Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Good Girl

A lot of people have asked how Gretchen has been holding up now that the babies are here but not at home. She visited me in the hospital daily just about and I was very honest with her about what was going on. She knows that they are not ready to come home but she kind of thinks they are sick which I guess isn't untrue. I don't want her to be scared of them. Anyway, she is doing really good. In this picture, we were trying to occupy her during one of the hospital visits so I let her listen to my nano (I picked the songs). She didn't like anything I was playing so who knows what kind of music she's going to like!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Little Ballerina

We enrolled Gretchen in Beginning Dance (for 3 year olds) to help with coordination and because she likes to dance. I think she is the one of the younger threes in her class but of course one of the cutest in my humble opinion. Here she is doing an exercise. She is supposed to jump over the stuffed animal and then do a turn... Hee!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Feverish Summer

This weekend, in my infinite wisdom, had a slumber party. We were "babysitting" my 11 year old niece so I thought it would be a good idea to have Steve's best friends' kids (8 yr old girl and 6 yr old boy) to stay as well to keep my niece company. What I didn't count on was Gretchen getting hand foot mouth disease and spending 70% of the time in my lap. She did perk up once in a while when the Motrin would break the fever but it was not nearly as fun for her as I had hoped. Plus, I am hoping the kids did not catch it since we didn't know what was wrong with her until everyone left. She is taking antibiotics for an ear infection so we thought it was just that.... But when Steve woke me up in the middle of the night early Sunday, Gretchen's 104 fever freaked both of us out. We were sponge bathing her until the Motrin kicked in! Thank God for Children's Motrin!

Anyway, today she is much better. Acting like joyous, mischievous self! Hopefully that means the worst is over for her. I can't believe we're having more kids.... I don't look forward to the bugs and illnesses they will get......

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Birthday "Pordy" (how she says it)

We had a beautiful day for Gretchen's party. She and her little friends celebrated in Dora style with little sombreros..... While the adults struggled to keep me sitting down (I didn't do much I can say....), the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves. See for yourself the pictures!