Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year's Eve

Today is kind of a sickie day at the Spellman house. Nothing major, just pink eye has struck the two older kids and has given their mom and dad "pink-eye phobia" - you know, the subtle plant into your subconscious that makes you think your eye itches and pushes you into washing your hands all the time...I am sure that Avery is bound to get it too, maybe just a step behind his brothers, but lets pray that his little body fights it off!

So the afternoon is spent in the lap of luxury - movies in bed...that's what we do on sick days - these days don't come very often thankfully so we really make of day of it when they do. On the way to pick up the prescription we even stopped off for a milk shake - have to make these days as tolerable as possible, right?! But you know they aren't feeling quite right when they can't even finish a milk shake - they'll be better tomorrow. And the eye drops went in without much of a fight at all which is indeed an answer to prayer...

Huston is curled up on the bottom bunk, they are watching Willy Wonka (the old version with Gene Wilder).

As you can see, they really don't look bad and they are doing just fine - as long as Isaiah has his tiger...









And as long as Huston is wrapped up warm and gets his rest. He's too much like his mommy - he can be a bear if he doesn't get sufficient sleep.








Now onto mommy stuff - a few years ago - actually probably more about 5-6 yrs. ago my great Aunt Gwen Huston (yep, that's were Huston gets his name) passed away and I was very fortunate enough to receive one of her rings. For those of you who may have never met or saw my Aunt Gwen, she was a beanpole - so skinny, probably never broke 100 lbs throughout her whole lifetime. So needless to say that ring was too small for me to wear! I could put it on my pinky, but am not the pinky ring type. So with my Christmas money this year I finally had the ring sized, and it is so pretty. I love it. Here's a picture of my beautiful and special "new" ring...

I like having this constant reminder of her on my finger. Should have done it a long time ago, but you know how easy it is to put things off - why is that? Anyway she was a really special lady and I am honored to have her ring on my finger to start off the new year.

2 comments:

Brook said...

Were the boys around someone else with pink eye or was Zack still a carrier that much later? I hope not! If so, I'm sorry!

Jessie said...

I have no idea where they got it...it could have been someone at church too, who knows? that's what kids do, they share stuff!