Monday, October 26, 2009

Feeling better!!

Hey all!
Just a little update to let everyone know that Ry is doing so much better! After a trip to his doctor and urgent care, his fever finally broke last Thursday. I must say that he is quite the charmer. While at urgent care, the nurse told him to take a deep breath in and blow out and he apologized for his bad breath! HA! Then, he told me he was hungry and I told him to just wait and we were almost finished and then it would be dinner time. The doctor then told him that she was also hungry and he looked right at the nurse and said "Nurse, the doctor and I are hungry, would you please go get us something to eat?" I thought that I would pee in my pants! That child is too funny! She did bring him some smarties for being such a great patient. So, he felt better and he and Reesie went back to Ida's on Friday. Yay! They had some good brother/sister bonding this week. Rylee has discovered that Reese will be into anything he leaves out and he doesn't like it.
Last week really was a crazy one and we are so thankful that my Mom was there to help out with the kids. We are so blessed to have both of our families close to us to help us out when we need them.

Grandma and Papa were in town this weekend and we spent Saturday night at Aunt Amy's with them. It was really great to see them and spend some time with them! We haven't seen them since August, so it was a much needed visit! I dressed the kids up in their Mizzou gear (and Reesie in her Rocky t-shirt! Gotta love that!) for homecoming and we watched some of the disastrous game. Unfortunately, their school spirit didn't help Mizzou:( But, we had a great time anyway. Here are some pictures of the family.

Papa, Reese, Rylee and Grandma

Papa, Mom, Grandma, Uncle Ricky

Reese with Grandma and Papa

Aunt Amy and Reesie
I hope that you all have a wonderful week! And a Happy Halloween this weekend!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Life is what happens...

When you're busy making plans...right? Ok, well we have been busy, but I am posting now, right? Anyway, things around the Holmes house have been busy busy! Rylee just finshed his fall soccer season and just in time for the cold temps!

He really enjoyed the fall soccer better. I think that it's because he is starting to understand how the game works and what the point is! he had several goals this season and made some good friends. It's nice to see them not running in circles!
Reesie is growing and growing! She is 6 and a half months old. I can't believe it! She is rolling everywhere and getting up on those knees to chase after her big brother. We think that she will be crawling soon enough.
Lee has been working all the time and on top of that doing his Air Force Reserve duties. We still haven't gotten a school date yet, but we are praying it comes soon, so we can plan accordingly. He is also taking a photography class and really enjoying it and learning a lot. I know that I am biased, but he is really talented.
A couple of girls at work and I have decided to run a 5k on Thanksgiving morning and I have been training for that. This is something that I have been wanting to do for a while, so I am really excited about it. I was taking Reese with me for a while, but it has gotten too cold for her now. I think that she enjoyed her 30 minute nap!

I plan on continuing to run through the winter and eventually train for a marathon. It's on my bucket list and a big goal that would be very rewarding when I accomplish it! Let's just hope these old bones keep up! Haha!
We are praying for healthy kids throughout the winter. I know it's going to be a rough one this year. Rylee got his flu shot last week ("Mom, that flu shot was NOT cool!") and Reese is scheduled for hers in a couple weeks. She will get both and Rylee will get his H1N1 when they have more come in. Both kids have had infections and right now Rylee is fighting a terrible sinus infection and bronchitis. Poor baby has been down since Sunday with a fever and the congestion. We have kept him home all week and hoping that the rest will help! Please keep both he and Reese in your prayers. Pray that he will get better and she doesn't get it!
We hope that you all have a great day! I promise to keep this updated!