Monday, November 29, 2010

Say your prayers, my Dad was admitted into the hospital today. He is having problems getting out of breath and his oxygen level is getting dangerously low. He had a round of tests done today, so hopefully the doctor will soon find out what is going on.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wow - a lot has happened in the past month! most recently, Josephine was so sick last weekend, she ended up in the ER on Saturday night w/ a 105 degree fever. She tested positive for strep throat and was given a penicillin shot... Her throat doesn't hurt any more and her fever finally went away (she had a high fever over 101/102 for almost 5 days), although she has a bad cough now (the kind where she coughs so much that it has caused her to throw up, at least three times now), is very lethargic and tired, has a poor appetite and most recently has developed hives. At first, w/ Benadryl, the hives went away (last night and again this morning) however, just a few hours ago, they didn't go away, even w/ the medicine. We'll be taking her to the doctor tomorrow to hopefully get some answers and relief...

On a lighter note, the gallery has officially been open for a couple weeks now... Michael's sign turned out pretty good (click on the picture to see it better). It took him several hours to paint those letters! We haven't had a lot of people come in, although we haven't had the opportunity to advertise properly, because that takes a lot of money, which we don't have any extra of right now!!! He's made an additional sign (not shown in this picture) that says "Now open" and will make another A-frame sign (sandwich board) to go out by the street... hopefully that will help get some more people in here. If anyone has any cost-free or low-cost ideas to advertising, please let us know!

Julian is 4 months now (technically tomorrow, he will be). His surgery is scheduled for Dec. 7th - say your prayers! It should only last 1-2 hours and he'll go home immediately afterwards, as long as there are no complications.


Can you believe my sweet little Josephine was dressed as a zombie?! Michael did the face paint... click on it to see the details of blood vessels!
Maureen's 5th birthday! We celebrated on Halloween, just before all the kids went trick-or-treating.

We went to a free LPO concert at the Mandeville lakefront... Veronica's plugging her ears because it was "too loud!"

It is so hard to take pictures of all three girls (or all 4 children) together.. because you end up w/ about 5 pictures like this one:
...before you finally end up w/ at least 2 out of the 3 girls smiling and looking at the camera, like this one:

Michael's homemade pizzas... so yummy!! He made everything from scratch - including the pizza dough and the sauce.

Maureen came out of the bathroom towards the living room dressed like this, w/out thinking twice, like not a thing in the world was wrong! She was so cute and oblivious!

Julian's shirt says "Mummy loves me."