Saturday, June 28, 2008

Family Day

We had a great family day today! Since Nathan will be solo for a few weeks, we wanted to spend the whole day together, as a family. Nathan and I started the day at the gym. The kids consider this to be for them. They haven't caught on to the fact that they are in the playhouse, so that we can workout :o) It is good that they enjoy themselves so much there.

Then we went and saw Wall-E. It was cute. A lot was over the kids heads, because it is all about "the big messages" these days. We asked the kids afterwards what they thought the point was and they really didn't know, but they liked the cute little robot and his "girlfriend" Eve. The firs part of the movie is reeeeeeaaaaallllllly slow, but stick with it. It gets better.

We took the kids for pizza for lunch. They just couldn't believe that we went. Even as we were walking into the pizza place, Graycen was saying, "First the Y. the Wall-E. NOw PIZZA!?!?!?! Now way!

After pizza we came home and the kids cleaned their rooms, but after our dinner tonight Nathan surprised even me by screaming, "Everyone in the car!" He took us all out for an Ice Dream from Chickfila.

It was a good day. Not because we spent a TON of money, but because we just enjoyed the time together so much. The night ended with a tick removal (explained below!!) and everyone bathed and reading.

One bad note for the day: I hate TICKS!!! I noticed one on MaryEvelyn during her bath. This isn't my first tick removal from a child, so I got my handy tweezers, placed them right up against her head, and pulled. I have never had a tick put up such a fight!!!!! Don't you know that the mouth stayed in?!?!?!?! SO pray that it comes out by the morning. Everything online says that it is fine, but the nurse line sad we should go to urgent care tomorrow. I don't want to take her for nothing, so I am praying for discernment.

Anyone have experience with this that they would like to share with me?


Heather said...

Sounds like a great day! No experience with ticks here, but I'll ask Brandon since he gets them all the time in the fall when he's hunting ...

Creech Family said...

Sounds like fun. My Dad always took a hot match (struck it, blew it out and then placed it on our skin while still hot) whenever he took a tick off of us (we camped a lot). It causes a very low-grade burn but is supposed?? to disinfect and kill any toxins (at least that's what we were told). Maybe someone with better knowledge than mine can confirm an easier way of dealing with it :) ! Have a great Fourth!

Cheryl said...

I love those fun family days!

Did you get things resolved for Mary Evelyn? There is that e-mail circulating about how well liquid hand soap works at getting ticks out. No experience here, thank God!

BoufMom9 said...

I think you can put rubbing alcohol on the tick to help draw the rest out.

Sounds like a great day aside from the tick!