Wow, softball season is amongst us and I haven’t posted since even before basketball season. Maybe I will do catchup posts at a later point in time? Hmmm…
Anywho, sitting here, at the softball field, I’m reminded that I love the beauty of spring, but detest allergies. Between the kids fun run at the track last night and now sitting here for a softball game, I’m already exhausted from sneezing and blowing my nose. My girls are lucky I love them. Hehe
The big 2 play for the same softball team this year and I love watching how they look out for each other – especially Beans. During practice, when they have to run laps, she runs alongside Razz (even though she runs faster) to make sure her asthmatic sister will be ok.
Shrimp loves to sleep in so she is home still sleeping and that is fine by me. Trying to keep her occupied during a game involves me running around after her to stop her from going to the playground. That little one man, she is something else! She’s lucky I love her too. Hehehe
yes, i’m using my daughter’s nebulizer and her dinosaur mask!
Once I get into the swing of things w/working out, something comes along to deter me and it’s usually some kind of sickies, as I said in a previous post.
This time around? The girls caught some kind of cough/cold..no fevers though so that’s good. However, it got Razz back to using her nebulizer a couple of times and even me. Yes, me. I can’t find my inhaler (never can find it when I need it, but when I don’t need it, I see it everywhere). We almost didn’t go to a holiday party over the weekend, but somehow, we managed to muster up enough energy to go and even looked spiffy for the evening. Sunday, I was having coughing fits and finally used Razz’ nebulizer. I was ok after that and spent my day off on Monday resting and baking w/my girls. Then, this morning, I was up at 5:30am coughing away…for an hour and then I finally nebulized again. I always thought you could outgrow childhood asthma, and I did for years…didn’t expect it to come back though. It is EXHAUSTING to keep coughing! I don’t know what’s worse, sneezing like crazy b/c of allergies or coughing fits…both are exhausting. Did I say it’s exhausting?
This is putting a damper in my 4 week goals…especially the one where I said I would work out 4-6x/wk. Last week, I got in 3 workouts before falling to the coughsies. I am hoping that I will feel better by tonight so we can all go to the gym (thank you child care!). I don’t care if I just walk on the treadmill instead of jog, I need to sweat and work out. I need my cholesterol numbers down by next doctor’s visit and for good!
Ok, we did it, we adopted an “Elf on the Shelf” little buddy. I was hesitant at first, but as long as he’s not in my face when I wake up, I guess it’s fine (my sister shares the same sentiment). After a gazillion names being thrown out there, we all settled on “Parker”. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that we just watched “Amazing Spiderman” and well, his name is “Peter Parker”.Other names were: “Woody”, “Eli”, “Sebastian”, “Hagrid” (yes, the big guy from “Harry Potter”) and I don’t even remember the others anymore.
Beans is 7 now and is the most excited out of everyone. The other morning she squealed and laughed so hard when she found him – hanging around our tree! I was upstairs and heard her! I love this age…when the spirit of Christmas is so alive and the age off innocence is full on kicking! Beans was the one actually asking for it all the time since the week of Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean that the other 2 gals don’t have fun looking for him either…
While the girls were making ornaments, I read them the story and that started our little guy’s adventures!
He was too tired to move one night, but I think he’s got himself rested up goes back to report to Santa every night since.
Here’s where we’ve been finding him lately…
sitting in our tree…
up on the top of the cabinet
making sure we choose healthy snacks in the fridge
sitting in our bamboo plant
I can’t wait to see where else he ends up!
First of all, how many out there even know what WYSIWYG means or is that something common now? hmmm…how many of you REMEMBER when that term first came about? Am I totally dating myself here?
Judging from these pictures, these look to be 2 lil girls having fun on a bike. Truth of the matter is, we just let them take the bike up and down the driveway to enjoy a beautiful, sunny, warm Fall day. Razz is actually walking around with walking pneumonia while the other has similar symptoms, but wasn’t diagnosed w/the same. Both are nebulizing every 4 hours…yes, even through the night. Both are on a 5 day antibiotic regimen. Razz is also on an oral steroid (she has the walking pneumonia and has a history of being hospitalized for asthma) and will need to take a maintenance med (singulair’s finally got a generic brand-woot-woooooo!) after she’s done w/her 5 day doses. So, no, What You See Is Not What You Get in this instance…this is just them, enjoying a beautiful day sans coughing fit…when in reality, they’re doing this every 4 hours… #beingsicksux
For more WW (wordful wednesday) entries, check out angie’s blog and parentingfordummies….and woot-wooooo, my post from last week was one of their recommended posts…gotta be shrimpie’s best pic ever… 😉
she’s the sick one, but she’s giving me kisses! my litttle shrimpie…sweet terror
I love the fall…the leaves changing colors…boots, sweaters and cool crisp air. I just hate when that cool air actually ends up being cold and swoops in out of nowhere. One day we are at a high of 77 and the next, 40 something with lows in the low 30s. That’s just got “sick” written all over it.
