Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do

We sold our PT Cruiser today. It was a little hard to say goodbye to a car that we have put into car shows, put lots of work into, taken family trips in, etc. Phil actually put it up on Ebay, and it worked! We decided that with only 2 drivers in the family, we really didn't need 3 cars. Now that the Spyder Eclipse convertible is running again, we sold the Cruiser. We sold it to a girl going off to college. Everyone in her family loves PTs. This is her first car.
The hardest part was explaining it to the kids. David fell apart when they drove away in the car. He screamed and screamed and cried and cried. It was a huge tantrum, one of his biggest ever. The whole time he was crying and carrying on, he was looking out the window watching for our car to come back. He just doesn't understand any of this. He asked Daddy if Daddy wanted to sell him too! So, we did a lot of reassuring that we would keep even if we were offered all the money in the world. Poor kid.
Last night the kids helped Daddy wash the car one last time. Here are the pictures:

Christina is happy helping Daddy
Busy, helpful girl!
Andrew is busy helping too
David played in the water during the car wash. That's the fun part!
We will miss our car since we had it 6 years, but it was time to say goodbye.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

First Day of School

I am pretty late putting up pictures of the first day of school for Andrew. He wasn't so sure that he wanted to go back because he didn't want summer to end. Now he has settled into the school routine and says it is even better than playing Super Mario! Here are some pictures from the first day.
He has his shirt tucked into his underpants. Oops! I think his shirt came untucked before he got to school. I hope so!
I told Andrew to do a "too cool for school" pose. I guess he has that look down!
David decided he wanted to pretend to be a baby that day. He was actually very excited Andrew was going to school. No more fighting over his new birthday toys! I think he misses his brother now that a few weeks have gone by.

Here is Andrew in the first grade classroom. We got there really early. He was the first to get there in his class. We found out his friend David decided to come back this year, so Andrew was very happy.This is Andrew with his new teacher, Mrs. Platt. She is very nice! He loves school. I'm so proud of my big first grader!

Monday, September 15, 2008

No, he didn't hit me!

This is what I said to the neighbor that ran into me at the drugstore. He asked me if Phil beat me, and I could tell he was joking. Or maybe he really wondered. Maybe I would have laughed if my eye wasn't so painful.
Anyway, I have some sort of eye infection. My doctor sent me to the opthamologist. They think I may have some sort of viral conjunctivitis because my daugher has had some kind of cold the last few days. However, the doctor isn't totally sure. I am using prescription eye drops for the next couple days every 3 hours and over the counter eye drops as much as I want. He wants me to keep cold cloths on top of my eye to help with the swelling. I'm supposed to go back in 2 days to see if that treatment is working. I'm typing with one eye open right now because my other one really hurts!!!! The good news is my cornea isn't infected which is good as a contact lens wearer. He told me not to wear my contacts. I laughed and said, "I don't think I could get it in if I tried!" I'm not sure what to do to relax. Maybe listen to music?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm not crying, my eyes are just leaking

Yep, tears keep running out of my eyes. I have tears coming out of one eye anyway. I think I have pinkeye. My eye was red yesterday. I took my contacts out early last night. Well, I woke up about 3 in the morning, and all this gunk was leaking out of my eye. I got up to look and sure enough my eye was all swollen and red. Pink eye! I woke up Phil, and he put drops in my eye that we still have left from when he had it. I really didn't want to have to go to the ER since its the weekend for something like pinkeye.
I was already planning on staying home from part of church this morning because Christina has been sick and feverish for the last couple days. She seems to be doing better today, but I'll just keep her home with me. I'm really bummed because the church is celebrating my pastor's 10th anniversary today, and they are having a special reception. I was looking forward to that. Yet, I can hardly open my one eye. You should see me typing; it probably looks hilarious with one eye closed so it won't water! My glasses are an older prescription too. I hope these drops start working!! How should I pass the time? Everything I want to do requires my eyes! Reading, tv, computer, jewelry making. Wow!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The case of the missing mouse

If only I could find the mouse for this computer! Maybe Chili knows where it is!
The mouse really isn't missing! However, Chili loves resting on top of this laptop because it feels warm. We try to keep it closed so she can sleep on that part, but sometimes she manages to relax on it when we have it open. This picture is in response to an email my dad sent me of another cat sleeping on a computer! Enjoy!