Thursday, February 07, 2008

Kids, Grandkids and a Short Vacation!

It seems I really am bad at blogging on a regular basis! I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last entry. I have been busy, knitting/ripping and a few other things.

The Baby Girl was having trouble with her jaw, couldn't play her clarinet and was always in a lot of pain. Took her to the dentist, he couldn't do anything because he thought it might be TMJ. Sent her to an Oral Surgeon and he couldn't do anything until he removed ALL FOUR wisdom teeth! So, an appt. was made and the following week she went in and had all 4 of those suckers removed. She lived on my couch for the weekend sleeping, eating soft foods and being spoiled like Baby Girls should be. It's the first time any of my kids have had to be put to sleep so it kinda made Mom nervous. That was about the beginning of February. Here she is, rinsing with salt water and hating it.
On the 23rd of February BTB took me to Florida for our 2 week vacation of sunshine and sandy beaches. It was wonderful! We kept in touch with the Baby Girl and The Oldest Daughter to make sure the Baby Girls jaw was healing okay. Didn't sound like she was having too much fun with it.

We went to Marco Island, Naples, St Petersburg on the Gulf side and then crossed over to Kissimmee on the Atlantic side so we (BTB) could get our (his) one day Disney fix. We also went to the Kennedy Space Center for a day. We forget how amazing it is that they can fly people up into space. After seeing it, including the rocket boosters on the launch pad for the launch of the next shuttle, and then seeing it go up today, just amazing. If you ever have a chance to go there, I highly recommend it.

My oldest Granddaughter has been having severe pain in her stomach and her pediatrician can't figure out what it is. The poor kid looks awful! She doesn't eat much cause she says it hurts too much and she's losing weight way too fast. So, we're all concerned about her. More tests soon, but..................

The Oldest Daughter, who is a single Mom of 3 kids and a full time college student spent last evening in the emergency room after twisting her let the wrong way. So, after spending the evening, with the 3 kids, in the emergency room, she left with a pair of crutches and a brace on her knee and orders not to use it for 7 days. Torn ligaments. She's not happy - her car is a standard (has a clutch), and she can't push the clutch down. She drives her kids and picks them up every day from school. She also has been walking for exercise since she has to park so far from her classes at the college. Well, that distance is great when you're trying to burn calories but not so good when you're on crutches. It's a long, long walk. Baby Girl to the rescue - she went and picked up the kids, drove them to school, took the Oldest Daughter to her class and then went back to her dorm and went back to sleep. Her classes don't start till afternoon.

So, still no answer on the Baby Girls jaw. Still no idea what's wrong with the Oldest Granddaughter, not sure how the Oldest Baby Girl will make out with her knee, and wishing my Vacation had lasted another 2 weeks!
Hope everyone is doing well. I'm trying to catch up on all the blogs but they sure do accumulate fast!
Happy Knitting!


StringPlay said...

Sheri, good to see a post and catch up on you down there. A big family means something ALWAYS going on it seems. Glad to read that you got a vacation in among all the worry. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Ok- that's a lot of info- impressive- BUT, two of the grands have been put to sleep several times and I have been put to sleep three times to have those grands! Fun- all the time.
Love ya!
How is the jaw, have you heard? Love your pics... can't wait to see all of them!

Susan said...

Whoa!! Hope the girls heal quickly and that they soon find out what's wrong with the granddaughter. It's so scary when kids are sick, no matter how old they are! And, I'm really glad to see your post. I thought about hiring a search party!! *G*

Neshaminy said...

Ma'am, you really need to update this, I do keep checking, but now I'm in to blogging- so UPDATE please. I have to learn to put pictures in like you though, I don't know how to do that yet.
Love ya!
Oldest Daughter