Well, we've been back to having a crazy week. The kids are finally feeling better, so that's good.
Monday was a regular day. Taylor and I did some new activities that she enjoyed and we had fun together.
Tuesday I had to take Holden to the vet. He had a small pea sized mass, you can see it in this photo circled in red, it's just a teeny tiny thing:
Well, the vet aspirated it and looked at it under the microscope and it showed some abnormal cells, though she couldn't put a finger on what they were. They were definitely not right, so they recommended removing it ASAP. So, we scheduled him for the next day to have it removed.
After that Taylor and Carson and I went to my Weight Watchers meeting and they were both very good. It was Drew's day for a couple of hours of quiet time which he enjoyed while we were gone. We were going to go to a playgroup potluck that evening, but it got canceled.
Yesterday I dropped Holden off for his surgery, his blood work had come back and was all pretty normal. I came home, jumped in the shower and went to take Taylor to music class at 10. Well, apparently she had changed it to 9am this session and I didn't even notice on the form this time so we missed class!! Boy did I feel silly. Some of the other Mom's from the class often go out for lunch after class with the kids to Chick-Fil-A and invited us along. Since we missed class I figured it would be a good time to spend with Taylor and let her play with the other kids so we went off and did that.
While we were there, the vet called to let me know Holden came through his surgery just fine, but the tumor went a little bit deeper than the subcutaneous tissue, so she took a bit of the muscle too hoping to get wide margins in case it comes back cancerous. We should know in 3-5 days what the tumor is and what the next step is. I swear that dog is working his way down the list of genetic defects. What next?? Good thing he's handsome, and a good, sweet dog (if you ignore the poop eating and spastic anal glands).
After we left Chick-Fil-A (where Taylor had a lot of fun, and even ventured away from me a bit!) we went home and she went down for a nap (unwillingly). Carson went down for a nap shortly after, as did I! When everyone was awake, we went to pick up the dog and came home.
This morning we woke up to... SNOW! Taylor was so excited. I went to take her to Mom's Day Out and when we went out into the snow, she jumped up and down and pointed and said "LOOK! Snowing!! Oh, BOY!!" It was just too cute. I wanted to get some video, but I didn't have enough hands, so maybe tomorrow if it's still snowing. It didn't start sticking to this afternoon, but it is a little bit now, and still going! We might get anywhere from 2-4 inches of accumulation by morning, which isn't a lot compared to people who live where it snows regularly, but it will hopefully hang around long enough for Taylor to go out and play in, in the morning.
I took her to MDO, and ran a couple of errands and came home. Drew started a fire, and the 3 of us (Drew, Carson and I) hung out relaxing, watching the snow and hanging out in front of the fireplace.
Carson finally slept through most of the night last night, for the first time in over a week. We've all been exhausted. I hope to get through another night!
After picking her up, she hadn't napped there, so we put her down for a nap her, but she spent the whole time throwing a fit and tossing everything out of her crib. She finally passed out 30 minutes before it was time for her to come out.. but I let her sleep for a bit anyway.
Here's some pics from a few weeks ago. Drew and Taylor playing outside. She would slide down the slide and Drew would fling her up in the air (just a little bit). She thought it was a blast.
Carson was hanging out in his chair getting some fresh air.
Doing some tummy time in his jungle gym, he was looking and talking at me through the mirror.
I put him in his crib while I was putting some clothes away and he was watching his monkey mobile go around.
Taylor wanted in too, to hang out with her brother. She is really obsessed with getting in his crib, but we have only let her once or twice under supervision so she doesn't think she's entitled. I think they definitely look like brother and sister!
She wanted to "holdem" (hold him). She grabs the boppy and puts it on her lap and says "holdem, holdem please". It lasts about 30 seconds before she's done.
Here is our snow today. There was a lull in the snowfall and it started to melt a little bit so this wasn't at the whitest... it started snowing again in the evening though. See the smoke coming from our chimney in the back? Such a peaceful day!
The snow buildup on the G6 that was parked outside last night since Drew forgot the garage door opener.
That's about it for the past week (and some photos from before). I have a photo shoot tomorrow for a military event that I'm not looking forward. Somehow I got booked for it without really getting an option to agree to it... this will be my last one though for a while. I don't really care to do military events! I'm glad to have the experience, but they stress me out too bad!
I'm going to an exercise class on Saturday morning called Zumba. We will see how that goes. It's at 9am, and honestly, that's too early for this mama on a Saturday morning, but it's the only one I can make it to when Drew can be home with the kids. Otherwise we don't have many plans!
I'll try not to wait too long to update again!