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."

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