It's always the same: Olivia gets sick, then Abigail, then me, then Ryan. And the cycle keeps repeating itself. We are on our second round of the crud now. I'm thankful it's not the more serious stuff going around, but the amount of coughing and snot in this house is ridiculous. Poor Abigail keeps throwing up due to her congestion. I'm ready for Spring!!
As many of you know, I have suffered with severe restless legs for the past 3-4 years. I've literally taken every prescription medication for them including Requip, Neupro, Lortab, etc. Many of the prescriptions have unwanted side effects that I can't handle. On a whim I purchased Hyland's Restful Legs. If you suffer with restless legs, you MUST purchase these:
I don't always believe in homeopathic remedies, but I will never be without these again. I've gone a week without any other restless legs medication. Just these little miracle pills that you dissolve under your tongue. Amazing!!
If you do try them, I'd be curious to learn how they work for you. I am so grateful to have stumbled across them!
Thank you to those who purchased Olivia and Logan team t shirts. We raised $380 and sold 34 t shirts! Wow! They should be delivered to me around March 10th and I will deliver to each of you. Thanks again for your support of our team and of the March of Dimes!
No monsters hiding under Olivia's bed. There wouldn't be room. Last night I made her clean underneath her bed. That's always an adventure as she shoves everything under there when she cleans her room. So, this time, I recorded everything we found.
Here's a little known fact about me. I LOVE basketball. I used to be a big Chicago Bulls fan and even saw them play in Chicago in 1997 (with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, etc.) But even that wasn't as exciting as watching my Wichita State Shockers. I love how they work unselfishly as a team and when one isn't playing their best, another player always steps up. They are a force to be reckoned with. Wow! I couldn't be more proud to be a Wichita State grad. I love how they are bringing the city together and winning and winning and winning.
We were looking for something different to do today, so we decided to go to the Museum of World Treasures. I had actually never been. Olivia and Abigail were absolute angels the entire time (of course, you have to adjust to Olivia's pace which doesn't give you much time to look at things.) But, that is just the way she is. I expected a lot of replicas, but they had some pretty neat stuff including Abraham Lincoln's actual cane. Olivia is currently really into the Magic Tree House books. The one we read yesterday was about mummies in Ancient Egypt. So it was pretty cool for her to see two actual mummies, a sarcophagus, scepters, pictures of pyramids, hieroglyphics, etc.
Olivia loved the dinosaurs of course!
She especially liked that this guy's name was Logan (because he was found in Logan County.)
They have a pretty neat children's play area that both girls loved! Here is Abigail waiting for Olivia's puppet show to start.
Abigail was so pleased with herself for getting up into the chair all by herself! She loved playing at the little table like such a big girl!
She was just beaming with pride! What a cutie! And what a fun afternoon!
Highs were in the upper 40s today, which felt balmy comparatively. Most of the snow was melting, but our backyard (facing north and shaded) still has tons of snow. So, Olivia and I got to play in the snow and didn't freeze while doing it. We had so much fun!!
We made a snowman that she named Binky.
We searched for buried treasure, played snowball catch and had a snowball fight (getting hit in the face with a snowball, even by a 6 year old, still stings.)
And here's a picture of me and my other sweetie! Such a silly girl!
This has made me laugh all night. I was changing Abigail's diaper and she didn't want her pants back on. Instead she sat down and "posed" by her chair to let me take her picture.
Haha! I don't know why it made me laugh so hard. Don't they always pose you this way for senior pictures? Kinda like this? I think we will recreate this same pose when she is 18 (with pants, of course.)
Abigail is so funny. She has learned how to turn on the CD player, so she constantly turns on her music and just boogies. It is such a hilarious this to watch. . .and so extremely cute. I don't know how I was blessed with such adorable girls who are so funny as well. They are just amazing, inside and out.
So, snow days can get kinda boring when it's too cold to play outside (windchills way below 0.) But Olivia vowed to spend it playing her DS. And, boy, did she ever! She's getting really good at Mario Kart!
Abigail got into a lot of mischief. I caught her getting into my makeup, throwing toilet paper in the toilet, standing on the fireplace with her sister's DS (Olivia must have taken a potty break.).
And talking on the telephone. . .
But the girls really liked their snow ice cream!
And maybe we can play again in the snow sometime soon! (Yesterday was Abigail's first time.)
I unexpectedly gave birth at 23 weeks to micro-preemie twins on August 27, 2007. Olivia Paige weighed just 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Logan William weighed just 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Our sweet Logan passed away after 1 month and 1 day. After 105 days, we were able to bring Olivia home. She is our miracle, our survivor, our joy. . .
On November 20, 2012 we welcomed little sister, Abigail, into our lives. She was born at 35 weeks, but only spent 8 days in the hospital before coming home. We feel very blessed. To contact Ryan and Jodi you may email them at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You were the perfect little boy Of whom we always dreamed. Did you know we had your name picked out? All along or so it seemed.
You even had your daddy’s hands So miniature in size. In life we never got to hold you Or even see your opened eyes.
We had so many plans for you. Did you know you are a twin? I wanted you to grow up together. What a pair you would have been!
I wanted to take you to the park And push you on the swing. I wanted to teach you how to walk, And read and write and sing.
I wanted to show you a fire truck And let you ride upon a horse. I wanted to take you to the zoo To see the giraffes, of course.
I wanted you to watch cartoons And play video games with dad. And you and I would take a nap Oh, the times we would have had.
But, your mommy’s plans were not to be. “I have other plans,” God said. “You won't be playing in life’s playground You’ll be playing in heaven instead.”
And although I ache with sadness And in my arms I long to hold. I’ll see you again in heaven When my story on earth’s been told.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light They are miracles, here on earth So bold, so strong, so wise And bring to life a sense of worth For those who lack great size.
Some of this life’s smaller treasures Are the ones which matter more Than the larger joys and pleasures That we have grown to adore Volume is not as essential As the gift that lies inside Smaller souls with much potential Who shall never be denied.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light These children, while born premature Are testaments of worth Their spirits bold, their futures sure To ever bless the earth.