For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Swimming Lessons, Finding Dory, and Random Pictures

It has been a crazy few days.  First, I need to document Sam's swimming lessons.  He's been going to swimming lessons at the YMCA, and he has done well.  They are 30 minute lessons, and he is paired up with another little boy his age.  I am so proud of him!  We've also had sickness in our house.  Luke had strep last weekend, and he just never bounced back.  Thomas also came down with a cough and was wheezing, so we loaded up and went to the doctor Friday.  She was concerned about Luke's cough, and she said he needed breathing treatments.  Thomas had an ear infection and bronchulitis. He is on an antibiotic and breathing treatments.  We've laid low and tried to keep Luke in the house, and it's been difficult.  We did take them all to a movie Saturday morning, though.  Peggy gave us free tickets to Finding Dory, and we knew Sam would love it.  We decided to take all of them, knowing that Luke and Thomas wouldn't last long.  Luke lasted about 30 minutes, but in his defense, we had already waited 20 minutes before the movie started.  I took Luke and Thomas to the car. Thomas had a blowout, and we lost the paci.  It was a little crazy, but we made it.  Even with sickness this weekend, it's been great!

Sam: "Look, Mommy.  Thomas is hiding from you."  He was so proud.

Thomas has his fist or his fingers in his mouth all the time.  He has started drooling, too.  I'm not sure if he's teething or will end up sucking his thumb, but it's cute.

Here he sucked his thumb for about 5 seconds.

Luke took a really short nap Saturday.  Then he fell asleep while Sean was mowing the yard.

A Visit from CiCi and Susan

We've been busy!  Monday, my mom drove down from Jackson.  Then Tuesday, Susan came down, too.  We mostly just hung out at the house, but we also went to their hotel pool.  They also kept the little ones while I took Sam to swimming lessons. The boys had a blast swimming, and they loved having CiCi and Susan here. So did I!  We even got to be with my mom on her birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!  

These are Sean's cutting glasses, but Sam wanted to try them out at the pool.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Weekend in Memphis

We had a great weekend in Memphis with Pop and Linda.  We left Friday afternoon, unloaded all of our gear, and went out to eat.  Saturday, we went to the pool, came in for lunch and naps, and went back out to the pool.  The boys had a blast, and so did we.  We all loved being there with Pop and Linda.  Last night, Luke crawled up in my lap and I noticed that he was warm.  I took his temperature, and it was 102.  I gave him Tylenol, and then he woke up at 2:30 with 104.2.  I tried putting him in the sink, but he wasn't having it.  So we just got in the shower and I held him in the lukewarm water for a while.  I put him in bed with us, and he tossed and turned all night.  He talked and sang in his sleep, too.  I think he was delirious from the fever.  He was better this morning.  We headed home after eating breakfast at Stax with Pop.  He still has fever, but it isn't as high.  

Today is Father's Day, and I'm so thankful for the wonderful fathers in my life!  It was great spending the weekend with my dad!

They had a big time with the poot cup.

We had the pool to ourselves most of the time, but some sweet girls came out for a while and shared their toys with Sam and Luke.

This picture captures my life much of the time...all three boys wanting to get in my lap or wanting my attention at the same time.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

Dad  recorded a few episodes of Paw Patrol, and Sam enjoyed them.  Luke laid there for a little bit, but he doesn't ever sit still for very long.