Friday, February 12, 2010
By far one of THE BEST DAYS ever....
Yesterday became one of the best days. After being snowed in for two days we ventured out of the house. We had an awesome play date with our BFF's Kennedy and Jack. Cristina, their mom, is always a great hostess. We followed up by going taking Calleigh to a follow dermatology appointment for her raging diaper rash. Now, my three were just perfect angels at the appointment despite the fact the doctor was NOT friendly at all to the boys. But the good news? We have FINALLY turned the corner on this horrible hiney situation. Calleigh's butt no longer looks like raw chopped meat. This second medicine is working. Just reinforces my belief we know what is best for our kids. I told the Dr. the first medicine was making things worse. I feel so relieved for her. She no longer screams in pain anytime she goes the bathroom. And a bonus she has stared sleeping through the night again!!! She was sleeping before her surgery but began getting up several times a night again. Last night, she slept from 8-7! We did wake her at 12 for a diaper change to avoid her rash getting worse but still. HUGE IMPROVEMENT!!
On the way home from the doctors it was nap time. The boys didn't really get to enjoy the snow too much and for all the have played in it they have never been sledding. Only on a tiny hill on our lawn. I made the executive decision to skip nap and wait for Frank to come home. We headed down to Memorial Park and did some serious sleigh riding! Can you say NO FEAR???? THese boys were flying down this giant hill. They were so over the top happy to have this experience. Not to mention, Frank was going with them. The looks on their faces was priceless. We had Calleigh with us all bundled up so I stayed with her. I did get to go downt he hill once. I rode with Cormac and I will never forget it. I swear, they must have went 100 times. Each time pulling the sled up behind them and walking up this giant hill.
After about 2 hours we had to call it quits because it was starting to get dark. THe boys cooperated and came willingly to the car. Colin asked for an "indoor picnic" for dinner. I obliged and we ate our BBQ chicken, noodles and veggies on a blanket on the living room floor. I even busted out the picnic basket.
The boys were exhausted and went to sleep by 8pm.
All in all just a wonderful day. Days like today make me really remember what life is all about. It's all about the moments you will remember forever. It's all about spending some time with the most important people in your life. It's about not caring if someone spilled purple apple sauce on the rug. or BBQ sauce on the floor. Who cares. In the long run I will remember my family sitting together in the living room having and "indoor picnic" after the most memorable first time sledding. And as a bonus on the way to the drive to the park Cormac told me "Mommy, a chameleion is a type of lizard that changes colors". Now come on?
Nothing earth shattering really happened but man, it was a great day.
Our indoor picnic