Friday, May 28, 2010

doctors verdict

So, Sarah's nigh time cough is a symptom of environmentally triggered asthma (mild) and the doctor has ordered that we get a dehumidifier and also new mattresses for her bunk bed (I got that bunk bed and mattresses when I was 12). The mattresses seem to be in great shape but act as sponges for mold, dust, spores and the like he said.

Last night I was up for over an hour with Sarah. The tea wasn't doing the trick. I read to her out of the BC Health Guide a little cause she wanted to know what I was reading (asthma section). Then later she had bad dreams and I joined her in bed for the rest of the night. I am thankful Jacob has been having a few better sleeps with only one waking again at night.

I cleaned Sarah's window (bit of black mold - yikes) and vacuumed and washed all the sheets and mattress pads yesterday too.

That's all for now.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

cleaning up

So, I've updated my links...I had not been doing a very good job of that so I removed all but my immediate family (can't keep up with all those, sorry) and our farm blog. So, that should be up to date now.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

garden getaway

My aunt and uncle have a cabin right close to one of our gardens and we spent the night there Friday. The pictures are a little out of order but the kids and I really enjoyed the sunset while Andy was out doing things in the evening. The sunset view pic is the view from the front door of the cabin. Sarah really enjoyed the loft.

I've been feeling like I have a newborn again as Jacob is waking up 2-3 times a night for the past few weeks. Sarah has woken up in the middle of the night with a dry cough for the past 3 I make her tea and sometimes she has a snack. If I'm up early with Jacob we've been running around Mill Lake sometimes.

I think Jacob's issue is burps that I can't manage to get out before he goes to sleep. Cause he wakes up really fast and crying and then burps often when I pick him up or a little later.

I had a great time helping Andy in the garden weeding carrots Sat. morning while Jacob had a stroller nap. I would like to get out there more but we only have one car, limited energy and a lot of stuff that has to be 'kept together' here on the homefront. Many more garden helping opportunities around the corner I know.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

cousins from California

A few of my favorite pics from Josh & Heidi's visit.

Anna & Sarah

On Saturday I went to the Fraser Valley Curriculum Fair in Old Clayburn Village. While I looked at books etc. Sarah and Anna did some fun things like participate in a mock pioneer classroom, build edible log cabins and get a tour through the museum from a past resident of Clayburn Village. Sarah was very happy to have a cousin along.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My kids

Jacob and Sarah this morning.