Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The kids only got plain chocolate, sweet tarts and tattoos from the Easter Bunny due to Mak's condition, but they seemed to enjoy it and had fun! Maysie and cousin Josie did the best at the egg hunt!
Got lots of pics to upload, coming soon!!
Posted by Megan at 7:38 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Posted by Megan at 7:35 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Little Miss Maysie went inside to go potty and decided to sneak outside to get back in the pool when she was done without the help of anyone. She has no fear, she never has. Thankfully there were 3 adults out there with the other kids. And I will FOREVER be grateful to my dad for seeing Maysie standing at the bottom of the pool (shallow end), just standing there looking up. No one saw or heard her come out and she just jumped in without putting her swimmers back on. Thankfully we have all been working with the girls on how to swim and hold their breath. It had to have happened in a matter of seconds, she came up not coughing, did not swallow any water thankfully. She was just scared, in tears. But I can only imagine how scared my dad was to see it, to live it. He was the first to notice her and jumped in, clothes and all, and grabbed her and pulled her out. She was perfectly fine, just scared and no longer wanted to swim. I am sure my dad can't get the sight out of his head and thousands of thoughts are going through his mind, as they are mine. We have new rules and we will be more strict with the locks on the doors so they can not get in or out without asking.
Thank you dad... I know you would have done it for anyone, and so so grateful you were there for Maysie.
Drowning is the #1 death of children. We are ALWAYS careful when the kids are in the pool, but kids are unpredictable. We always have someone watching them closely and in the pool with them at ALL times, no matter what - even being as careful as you possibly can... anything can happen.
Posted by Megan at 6:08 PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Posted by Megan at 7:12 PM
On our way home, we took a detour to Michigan City and stopped at the Washington Park Zoo. It was a bit small, but it was a great time! We all got a few laughs out of it. It was right by the lake, so the kids got to see... Lake Michigan (I think) and SAND! They wanted to play in it.. but it was very cold out, so we passed.
They did not want to go and wanted to see more. We were only there about an hour, but it was a good time!
Posted by Megan at 7:10 PM
We had a good time at this zoo, it was very small, but we were so close to the animals. I think the kids really enjoyed it too.
Posted by Megan at 6:55 PM
As most know, we have trouble with Mak, avoiding HFCS and a few other ingredients, well Kay has similar issues with Cory, so she understood what we are going through and was really great finding things for the kids and us to eat. Cooked lunch for us and bought some yummy snacks Mak could eat. By the way Kay, the soup was great... I want the recipe! Always looking for good soup recipes!
They made us feel right at home and the kids had a blast playing outside in their playhouse. It took awhile for them to warm up, but once they did, I was glad they got to see how great they are! Jace got very crabby because he needed a nap. But I am awesome and got him to fall asleep on me for an hour or so and he was much better afterwards!
And another great thing they did for us was offer to watch the kids while Jarilyn, Josh and I took a visit to the casino near by. So we left after dinner and came back a couple hours later... Josh won enough to pay for the entire trip plus some! So that was exciting! Jarilyn and I lost... but Josh made up for it! Kay said the kids did good. Maysie cried for us, eventually crying herself to sleep on Callie. Jace I think just ran around being Jace! JJ fell asleep on Kay and Mak stayed up watching a movie. I think Kay read MANY MANY books to them. I am sure she wont mind if she doesn't read another book for a LONG time!
Thank you to Kay, Kirby, Jake, Callie and Cory for inviting us into your home and visiting with us. We had a great time and it was well worth it!
Posted by Megan at 6:50 PM
Friday night the girls slept in the King size bed with me... don't think they went to bed until 11 p.m. Jace stayed out with Daddy and Aunt Jarilyn in the main area with the pull out couch. Poor Jarilyn slept on the floor on top of the couch cushions. But I think she preferred that rather than sleeping in a bed with the kids. Josh had some trouble getting Jace to sleep. We had a crib for Jace brought to the room. The plan was when he fell asleep to put him in it, but he ended up sleeping in bed with Josh because he was up on and off all night coughing. So that was a bit of a struggle, but they managed. The girls slept in until about 8 a.m. our time, 7 a.m. Chicago time. So I was surprised by that, I was afraid they would be up at 5 or 6 a.m. Everyone else got up soon after.
Saturday night went even better! We got back from my Aunts around 10 p.m. I think. JJ was already asleep, so just layed her in bed. MJ layed in bed to watch cartoons and fell right to sleep. Mak started to get upset because she wanted "better" cartoons that they didn't have. So I was getting ready to buy a cartoon and looked over and she passed out. So I went to bed soon after and again, Jace stayed out with Jarilyn and Josh. But in the middle of the night, we struggled with Jace again, so I made Josh go in with the girls and I layed out in the main area with Jace. Tried to prop him up on my chest while we slept. Eventually I took his paci and then he stayed asleep. I think it was difficult for him to breathe through his nose and that was the main problem. So got decent sleep. The kids got up again about 7 a.m. our time, so that was good too!
The POOL! I picked this hotel cause they had a Kiddie Pool as well as an Adult Pool. So the kids had a blast in it, it was only 1.5 feet, so they all did very well and it had a frog slide they loved! Mak even went down on her belly a few times. But of course, they wanted in the big pool too. So we would take turns going over there with them. I tried to sneak into the hot tub, but MJ and JJ would not have it. I got about 5 minutes. Mak even joined Josh for a few minutes a time here and there. Jace liked putting his feet in it. JJ and MJ said "HOT" and would not put their feet in. And can't forget that Jace had a poo diaper. Thanks Josh for that! It was GROSS! He had gone poo and then mixed it in his swimmer diaper with water and it was RUNNY, WATERY, STINKY, POO! Thankfully they had a shower in the pool area, so took him there and got him cleaned off and back into the pool. They were NOT happy to go back to the room to eat... but we managed and got them there. I wish we would have been able to swim more, but it was so time consuming, we just didn't have the time.
Overall, the hotel stay went great... oh aside from Josh and Jarilyn taking a shower in the dark... maintenance was not in yet and we had to get ready to go. Proud of my girls, and Jace for doing so well!
Posted by Megan at 6:41 PM
Posted by Megan at 6:28 PM
We took a detour through South Bend and made a stop at this perfect little museum. It was small enough we could see the kids almost anywhere they were. They had a BLAST! They even gave the kids a tattoo and frisby when we were leaving. There was only ONE other kid there, so it was a good time.
This was our first stop after a 2.5 hour drive, so they enjoyed running around after being locked into their car seats so long.
Posted by Megan at 6:25 PM