Monday, April 27, 2009

Busy...Sick....and Busy....

I apologize for not updating much over the last few weeks. I have been struck with a virus that has knocked me into bed for several days at a time, so most of my time is spent doing what I can for our family and resting.

We are working hard prepping for our big journey to Disney World starting Thursday night. I have been busy getting laundry done and packing among other things. It has been quite difficult with this fatigue I have from the virus - I am exhausted after putting a load of laundry in the washer. Kian has been a great help and Jamie has too - I am so very thankful for both of them. Jamie has allowed me as much time as i can to rest. And Kian has been such a great helper in unloading the dryer for me and getting things for me that I need.

I am hoping to rest up a lot so that I am well to walk around all day at the park for 7 days straight. We are all looking forward to this trip to say the very least! The thing I look forward to most is enjoying the wonder of Disney through Kian's eyes.

I will be Tweeting throughout our trip. If you wish you can follow my blabbering via this link. I also have my Tweets streaming on my Blabber Blog.

I know we will come back with a lot of photos and stories :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Preschool Trip to the Children's Museum

Friday Kian's class went to the Children's museum in Champaign. It is a far cry from the Appleton one and a far, far, far cry from the San Jose Children's Museum, but Kian and his classmates had fun nonetheless (which is what really counts). Since I was one of the drivers for the field trip, I was able to snap some photos of Kian throughout the time we were there.

Kian got to pet a bearded dragon! I was asked to if I wanted to pet him before it got to Kian...I reluctantly did only because I didn't want Kian to be afraid. He really liked petting it and was very gentle :)

Climbing up the ladder on a tug boat exibit

Digging for dinosaur bones in the outside area.

And I had to include a photo of the ghetto dinosaur that was in the back area. It looked both scary and gross...I think he needs a revamp.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mario Kart....Wii!!!!

Well, it seems that Kian beat Mario Kart in some way (I don't know what brought it on lol). After he finished a race and won a trophy the credits started playing which usually means you beat the game. Then a picture of Mario, Kian's Mii, and the Princess popped up lol I told Kian I was going to take a picture of it - so there it is!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

As you can see from the photo, the Easter Bunny was very good to Kian :) He made quite the haul! He got little game, a DS game, Mickey Mouse, 2 Pokemon figures, and a dancing game with Disney songs and characters. And yes he made a haul with the candy! He got an "egg" with Nerds inside and no Easter basket is complete unless is has a chocolate bunny in it (it took the EB quite some time to find one that was safe for Kian :)

When Kian woke up he found fillable eggs in his room and all around the house! He had a great time finding them and after finding some he would say, "that silly rabbit." LOL

For now, Kian's breakfast consists of chocolate and other sugary goodies. Bailey is trying to sniff everything and lingering around Kian's feet. Right now he's an annoying scavenger :P It should be a fun filled, sugary day for us all :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Blabber Blog

I have revived my Sarah's Random Thoughts blob but renamed it and gave it a new web address. If you are interested in my ramblings that are not really family related, press the title of this post and it will take you there ;)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Disney Marathon Part 2

The day began with Kian singing to himself in his bedroom....but now he's a bump on the couch again :( His temp was down today but it has slowly risen. Since he has had so many ear infections, I deicided to call and get him an appt to have that checked. His ears are fine, but he is having a strep culture done as well as a urine test...he keeps telling me his back hurts. The 5 min strep test came back negative but they are doing an overnight one.

For now we are watching more movies - thankfully we have collected all Disney movies available! We haven't even seen all of what we have (thankfully lol).

I guess we will see what tomorrow brings. Kian does have a short week at school so I feel bad keeping him home one more day :( He really enjoys going!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Snowy, Gloomy, Sick Kiddo Day :(

This morning Jamie and I awoke to cries coming from Kian's room - which is totally not normal for him. He said he was hungry so i got him food right away and milk. He continued to lay in bed and was kinda a bump there until the clock hit 7AM - he said it was time to get out of bed lol (We tell him he can't come in our bedroom until 7AM lol) I discovered he had a low grade fever which I monitored throughout the day. It rose to 101.5 before school so no school today.

Kian has been curlled up on the couch with a pillow and blanket the whole day. So today was declared a movie day. And since we are going to Disney World in about 25 days, we have watched all Disney movies. Most of them Kian has never seen before. So far we have watched Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Lion King, and Aladdin. There is time for one more yet today lol

Kian is not a kid that sits still for very long so for him to sit through all those movies is really rare. Hopefully after a good night sleep he will feel much better.

A Visit with Granna and Papaw

Jamie's Mom and Step-dad arrived on Friday and left this morning. Kian had a blast playing tee ball with Papaw and Daddy in the back yard (Bailey enjoyed it too ;). Granna and Papaw bought him a few bats and a tee for practicing at home. Kian will be starting Tee Ball in June, so we wanted him to get used to how things in the game. Kian took to it really well! I think he will really enjoy the class :)

Saturday was a beautiful day, a little chilly but sunny. It was nice enough to spend quite a bit of time outside. Sunday it was rainy so we were mainly inside. We took a trip to the mall, which included a few rides on the carosel. When we got back to the house Granna and Kian had a blast playing hide and seek and playing all the board games Kian has - which is a lot! lol Then Granna spent some time watching Kian play some video games that he wanted to show her lol

It really is nice to be able to live close enough for a weekend visit to all sets of grandparents :) Kian definately had his fill over the last few weeks :)

Friday, April 03, 2009

Is it April Already?

I seriously cannot believe how fast time flies these days. It is now April and in almost a month my little man will be 5! It feels so odd to even think of him being 5! I guess I just have to get over it lol

Our countdown until Disney World is on. We are now on the last month on the chart until we head there (we leave May 1). Kian is so excited. I'm pretty stoked. Jamie is stoked, excited, and well anything else you can think of LOL Luckily he is doing a lot of research to make sure our trip is great.

Things continue to be busy here. In fact this week has so many little things going on that I lost track of days...I have been a day behind since the week started. In fact, right now I would swear it was Thursday. lol