Monday, March 11, 2013

At sickness!

Greyson has had a pretty terrible last month and a half.

It goes like this:
Week 1 and 2: Flu hit hard. Fever. Runny nose (ALL DAY LONG), body aches and sore throat.
Week 3: Scary medical issue (call to Urgent Care and follow-up with Dr.) requiring him to be on stool softeners for 8 weeks.
Week 4: He fell up the stairs and had to be taken to Urgent Care to get stitches.
Week 5: Woke up on Monday (day to get stitches removed) with 102 fever. Ran fever for two days. On the third day, threw up (and peed pants at same time) all over kitchen table and floor.

I think we might be back to normal. 

 We squeezed in a "date night". He wanted pizza so we headed to Sam's. 
 Daddy dressed him...?
 Dinner at Blu Sesame.

Building a car at Home Depot.

** So, a funny thing about the stitches. Greyson did great through most of it. He was such a trooper on the way to Urgent Care. Did awesome while we waited 2 1/2 hours to get them in. Let the Dr. look at them, but when the Dr. went to numb them it went downhill from there. They didn't get numb the first try, so the Dr. had to shoot medicine in to the actual open wound. IT WENT DOWNHILL FAST! Greyson was screaming while three of us were holding him down. It broke my heart. He cried and screamed throughout the whole process. He only got two stitches and the Dr. felt bad for how bad those two looked. When you have a kid doing everything in his power to get out of being held down, you just get what you get. I think the nurse got kicked in the face. By the end of it, Greyson was dripping in sweat (seriously - it looked like he just got out of the bath) and he had a sprinkle of dots outside of his eyes. We asked about this and the Dr. said this happens when kids hold their breath.

This is the funny part....

Luke went to get the car. I'm holding Greyson as we are walking out and he hugs me and says, "Mommy, I did pretty good in there, didn't I?"

I bust out laughing (like hard). I told him he did do pretty good, but inside I am just dying laughing. I mean, we just walked out of the room where he had been screaming and crying for the last 15 min. =)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

February Reading : Completed

I finished eight books this month. A few of them I really enjoyed. Here they are...

 Malika (who the book is about), was almost like a daughter to the king of Morocco. Her father was executed in 1972 for attempting to assassinate the king. For the next two decades, Malika and her family are imprisoned. This is the story of her life. I found this book captivating. Her story and outcome are just unbelievable. 

I picked this book up at the Goodwill for less than a dollar. It was ok, but not great. I think it went in to way more detail than I'm interested in. Maybe, I'm not stylish enough and that's the problem. lol.

I started this book before Christmas and I just now finished. It took me forever. I loved learning more about the Secret Service and I found most of it super interesting. It's written like a textbook and is super dry. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it was a hard read. 

I follow their blog and love how they DIY everything in their home. The book was fun and very much them. I took a few ideas and will work on them around the house. Overall, I really liked the book and I'm glad I bought it.

This book was about Greg Mortenson and his life passion of building schools (especially for girls) in the Pakistan and Afghanistan. I found this book extremely interesting and I really enjoyed every bit of it.

This book has lots of travel tips and is a super easy read. I enjoyed it and I bookmarked quite a few things for future reference.

I read two historical romances and listed them below. Neither one was particularly good. 

Year to Date:

1. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
2. All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein
3. Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
4. An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverly
5. One Man's Love by Karen Ranney
6. Stolen Lives Twenty Years in a Desert Jail  by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi
7. What to Wear for the Rest of your Life by Kim Johnson Gross
8. The Secret Service The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency by Philip H. Melanson and Peter Stevens
9. Young House Love by Sherry & John Petersik
10. Three Cups of Tea  by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
11. The Smart Traveler's Passport  by Nina Willdorf and the readers of Budget Travel
12. Say You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey
13. Savage Hope by Cassie Edwards

*All photos from Barnes and Noble.