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Welcome to the crazy life of the Sandman's. We hope you will enjoy the journey of our life as shown in photos. We are continually updating this and are learning how this works. Let us know what you think!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Too Many Ear Infections!

YIKES, Noah just completed his 5th ear infection and upon seeing the ENT today, he still has fluid in his ears! I realized that we don't go to daycare or have children in school yet. So how can Noah have so many ear infections? Well according to the doctor, I have my own daycare at home! I should have known this since there are 3 of them running around. Noah is completely miserable and needs to be held all the time. The doctor says that he will be even more mobile after tubes than he is right now. I don't think this is possible since he is by far the busiest of them all at this stage in babyhood. But, I'll believe the doctor and go with him on this one. I did ask if we could please get the 3rd surgery free (he didn't find this as funny as me). After all, Haylee and Alexa had their tonsils out :-) I thought it was a great question. At any level, Noah is not a happy camper because of this fluid so he will be getting tubes in two weeks. I am praying that he won't have any more infections between now and then. But just in case, the doctor gave us antibiotic to get us through.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Teeth, Old Teeth

New teeth, old teeth. Red teeth, blue teeth. One tooth, two teeth. I feel like I should be writing a Dr. Seuss book...
As many of you know, Haylee surprised us with permanent teeth on her 5th birthday. And then about 6 weeks later another tooth. YIKES!! She is too young to be growing permanent teeth. And this is what the dentist said too. Usually, kids start closer to 6 when they get the big teeth; not in Haylee's case. In fact, she was getting the new teeth and not losing the baby teeth because they were coming in so far back behind the baby ones. And they are 1 1/2 times the size of the baby teeth HUGE!! Having a mouth full of several sets of teeth isn't fun!! So, after a trip to the orthodontist and several to the dentist; Haylee had THREE teeth pulled on the 17th. Now her large teeth will have a place to go. And we will begin annual visits to the orthodontist. Who knew that these trips would begin sooo soon!! Not me. I decided that this is coming from Derek's side, not mine.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Years Resolutions

Well I resolved to not be so uptight with my kids when they are continually fighting. But I can't seem to let it go. I do encourage them to solve the issues themselves, but I am always the referee. I guess that goes without saying. It's a Moms job. I don't like to though.

I had also hope that we would stay healthy with the New Year. That got thrown into the toilet too. Derek came down with influenza for 2 to 3 days before he actually could return to the feedlot again (with medical help of course, this is how you know he was REALLY sick). Noah's nose keeps running and Ms. Alexa has been running a fever. I spent 3 nights on the couch so that I could avoid the illness and ended up with a bit of a cold. I spent more time with cleaning products then I planned too. But we are on the mend trying to regain the energy and strength before the sickness storm hit our home. I am praying for a better week and more especially a healthy one.

Word to the wise, get flu shot! Derek wishes he would have.