Friday, February 22, 2013


We finally bought our car and brought it home!  It's not too pretty, but it will definitely hold us over for a year or two.  It's a '96 Cadillac Seville and it only has about 111k miles on it.  It drives perfectly, and I'm so relieved.  I can drive myself to work tomorrow and not have to get up at 4:30 to be there at 7!  We can go grocery shopping whenever we want.  If I need to go to the bank I don't have to walk almost a mile with a 2yo in the cold. 

It's about time!

And, the bunks are put together.  The room isn't quite finished yet, we still need to build the bookshelf and get rid of their armoire, but it's getting there and the boys are very happy with them. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day.. Oh, and Call Poison Control

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I hope you all got something sweet!

Eric had flowers and chocolate covered berries delivered to me, I love them!  BUTTT while I was cutting the flowers, Lucas snatched a stem and started chewing on it.  He probably thought it looked like celery.  I didn't think much of it, but he started whining and scratching at his hands and mouth.  Uh oh, here we go again!

As it turns out, Calla Lilies are very poisonous.  They can cause:
  • burning in mouth and throat
  • swelling of mouth and tongue (possibly enough to block airways)
  • redness, swelling, and pain in eyes
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
 So I called Poison Control ONCE AGAIN for this problem child of mine! (1-800-222-1222 I should have this number ingrained in my brain by now, but I had to look it up.  MEMORIZE THIS NUMBER!)  The guy didn't even know what Calla Lilies were, he had to go look them up.  Once he found out WHY they were poisonous, he told me that the amount that was ingested (really just tasted) didn't cause him much concern, and to just flush it out with cold water or milk.  Honestly, by the time he got back on the line with me, Luke had already stopped whining and was sitting on the couch with his blanket and his thumb.  Hopefully he won't be chewing my flowers anymore!

I'm grateful that Luke only got a taste, and also that we didn't spend the night in an ER.  Remember that?

\All is well, though!  Now I just have to figure out how to word this to Eric so he won't feel guilty!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Oh, What a Night!

So my family has made it this far without any illness!  It was bound to happen eventually, though, right?  Luke threw up in his crib last night around 10.  He had a fever and was crying, but he didn't seem too, too hot.  So I cleaned him up and snuggled with him until about midnight, and put him back in his crib.  Eric offered to sleep on the couch, so I could take Luke in our bed, but I didn't think it was necessary. 

I should have taken him up on it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Avengers Bedroom

Well our tax returns came this week!  We paid off some bills and got all caught up and it's such a relief!  We also ordered the boys bunk beds and bedding, which will be their early birthday present.  It's all Avengers themed, so I'll show everything off here.  I know you don't mind :D