Goodness, Y'all!

February 16, 2018

Did I title my previous post, "Back in the Swing of Things"?!  Obviously, I was just kidding.

I ended my previous post that Georgia was headed off to her grandparents house.  I even posted on Instagram about how much I missed her.  Which is actually odd, I mean I miss her but not like I did this time.  I really really missed her.  The next day Jonathan's mom called me and said she had 102 fever.  Oh goodness.  Seriously.  She was sick mid November (flu and strep), sick again in early January (croup), and now she had step again.  Mind you her and I had food poisoning as well and she had that bout of constipation.  Only one of these times has she been sick during regular doctor's hours. She missed 5 days of school (even though she could have gone back after 3) for the flu, one for constipation, and now one for strep.  She had never even had strep before and now she's had it twice.  It's been an insane winter for us.  Typically she is sick about twice a year but the past two times she's had the flu she's had smaller illnesses afterwards.  I've talked to several doctors and they think it's all perfectly normal since she does have 6-8 month periods of no illness but y'all I'M TIRED and I analyze everything she does.  I'm on pins and needles just wondering if she's sick again.  Please pray for health for the Powell family in the rest of 2018.  2016 and 2017 were just too easy I guess ;)

Georgia watched the Olympics with her grandparents.  She loved the dancing Korean women, she celebrated when the USA walked in, and was excited to see the country of Georgia as well!
On Saturday, Jonathan and I ran errands with Milam.  This entire section of balloons was a huge hit.
 It's rodeo season so Milam needs new boots.  I really wish he would leave a hat on because it is just so dang cute!
He also played in a puddle in our backyard.  It was a lot colder and a lot deeper than we had anticipated but he had a great time.  He kept saying, "wa-wer, wa-wer!"  (Water)  Initially Jonathan said no but I said why not?!
When Georgia got home saturday afternoon she was acting totally fine (strep was really odd this time because her fever would come and go) and playing with Milam.  He was jumping on our bed and busted his lip on the love seat at the end of our bed.  It bled a bit and started swelling pretty quickly.  The next morning his entire mouth was pretty swollen but it went down by mid day.

Milam woke up very early (probably because his face hurt) on Sunday and I took Georgia to urgent care where she was diagnosed and got antibiotics.  Her fever coming and going was strange to me so I thought it may be an infection rather than a virus.  I think she's only had antibiotics 3 times in her over 6.5 years.
Georgia went back to school on Tuesday and Jonathan had to work late.  Y'all.  Milam is insane and so clever.  He uses his play chairs and our breakfast room chairs to get whatever he wants.  Nothing is out of his reach.  I couldn't find a rope so I used an extension cord and wrapped it around and through the chairs.  I was just so over it.  He drags the chairs all over the parts of the house that don't have carpet and wreaks havoc on the house.  Pulls dirty dishes out of the kitchen sink.  Gets into all the drawers.  Gets on tables.  It's ridiculous. As of right now he hasn't used the formal dining room chairs.  Please no.
Wednesday was Valentine's day.  The kids got treats in the morning and Jonathan made us fettuccine and bought flowers and dessert.
This year she had the most obnoxious star wars valentine's day box and took Harry Potter Valentines.  She's so funny.
Thursday Georgia's class won a pajama day for having the most box tops in first grade. Also, Milam has learned to open our back gates and climb our ugly fence.  It's real fun.
Friday was hair cut day!  Finally!  I had battling this really bad dry skin issue about the size of a quarter on the very back of my head.  I told my hair dresser I didn't want her to see it because it looked so bad so I had just been putting off a hair cut...for over 6 months.  On Friday me and Georgia and Milam all went and got hair cuts.  YAY.  (That means I finally tackled the hair issue.  Neutrogena T-gel max strength and then applying coconut oil after each wash to the area)

Scenes from Home with Milam

Back in the Swing of Things

February 9, 2018

Georgia has been working so hard in gymnastics.  She's had all her splits for a long time. (This picture isn't very good because the acorns/pecans on the ground hurt her knees)  It takes her awhile to work up the courage to do a new skill on her own.  Her list has gotten longer though.  Front hand spring (on the trampoline), back bend, hand stand to bridge, is SO close to landing her front flip on the trampoline, front kick over on the bar, one handed cartwheel...I'm so proud of her.
I finally finished this for the second time.  It's such a good book but so heartbreaking so the end to me a few days longer because I knew what was coming.
Milam does not care for veggies.  At all.  (Because Georgia was way too good of an eater right off the bat so I had to get one that was a little more picky.  I tooted my horn to much about her eating habits.  It was bound to happen...even though we fed him the exact same way as her!) BUT, if I let him help me cook then he is 10x more likely to eat them...probably because he thinks he's being bad by sneaking a bite...sneak all the bites of broccoli you want...I won't stop you!
This kid y'all!  She is growing a rapid rate.  It is mind boggling!  I already mentioned it before but she's achieving so much at such a rapid rate.
 Leo is from HERE and shorts are from HERE
Milam creepin' on the neighbors.  One of the few perks to our ugly fence.
My mom got Milam a lawn mower for Christmas.  He's been putting it to good use!  He likes to get the little gas can and pretend to fill it up and pull the little cord.  So fun to watch him play and pretend.
Lawn mower from HERE
Obviously loving his swing...this is the one and only item I have bought from a vendor on the side of the road.  Pretty good purchase.
Being sneaky and getting into trouble as always.
Showing the lawn crew next door his lawn mower.  Poor sweet boy just stood there and held it up showing them just hoping they would see it.  I'm guessing they didn't.
The weather here has been so gross.  We went to the mall the other day just to get out of the house and walk.  We literally went into zero stores.  We just mall walked.  We did the entire first floor and second floor.
 Her bow is from HERE and jacket is HERE
Came home to watch Harry Potter (2)
Had a mom and Georgia date at some point to Chiller Bee.  A local fav.
Again, I had Milam help make a salad...and what do you know...he's eating lettuce!  He's such a stinker!  All of us munched on the salad so much there was none left to put on our actual plates.  We love bagged salad so much.  This was Caesar but my other favorite is the Asian one with ginger dressing. Yum. Yum.
 I did a spa day with Georgia.  Bath salts and oils and facials. We tried THESE but I really want to try THESE as well!
Sundays are for church and obnoxious amounts of matching because it makes me so happy!  It's just a small joy I have in life.
I baked the other day and gave Milam a scoop of cookies dough.  He was hooked.  Momma liked it too...I actually hid it from myself in the deep freeze in the garage.  Maybe that will stop all my nibbling.
Y'all! He can make this face.  Took him a few days to get it.  Georgia is 6.5 and she can't do it.  It makes her so jealous! Which...is so funny!
This smile.  Ahh.  So. CUTE!
I made "Olympic Ring" cookies this week because we really love the Olympics at our house.  I had a bunch of extras and the kids enjoyed munching on them while we waited for their dad to get home.
It gets dark so early still but we love to get out of the house after dinner so we loaded up after dinner and went to Pet Smart instead of our usual post dinner walk. 
Milam is in such a fun (and frustrating) stage.  He thinks he can do everything the rest of us can and gets really upset when he finds that not to be the case but, he still has my heart.
It's finally friday in what has been the longest week ever!  We are gearing up for the Olympics and getting G sent off to her grandparents.  Although this weather is putting a huge damper on my work life I'm enjoying the extra time at home!

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