Yup, Razz & Shrimp are both sick. Started last Wednesday w/Razz complaining of headaches and then coming down with a fever. Shrimp followed suit the next day. Thursday, Razz starts a little cough and by Saturday, her throat was hurting a lot and Shrimp was also coughing too. Fevers were on and off since Wednesday. Took them to the doctor yesterday and Razz has Walking Pneumonia. Shrimp doesn’t, but both will be nebulizing every 4 hours and on antibiotics. Razz has the added dose of some steroid and then Singulair once all the meds are done (after 5 days).
Neither of my babies are sleeping well and so that means, neither is this BZMomma 😦 But, whatever, I just hope they get well soon. Razz has been hospitalized 2x (2009 and 2010) for her asthma and even ended up in PICU back then. I don’t want her back in the hospital. GAH…I hate feeling so helpless when they get sick. Shrimpie is more vibrant and playful today, Razz…just woke up so we’ll see. I’m starting to feel an itch in my throat and I’m just really hoping there’s nothing more in store for me or the rest of our family…
It’s been over 3 years since my first and last attempt at making cake pops/cupcake pops and the likes (pic on left). I made them for Razz’ 2nd Birthday party…Well, 3 years and 2 moves later – out of state nonetheless – I tried again! So, the moves made it inevitable that I would lose one of my molds (or maybe it’s still packed in some box somewhere)…the one that actually makes the cupcake bottom and the only ones I can find are too big, but we didn’t roll our balls out big enough this time around (wait, that sounded weird). Anyway, so we didn’t make cupcake pops this time and just made a few cakepops (the ones on a stick) and the rest as cakepoppers / cake pop bites or whatever you want to call them. Recipe used was by none other than Miss Bakerella.
They turned out quite yum, but weren’t as solid and I know that’s probably because I only used 3/4 of the cream cheese frosting. I held off using the whole thing b/c I recall them being really sweet the last time I did this. I think now, it was probably the chocolate I used the last time. I used the Wilton Candy Wafers (pretty thick and hard to handle, if you ask me) last time and this time I used a grocery store brand like Bakerella and stuck to the chocolate and white chocolate colors. Wilton is cool though b/c they already come in such great colors. I tried using it again last night – orange – still too thick. I guess I could figure out a way to thin it out, but I had 3 very eager girls ready to sprinkle and decorate away! Maybe I’ll just go ahead and add food coloring to the white store brand chocloate or figure out a way to thin out the Wilton ones…I heard you can use shortening or something.
Anyway, I figured I’d used WordPress’ cool gallery feature to show our pics of our cake-popping adventure 🙂 You can hover over the pictures to see the captions or you can click and it will bring you to the gallery itself.
Cakeball mix and Bakerella’s web recipe on the iPad….
She wouldn’t stop whining/crying until she could see what I was doing.
BEST Shrimpie pic ever…b/c I wouldn’t let her have a cakeball
Beans helping roll cakeballs…Shrimp before and after having one…Razz was still being Sleeping Beauty.
Yup, she got her cakeball
Finished products w/my girls 🙂
I also bought this puppy, but ended up not using it because I felt like it was cheating and the instruction manual had a lot of typos. I don’t know why that bothered me so much b/c it’s not like I’m perfect. I guess it’s because it’s a mass produced product and things like that should be looked upon more closely…especially for those who actually need to follow the instructions!
I just feel it necessary to post this pic on it’s own…it cracks me up each time I see it! Beans showing that she’s helping roll the cakeballs and Shrimpie realizing it was CAAAAAAAAAAAAKE and I wasn’t letting her have any…
BEST Shrimpie pic ever…b/c I wouldn’t let her have a cakeball
for more wordful wednesdays, head over to angie’s blog!
Where did the Summer (and my entries) go? Well, ok fine, I haven’t actually written anything so they didn’t really disappear into cyberspace or anything.
Well, let’s just say we were a bit pre-occupied house hunting and house-buying and moving and entertaining our guests that came out to visit us! Reminder – all of our family are on the East Coast or in Texas. So, in June, my in-laws came…10 of us in a 2bedroom townhouse and we survived. In July, our BFFs drove out from NJ and we hit up Chicago too. In August, my sister and her family came and in September, me and the lil 2 actually headed to NJ.
Tons of unpacking still left to do and decorating and furniture buying!
Bigger than all that – we’ve already had 2 birthdays. Razz turned 5 on 9/15 and Shrimpie is now Terrible 2 as of the 19th…of course, she’s been “terrible” since she started walking at 10.5 months, but who’s keeping track?
Happy Birthday my (2 out of 3) beauties!
razz and shrimp as little mermaids…
(sorry about the pic quality…darn phone lens is no longer sharp).