Monday, December 31, 2012

fall...cue the sickies!

Written a while away...

Basically since Halloween the girls have been sick. Seriously, we had plans 4 different weekends and they were all canceled due to sickness. Stomach bug two weekends, colds which lead to ear infections, and strep. I have given our doctor so much money in the last two months! In between Chris has had two upper respiratory infections.

We had to cancel Thanksgiving (the weekend before) with Chris' family, they were all supposed to come to our house for Thanksgiving and Madelyn got Strep.

Madelyn loving on her Daddy when she was sick
Right Before we found out she had strep

The next day Kinley started acting sick so we took her in to see if she had strep...NOPE, a virus!!!

But the night before actual Thanksgiving some friends of ours had come into town. We got to sneak away for dessert after the girls were asleep. When I got home I had some last minute things I was making for Thanksgiving dinner. Around 12 Kinley came into the kitchen and said she had a bad dream. I didn't know what was wrong but I could tell she was restless and didn't feel well. I gave her some Tylenol and we kicked Chris into the play room bed. She was RESTLESS the entire night. Neither one of us got much sleep. Around 4 she woke up crying. "my ear hurts, my ear hurts" I checked for fever, nothing but neither of my girls usually run a fever with an ear infection. I gave her more medicine and after about 45 mins she finally fell asleep watching cartoons. When she woke back up her ear was was gross. I couldn't figure how are we going to see a doctor on Thanksgiving.  Once she was up and playing she seemed fine. I figured ok we can wait till the day after to see the doc...BOY was I wrong. 20 or so mins later she started crying and her ear had gotten much worse and was a little bloody. We quickly packed up and headed to the Minor emergency clinic. Ever been to a place like that on Thanksgiving...its bad. Everyone there is pretty much dying, Chris the freaks over germs was just about to die. Ok, It wasn't just him ;)

Basically she had a horrible ear infection but there was so much fluid in her ears he couldn't even see past all of it to see her ear drum. Put her on some pretty good drugs and sent us home. Yes, she still has her tubes. Actually her ear didn't seem to get better but get worse till the next morning when all of the sudden it got tons better.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry and Bright Christmas!

To all our blogger friends and family. Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!

Chris, Liz, Kinley, and Madelyn Tarrant

Monday, December 3, 2012

2 Tall 2 pump vanilla non-fat lattes

2 tall 2 pump vanilla not-fat lattes

 Ok, so I might need to explain the girls costumes. I think they might be my favorite that we have had so far. One day I was browsing pinterest and a picture of a little girl in a Starbucks costume came up. Kinley saw it and said I want to be a coffee cup for costume (that is what she called Halloween) I knew it was perfect. Chris has worked at Starbucks for 6 years for insurance and let's face it for free coffee ;) The girls can point out a Starbucks almost as good as their Mama ;) All that to say the costume was fitting!

We went to a couple fall festivals this year. People like coffee let me tell ya. I think we should have gotten a cut of all the people that hit up Starbucks after they saw the girls. People literally were posing to take pictures of the girls and with them. It CRACKED us up. The girls were very good sports and would pose with strangers.

The girls and I...I just love how excited Kinley looks
it was so funny to watch the girls walk around in buckets! They didn't really know what to do with their hands. 

My favorite, watching them try to pick something up. 
We are so lucky to have wonderful friends to go to stuff with! 
The girls with their BFF. 
The "coffee cups" were a little hard to play in so we ditched them to try out some inflatables! Yes Kinley isn't wearing socks...they demand to put their own socks and shoes on and I didn't check. Good thing we live in TX and it was around 90 I'm sure!

Me and My BFF Suz! 
The next two pictures are some of my favorite of all time. So cute to watch these sweet moments while the kiddos were waiting in line. 

Madelyn loving on her sister. 
melt me...seriously in love with this one. Benny and Maddie, two peas in a pod those two!
HILARIOUS...the double date and third wheel. The girls look a little frightened of those staches.

Me and Kinley...silly girl!

The girls are well protected with the trio around!

The girls had a rough Halloween morning. They had a dentist appointment, Yes I took my girls to the dentist on Halloween. We decided that instead of getting more candy we would pass some out! We headed to our church's truck or treating. 

We scored this really cool Starbucks sign from Chris's store. 
The girls handing out "coffee" (sample cups with candy) They did awesome, and handed out candy non-stop for at least two hours. Stopping for pics!
Our family...yes we take our coffee seriously! lol

Had to stop by the store to get water and snap a few pics! 

Thought I would add since people on fb have asked. I made the cups, I looked but you can't really buy a "Starbucks" coffee cup.