Friday, March 18, 2011

Hanging By a Thread

Well after two weeks, we FINALLY got Em in a cast.
Purple, her favorite color.  The ortho was not happy that we had been there twice and no one could make a decision and she had to be in pain for two weeks without a cast on.  After about 24 hours, her pain level dropped immensely.  Whew.

I was up this morning at 3:45, due to a barfy Em.  I can handle blood, I can handle guts, I cannot handle vomit.  It makes me ill.  I quarantined her to her room and have delivered broth, bread, and water.  I sent the other two to bed tonight with barf buckets.  I am hoping for the best.  Em claims it is food poisoning, but I am not buying that.

Yesterday we celebrated what would have been my dad's 72nd birthday.  For any new readers, Abs noticed that we celebrated Lincoln and Washington's birthdays, so why couldn't we celebrate Grandpa's birthday?  No arguments from me, and while I think of my dad every day, it was nice to have the kids remember things about him last night over dinner.  (That would be the dinner at the mexican restaurant where Gunner's three children ordered cheeseburgers.  They must not be my children!)

The kids wanted chocolate cake and lite icing.  This led to us buying a winnie the pooh cake.  Not exactly what we had in mind, but it was our only choice.  Actually the last birthday my dad celebrated was when Abs celebrated hers, and they shared a Disney princess cake.  He was a great sport about it, although the lady at the cake counter at HEB looked at us a little strange!

This my friends is Blue Bell......in COLORADO!!!!  We heard that it had arrived on Tuesday and the kids went crazy....well I did a little too.  If you haven't had Blue Bell before, you are missing out.  It's HUGE in Texas, and apparently it's a hot item here.  We got to Walmart, and three cases had sold out, and they had compiled into two cases what was left till the next shipment came in.  I was talking to an older gentleman while we were in there, and he had been stalking the store for two days, and was upset it was out on the east side of town before the west.  We love our Blue Bell!

So now Spring Break will begin, and mind you my children have ELEVEN days out of school.  That shouldn't even be allowed while your husband is deployed.  It's also sad, because Gunner should have been home this Sunday.  (Of course with the outbreak of the barfs, I bet he is glad he's safe in Afghanistan a little bit longer)

Anyone do/doing anything exciting for Spring Break?

7 comments:

Julie said...

You poor thing :( I hope spring break flies for you! We just started ours and not really looking forward to it. I do have the 4 year old at the CDC a few times so that will help.

hmb said...

1 Glad Em got a cast! Purple is one of my faves, too!

2 I would simply die for some good Mexican food right now. Fort Drum has none.

3 My bf Lauren called me the other day in a tizzy and said "you'll never guess what happened...walmart in Colorado has Blue Bell ice cream!!!!!". Haha...she was excited, too! But just another thing that Drum does not have!

Mallory said...

Blue Bell is made in TX so of course it is huge here. We have had it in GA for a while so my husband and I were already fans before moving here. I can't imagine what it will be like once we get to a post that is not in a Blue Bell area.

Doc's Girl (Noel) said...

I don't know how you do it with your three kids. Something is ALWAYS going... abnormal in some way (I won't say "wrong," because I think that's the wrong word, lol).

I like how you pawn them off on their father when they order cheeseburger's at a Mexican joint.

Mary Madeline said...

So jealous that you get Blue Bell!! Going back to Texas for spring break. The kids get out in April!! Crazy!!

McMGrad89 said...

Spring break: We went to 6 flags for the kids' birthday. Then James was convinced we didn't celebrate his birthday, so I brought cupcakes to soccer practice. Now I am playing tour guide to a from out of town relative. I will be happy to get back to "normal."

Heidi said...

Have you ever been to the Blue Bell factory? I have it on our list to do this summer. And of course every real Texan loves Dr. Pepper too so we are going to the factory that still uses cane sugar in Dublin for a tour too . . . come along and join us we can do our own version of Texas Country Reporter. Exciting things happening this summer in the Sims house, LOL.