Sunday, January 19, 2014

Crayon hearts diy

We made crayon hearts for valentine's day.   They are kinda awesome.  I only have heart candy molds, so I had to figure out how to melt the crayons.  
Cut the tops off of pop cans and put them in a pot and slowly simmer the water.  When the crayons have melted, pour them into the molds.  

Word to the wise, cheap crayons don't melt and if you happen to make a second batch and forget (fall asleep on the couch) about them on the stove with the lid on the pot....it will make a nasty mess.  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Influenza A can suck it!

McKinley came down with a high fever first of a 103, then myself, and I thought the big kids had escaped it.






Monday morning Reagan had a sore throat and 101.5 temp and Lincoln had a sore throat and 100.5 temp.  
I sent an email to the school and asked for their homework for the whole week.

Reagan's reached 103 and she hardly moved the whole day.


Pulled out the air mattresses, blankets and have been watching movies and resting.  
In the night early Tuesday morning, Lincoln's fever spiked to a 103 and he started hallucinating about Legos attacking him.  It was freaky, and Tim was able to talk to him and bring him out of it.

Tuesday morning we went to the dr and they tested the kids for the flu.  And as you can tell from the title, they tested positive for influenza A.

Below is a picture of how they test for it.  There were tears :(


This is how our week has looked in pictures.  Lots of rest, fluids, The Muppet Show, Pizza Hut for lunch, and not leaving the house.


McKinley & I are almost all better along with Reagan, but Lincoln's fever is still lingering.  Which makes this mama's heart, ache.  Night time is the hardest for Lincoln :(

They should be ready to go back to school on Tuesday.  

We rocked influenza A, and we almost made it look good.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Lincoln recited Luke 2: 1-12 on Christmas Eve.  

McKinley and I on Christmas Eve at my in laws home.

Christmas morning, such a warm morning together.  I love our family so much!!

This is what happens when I try to take a cute couples selfie.  He's always making me smile and laugh and he's mine.

Tim put together his Lego beaver, go beavers!

Christmas lunch at my parents with my brother and his adorable family.  We love having my brother close and I have a sister in law that is close.  We need to have a girls weekend away I think :)

Lincoln loves minecraft and his camo hat his best friends mom made him for Christmas, it rarely leaves his head.

Kinley asked me to take her picture.  She's adorable.

Down with Christmas and hello Valentines.  We are celebrating early this year because Tim is taking Reagan to DC for a week the week before valentines day.

Tiny dollhouse furniture that I painted/stained & upholstered for her dollhouse that we need to start assembling.

This is the dollhouse that Reagan & Mc got for Christmas from Nana Sue & Nana B.

The kids with Santa, it was fun talking to him and listening to him talk about his reindeer.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
We are so looking forward to 2014!!!











Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Lincoln recited Luke 2: 1-12 on Christmas Eve.  

McKinley and I on Christmas Eve at my in laws home.

Christmas morning, such a warm morning together.  I love our family so much!!

This is what happens when I try to take a cute couples selfie.  He's always making me smile and laugh and he's mine.

Tim put together his Lego beaver, go beavers!

Christmas lunch at my parents with my brother and his adorable family.  We love having my brother close and I have a sister in law that is close.  We need to have a girls weekend away I think :)

Lincoln loves minecraft and his camo hat his best friends mom made him for Christmas, it rarely leaves his head.

Kinley asked me to take her picture.  She's adorable.

Down with Christmas and hello Valentines.  We are celebrating early this year because Tim is taking Reagan to DC for a week the week before valentines day.

Tiny dollhouse furniture that I painted/stained & upholstered for her dollhouse that we need to start assembling.

This is the dollhouse that Reagan & Mc got for Christmas from Nana Sue & Nana B.

The kids with Santa, it was fun talking to him and listening to him talk about his reindeer.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
We are so looking forward to 2014!!!