Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Health update

Just a short update to fill you all in on our doctor's appointment yesterday. We had to visit the ENT to see what is going on with Ashland's ears. The doctor, who took time to explain everything to us pretty well, said that Ashland needs to get tubes to get the fluid out of his ear. Apparently this is common nowadays so it's nothing to worry about. We just hope it helps with him getting sick and being sick for so long.

He is also currently on allergy medicine. Our family doctor doesn't know if he actually has allergies, but it sure does help stop the runny nose that he was having all of the time. It's so nice to have a healthy kid again. He was so miserable for the two months his nose was running and he was coughing.

We hope you are all doing well. We had gorgeous weather this weekend, but now it's Spring again and it's chilly and rainy-ish. We are ready for nice weather and family walks. Racheal only has to work on 2nd shift for a week and a half more and then she's on first shift for the summer. Tyler only has two more late night Thursday's and then he's back on a regular schedule.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

It's been TOOOO long!

Sorry it has been so long. We have been busy here in the Benner household. We have been gone the last few weekends, and during the week we are very busy bodies. Now it's time for a good update :-)

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We has a very busy day and traveled a lot of the day. We spent the weekend in W. Lafayette with Grandpa and Grandpa Benner and had Easter Lunch, then we came back to this side of the state and had dinner with Grandpa and Grandma Fouts. It was a very good day.

I have been sick for a very long time--they do not have any idea what is wrong with me, so they have been trying all kinds of allergy medicine. I think they finally found something that works for me. I had my third ear infection in two months a couple of weeks ago. I'm all better now, but in a couple of weeks I have to go to a special doctor and see if there is something wrong with my ears and if there is anything they can do to fix it.

In other news, WE GOT A NEW PUPPY! Here name is Bailey and she is a minature dachshund. She is very cute and very playful. She likes to play with Cora a lot. I only get to hold her sometimes because she is just so little. She is 11 weeks old, and weighs 4 lbs. We all love her a lot!

We have been having some CRAZY weather here the last couple of weeks. It was perfect weather to play with bubbles, and then we got 4 inches of snow two days later. I have been to a couple of baseball games this spring--It was very nice weather for both of them. I have been outside to blow bubbles and color on the sidewalk quite a bit, too. Yesterday Mommy and Daddy took Grandpa and Grandma Fouts to a Chicago Cubs baseball game. They all had lots of fun and they even got to sing "Go Cubs Go" At the end of the game because the Cubs won! I hope you are all enjoying this nice weather, even though it is raining where we are today. April Showers Bring May Flowers, remember. Our grass is greener today than it was yesterday and there are many more flowers opening and buds on the trees. If you haven't already this spring, take a minute to spot and notice the flowers and trees. It will make you smile, we promise.

We hope you all have a great week and promise that we will update sooner than three weeks next time.

Aunt Meggie, Thank you for watching me on Saturday. I had a lot of fun with you!