Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm sick of the flu!

It all started with M. Saturday, she started complaining of her throat hurting. She'd been having seasonal allergies, so I just figured it was irritated. Sunday morning, she woke up with 102 degree fever. I called our pediatrician's office and the doctor called me back in about 10 minutes. I explained her symptoms and luckily she called in a prescription for Tamiflu. After 2 doses, her fever was gone and she was acting like herself.

By Sunday evening, David was sneezing and complaining of a headache. He still sounds all stuffy, but he hasn't had any fever. Then this morning, David called me while I was at the grocery store and told me Katie was running a fever. Lovely! The doctor had given us a prescription for Katie incase she started showing symptoms. She's only had a fever of 100 degrees. I hope this is the end of it. I've been washing my hand so much they are raw. I walk around the house with Lysol and antibacterial wipes. We are living in a steril zone!

Stay healthy!

Friday, October 9, 2009

So Proud!

Madeleine got her report card yesterday. She got all "E's" in her math, work habits, and language arts/reading. She knows all her letters, both capital and lower case, and all her sounds. She knows them now, after the first 6 weeks, this is only expected by the end of the year. She also could read 23 of the 26 high frequency word they are expected to know by the end of the year. She really knows all of them because she read them to me from her report card!

I'm most proud of her reading level. At the end of the school year, to go to first grade, the kids are expected to be reading at a level 3-4. Right now, the first 6 weeks of school, Maddie is reading at a level 8! I'm so proud of her. Her writing level is at level 4 out of 5.

BUT...her handwriting is atrocious! She got all "N"s in handwriting. The school district used D'nelian handwriting and Little Miss M finds it much easier to write fast. We are working on slowing her down at home and practicing handwriting.

Just wanted to give a shout-out to my eldest. I'm so proud of her and hope she continues to work hard and always enjoys learning new things.

Hug a kid today!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


After picking up Madeleine from school today, we went to the pumpkin patch with our friends, Jennifer and her daughter Rose. We needed to get a few photos of M for her school project.

We had to come home early because M was having a "brat attack" as I like to call it. Once home, her attack spread to Katie, so they were banished to their rooms to clean. (Hmmm...sounds like Cinderella)

This is how I found Katie . Fast asleep...with a super messy room!

Just Fishin'

September is a busy birthday month for the LaCombes...M, Parrain, Uncie Monkey and several anniversaries. To celebrate Parrain's (Glen, David's brother...parrain is french for godfather. He is the girls godfather so that's what they call him)birthday, he invited us to his fishing camp.

He is a member of a private fishing club and he rented the clubhouse so we could eat and sit in the AC. Right across the drive is a little house that is out over the water. The inside of the house is a big square hole that is open to the water. The girls fished inside the house most of the itme.

After fishing for about 15 minutes, Katie caught a fish! She was excited and afraid at the same time. Luckily, her cousin Corey was right next to her helping and he took the fish off the hook. After that, both girls decided it was more fun playing with the bait worms! They spent the rest of the day making the worms their pets!

We had a great time and can't wait to go back fishing again.

St. Andrew's Pumpkin Patch

Katie and I stopped at the annual pumpkin patch at St Andrew's Episcopal Church for some photos. She was getting into posing and picking out the perfect pumpkin. As we were leaving, she spotted another area they set up for photos. She ran over, jumped up on the bale of hay and proceeded to fall in a hole (not unusual for will notice her black eye in her photos...more on that later). When she lifted up the hand she caught herself with, she had a quarter in it.

That girls can literally find money in a haystack! We can be anywhere and she will find money. I think I need to start leading her into finance!

Now, about the black eye. Last Sunday, we decided to give St. Andrews Episcopal another try. Well...they leaft a mark on our family. About 10 minutes into the service, Katie slipped off the pew and bonked her cheekbone on the pew in front of us. It immediaetly swelled up and by the time we got home was a pretty blackish-purple color.