friday update

The MOG is out of commission today, with a stomach ailment. I believe it is part post-fasting stomach, part icky-virus, and part messed-up intestines (medical terms), and part gender. Is that to say all males are weenies? Of course not. Just most males, when it comes to being sick.

I don’t mean to sound uncompassionate. He is genuinely sick, not faking or whining or being a weenie. I am just a terrible, terrible nurse. I’m kinda of the “take a couple aspirins and sleep it off” camp. I did bring him Rolaids on multiple occasions, but they offered little relief. So there you go.

In other news, R2 is doing well at school. He used scissors for the first time yesterday. They have special loop scissors that are easier for special guys to handle, and he cut some construction paper and helped glue it to a pumpkin drawing. Very cute. He is also getting more secure about climbing up in the schoolbus, and does not need us to hold his hand, thank you very much. On his note home yesterday, it said he “had a ball in music class”… I wish I could see what happens up there, but getting the notes home is nice.
Bean update: doing her best to walk everywhere. She drags boxes and hampers around the house as her walking aids. This adorable outfit was a gift from Sharon Schluter, and it fits perfectly! Somebody let her know about this picture!

and that other guy really does not want to sleep in his own bed… they tend to end up in the same square foot of sleeping space every night…

One of the hard things about R2’s special needs was his distance from other kids, especially his siblings. We still want friendship to become a value for him, but in the meantime, it does my heart good that the two littlest ones are good friends. Happy weekend, time for me to take a nap!


18 thoughts on “friday update

  1. Those pictures of the two of them crammed in the same bed crack me up. I guess it saves space?


  2. Josharoo says:

    Great pictures! Looks like Brynn’s bed has all four sides on it. Is Toby climbing over the rail and into her bed?


  3. Jess says:

    Yep, he climbs up and over…


  4. Josharoo says:

    He wuvs his wittle sista.


  5. Anonymous says:

    …cough…hack… je..jes…… please tell..the ..cough…kid’s ..i luv them…need medical attention…hack…ache… – Richy


  6. Shannon2-24 says:

    i like seeing babies sleeping. those are funny- she’s even sleeping on his knee/leg in one. amazing how they fall asleep together.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Hot Tea HONEY and GARLIC Garlic garlic……….lemon too if you have it…….I just slice a bit of lemon and throw it in.


  8. Shannon2-24 says:

    who you callin' Honey & Garlic?hee hee


  9. Shannon2-24 says:

    yes~ honey & lemon in tea is Sooo soothing for the throat too. I like it!!


  10. Mama PC says:

    poor Richy. hope it’s not the same ague (sp) that Brian had before we went to Thailand! he had been fasting and broke the fast too quickly and his insides were totally in shock and didn’t want to work. he was very ill. give the man some milk of magnesia! and some hot teas laced with caster oil!:-)


  11. Anonymous says:

    Garlic is the key……….3 or 4 times a day…..Hot Tea and Honey and Lemon if you have it……and be sure and swollow all the garlic1/2 tsp mixed in


  12. supern8 says:

    Jess, judging by your sample size of “one” in stating that most men are weenies when sick is hardly scientific; regardless of the overwhelming (seemingly) conclusive evidence that you’ve collected in your study.


  13. Mama PC says:

    are you saying to put whole cloves of garlic in your tea? jess must be busy with her sick husbandhopefully no one else is ill up therehey, is the whole bunch headed south this next week?


  14. Mama PC says:

    i also loved seeing them all crunched up in the same bedhow many different nights were those pics taken in?my kids never slept together….linds didn’t want anyone touching her…. and hannah flopped, tossed and turned…. and j was a boy and usually the girls didn’t want to sleep with him


  15. Shannon2-24 says:

    Sylvona is getting married today!! We are going– it’s at 2pm Pacific Time.I’ll put pictures on my blog later.


  16. Anonymous says:

    bah! i go to work sick, most of the time. i once went to work doing extreme physical labor with a trash can next to me. the 3rd time i had to violently use it i was told to go home. it was grossing people out. i once walked 18 miles to work with a torn ligament in my knee. flu.. go to work and sweat it out. works great. food poisoning causing dry heaves due to tons of vomiting, i drink a giant glass of ice water, its still cold when it comes up. toothache pain preventing sleep on the third day with no sleep at work i went to my car and slept. if i stay home sick its usually cause i have a new video game. but now that i have a wife to baby me, i let her. marriage has made me weak… or just a sucker for some extra attention.


  17. Anonymous says:

    MamaPC not an entire clove……Crushed…..Jess actually has a jar of minced fresh garlic in her fridge…..Yippee Savana………congratulations!!!


  18. Josharoo says:

    Jere and Mere got internet access back. Give a shout out to Mere and little Rachel over at her blog.


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