I hope to get back into blogging soon. Just not much time lately.
Both the big kids have been working on cleaning their rooms for over a month. We had a two week illness in there or it would have taken less time. Creative Princess is done and I am so proud of how hard she worked. Did she do it the way I would have done it? No, she did it her way and did a good job. The pictures really don't show the good job she did but you have to know Creative Princess to know this is amazing. She has a hard time getting rid of her things and she did very well organizing them.
Precise Prince is almost done. I am sure he will be done this week. We painted his room last weekend so he had a few days he really couldn't work in it. But it is coming along nicely and he is doing an amazing job as well. He and I think a little more alike and he tends to be pretty good at getting rid of things. I am proud of him too!
It's birthday month here in the house with the two oldest kids turning a year older. Creative Princess turned 11 and had a home party with 14 of her friends. She chose a spy theme and we had a treasure hunt and played an observation game. I baked her an Oreo cookie cake, which was a bit of work but it sure tasted good! For her family dinner, she chose pizza and a big cookie.
Precise Prince turned 13. I can't believe we have a teenager in the house now. He had a party at the Family Fun Center so the boys could play laser tag. Then they all came over for a sleepover. I had to laugh as the boys were getting ready for bed and one asked "What smells?" I said "Eight boys in one room." HA He had fun and enjoyed everything. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone his family dinner. He got sick Sunday night and so did I.
Little One found a friend with the same name. They were so cute playing together.
After being up with stomach issues part of Sunday night, I decided at 6:00am I should go to the ER to get fluids (for the third time in a year.) I was cramping pretty bad so they gave me a pain medication too. After a short rest, the nurse had me sit up to go home. As I sat up, I told her I was going to faint. She said that is a normal feeling from the pain meds but I wasn't going to faint. I know my body well and yes, I passed out. So they admitted me to the hospital for observation. I continued with stomach issues but started getting better and was released the next day. I am home and feeling better, but not great. I did get some tests scheduled for January. I also have a call into the doctor for Precise Prince. He has had some tests done for his stomach issues and so far we have seen only a little bit of improvement. He is getting referred to a GI doctor now. Hopefully we can figure out what has been causing all these stomach problems we have been having.
My husband is so awesome! He took care of the kids, coped with a baby that didn't want to sleep through the night and did all the cooking and cleaning. Right now, he is out running errands with the baby and I have strict orders to rest and not clean. I figured typing a blog post is rest.
We will have Precise Prince's Asian themed family dinner next week. By next week he and I should be feeling much better.