this day last year and I feel blessed.

I was scared yesterday, we took Marie to the clinic and had to do some chest x rays. It felt like deja'vu. So similar to last year. Luke was with me though, and he gave me hugs when I needed them, he is so good. Yesterday, doing the things we did last year that terrified us makes me realize how far we've come. Last night, watching Marie cough I realized that she is a lot tougher than I give her credit for, Josie is too. I think that they do have a sort of Divine comfort that I am not aware of, I need to let go and let God more...

For now I'm going to enjoy the sunshine, and pray that this cough is just a cold and antibiotics help. It was suggested that this may be the progression of Leigh's and that terrifies me.

Thessalonians 5:17-18

  • pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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2awesomekidz said...

Thinking of you tons today! It is beautiful outside!! Love Josie's curl's! I soo wish I could touch Paige's hair. She had pics at preschool the other day and she went with it stuck up everywhere, she will not let me touch it! I love that Marie so able to get lots of tastes of wonderful food!!! The joys in life are so small now! Enjoy and give both girls extra squeezes from Paige and I !!!!

Tonya said...

I LOVE the picture of the girls on the mat! (I think you said watching tv together?) Brent & Zach used to be the same way.. ALWAYS RIGHT BESIDE each other!

Our house said...

The Vic's Vapor Rub does work well on there little feet. I did that all winter long last year after our spell in the hospital. I use the Vic's Baby rub, it actually smells pretty good. Believe it or not.:) Hang in there. I know the crud is going around again we are having coughing spells also. Sheesh.... Love you all!!

Michaelene said...

"Rodeo Queen Hair" OMG I have stitches in my side from laughing so hard! Girl - how do you still manage to still be so quick-witted?!
I love these pictures - I love to see your babies - I can't wait to be able to give all of you a great big hug, in person.
Hang tight honey - I have all of you in my prayer's grip as I have for the last few days. I can't imagine how scary Marie's cough must be! Soph had the same type of cough when she had RSV/Pneumonia ... the green suction bulb was one of my very best friends! Be wary of the adult vick's, it's the camphor in it that is so potentially harmful to little ones, please be careful with that stuff!
I have too much to say - I'll shoot you an email for when you have a moment to sit and listen to an "old friend" <3 <3 <3...

The VW's said...

Precious pictures of your sweet girls! I pray that Marie starts feeling better! God Bless You!

nat said...

Vics on the feet does the trick here too :) Who woulda' thought!
Feel better soon little rie <3

Michelle said...

Shannon, I check your blog are amazing with putting your thoughts into words. I think of you often and wonder how you're doing. I hope this is just a cold and it passes over Marie quickly. The new pics are beautiful. Little Josie is the real Hannah Montanna. My Amy would be jealous!
Sending hugs from Canada xo

Michelle (Hannon)

Tamara said...

Shan so sweet curls! Hope you shot the back of her bouncy - bounceys!!! Good advice... let go and let God!

A Farmer's Wife said...

You are such a tremendous example!!! Thank you for sharing that scripture! I needed that!