Thursday, April 30, 2009

William Chase, MD

A week or so ago Chase was not feeling well. In, over the top, Chase form he resorted to great histrionics to make sure everyone knew just how poorly he was feeling. His pitiful faces and moans were getting on my last nerve so I sent him to lay down on the couch. Little did I know, Chris had left Fox News on the television, and the next thing I knew Chase comes into the kitchen nearly sobbing. That's right, he was convinced he had the swine flu.
I am in no way, shape, or form trying to poke fun of the swine flu (or whatever it is being called at this moment so as not to offend any pigs), but at the time there were only cases in California and Texas. I asked Chase if he had been kissing any pigs or had snuck away from me to a secret trip to Mexico. Since he had not, our swine flu fears were somewhat eased.
The next day he was still not well. He found me in the laundry room and proclaimed he had strep throat (Honestly, I hadn't been ruling that out but several kids in his class were suffering the same symptoms so I was in wait and see mode) . The following is the resulting exchange:

Me-Is your throat sore?
Chase-No (said in a "that was a very stupid question" tone.)
Me-So, why do you think it is Strep?
Chase- My back hurts. ( A reference to our last bout of strep)
Me-Does it hurt like the time when you had strep before?
Chase -Well no, but I am sure that is what I have.

At this time our conversation had moved back into the kitchen where Chris was. I told Chris that I guessed I would go ahead and take him to the doctor to see if he had Strep. Chase looked totally shocked and said with great indignation, " I don't have Strep!" Never mind the fact he had spent the last five minutes trying to convince me he did. "Well, your running a temperature and have back pain maybe we should get it checked out so you can start getting better," is my response. To which my son, who obviously has taken on some advanced medical training in addition to his first grade course work, responds, "don't worry mom it is only a common fever."

And as it turns out it was. We did end up in quick care because his best friend did have Strep so I thought we were bound too as well. If only I had trusted William Chase, M.D.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

Our Easter in Pictures (in no particular order)

This is usually the one family photo-op of the entire year. Please note Noel's hand on Chase's head no matter how hard I tried to hold it back...this is where is hand was going to be.
The cousins compare their haul after the family Easter egg hunt.

Noel raids the Easter baskets.

Noel and his chin very much enjoying some Easter chocolate.

The Easter bunny came!!!

He hid then eggs outside this year despite the chilly temps.

Noelly and Dad chill before church.

Chase poses for Easter pictures before Mass.

Noel pauses for a millisecond before Mass.
Here's hoping each and everyone of you had a blessed Easter. He is Risen!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Fine Day to Dye

Last Saturday's main to-do's were enjoy the gorgeous spring weather and dye Easter eggs. Chase has been begging to color eggs since at least St. Patrick's day so needless to say he was super excited. As you can see in the photos below and from previous quotes in the blog, Chase is an artist and this is serious business. As is the eating of the Easter candy the remains of which can be seen on his face.

Noel's first egg dying experience began with him holding his first egg, saying "ball", and then chucking it into the floor as hard as he could. He was in dire need of a nap at that point so we put him to bed while his brother, the artist, worked his magic. We set one egg aside for him and one cup of color to minimize the chances of utter disaster. After playing outside in the dirt (previous post) we stripped him down for one more messy photo op. As you can see, he is an artist in the making just like his big brother.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Blog Backlog

Lately it seems that life is just moving much faster than I am, as you will have noticed by my lack of true blogging and only a sporadic picture post here and there. So last night, I dutifully uploaded a ton of pictures from the laptop and will give a brief overview of what we have been up to lately. I know in one fairly recent post I mentioned Chase was playing Spring soccer but I failed to mention that Chris is coaching said soccer and Momma is fighting tooth and nail to keep Noelly from joining them on the field. Thus I have very few soccer pictures but here is one of the coach and the kids scoping out the competition. I don't know why it is so small.

Noel's fifteen month check-up went very well, but can you believe this belly needs extra calories?
Well, it does. Noel has been in the 95th percentile for weight since birth, but he was so sick in December that he fell to around 5oth percentile and now he is so BUSY he hasn't put that weight back on. (Could have fooled me). So we are now sneaking in extra calories everywhere. Mr. Noel isn't complaining as one of his most used words is "eat".

As usual in north Georgia the spring weather has been hit or miss, mostly miss. A friend of mine put it best when he said, "Only in Georgia can you get sunburned on Sunday and frostbite on Tuesday." I will say we had some exceptional weather this past weekend to make up for it all. Noelly got to play in the dirt to his heart's content and Chase even conned us into breaking out the water hose and spraying him as he jumped on the trampoline.

We also colored Easter eggs on Saturday, but that definitely deserves it' s own post.

On Sunday this little mischief maker went to send the week with my mom. He comes home today and boy have we missed him. After Noel goes to bed the silence is deafening. So, there you have it a very brief synopsis of the goings of the 2 fun sons and their 2 tired parents.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rock the Vote

As most of you know, I am pretty passionately Pro-Life! So, I entered my little miracle man in the Georgia Right to Life's Face of Personhood contest. If he wins, he will be THE face of life in Georgia. The voting is on now. Each vote is $.50 (a minimum of $5.00 to vote on-line). As of this posting he is in the lead! Please consider voting for this face.

Just follow this link under the picture.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Chase at approx. 1 year

Noel at approx. 6 months