Thursday, November 29, 2007

No pictures for Thanksgiving

What's a holiday without the stomach bug??? We hardly know anymore. But as anyone with kids knows, if there is a bad time to get sick, that is when you get the worst. We were in Birmingham for Thanksgiving and looking forward to stuffing ourselves twice, once with the Ramsay side and once with the Redmond side. However, Wednesday night Emma Caroline came down with the dreaded stomach bug. For those who know us you know that we have quite a history with the dreaded stomach bug. Almost exactly 2 years ago Emma Caroline spent 2 nights in the hospital because she became dehydrated. Well, I was up all night with her and she was doing better in the morning. I have to say a very big THANKS to Matt's best friend Jonathan Head who called in a prescription for us all the way from Iowa on Thanksgiving morning. Head - you are our hero!!! Needless to say we got no pictures on Thanksgiving and I was so exhausted I hardly remember my turkey and dressing. Oh well. All I can say is I hope Christmas goes a lot better.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Here's to Fall

At the Redmond home we are blessed with lots of shade in the Summer and LOTS of leaves in the Fall. We have raked the front yard 2 weekends in a row and within an hour you can't tell. That is because we have 6 HUGE oak trees (3 in the front and 3 in the back). But it is hard to complain when your kids beg to jump in the pile. Emma Caroline started asking in July when she could jump in the leaves. It's even more fun when Mama and Daddy act like kids and jump in too. So here's to Fall.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Snow White and Elmo

This year for Halloween Emma Caroline was Snow White and Knox was Elmo. Before Halloween our church has what is called the Hallelujah Hoedown (not sure who chose the name or why) but it is a night of fun for the kids to play games and get lots of candy. The best part, in my opinion, is the hay ride at the end. Last year Knox slept through the whole thing. This year he did do some of the games but prefered staying in the nursery and eating popcorn with the nursery workers.
He was a real trooper to keep the Elmo head on. It didn't seem to bother him too much.

On the hayride