Oh my goodness...
I cannot believe that I have not posted anything here this year yet. So maybe a quick run down of what's been going on around here.
Work for Hubby is quite busy. He's doing great and loving his job, especially where he works. My work has been a little slower of late but I anticipate it picking up very soon. I did my first pollen count last week (something new I have learned) and there is tree pollen in the air which means I will be getting really busy really soon. I also took my first on-call weekend a couple weeks ago. That was busier than I thought but I did fine.
The kids are finally on the mend. Baby has been pretty healthy. She's cutting some new teeth but otherwise, pretty happy. Little S struggled with a cough, stuffy nose, and throat clearing for over a month. I even took her to see my boss and while she did test positive for some allergies, it would not account for these symptoms. Her pediatrician did some antibiotics after she had been ill for 6 weeks. Within a week, she was better. The antibiotics did not set well with her gastrointestinal system but she survived. T had strep after a negative rapid and positive culture. He was also on antibiotics for 10 days. He's allergic to penicillin but seems to be okay with newer generation cephalosporins. Baby is still on antibiotics (low dose) and has not had a recurrence of infection.
My friend, Iron Woman, went back to school in mid-January so I have my part-time kids back which has been great. I adore them and enjoy our time together.
Little S also had her 5th birthday in mid-January and I threw her a Frozen birthday. It was wonderful. She and I practiced making her cake about 3 times before the 4th one was the final. She taught me quite a lot about cake decorating in the process. The first prototype did not even make it to decorating stage. It fell apart out of the pan. The party was a pretty good success but most importantly my little girl was SO happy and still talks about it.
I am still volunteering at the school one morning a week and still enjoy it so very much. I am so fateful for our school and the teacher T has.
The kids have had several medical appointments - wellness appointments for all three, eye appointments for the older two, and dental cleanings for the older two. It's been busy getting to these appointments and Hubby has been a huge help.
The kids are also busy with their activities - S with dance and gymnastics and T with taekwondo and soon to start baseball. Little Baby goes with her sitter to library story time every Monday. She has great fun with her.
I've finished several projects but have not been great about taking photos of them. I'll try to do better.
For now, here are some snapshots of our lives from the beginning of this year. With illness hopefully behind us, we're hoping we are now on track for a great 2015.