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And, a trip to the ‘fancy doctor’

20 Dec


Miss H was really tired after her holiday party and we were just chalking it up to excitement and too much sugar but then the coughing started.

It really started full-force around 2am. After several hours of coughing, the wheezing began so then it was time for the trip to the ER. Miss H was a little dismayed that we were not going to the doctor’s office but when we pulled up to the hospital, we got to see the helicopter take off and she decided this place was worth checking out.

We got ushered back pretty quickly and Miss H got more excited. There were stars on the floors, lots of TV and she got crayons, paper, a bag filled with play dough and the fun accessories. This officially became the ‘fancy doctor.’

Usually I am not that enthralled with the hospital but she was thrilled to be there. There was coughing all around us and the ER was filling up quickly with more kids. Luckily, we were not on a bed in the hallway.

After a few hours, a new nebulizer and some medicine- her breathing was better so they sent us home. She is on the mend now but the two of us are not feeling the effects of lack of sleep and being coughed on :-\

Preschool Holiday Party Mayhem

20 Dec


We had spent Monday evening making sugar cookies for the preschool’s annual holiday mayhem festivities. Miss H insisted on making school buses (because, you know, these cookies are for school!) We decorated them with season appropriate sprinkles to make up for the lack of holiday shapes.


The cookies were well received so I guess I was the only one that found the school buses un-festive.

The party started off with holiday crafts. We made ornaments, necklaces, candy canes and wreaths plus the bag to put them all into.




Yes, Kerry did get up from that chair.

Miss H was excited to see Oreo. She had to give him his Christmas lettuce.


Then we got to see a bizarre puppet show but all the kids seemed to enjoy it. The highlight for us was the preschool rendition of the 12 days of Christmas (Miss H has been practicing at home). I never realized it had dance moves that went along with it. Miss H loses interest a few times but does sing at the top of her lungs 🙂

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Then Santa arrived to talk with all the kids.


We were all exhausted after the party! But it was a great end to the school year!