Monday, October 22, 2007

It was a long weekend


Front of Quilt


Back of Quilt



Ming and us



Stacey, David, LilyRose & Joseph


Where to begin....

Friday morning I finished my quilt. I think it came out pretty good if I do say so myself. It was also Mom's Night Out. It was pouring rain most of the day and night, so Anthony drove me out to my friend Vicki's house and he stayed there with her husband and the kids and we went to Mom's Night Out. I always have a good time when I go there. Just a bunch of women talking about their kids and adoption. Maybe it's because I don't get out much that I enjoy myself. Who knows.

Saturday we got up super early and packed the car and headed out to Delaware. It took us 3 hours and when we finally get to Stacey's house, she was still at the store. No big deal. We waited 5 minutes and then she got home. She has the cutest condo ever. We loved it. Joseph was not feeling well on the drive up, but he said that it was allergies. I wasn't to concerned at that point. We went out to dinner and had a really nice time. LilyRose loves Stacey and her boyfriend David. They were really good with her too. When we got back from eating, Joseph really started not to feel well. I knew he was getting really sick. Of course I forgot his asthma machine and medicine. I gave him Advil and he slept ok. Sunday we had the Adoption House Picnic. It was a really nice day and we got to meet so many other families. The girls are all beautiful. Ming was in from China and she had a blast seeing all her "girls". She never got to meet LilyRose as we were in Beijing before we got LilyRose. I gave her the quilt as a kind of Thank You for her kindness. Now I have to make one for Stacey. I was originally going to make Stacey's first but when I heard Ming was coming I decided to make hers first so I didn't have to ship it to China. Worked out well for us. As the day progressed, Joseph got worse and worse. The ride home was horrid. His chest was killing him and he couldn't breath very well. Of course we hit all kinds a traffic and didn't get home until 10 pm. He had a lot of treatments during the night.

He didn't go to school today and I really thought that we were going to end up in the ER at some point today. We went to the Dr.'s and he said it was bad. We have all new kinds of medicine to take this week. Tonight was his very first Basketball practice, but he won't be there. Probably won't be going to school until the end of the week. LilyRose is not a happy camper either today. I don't know what is wrong with her but boy is she cranky. She is not use to Joseph being home all day and he is getting tons of attention and she just doesn't like it. I am totally exhausted right now. It's 4:55pm and I could go to sleep for the night right now. That so will not happen but a mother could wish... lol

I have a few pictures, enjoy.

10 comments:

alison said...

Lisa....I feel for you. Being a mom is not easy, especially with sick kids. I totally snapped at our Drs.' office receptionist today. My son had a fever, spots on his throat and was in a lot of pain. They said they couldn't get us in until tomorrow. I flipped out and said a few things I regreted and then I hung up. I called around to other offices but of course they wouldn't see a new patient on short notice (that's what your family doctor is for). Come on people....just give me some antibiotics!!!! Just as I was thinking about going to the ER our family Drs.' office called back and decided to squeeze us in. I did apologize for my behavior on the phone. Anyways we got there and I am NOT lying we were in and out of the exam room within 5 mintues...with our diagnosis of Strep throat (duh) and our prescription of antibiotics. We'll be thinking of Joseph......it sounds like his asthma is pretty bad.
p.s Thanks for the card for Paul with Lily Rose's picture...yes, I plan to keep an album of his Chenzhou friends

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Tell Joe I hope he feels better. Tell Mom I hope she feels better also. I will talk to you soon. I am in Baghdad right now and it is like a war zone here. lol Take care.


Love,
Ralph

HI MOM

Anonymous said...

LISA THE QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL GREAT JOB!! PLEASE TELL JOE WE HOPE HE FEELS BETTER SOON!!! AND IF YOU SPEAK TO RALPH PLEASE LET HIM KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF HIM TO KEEP SAFE. MAYBE WHEN ALL IS BETTER WE CAN GET TOGETHER??
LOVE YA JANINE

Jackie Jackson said...

Hi Lisa We leave tomorrow - Your trip was the first one I followed. Now you can follow us

Babyjellybeans.com for Solomon Jackson under Tony and Jackie

Aiden's Mommy said...

Quilt looks great!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa,
That quilt is absolutely GEORGOUS!! Congrats! I will wait patiently for mine...hehe
Tell Joseph that we are thinking of him, hope he feels better soon! Maybe next week we can get together! seems like forever ago we saw you all! Tell Anth, Lilyrose and Joseph and of course your Mom that we all say hello!
Talk to you soon!
Love, Tricia
PS- Please tell Ralph that we are praying for him and appreciate his time over there and be safe!!

lara said...

Hope Joseph feels better soon, your quilt looks amazing , and pictures are great as usual.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope Joseph feels better soon...
LOVE YOUR QUILT...
Great Job...
Have a Wonderful Week.
Love the pictures..
Kim

Jenni said...

Great job on the quilt and I really hope Joseph is feeling better!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa (& Anthony too),

This is the first chance I got to log on here since we spoke 2 days ago! I had computer problems on and off, but I am now back up and running normally...I think. Big hugs to Joseph!! :(

I LOVE the quilt! So pretty. I will be picking out my fabrics soon for the one that you are making for ME! The pics are great. The kids are beautiful as usual....You're not so bad yourself..no matter what your brother says!! LOL (Hi Ralph - stay safe over there! You know you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time).

Lee, I will call you tomorrow.

Love,
Liz