Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Held my breath for...Field Trip Day!!!

So, last night our house was full of a bunch of sickies =(. Fevers had subsided, just a lot of runny noses, coughing and all around BAD MOODS! Our hopes were that we would all be better tomorrow (today)...especially Claire as she was soooooo looking forward to her very first Field Trip at her preschool. So when Shane walked into the office as I was taking a break and catching up blogs, last night at 8:30 and told me that the kids were asleep...I was stoked!! We had no naps yesterday and the night before was the never ending night of NO SLEEP for ANYONE (except Cooper and Oscar, they just hid under our comforter..."if we don't move, no one will remember we are here" =)), and the fact they were already ASLEEP, I had hope for today!! Shane and I got to bed to get some much needed sleep as quickly as possible...and EVERYONE slept all night!!

So Owen wakes up early as I expected (he was out before 8 last night)...and he was in a great mood, no fever and ready to eat breakfast (that was the other bad thing, Claire and Owen have barely eaten for days)! I felt better just on account of a full night's sleep, and Shane did not hit his snooze a million times, so I knew he felt better. The only one left...Miss Claire!
I got O situated and held my breath as I walked upstairs to get her up and see what kind of day we were going to experience =). I started to wake her up and she sat straight up in bed, looked at me with tired eyes and said "Mama it's FIELD TRIP DAY!!". She had no fever, a little sniffly, but soooo much better!! The next comment out of her mouth "Mama, I hope you have something cute planned for me to wear, this is a BIG day!"
Sniff, sniff...That's my girl =)!!

So it has been a big day for Claire and of course I had something cute planned for her big day.
Such a big girl now!! She looks so old to me!! This outfit fit her when we bought back when she started school, but she has been sick for a week and lost so much weight, she barely could keep the pants up!!
Owen in his pirate shirt (yes, we have quite a few pirate shirts =)) - he does not even look like a baby anymore!! I couldn't get him to look at the camera - he was more interested in looking at our pumpkins! They took the kids on the church bus (she was soooo excited to ride the bus, it was so cute seeing all the car seats sitting in the bus =)) and took them to a park where they picked out pumpkins, had a picnic and played! Mom, Owen and I stopped by to see them at the park. We missed the pumpkins, but Claire was so excited to show everyone her little brother =).

My pretty girl!Taking little brother to meet her friends =)... Claire and her buddy Channing =) I love O's face in this one =)...This picture cracks me up - Claire is chatting it up with her friends and O is looking for something better to do, but Claire insisted he stay with her =).Hope you had a great day!!!

15 comments:

Brandi said...

Too cute! Glad to see everyone was feeling better! I've had the sniffles myself these past couple of days! Popping Vitamin C like it's going out of style!! I have my first half marathon to run this weekend! I can't be sick!!

Tara Caire said...

awe the kiddos look so cute! I love how proud claire is of o! Wait till Claire's friends think O is cute here in 10 years!! I hope that cold doesn't get me!

Lane said...

I saw Claire this morning and she was just as cute as could be in her little pumpkin outfit! :) So glad they are feeling better!

Dallas said...

So glad she was feeling good enough for her "big day". And of course, she looks great!

The Heckathorns said...

I love her orange outfit! :) And of course I love the pirate shirt. :)

Glad to hear everyone is feeling better! Preschool field trips are so much fun! (it just seems so long ago...i'm feeling sad now...)

Amy said...

Aw, that part about Claire losing so much weight that her pants barely fit hurt my heart! Sad! Hope ya'll all feel better soon.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

how sweet! they are both getting so big! loooove the sculls and crossbones. sweetness. he is such a little punk rocker!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I'm so glad everyone is feeling better! Poor little losing weight babies! They are both adorable, I love all of the pics! Hope you get more rest too! Sounds like Shane is a great Daddy and Hubby!

Maggie said...

Love the outfits!! You got some great shots!! I am so glad they are feeling better; it's no fun being sick!!

Claire cracks me up, "Mama, I hope you have something cute planned for me to wear, this is a BIG day!" How ADORABLE is that?! Almost makes me want to have a little girl of my own! =)

Tara Caire said...

maggie you should : ) and rachel needs to have another! : )

Brooke Bertalan said...

Claire is such a sweet big sister! Most older siblings try to ditch the younger ones, not show them off (ahem...Heath and Shane). Too cute! Claire and Owen are so cute in their "cute outfits" you picked out. I just want to eat them up!

Lindsay said...

Hi, just found you blog...finding lots of new people during nap time today:) My grandparents live in Jonesboro! I just love ARKANSAS! Anyway, your kiddos are CUTECUTECUTE!! Have a great day!!

Jessica said...

Love the outfits. They are perfect for October. Owen looks so cute sliding down the slide. It was great seeing y'all today at lunch.

Carolyn said...

I love pictures of the kids playing together, they are so sweet! She is such a proud big sister...and I love the orange outfit and braids!!!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Cute outfits! Looks like fun! I'm glad they are feeling better!