Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers - Careful it's Scortching Edition

  • It's going to be 106 degrees today and I have to work...outside.  Hopefully it won't be more than an hour and a half.  Not looking forward to that.  I'll be photographing a large swim team.  Wish me luck that I don't pass out and land in the pool with my camera.
  • Great report at Muffin's Pediatric OP appointment yesterday.  In 4 weeks he has gone from 20/70 to 20/40 in his weak eye with glasses on!!!!  This is a HUGE improvement and means that the patching and Atropine drops are working:)  I'm so glad.  So we have to keep up with our current regimen for 6 more weeks and then we can start to taper off.
  • Vacay countdown has begun.  We will be heading to St. Augustine for somewhat of a family reunion.   I can't wait to take my boys to the beach where my husband and I celebrated out engagement.  Puck and Muffin are so excited about playing with all their cousins (also boys) as they never get to see each other.  So along with the countdown, comes laundry, shopping, and overall prep.  
  •  I love my boys <3.
Please join in the dinner party and bring your favorite leftovers to Danifred's table!  Tell her I sent you!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sparklers & Sprinklers

It was a calm and low key 4th given that this year the holiday fell on a Wednesday.  We spent the morning chilling indoors and staying out of the heat, especially since mama was still feeling sick:(  I toughed it out though because that's what mamas do. 

We enjoyed a nice dinner of burgers on the grill with good friends and cold beer.  The kids were occupied with tie-dying t-shirts (luckily they didn't seem to care that the Red, White, and Blue, turned out Pink, Purple, and Lavendar, hahah!  Late afternoon ended with fun in the sun on a slip and slide to tide them over until dark.



These boys LOVE fireworks and couldn't get enough!

Doing camera tricks for mama!


Still squinting that right eye...
 This kid was terrified the last couple of years and would cover his ears and bury his face in my chest but now that has all changed.  My little Muffin couldn't get enough.  He kept asking why we didn't have the ones that go really high!  It's hard to explain that those are "illegal" in Virginia.  There was plenty to see though on all sides of our neighborhood.  You can see how happy he is:)
That expression is called JOY!

More Sparklers!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Yay, it's the 4th of Strep July.  Muffin had strep last week and now I think I've got it.  Of course when I called my doctors office 2 days ago they didn't have any available appointments.  That made me so mad I got snarfy with the lady on the phone.  I knew I needed antibiotics now!  Hubs ended up having a Z-Pak he never took so I decided to take it (gasp) instead of going to the doctor and wasting a copay, etc.  Well I just took the 3rd dose and my throat is still killing me.  I don't think it's working.  Now, it's July 4th so the doctors office isn't open.   Sigh.....  I had big plans to party and watch fireworks tonight with my babes.  I HATE being sick.

I really wanted to try and get some fun photos of the kids with sparklers tonight!  So hopefully I can take enough advil to make that happen.  I'm also behind on house work, and laundry, and editing the wedding I shot last weekend:) 

Otherwise we are having a pretty decent summer here.  The boys are lucky that their grandmother takes them to the pool almost every day while we are at work and Puck is enjoying his introduction into Swim Team by being on the developmental team.  They don't compete but they practice 3 times a week and get a lot of great instruction on how to swim the strokes.

Cade is still patching 4 hours a day and using the Atropine drops once a week.  We were supposed to have his follow up appointment on Monday but thanks to the Deracho we had here near DC many were without power.  It's been rescheduled for Friday!  I'm really hoping for some good news that all of these things are working.  If you are a Mama dealing with vision issues for your little one there is a Facebook page you might like https://www.facebook.com/groups/33422177467/

Vacay countdown has begun!  We are taking an actual beach vacation this year to Florida.  We are taking our boys back to the beach where Hubs and I were introduced to his family for the first time after we got engaged.  I'm excited to go back 12 years later and bring our boys with us.  They are so excited about playing with their cousins whom they never get a chance to see since we are spread out all over the country:)

Better get to that laundry...