Monday, March 19, 2012

Gifts from Aunt Molly

On Friday the cutest gift ever arrived in the mail for Kerriann from Aunt Molly.

And as we were outside playing with sidwalk chalk Sunday morning I discovered these little guys popping up to say hello.

I promise you there will be a true photoshoot where I pull out my real camera for this outfit sometime in the near future :).

Mess Free Finger Paint

By Saturday evening I had started to develop severe cabin fever after being locked away in a dark room all week. I still wasn't feeling up to doing much, but Kerriann was starting to get antsy so I knew I had to do something.

We decided to take a little trip to Target for some new art supplies. Because when in doubt, go to Target and spend money, right? ;)

Crayloa has this great new finger paint that only shows up on "special" paper, which is perfect for moms like me who hate messes.

Kerriann still gets to feel like she's making a mess, while I have no disaster to clean up afterwards. So everyone wins!

It was great being able to kick back for a few minutes while she entertained herself with her new supplies! We will definitely be purchasing more of this stuff when we run out. Thanks to Kevin's friends who originally introduced us to this magical stuff as a gift for Kerriann's 2nd birthday.

Illness Strikes Again

Between going back to school and exposing myself to the germs of the entire WVU student body, and having Kerriann in preschool for the first time, I have had a rough winter as far as illnesses.

Last Tuesday I woke up feeling great and went for a run in the morning, my first day of the C25K program (which I'll explain more later). I made it through the afternoon with no headache which hadn't happened to me for a couple of weeks. I was feeling amazing and went right to sleep that night (also out of the norm for me lately), looking forward to another great day on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, God had other plans for me. I woke up at 5am feeling horribly nauseous and it only got worse. That night I was miserable with a fever of 103.

Today was day 6 and the first day that I've really felt good since. I was finally able to eat normally and begin to exercise again. I was lucky that the first night Christiane stayed with me to help get Kerriann fed and in bed, but after that I pretty much had to fend for myself. I didn't do much Wednesday-Saturday other than lay on the couch and try to do as much schoolwork as I could. I had to skip out on the 5K that I had signed up for which I was pretty bummed out about, too.

Get well soon flowers from Kevin. He's so thoughtful!
I am SO relieved to be feeling better this week. It is hard for me to sit on the couch, and it really got me down. Having Kevin gone is always hard, but my feelings are always amplified when I'm not feeling well. It's also hard to give Kerriann the attention she needs and deserves when I'm confined to the couch. Plus she woke up with a cold on Friday morning so she was extra needy. Luckily she never developed a fever, and now just has a slight runny nose and a lingering cough. I'm hoping by this weekend we'll both be 100% back to normal.

So now that we're past the illnesses, I'm hoping to have a productive week before spring break starts on Saturday! Who else is ready for a week off?!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

February in iPhone Photos

1. Kerriann with Daddy doll
2. Mommy and Kerriann
3. Before school
4. Snow!
5. Icing her first big boo boo after falling down the stairs
6. Snow boots + snow
7. Drawing ovals ("ogles")
8. Playing in the basement
9. Cheese!
10. We miss you Daddy!
11. Bath time
12. Valentine's Day Cookies
13. Bath time 2
14. Homemade granola
15. Mommy and Kerriann again
16. Ready to go!

Chalk Art

We have had an unusually warm winter this year. I have really missed the snow, but with the extreme warmth that we have experienced the past couple of weeks, it has been nice to get outside and breathe some fresh air.

On Wednesday after I picked Kerriann up from school it was still around 65 degrees and sunny so we got to play with sidewalk chalk for the first time since fall. She had so much fun running around the driveway and making art.

Though I can't deny that I'm looking forward to the 70 degree weather we have forecasted for next week, I wouldn't mind us having one huge snowstorm before spring begins!



The best part of the bedtime routine (according to Kerriann)