Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kairi might have lead poisoning

I found out yesterday that my two year old daughter might have lead poisoning. Her level from the finger prick was 40. I am taking her in for a blood draw tomorrow.

I am pretty worried right now. We are not sure where the lead poisoning is coming from. She does like to put things in her mouth still. I have gone through her toys and nothing was recalled that I have found so far. She does put dirt and things in her mouth outside and it could be from that. Especially since my husband is currently scrapping our house. The house is very old, remodeled on the inside but there could be left over lead paint on the outside still.

I will know more tomorrow when I take her in, in the mean time I am trying not to freak to much!

Back from our vacation

We got back Sunday night but I am just getting a chance to sit down and share a little bit.

The trip went so much easier then I expected and we had a great time. Amelia did amazing in the car. She only cried one time the whole way up there. We ended up taking about 7 hours to get there because we took out time, stopped and had lunch, let the kids run around and there was some road construction.

The day we got there we just hung out with my Grandma, let the kids play and relaxed a bit. The next morning we got up and went to a local animal rescue center called fawndoerosa, kids had a blast.

After that was the reunion. We had a good time visiting with family, I had not seen most of them in two years so it was nice to see everyone.

We headed back home the next morning. Kids were a little more wound up on the way home but over all everyone handled the trip very well!









Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wish us luck!

We are taking our first long trip with all four kids tomorrow. We have a big family get together in MN, which is about a five hour drive from us. I am really looking forward to seeing all my family but dreading the trip a little bit.
We did get some snacks, have some car activities and a portable dvd player, hopefully this keeps things calm and everyone can relax in the car!

I will let everyone know how the trip goes when we get home and I will have lots of pictures to share. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back into the swing of things

Now that Amelia is 11 wks ( hard to believe ). I am finally getting back into the swing of things.
Life has been crazy here at the Walter's home. I started working part time to bring in some extra money until Chris can find a new job. It was really hard leaving all the kids but it is only part time and they are home with dad so I have been okay with it. Amelia took to the bottle really well which made it easier.
Pumping and nursing had been very painful during the last couple weeks thanks to a nasty case of thrush but we are getting better now.
We have started school for the year. Right now we have Alex and Destiny on a day 1, day 2, day 3 schedule. Day one is reading/writing, day 2 is math and day 3 is arts/science. We have a lot of fun things planned for school this year and I am really excited to do them.
Next week we will be going to visit my extended family in the WI and MN area. I am sure the trip will be interesting since Amelia is not always so happy in the car seat. Here is to hoping she does ok!

Some pictures for your viewing pleasure-

Destiny recently had her first slumber party:

Kairi enjoying some ice cream:

So excited about the money they earned doing chores for me:

Amelia, cute like always:

Giving up meal planning ( this time for good )

After several months of taking a lot of time to make it, and still not following the meal plan I made,  I have decided to give up on meal pl...