Monday, January 12, 2015


This winter has been a little rough on us. I had one sinus infection after another, the flu and strep.  Brady had the stomach flu.  Hadley caught had a double ear infection. Then caught my flu bug. Then broke out in hives from her antibiotics for her ear infection.  Poor baby girl! She came down with the flu the day we were supposed to leave to Christmas in Willard, so I sent the boys on their way and spent most of my weekend like this:
As much as I love to cuddle, it was exhausting.  She was miserable, and her fever got up to 104 at one point.  She would not let me put her down all day.  My saving grace was that she slept fairly well at night (in her own crib).  Then came the allergic reaction. And she was even more miserable.  We had a few sleepless nights, so that rule I made against bedsharing? That was broken a few times in the wee hours of the morning. 
 I love how they are basically in the same position in this one.
The good news is that somehow Quentin survived it unscathed.  And the other good news is that we all lived to tell the tale.  I also would love to report that strep is about a million times worse than the flu.  I can say that because I had both within a two month time span.  Luckily, I have not been sick since the bout with strep, which I think can largely be attributed to doTERRA and their wonderful supplements (which I could write an entire post about, but I'll spare you this time).

Saturday, January 10, 2015

10 Months

We got to celebrate Hadley's 10 months by spending the weekend in Kansas City for a surprise party for Grandma Bell. Isn't she the cutest?
Here she is with her cute little cousins, Lydia and Brooklyn! She thinks she is pretty big stuff hanging with these girls.

And her hair is finally getting long enough for pig tails. She doesn't let me do this, but she lets her buddy Allie do it and she even lets her daddy do it!