Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Haircuts, family and fun

Nora's hair before we went to NY

Nora's hair after we went to NY
We are finally back from our 11 day trip to NY. We were supposed to be back Sun. night but got delayed and came back Mon. night instead. It was so great to be back to see my family and friends. We did lots of fun things.

First things first, haircuts. We all got 'em. Thanks Bev!!!

Then an overnight at Loon Lake at Uncle Mark's camp. (Aunt Maura's too) Katie and Brynna did a great job keeping Emma occupied and entertained. Mim and Aunt Maura watched Nora and Alex and I relaxed. Very nice. Lots of boat riding, lake swimming, sand playing, smores eating and fun.

We went back to Mim and Grandfather's and saw all of our friends, the Wilsons, the Dischiavos, the Martinovich/Fitzpatricks, the Corrs, the O'Sheas, the Lawrences. Fun fun. Alex and I got out to eat, saw a movie and I got a girls night with Jen, Amy and Erin.

Now we are back to the rain. and chores. and taking care of my kids by myself! It is so nice to let Mim take over (and I get to read a book).

Emma starts school in 1 week!!!!! Very exciting.
Thanks for checking in

Monday, August 11, 2008


So Nora had her EEG last Wed. It went fine. We had to wake her up early (they said 4 am) around 5:30 am. She had a busy day, we went to a park for a field trip with her class then had lunch. She was nice and tired by 1 pm.

It takes about 30 minutes, maybe more, to get all the electrode things on her head. She screamed, not whimpered or cried but SCREAMED the entire time. I thought she was going to make herself throw up she was so upset. They have to swaddle her in a big blanket because she fights so hard to get away so she was all sweaty. 1st they have to measure and mark her head, then clean the spots then they finally attach the things on her head and THEN they wrap her head in gauze. Not fun for any of us. Then the expect her to be able to sleep with all this stuff on her head. She actually fell asleep within a minute of sitting on my lap. Poor girl. Tuckered her right out. She slept for 1/2 hour or so then we had to wake her up to take everything off again. Huh. Hopefully the results will be good and we can finally get her med free. We don't hear anything until we meet the nuero in Sept. This could be her last EEG for a long time. Yippie!

Emma's 5th bday is Thurs. We had her party on Sat. She had a lot of fun and got lots of nice presents from her friends.

So we are off to NY on Friday for 10 days so I probably won't post anything for a while.

Hope all is well!!!


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Black Sheep

Nora has been singing the baa baa black sheep song for a while now and I think she has perfect pitch. (well, at least to my ear) But she sings "baa baa BAA BAA ba ba ba ba baaaa" to the exact tune. She does it all by herself without any prompting. It is so funny. And if she hears the itsy bitsy spider song she does spider hands and hums along. So cute. But after 30 rounds of the spider song, I am ready to lose it.

I had a great day. I finally used my mother's day facial gift fur-ticket. (as emma called it) It was lovely. And Emma and I went to our friend Jane's 5th birthday party in the morning. Alex stayed with Nora all day and is now spent on the couch. Hmmm,,, it's a bit tiring to stay home and entertain our 2 year old isn't it? I had a relaxing day anyway:)

Emma goes to Zoo camp all week and Nora has her EEG on Wed. Emma's party is on Sat. and then we are off to NY for 10 days. Time flies.

Hope everyone is well and having a great summer