What we’ve been up to…

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks.

Last weekend, we celebrated our little buddy Faith’s fifth birthday.faith-5th-bday-party-copy
It was great fun, complete with a bouncy house and thickly-frosted purple cupcakes that stained CaiCai’s face for a few days.
cailyn-2Those same thickly-frosted cupcakes were responsible for a sugar-induced meltdown around 7pm that night.
See this sweet little kid? cailynShe disappeared around 7pm, and was replaced with a four-headed monster that kinda resembled my child, except for the gnashing of teeth, screaming, spitting and profuse crying.
I put her in time out at 7:15, and didn’t see her until 8:30 the next morning. (And no, it’s not because I forgot she was in time out. She passed out and slept off the sugar high.)

This past weekend, we celebrated another little buddy’s birthday. Landon turned four!landon
To celebrate, we had tons of cake and goodies — and a Easter Egg hunt, of course.

Here are the girls, opening their eggs and being good only because they knew the EB was supposed to be coming that night…

And here’s another picture of my sweet Carys, just because. She’s such a character, that girl.
Oh, and Chad had a good weekend. He is back on steroids, but it’s a lower dose than he was previously on. Evidently, there is no standard dose of weaning for steroids. Well, there is, but it’s more like a standard start. Once you’re weaned off, you may have to go back on. Which was the case for us. Chad weaned off last Monday, but developed a nasty headache that wasn’t relieved by OTC meds or Vicodin. So, we suspected swelling and an unreadiness for weaning from synthetic steroids were the reasons. We were right.
He’ll be on a low dose for about two weeks, and then we’ll see where we are. He may be on them longer than that; only time will tell.
He feels better now, and isn’t really confused like he was last time around. He is still having a little difficulty though. He still has the headache, and is resting as much as possible. I just try to stay out of the house as much as possible and keep the girls quiet busy.

The girls & I planted our garden yesterday afternoon and are ready for our Carolina Spring temperatures to come back in full force.

Friday Feast may come back in a week or two. I’ve been making old-reliable standby meals that aren’t very noteworthy. And, fortunately, we’ve received a ton of meals from friends & family members. I might have forgotten how to cook…but I doubt it!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. Have a great week!


3 Responses to “What we’ve been up to…”

  1. 1 Carla April 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I hope you guys had a Happy Easter! What a great picture of Faith! One of these days your gonna have to teach me those fancy picture tricks! Thank you for capturing that precious moment! Oh…and sorry about the sugar over load! 🙂

  2. 2 mary April 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I love these pictures! SO SWEET!

  3. 3 Brandy April 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    What fun festivites! I love the new blog, Carys’ shirt and the easter baskets.

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April 3: Happy Birthday to Chad!
April 7: Cailyn's 37th dentist trip
April 8: Happy Birthday to Faith!
April 12: Happy Birthday to Landon!
April 23: Carys' field trip
April 30: Chad's 1-mo post-op eval

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