I feel like nothing new has happened since I last posted, but actually its kinda been non-stop bits of craziness around here. Aside from being plain old sick of the weather and road conditions, we have enjoyed the snow days. It also worked out because Summer has had a few more acid flare ups that took her down for a couple days and it just so happened that we had snow days anyway. Shes much better. It takes a lot out of her and she's sleeping a ton. Teagen is Teagen. She is now peeing her pants to punish me for punishing her for various things. She says " I peed on purpose!" So thats fun. I am working on not showing any emotion when she has an accident so that she will not get any satisfaction from a negative response. Pray for me. I am not a patient person.
And oh Grady. Poor kid. He has the mystery fever. I only noticed that he felt warm like last friday or so. Saturday he was pretty down but no symptoms of anything. Sunday he was all the way up to 103.5. The highest fever I have ever seen. Got it down with Mortin. Its wednesday and he is still warm. Acting normal. Its so weird. I just want it to be Spring so I can open the windows and we can actually go outside for more than 10 minutes. Leighton's been sick too, so today is the 1st day he's been here for a while and he still seems pretty ill. He's already such a little guy he can't afford to lose any more weight.
Oh yeah, and Jason almost broke his hand at work. Seriously if he was anyone else, it would be broke. But his bones are so strong (never had a broken bone and he has lived a crazy-boys' life) that he just suffered some pretty major contusions to his right hand. Of course that was the day it snowed like a foot in a matter of 3 hours. So I did some shoveling. Something I never do. His hand is better now. He's back to shoveling. I'm happy.
On a fun note, Grady is having a language explosion! It is so awesome. He is counting to 10(what?) and sorta sings along with the alphabet. He also is singing the Sponge Bob Theme Song. He has more words than I can keep count.Even a couple sentences,(sorta) "Get Down." and "Mama, up." He walks around with the phone and shouts "ELLO? garbble,garrbble,hmmph, BYE!" Sometimes he sound like one of those NYSE guys yelling "BUY!SELL!SELL!BUY!" into their cell phones. Its so funny. He is a very animated kid. And he understands everything we say. He can answer everything with yes or no. When he gets in a "NO" mood, we mess around with him and the other kids just crack up.Like, "Grady, do you want a new puppy?" NO. "Grady, do you want to go to DisneyWorld?" No. "Grady do you want a candy bar for dinner?" OK, this one he catches the word candy and is like "What?" Without a doubt 18 months has been my favorite age for all 3 kids. Of course its all fun, but this is an age of discovery and accomplishment. And watching it unfold is the best reward we ever get.