Saturday, March 17, 2012

March Madness

It's mid-March and there's just so much going on. This past week alone has been such a roller coaster ride of emotions. On Sunday Zoe went into diabetic shock and died late that night. We buried her right away and we were just devastated. We told Audrey on Monday as we were eating dinner. We were very honest with her, telling her that Zoe was old and sick, died and went to Heaven with other doggies. That she would not be coming back, it's just Eddie at the house now. She got a really sad look on her face and said, "Oh, dear." Then she offered me a chip :) I thought that was that, but then a couple days later she asked where Zoe was. I repeated to her what we had said, but then she said, "Maybe tomorrow." So then I really had to emphasize that Zoe was in Heaven and not ever coming back. She then said, "Will Heaven make Zoe feel better?" was very hard not to cry as I told her, "Yes, Heaven makes everyone feel better."

My knees have been hurting since I started running a month ago. I really thought I had started off slow, with mostly walking (Couch to 5k.) Then I began having having awful pain in both knees. With acetaminophen and icy hot the pain was bearable but as soon as everything wore off I'd be in terrible pain again. They were also tender to the touch, so kneeling down was painful as well. I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and sure enough, they're sprained. I was given a rx for steroids and percocet. I really hope I''m better soon- this pain seriously sucks!

My birthday was Thursday (31!) AND it was Gator Week! Our theme was Super Heroes. The kids were so cute and we all had fun dressing up for each day (Orange Day, Crazy hat/hair Day, Mix Match Day, Cape Day, then Super Gator Pride Day.) My brother Craig came to talk to the 3rd grade classes about safety and what being a hero is all about. He did such a great job and the kids loved him. They made him thank you cards and OMG they were hilarious!

Despite my knee pain I was a Gator Rapper for Friday's lunch...I made sure I was iced-up and ready to go for each performance! I just hope I don't pay for it all weekend :(

I took pictures of all my little super heroes, then they made me do it!

I super love my school :)
(Thanks to Mrs. Johns for these!)

Chris had to work late on my birthday so we celebrated last Saturday at Bonefish. Unfortunately Audrey wasn't feeling well. She started complaining at dance class about having a tummy ache, but then she later said she was feeling better. Then she fell asleep on the way home (not normal for her) and just wanted to veg out on the couch when we got there. She took a nap and woke up feeling fine. But when we met Chris at the restaurant she was awfully quiet as we waited to be seated (and she's never quiet, lol.) Through most of dinner she didn't want anything to eat and towards the end she said, "I don't feel good" and started to get whiny. Just looking at her we could tell she was feeling bad and she felt awfully warm. So we went home and straight to bed she went. She did have a 100 degree fever that lasted through Sunday morning but with Tylenol she kicked it by the afternoon. We're celebrating with the rest of my family this weekend and hopefully everyone will be well :)

The girls are great. Audrey is so funny and I just love having conversations with her and watching her play. She is hot and cold towards Abigail. One minute she's tickling her feet and hugging on her, the next she's barricading herself into the corner by the couch so that Abigail doesn't mess up her cookies that she made, lol.

I'm starting to see the beginnings of sibling fights. We'll be in the car and Abigail will start making crazy noises that annoy Audrey. Audrey will either a) mimic her or b) say, "Stop, pleeeeeease stop Abby!!" HAHA. I try to explain that Abby is just learning how to talk (she says "Uh-oh" and "Dada" and "Momma") but sometimes Audrey just gets annoyed. Oh well!

Abigail has the best expressions. I just love her sweet face!

She still walks on her knees when she pushes this toy because it's so fast...but she actually walks and pushes her play table (and she's starting to cruise along the furniture!)

Loves trying to get into the cabinets

She does so great in the cart when we're shopping

Totes relaxed :)

Audrey said she wanted to get in and read Abby a book. As soon as she was in she gave Abby the book and said, "Here, read this book Abby." BAHAHA

How cute are these?!

Abby has been getting as much use out of the play kitchen as Audrey!

Looking back to see if I'm watching :)

Trying to find an alternate path into Audrey's "house"

Audrey went to great lengths for this roadblock...

We're all crazy busy and I'm getting so excited for a full work day in April (a real true workday!) and then Spring Break. We all need it after such a lame winter. I won circus tickets on the radio (what what!!) and I'm hoping the girls love it. I'm so thrilled that we have more light in the evenings. As soon as my old lady knees feel better I'm taking the girls on walks and bike rides when we get home :)