Saturday, January 3, 2009

Busy Holiday

It feels as if we fell off the face of the Earth these last couple of weeks. We have been so busy between the holidays, family in town, and looking at houses. We had a wonderful Christmas and really enjoyed our day with Justin and I's families. I took the kids out for a visit with Grandma Sandi the following day and had a great time. The kids received everything they wanted for Christmas and have loved playing with all their gifts. Noelle got a baby care center, babies, tea set, dollhouse, and a doctors kit, among other things. Adam got Go, Diego, Go for the Wii, a huge Nerf dart shooter, remote controlled truck, Mosquito, race car track, and a Leapster, plus a few more things. We all love the Wii, which was our big family gift instead of smaller gifts for everyone. (The kids only got their Santa gift and stockings from us.) Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful gifts!!

We have been out on 4 occasions in the last week to look at townhouses and duplexes in the Englewood, Parker, and Aurora area. We have found 2 duplexes that we like and hope to move on them in the next week. They are both in Aurora at about E-470 and Smoky Hill Road. I worked in the area back before we had Adam and loved it, it would also keep us in the Cherry Creek School district. Please wish us luck in our search! We gave the apartment complex our 60 day notice so we really do need to find something soon.

Justin and I have both been off work since Christmas eve and it has been really nice, but I think we are all ready to get back into our regular routines of work and school. We have finally reached that point of getting on each others nerves from being together all the time. I work up North tomorrow but don't actually got back to work until Tuesday, Justin and Adam head back to work/school on Monday.

The kids have each had some weird health stuff going on. About a week ago Adam's skin started peeling around his neck and underarms (as if he had been sunburned, which he has NEVER been). Very odd. They told us to Aquaphor the area and lotion him real good, but that we would need to bring him in if it was still doing it on Friday. Fortunately it stopped after we did the Aquaphor at night and Eucerine morning and night every day. When Noelle got up Friday morning she had a rash covering her entire chest, back, and neck. It seemed odd, but minor so I didn't really pay any attention to it. When Justin checked on her at nap time she had undressed herself, as she usually does, and he noticed that it was way worse, more hive like and inflamed. I was just going to give her some Benadryl and send her back to bed, but since it was Friday I figured I better call the doctor just in case so we didn't end up in the ER or urgent care Saturday. Well, they always want to see a rash in person of course. They had an open appointment in 45 minutes so we got her dressed and I took her in. They did a strep test, which came out negative but has a 5% chance of being wrong. The doctor thinks she has something called Pityriasis Rosea. Sounds more intimidating than it is. Doctors don't know exactly what causes it but they think it's viral and you can't do anything about it. It will last about 3-4 weeks or more, but is NOT contagious. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be itchy for her so it doesn't bother her any. I switched her back to Aveeno lotion and have been applying it more than usual with the hope that it won't get itchy. Poor kid.

I do have some pictures but will have to wait to post them. Justin got a new computer and has the Internet hooked up to it so I don't have Internet on the computer my pics are on right now. I will try to switch some pics over in the next few days to post.

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