Thursday, November 29, 2007

The School Just Called

I have to pick Daniel up. I just got a call from the school that he is not feeling well. Poor thing! Out of all of my kids, he handles being sick--the WORST! I'm glad it's this week though, instead of next week. It's bad enough Rob has to drive the two oldest boys to school a half hour away everyday and then pick them up after school. But to have to stick a daytime trip in when one isn't feeling well is just asking too much!

Apparently he has a fever and is complaining of a sore throat--so I believe we will be at the doctors office later making sure it isn't Strep Throat--with three kids to keep healthy, strep would be bad right about now!

Christmas Portraits

I'm taking the kids in later this week to have their Christmas portraits done. This is always an exasperating time because there are four of them. It's never easy to get four kids (including a 2 year old) to look good at the same time. Rob is pretty smart. She just takes individual pictures of her kids and then puts them together in a grid for her card. Every child looks amazing, and the sitting isn't nearly as exhausting.

However, I love the look of a family portrait-or at least a portrait of all four faces in one. So I brave the Kiddie Kandids year after year, hoping for the best! I'll let you know what we come up with!

Yard Work

We spent the afternoon and early evening doing the yard work. Whipped it in to shape, so to speak! We have 6 yard bags full of leaves--and that is more than I've ever had. When I was a kid we lived in a house with so much scrub oak. Every fall we would have to load the leaves into bags and take them down to the bottom of the yard and dump them out. My dad would then go through with his tiller and mulch them all. After many years of this we got smart. We got bed sheets for a king size bed--and we would rake all of the leaves onto the bed sheet and pull it down the path to the bottom of the yard. It saved HOURS of work! Oh how I missed the bed sheets yesterday!