Growing Up

This Christmas has been a good one. We traveled to Alabama to spend the holiday with our families. Watching the children here, it's scary how much they've grown up since last Christmas. We see them everyday, so it isn't as obvious to us, but everyone back home just can't get over how big they are and how much they have changed. Cate even got her first haircut this week while we were home. She was actually pretty good. She only cried when they sprayed her hair with the water bottle. Will was very good at church on Christmas eve. He was actually one of the quieter kids in the service. Their routines have been totally thrown off this week, and they've missed several naps. While, I hate to leave our families and I'm dreading the drive back to Oklahoma, I am looking forward to getting back to our normal daily routines. I am not ready to go back to work, but it must be done. I'm heading to Little Rock next week for a 2 week rotation. I'm excited but I'm worried about my family being in Tulsa without me. Anyway, the kids are doing well, and that's a good thing. Hopefully I'll have some wonderful stories to tell about my adventures in Little Rock.

Sick Again!

Catiebug is sick again. I'm sure I've brought home RSV or something else to her. It seems like half our patient census has RSV right now. Cate has runny nose, cough, know, the usual. She had fever on Friday, but none since, thank goodness. I hope she doesn't get bad. Some of the kids in the hospital are pretty sick, but they are very little too. I just hope she gets better by the time we head home on Saturday.
I'm so excited about being able to be home for Christmas with my entire family. This will be the first time that we've been home for Christmas with both kids. My parents, brother, and sister will be there too. It's going to be so fun! Like everyone else, it's a Christmas on a very tight budget, but I don't care. I wouldn't care if I didn't get any gifts as long as I can see my family. I miss them very much, and I can't wait until we're able to move back to Montgomery for good. Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures next week of the kids playing with their grandparents and aunt and uncle. Until then...


I know I've been a total slacker, but I have a good excuse! I've worked 85 hours each of the last 2 weeks. Anyway, Will had his eye surgery yesterday, and he did well. His eye is red and swollen from it, but he seems to feel okay. He participated in the children's music at church Sunday night. He was supposed to sign something, but they had him go very last, and he was so tired and fussy that he didn't do it all. He looked really cute though! Cate had her Christmas performance at her preschool tonight. She did so good. They stood up on the stage and did motions to a few songs. It was very entertaining! I don't really have any other updates at the moment. I'll try to be better about updating the blog this month, but no promises. I'm 9 days into a 21 day stretch, so when I get home, I play with the kids and then go to bed. I hope you guys enjoy this video of Cate at her program tonight. More to come...