Friday, December 22, 2006

The VonSick Family

Saturday Lilla started acting kinda not herself. Sunday we decided to take her to see the doctor. Apparently she has a virus in her respiratory area. Monday we took her back because she was getting worse. Tuesday, they admitted her immediatly upon arriving at the emergency room. Wednesday was a very long day full of tests, nebulizer treatments and lots of drugs. So, they finally released my little one from the hospital today. Ok, so it was only 2 days, but those 2 days seemed like an eternity. Particularly because I'm sick, I just wanted to be home. And Lilla was climbing the walls in that room. The weirdest part of the infants ward is the cribs are like cages. I kid you not. They are all metal and have bars from top to bottom. Apparently people have a tendency to leave their kids there, they think of it as daycare, and so their kids would climb out at night. Nice.

Well anyway, Lilla was so ready to get that IV taken out of her arm I thought she'd about chew it off! She happily said, "See ya later!" to those nurses and, "Yeah, we're home!" to Ellie the dog. Even Ellie was happy to see her. She gave her a couple of big Ellie kisses as a welcome home gift. Gotta love it!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

4 down, 2 to go

So here we are at the "most wonderful time of the year", and I have to tell you...I am TIRED. Oh, yes, so tired. Even though it is just at the beginning. This last week we have been to 4 Christmas parties. I was supposed to go to an added one last night, but by the time we had returned from Louisville Lilla was acting kind of funny and I had a feeling she was getting sick so we sat it out. It's a good thing too because she is very sick and is now on some pretty strong meds. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!

Anyway, I digress (does anyone ever notice I use that word way too much, I get off the subject way too easily apparently), after seeing the doctor today, we did head out to my mom's with an added 3 hours of driving and celebrated a small family Christmas there. Now, we have two parties left. One, is the party for my husband's family here in Indianapolis. That is always a crazy time. There are about 30 of us, and half are little kids that are very excited about the gifts, and it is just utter mayhem. The paper is flying, the mouths are squealing and the food is being dropped all over the floor. Chaos! And, since I come from a fairly small family, wow, is it overwhelming!

Then, Christmas day we are driving to Chicago for a big party with my extended family. I think it will be more of the same from the previous day, only more adults doing the squealing and dropping food thing than the kids. Ahh, the holidays, got to love them!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Measuring Trees

Last night Michael and I finally bought a Christmas tree. Oh, yes, we did have one already that had been a hand-me down probably of a hand-me down, but it was rather Charlie Brown looking, so we decided now that we have Lilla Christmas matters more and we should get a tree that the angel on top no longer dwarfs. We had actually been looking for the past few weeks and I had thought just about every tree we looked at just looked too fake. Now I know, it is fake, but in the age of actually being able to clone a living being, you'd think they could make a tree look presentable for goodness sake. So, we looked and looked and looked, and finally saw that Menards was having a 30% off sale this week so we went over to our friendly neighborhood Menards and looked some more. Of course there was only one that I liked and we couldn't find a price tag so we needed some help. There was no help to be found for quite some time, and the last trees of that variety got snapped up. Ugh!

Well, we decided to run over to another Menards, and try to find one there. Yeah! We found one! So, we loaded it up in the car (and when I say loaded it up, I mean opened the box, took out all the pieces, shoved those said pieces into the trunk and shut it as fast as we could before they came forth) and went home. Mind you, when we opened the trunk those pieces than flew out of the trunk. Too funny!

So, then we started to put up the tree and realized it was a lot bigger than we had really realized. Oh, how humongous it looks in our living room! Also, because the actual box was too big for our car we had to leave it at Menards and therefore could not take it back. We had to move all of the furniture, and put some in the garage and other rooms before that big old tree could be shoved in a corner. But, let me just tell you how beautiful this tree is! We didn't have time to put the lights and ornaments on last night, and it is already fabulous! And you should have seen Lilla's face light up when I brought her into the living room today and she saw that tree there. Too fun!

Moral of the story...don't forget to measure things before you buy them!