Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sick Days/Family Update

All 3 of the kiddos are sick, so I'm home from church once again. I haven't missed this much church in our entire married life. Silas and Sarah have nasty colds, and Elizabeth feels fine but tested positive for strep. Not sure what is up with that.

So the story of our life this week has been lots of gatorade and homemade soup, lots of wiping noses and tears, lots of inside play and big messes, lots of slimy hugs and kisses. Not very much sleep. Oh well. What can I say, it's been pretty uneventful.

Big news on the kiddie front is that Sarah is saying Daddy and Mama! It is so cute. She is also playing patty-cake. There are a bunch of other things she is doing that I was going to write about, but my brain is too tired to remember them.

Billy got out dog pen finished yesterday to keep Tibodeaux in. His name should be Houdini. He was out again this morning. He clearly didn't dig through all the wire mesh lining Billy laid around the edge of the pen, so we are trying to figure out if he went over the top or found some more creative way of escape. He is not a good fit for our family, but the kids would be devastated if we found him a new home, so we are not sure what to do.

The kids did get to go out for awhile yesterday afternoon since it was warm and sunny, and that tickled them to death. Their current favorite outdoor game is Misty of Chincoteague. Silas is Paul and Elizabeth is Maureen. It's a refreshing change of pace from the usual princess/wedding games that have gone on for so long. I think Silas was really growing weary of those. They are also really into playing The Sound of Music. Elizabeth says, "I'm Liesel. I'm 18 and I don't need a governor." Silas says, "I'm Friedrich. I'm innocent." For those of you who are familiar with the movie, you will see why this is so outrageously funny. Silas also likes to be the CapTAIN, pronounced like that, with the accent on the second syllable. Elizabeth, however, is always Liesel. They know a lot of the songs and run around dancing and singing them. "Cuckoo" is their favorite.

Well, family news is boring this time around, but maybe next week will have more exciting events to report.

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