Last night when Mark when in to calm Paige during a Terror, Alaina was standing in her crib telling him, "Ear hurt!" and rubbing her right ear. He called me up to help her, so I gave her some ibuprofin and otis drops. This is the first time we had ever heard Alaina talk about anything hurting, let alone, telling us specifically that her ear hurt. So I took her to the Dr. this morning and sure enough, the poor girl has double ear infection. She doesn't have fever and is sleeping and eating, so after talking with the Dr. we decided to just try to treat the paid with ibuprofin and tylenol, and try to hold off on prescription meds. He did write me out a script in case she does start running fever or if her pain/symptoms become worse. My poor baby is handling it better than I would. She is cranky and wants me to hold her all the time, but I would rather let it run its course than give her meds that may or may not help. The Dr. said that at her age a lot of times ear infections will last a few days and clear up on their own. I'm praying this is true.
My girls have really started to play well together. It is great to watch them interact and create play with each other. You may remember this from a couple years back. (PS. I've added several posts today, so keep scrolling. I don't want you to miss out!)
This year our church decided to put on Backyard Bible Clubs instead of doing a Bible School at the church. We were hoping to reach kids that normally wouldn't come to Bible School. I think the church hosted about 7 different clubs in neighborhoods all over the area. We are lucky to be in a neighborhood with many families from church and a big park to host. It was a great week! Extremely hot, but no rain. Praise the Lord! We had around 60 kids come every night and really had a good time.
The first night, Pastor Brooks and another lady put on a puppet show about the prodigal son for the kids. It was hilarious and the kids really loved it!
We sang songs, then broke into 3 groups for the Bible lesson, games, and crafts. Paige did a really good job at memorizing the verses each day. If they remembered the verse from the day before they could pick a treasure. Paige could recite hers (with very little prompting) each night. I was so proud of her.
Alaina didn't participate this year. She got to walk around with Daddy while he took pictures.
This is my group of 6 year olds that I had each night. They were a fun bunch and it was fun for me to experience being with older kids.
This is Paige's group!
By the 3rd night Paige wanted to get up in front to do help lead the actions. It is so neat to see her blossom and experience new things.
I am a wife to Mark and Mommy to my two girls. I love Jesus! I am a stay at home mom who loves thrift shopping, especially garage sales. I blog not for others, but for my girls, so they have can have the memories forever.
The man of the house. He is a man of God who loves his family. His quiet strength holds us together. He is my best friend and the best Daddy our girls could ever want. He is the ultimate handy man and will tackle any project. I love how he loves our girls and how he is their Prince Charming. It is an awesome thing to see the way their eyes light up when he walks in the door. He is my rock and I love him more and more each day.
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Paige's Lost Teeth
10/18/11 - First lost tooth: O (#24)
11/6/11 - P (#25)
Alaina is all spunk and nothing but spunk. She is content to entertain herself and does so mostly by getting into things she shouldn't. She is stubborn and cannot be swayed from what she believes in. She loves to dance, play with her babies, and be outside. Alaina doesn't walk, she runs. She adds so much personality to our family and her smile is contagious.
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Our easy going Maltese/Japanese Chin mix dog who is perfect for us. Gotta love her underbite!