Magnet toy leads to 2-year-old boy’s death “A freak accident involving a popular toy has killed a 2-year-old boy and now, Kenny Sweet’s parents hope that other parents can learn from their tragedy.” … “Doctors found the magnets in Kenny’s small intestine – one at the top and one at the bottom. The magnetic force was so great it connected both ends, twisting his intestine and forcing deadly bacteria into his blood stream.” This story is just awful, but definitely something to share with everyone you know as these magnetic toys are so popular. At Christmas and always, please be careful with what your littleRead More →

Dear Santa, I know it’s nearly Christmas Eve and I may be pushing my luck waiting this late in the game to write to you, but I have a special request. All I want for Christmas this year is for me and my family to be well again. We’ve been hit with this awful bug that has knocked the wind out of our sails the past several days. Ava is doing a lot better and I’m so thankful for that, but now me and her daddy are having a really rough time. My nose and upper lip are chapped, cracked and bleeding from all theRead More →

Today is my sweetie’s 18 months birthday, so in celebration I thought I’d post some pictures of her taken over the past two months. (I’d do something more creative, but I still feel like crap and don’t have the energy.) The first set is from November, at a park in town. The second set is from a few days ago. She’s playing in a box that her Christmas presents from Me-maw and Pa-pa came in. Who needs presents when you have a big ol’ box full of packing peanuts? ;) Happy year and a half, baby! :)

And all through the house… Wait, do you really expect me to come up with a poem here? Sorry to disappoint, but alas, I am not. :oP I seem to have caught whatever the little miss has. My throat hurts, I’ve been sneezing, my voice sounds deeper (and sexier?) and my head is stuffy. At least I have the ability to blow my nose and clear the mucus out, unlike my poor lil dd, so I don’t think I’ll get it as bad as she has. She is doing a bit better today. The mornings are the worst for her though. She coughs and coughsRead More →

Ava’s in the middle of teething, and, as a result, her immune system seems to be compromised. She caught a cold and has been coughing and sneezing a lot the past two days. I decided it wouldn’t be right to leave her and go to the party tonight (Jody’s work holiday party), so we all stayed home. To repay me for staying home with her, Ava just puked on me. Ahhh. The joys of motherhood. ;) Seriously though, she doesn’t really act sick, other than not eating much (though the snot hanging from her nose is a good tip off that she’s not operating atRead More →

Today started off really well. I felt motivated to clean and, since that doesn’t happen every day, decided to go with that feeling. I got a load of diapers and a load of clothes washed, I cleaned the bathrooms, swept the kitchen, and vacuumed the living and dining rooms. It felt good to accomplish those things. Then the time rolled around when Ava should’ve been going down for a nap. She was not interested. I tried putting her down several times but she had no intentions of sleeping no matter how tired she acted. So I decided fine, no sense in fighting her on it.Read More →