Monday, November 16, 2009

Halloween pictures

Brian was a ghost whose eyeholes kept drifting as he went trick or treating. By this time, he was tired of them and so he'd ditched the costume.

Miriam was a bunny, with the costume coming from another family in the ward whose kids had outgrown the costume.

Becca decided to be a witch--maybe it was reading all those Harry Potter books. All we had to find was a bigger witch hat. Yeah for the costume box!

Jeffrey is such a cute little elephant. He loved the candy, especially lollipops and it was the first Halloween where he kind of got what was going on. :)

Rachel and Laura wanted to be black cats, as identical as possible. Don't they look great?

Our traditional family snapshot at Grandma and Grandpa Bristow's house when we trick or treat there for one last treat (after we've gone around the neighborhood here).

When will everyone be better?

We have been entertaining for the past 5-6 weeks at least one bug that has I think and I hope finally made the rounds. There was the fever, sore throat, coughing...we figure it was probably the swine flu, but it has taken its own sweet time and Derek is the last one with it. It has been interesting how it has affected everyone differently. Becca and Brian would have missed school except for a four day weekend, Rachel, Laura, and Jeffrey seemed to have just a cough (no fever), and I mostly avoided it (had a couple of days a week apart where I felt icky). It hit Miriam hard--she ended up with pneumonia and my blessing to just lay on the couch watching movies all day until we could get her breathing better and her energy up. But she is back to her spunky self. (Last night Derek told me this about Miriam...he was going to tickle her and she waggled her bottom (sort of sticking it out) left and right saying, "My bum says no." Who knows where that comes from...) Derek's now been down for more than a week, though he still works--he can be uncomfortable in bed, or sitting at the computer, and at least he is distracted a little when he's working. I hope he gets better soon! Hopefully we have had our sicknesses for the winter!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Miri has (is fighting off) pnumonia!

Miri had a cough/fever bug, got a bit better, then worse. Mom used the Nebulizer (breathing system) with Miri, but finally took her to the doctor. She got a prescription to help her get better, and another calming one, plus some albuterol. She isn't using the Nebulizer anymore, but is still taking one medicine, and still has a bad cough.

You might be wondering why I can be posting at this time of day, school time. No, I'm not sick, and we get today off for Election Day. It's all good.