Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What to do when you got the flu

So, the past 2 months have not been kind to us sickness-wise. We have had everything under the sun. Just when I thought, okay, we are done here, our family gets something else. This week's illness- the flu. Last weeks: stomach flu(luckily that one stayed with Aubrey). All 3 girls have the flu right now! Aubrey came down with it Saturday morning, Ella Sunday night, Cali last night. The older girls have had fevers up to almost 105 and I'm worried what Cali's will do tonight. They all are miserable and its scary when you have such a little baby with it too. I look at them and wish it was me instead of them. Its sad when your kids get so sick and all you can do is give them medicine to help the symptoms and hold them, but you can't take the misery away. It has also been hard on me trying to take care of 3 kids that are all so sick at the same time. 3 kids and 2 arms-its hard! I can't imagine what its like for people that have 4, 5, or more kids! I hope I stay well so I can take care of everyone! I feel so blessed to have had the help of my dear sweet husband and a wonderful close friend nearby who is there for me when I need her(thanks for everything Melissa!)

So, we have spent many days inside lately. With the flu, stomach flu, ear infections, strep throat, pink eye, colds, and other fun viruses filling the past two months of our lives, you may wonder what has occupied our time. Good ol' puzzles, books, the wii(Yes, we got one!! That will be a future post),movies, Webkinz, and today: creating our own M&M people(Thanks Natalie for the idea!). Aubrey and Ella loved picking out the features for their own M&M girls. I did too! Can you guess who's is who's?

10 comments:

Jori said...

Very cute! I like making an M&M too. I hope you guys all feel better fast!

Kristi said...

Those are pretty stinkin cute, Holly! I'm so sorry you guys have had so much sickness--that is no fun. I am not a fan of high fevers, either. They stress me out! Here's hoping your family gets and stays healthy!! :) Take care of yourself, too.

Joey said...

Yea! I got them all right! :o) I love your cute nemen-nems (that's how Ella says it).

I feel so bad for my girls. I guess we'll see if my flu shot will pay off this year.

-Melissa- said...

I hope you guys start feeling better soon. It just stinks to be sick. :( I love the M&M's. I just tried it out. What a fun link.

100 Percent Cottam said...

man alive! so sorry for all the sickness. hope things are looking up soon.

i love your m&m people! way too cute. good thinking, doing it with the kids. maya would love doing that.

Anayansi said...

thanks holly. this may just brighten reagan's day.

Jan said...

Ah, Holly -- I'm so sorry about all the sickies at your house too. Hang in there -- I guess the good news is that we know it will get better - -we'll send up some prayers for you guys.

Tara D said...

Poor little babies. I'm so sorry they're all sick. I think you'll be fine, though, at least until they get better. It seems to work that way, at least it did for our mother. She never seemed to get what we had...weird

Olive Lucy said...

send me the baby! you keep the big ones...

Zim Family said...

Mmmhhh....you all look yummy. Forgetting designing those puppies, I need to eat some!!