Thursday, April 10, 2008

Been Too Long!

It has been way too long since I have blogged anything. Things have been pretty busy since Amy had her baby with spring break, Easter, school starting again, and sick kids. I feel like when I don't add something at least once every week or two, then I don't know where to start when I add to the blog the next time. Anyways, we stayed at my Mom's for a week after Amy had her baby to help with Amy's kids there and also so Eric could get more studying done for finals. We headed to Wenatchee for Easter and spring break. We had an easter egg hunt for the kids. Aubree loved putting eggs into her basket, but Tanner just wanted to run around. He'd pick an egg up, try to eat it/open it, throw it down and run to the next one.

Travis is getting so big. He is such a good baby. He is 4 months old now. The kids all have some upper respiratory virus that is going around. It stinks! Tanner started with it and it has lasted almost 10 days for him. They have a bad cough, throw up, really runny nose, are agitated, a fever, and nothing seems to make them happy. It is now hitting Travis and it is really sad. Hopefully with him breastfeeding, it won't hit him as bad. It is too hard with sick kids. It makes me appreciate them when they are healthy.

Erics' Mom made "dirt" pudding cups for the kids and Tanner loved it and loves to make messes. This picture actually reminds me of a story I wanted to tell of Tanner. While we were at my parent's house helping with Amy's kids we were all in the basement. Eric and I were the only people home with the 6 kids. All the doors had been shut so that I could breastfeed Trav without Tanner getting into things. Claire (Amy's 3 year old daughter) had an accident and wet her pants, but was in the bathroom "finishing" while she waited for Eric. While Eric ran upstairs to get her new clothes to wear, Claire came out of the bathroom to watch TV. A minute later, Tanner comes into the room I was in, with something in his hand that looked like a rock and he it looked like he was trying to eat it. I started yelling for Eric to hurry and he runs down the stairs and has to pry Claire's poop out of Tanner's hand. It took a lot of hand washing to get that smell off of Tanner's hand. We don't think he actually ate any of it. Kind of sick.
Isaac's 2nd birthday party.
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9 comments:

Shannon B said...

That picture of Tanner covered in chocolate is AWESOME!!!! It looks like he really enjoyed it! I love the story about the poo too. I think every child has had an experience like that or similar, so no worries! HA. Travis is such a cute big boy! I can't believe I haven't met him yet! We will have to change that!

Stephanie B said...

That is an awesome story about the poop. Loved the pictures, your kids are adorable.

Bowles said...

I am sorry that everyone is sick. That is never fun. I am sure your parents and Amy were happy for the help with the kids. The kids are growing so fast it's nice to see them is pictures as they grow. I hope everyone feels better soon. Have a good day!

chuck and april said...

oh my gosh poop!! poop is the worst man! i hate those times, cause no matter how nasty gross it is, you gotta jump in and clean it up still!! we are all just getting over the strep throat thing. jared just started a fever yesterday so i'm starting him on meds today. geez. aubree is so pretty. tanner is adorable. he looks like he's alot of fun. and travis, what a cutie. 3 kids is alot to juggle don't you think? now i think that 2 was a breeze! anyways, take care and i hope everyone gets well soon!

Cher said...

Hahahahah! Even though poop stories are so sick, they are soooo funny. That one is no exception. Travis is SOOOO cute, he is already getting big! I am glad you added pictures, I love seeing them. Hopefully your kids all get better soon!

HalnJess said...

Yay! I'm glad to hear you're alive and surviving! Your post started my day with a good laugh. HANG IN THERE!! You are such a great mom!

The Osborns said...

I'm still grossed out with Tanner's new dietary addition! What an adventurous little boy!!! I guess you know that no matter what you make for dinner- he'll eat it! It can't be worse than what he finds in the toilet

The Hardy Boys...and Me said...

Little did I know you had a new post! I'm happy to see new pictures and hear what you've been up too. I can't believe Tanner and the bathroom incident. Hilarious and gross all at the same time! I can't believe Travis is already 4 months old...time flies! You and Eric are super parents to take on your sisters kids too! Amazing! Sounds like you've had fun and have been busy!

Stephen said...

Looking at Tanner with all that Chocolate reminds me of having to sit and watch Eric eat on the mission. hehehe j/k