Saturday, October 13, 2007

What we've been up to

Wow, that political debate was fun. We might have to try that again sometime.

With my "morning" sickness (which is one of the worst misnomers ever!), we haven't been as adventurous as usual. We've spent a lot of time at home with the kids playing in the backyard. They've been very understanding of mommy's newfound laziness.

On the days when I've felt up to getting off the couch or bed, here are the highlights of what has kept us busy.

We got to do some exploring in the woods
behind our house. It is so cool back there!
Even "city kids" need to play in the mud once in a while.

NC is beautiful even in the middle of a severe drought.

Andrew has been traveling A LOT for work.
He took six flights in the last two weeks.
One of the perks: When he got home mid-morning
on Friday, he just stayed with us all day instead of
going into the office. We took advantage of that and
went to one of our favorite parks.
Brandon showed off his sweet rock climbing skills.

Whit continued to secure her title as Daddy's Little Girl

Soccer has been an adventure all its own this season. Whit hates it. She likes practice and enjoys kicking goals, but doesn't understand why her own teammates take the ball away from her during games. It is completely frustrating for her and she just gives up. Two weeks ago she threw the biggest fit I've ever seen her throw because she DID NOT want to play in her game. This week we used a secret motivation tool (pre-game wrestling with Daddy) and she was actually excited to go.
See this action shot? You can actually tell that she's running
and her hair is flowing in the wind. These moments were fleeting.

Look at her go!

Yea, the action lasted about 1 minute and 37 seconds.
Then one of her teammates stole the ball from her...
And she was done. SO done.

Last night, the Charlotte Bobcats had a preseason game against the Miami Heat and they played in Greensboro. Sweet! We got tickets and dressed up in our hunting gear...I mean our Bobcats shirts and headed down to the game.
NBA games are so fun.

Even when I got the time wrong and we get
there 45 minutes before game time. :)

The coolest part for me?
Being THIS CLOSE to Shaq!

He even played for most of the first half of the game.
It is unbelievable to see how HUGE he is compared to all
the other players who are larger-than-life themselves.

Whit's favorite part?
Getting picked out of the crowd to get a free Bobcats basketball!
See, wearing the cheezy shirts paid off. Yes!

And, sorry to end the post on a sad note, but Whit woke up SO sick in the middle of the night last night. She could hardly breathe and had a terrible, raspy cough. I "slept" on the floor of her bedroom from 4:30-8:30 am hoping I would hear if things got worse. I ended up staying home from church with her and B. When Andrew got home, she still sounded SO terrible, so we took her in to the doctor and found out she has BRONCHITIS. Poor little thing. I feel so bad for her.

She is just a little lump of sickness right now.
She has spent most of the day looking like this.
And Brandon wants me to say that when she breathes, she sounds like Darth Vader.
Hope those antibiotics kick in soon.


Gigi said...

So sorry to see your fun weekend end on a sad note! Poor Whit! Glad she is on antibiotics and hope she feels better soon. Brandon, it's okay if Princess Leah (?) sounds like Darth Vader now and then. :) Love you guys!

gg hiatt said...

Dear Whitney--
I had bronchitis a couple of weeks ago, so I know how you feel. It's no fun. Hope you're breathing easier, and willl soon be all well.
Great-Grandpa Hiatt

Sandy said...

Ah man, poor Whitney! I used to get bronchitis once a year (up until I had kids, actually...weird) - it'll kick your trash for sure! NC looks beautiful!! And it looks like you're managing to have some fun adventures, despite the barfies!

Kel said...

I missed you guys at church today. I meant to call you. I am glad I read your blog and know that you are okay. Hope Whit feels better soon.

Natalie said...

That soccer clip was hilarious! I hope Whit starts to enjoy soccer eventually. And tell those kids to stop taking the ball from her! Geez! I am sorry the kidies are sick. I hope they start feeling better soon :).

Ang said...

Oh, poor Whit. Give her a kiss on the head for me. I love the soccer highlight. She actually looked pretty good out there! I remember when Ethan was little he said, "Mom, please don't make me play any games where people take the ball away!" He's gotten over it . . . but he still prefers baseball. Although does play football with his friends now at recess, and seems to actually like it. Surprise surprise. (He doesn't want to play actual football though, and I'm glad because they practice every dang day for hours).

Amy said...

Cute soccer highlight, although it's too bad she doesn't like it very much. It would be confusing to have your own teammates take the ball from you. And I hope she feels better soon.

Carrie said...

I feel so sorry for Whitney! She looks so pitiful lying on the couch. Actually, her and I have a lot in common these days... : )

Denny & Joe said...

Poor little Whitney! Hope she kicks the bronchitis and is feeling chipper very soon.

Marianne said...

Cute pics!!

It was my goal to call much for trying to have a routine...I will attempt later this week or next Sunday! :)