Thursday, November 15, 2007

No More Fussing

Okay, okay I have heard the fussing about not seeing any Disney World Pics. I am waiting to get my CD from Disney of the pics we took while we were there. I will start my day to day blog of our trip when I get it in.

!!!!!!Yeah Announcement!!!!!! Our Weight Watchers Buddy, Haley received her 10% loss award Tuesday night!!!!!!. Brian is very close to his, he has lost 28 pounds so I joke with him that he has lost a Landree. I have lost a little over 15 so it's going slow and steady. Whooohooo Haley!

Mystery Hives solved- Last week Landree got a round of mysterday hives. Despite the frantic little call to Melon I stayed calm and prayed that she had just found something she was allergic to and ate it when I didn't notice instead of the alternative that she was allergic to something new. The next day another round of mystery hives. I tried to make a few calls to talk to a family member but of course they were all busy at work and couldn't answer- how dare them. I then figured them out. Peyton had a dried milk mustache and had kissed Landree's cheek when we were doing Landree Kissing Sandwiches. So now I have to wipe Peyton's face off after she drinks milk.

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Peyton needed to go to the cardiology office to get her Holter Monitor. We are seeing a great pediatric cardiologist here in San Antonio. Everyone knows I was worried to leave Children's because they are known worldwide for their cardiology department and it certainly didn't help when the first week I was here there was a news report of a child being sent there for treatment. Well God blessed me when we received several recommendations for Dr. Bloom. We have seen 3 other pediatric cardiologists and he is the first one to actually explain what is happening in her heart complete with drawing pictures and he is just wonderful. He told us to come back in 12 months but then he called with the results of the holter, yes you read right, he called himself, and told us to come back in 6 months because they were happening a little more often then he liked. A little bit of a downer because it means she a little worse than we thought but still good because she's still okay enough to not be seen for 6 months. His office is in the medical center which is about 25 minutes from here and a butt load of congestion when you get there. On Wednesdays he is in an office over on our end of town. Peyton was supposed to get her holter there yesterday and then two weeks from now go for her appointment. They called and asked if we could come down to the Medical center or reschedule so off to the medical center we go. Two turn arounds and 1 phone call later I finally found it. Peyton was such a big girl. I think this was her 7th or 8th holter to wear and in the beginning she cried when she got them, then she started being okay just a little nervous and whiny. Yesterday she was even laughing saying the alcohol tickled. $475 later (thank goodness for insurance) we were leaving. I kept a surprise from Peyton and finally told her that we were going to eat with Daddy at work, it's only about 5 minutes from the doctor's office. At first she was very excited but then got nervous about going there with her monitor on. She got over it and we went and had a great lunch with Brian and some friends. Thank goodness for the Subway there, a non drama lunch out for Landree. We left there with just enough time to get to Peyton's school if I hadn't had to stop for gas, $84.75 later, (trading in for a mini-van is sounding even more appealing) we made it to school about 5 minutes late. Gave the rundown on her holter with her teachers, luckily one of them had worn one before, and found out the 15 apples I needed to buy for their thanksgiving feast were going to be for centerpieces.

Landree and I ran to the store and of course I then had to sit there and pick out perfect apples. I didn't want a kid to have a bruised centerpiece to take home. Landree is hollering because she wants an apple and I am having to pick out 18 perfect ones- a few extra for mistakes. We did find that they now carry snack packs of Strawberry, plain, and chocolate marshmallows that Landree can eat, pure sugar but hey a quick snack that is safe for her is worth a little sugar. We got home for an hour and 15 minute nap for Landree and then headed back out.

We went and picked up Kacy and Abby at daycare- I so love those kids. We went and got Peyton and then went to change for gymnastics. Peyton decided she was too worried about her holter so she chose not to do gymnastics. So Peyton, Landree, and I got to watch Kacy and Abby. It was very neat to watch Kacy go all the way to the top of the rope without knots. I then audibly gasped when she was jumping off a bouncer onto an elevated mat while doing a flip and she didn't use her hands and her head was coming off the mat- I know I didn't paint a good visual but let's just say she scared the crap out of me and her coach. Later she was doing crunches and it was hillarious to watch those skinny little legs flying around when she was trying to get up. Abby is always great to watch. Perfection she is not but pure determination and all out she is.

I then took all four girls to Alamo Cafe to meet up with the families and Louise and Ann who used to work for Brian and who are here on business. Alamo Cafe has the best tortillas ever and they are safe for Landree so we love going there. Brian's last basketball game of the season was supposed to be at 8 and he wanted us to come. So we loaded up and went to USAA for the second time yesterday. Over the evening the temperature had started dropping and we really weren't dressed for the dramatic change in weather because I didn't know Brian wanted us to come to the game. I had Landree's jacket in the car and Peyton used Brian's dress shirt. Gerald's wife Kentonia came and my girls love her. So we sat together huddled up in Brian's shirt, the wind was unbelievable. The previous game ran into overtime so Brian's didn't start until late. Landree started fussing and I decided it was probably time for us to go and of course Peyton was begging to stay. I looked at Kent and told her that my mother in law would die if she knew I had her grandchildren out at that time of night without proper clothes on. Landree ended up finding my phone and was happy as a clam the rest of the night. Brian's team lost by 2 points and we called it a night. We made it home at 9:40 last night and got the girls in bed. I had been holding onto some sleeper pajamas for Peyton that I had gotten on clearance earlier this year. They worked out great because they completely covered up her wires and the monitor was able to fit underneath them. I also knew that for the 3-4 hours she would have to wear it this morning I would let her stay in her pajamas so Landree wouldn't see it and mess with her. So we are having pajama day.

Peyton woke up cranky this morning from getting to bed so late and she was tired of the monitor. Here is a picture of her before I took it off of her. Tomorrow she has her Thanksgiving feast at school so look forward to pictures of that. Landree is currently walking around in footed pajamas and snow white dress up shoes. One day when she is on Oprah or in People magazine I am going to say it all started here with this picture (the crazy hair was from wearing pigtails the day before). She absolutely loves my high heel shoes, she only picks out high heels out of my closet. Here are her and Peyton on the pillows that Grandma made them. They stay in the playroom but they drag them into the family room to watch TV. We do get tickled at Landree because when she wears her shoes or Peyton's shoes she puts them on the wrong foot every single time. If she was just doing it by chance statistically she would get them right at some point but for some reason she likes them wrong better. I am refusing to leave the house today so hopefully I can get caught up on my laundry- yuck!

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