Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Grant.......a Different Bird

Grant asked to get his ear pierced "like Dad". Knew it would come back to haunt you. Of course that is not going to happen. But then he asked for a "chain". Greg could not quite understand what Grant meant by a chain, so he took Grant to the store while I was out. Imagine my delight (NOT) when I came home to see this. The chain is hooked to a wallet. I wonder how long until he wants a tattoo.

National Junior Honor Society

Jacob was invited to apply for membership to the National Junior Honor Society. He did. And he was selected. Now he is running for the position of Vice President #2. We will see what happens. But here are his letters. And his application paragraphs.

Sicko Update

After Jacob got sick on me, we treated him as though he had the flu. He stayed home from school Monday and rested. On Greg's way home from work on Monday, after I was home all day with Jacob doing NOTHING, he heard that the Schwartz Creek school district was closed the previous Thursday and Friday due to meningitis. What? The kids Jacob practices basketball with are from there. He plays in Schwartz Creek. I quickly called the pediatrician, who promptly informed me that if we even suspect meningitis, we need to proceed to the ER immediately. So I took Jacob to the ER. Only to find out that he was fine - he just had a migraine headache. Well spent $200. I'll take the migraine instead of meningitis any day.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

What a Day!

It's been a day. Tailgate at church, girls to Tiger's game with Grandma, Grant to football with Grandpa, Greg golfing with his dad and I had Jacob at his first basketball game of this season. Jacob's performance at his first game, while being better than the others on his team, was definitely NOT ON. He seemed slow. Oh well, I thought. After that game I took him to get a chicken sandwich
and a protein bar. While we were waiting for the next game to start, he started to complain that his vision was blurry. I gave him Tylenol and made him drink some water and eat some almonds - thinking that he was dehydrated or hungry. When it came time to start the game, he was REALLY lagging. He could not keep up with anyone, and kept rubbing his eyes. I told the dad that was coaching to pull him out. He sat out for 3/4 of the game, then turned around to tell me he was ready to go home. So we left. He lied back in the car and rested. He would moan and say his head hurt. All of a sudden he sat up straight and said his stomach hurt. I asked if he was going to throw up and he said he didn't think so. To be safe I was attempting to get the garbage can, when he turned right at me and starting throwing up. ALL. OVER. ME. All over my whole side of the van. The steering wheel. The dashboard. The window. Horrible. Like an idiot, I kept driving, but put the window down. His next round of barf went halfway out the window, all over the side of my van and onto the 2 motorcyclists riding behind us. Oh I felt REALLY bad then. I finally got the sense enough to pull over and his 3rd round of barfing was FINALLY outside. He is now resting in bed and Greg is doing the 2nd round of cleanup. (I did the first). What a lovely day.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Shipshewana, Indiana

We recently took a quick trip to Shipshewana, Indiana. We were supposed to go camping with some friends that were new to camping, but since the weather was going to be rainy we decided to take the kids to "Amish Country". Greg got permission to take his MichiVan, so all 10 of us piled into the van for a fun-filled road trip. I was totally impressed with my kids response to the trip. I thought, for sure, that they would be bored and hate it. They completely surprised me by showing interest in the shops, people and even the museum!! The hotel we stayed at was incredible! Our room had a living area with a kitchenette and pull-out sofa, then it moved into an area that had 4 bunk beds on the left and the bathroom on the right, then into another large king-sized bedroom. It was great. And the kids favorite part was that each "section" had its own tv! 3 tvs in a hotel room was best (for them) - even though they didn't really watch tv. It's the idea, I guess. We sent our kids on a "back alley" buggy ride. We didn't want the overpriced commercial ride, we wanted authentic. Our friend took us to the "guy". So we sent our kids on a buggy ride through the country with Sam, and his horse, Jerry. We had an incredible time on this trip and thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Kerr family!


Grandpa and Grandma were helping us out and offered to pick Jadyn and Grant up from school for me. Little did I know that they were going to be picked up in style!! They picked them up in the Model A, had the stylish hats for them, took them to Spicer's for cider and donuts and then to McDonald's for more treats. My kids are the luckiest kids in the world. They have the BEST grandparents ever!