Monday, October 10, 2011

Gracie impresses Papa with her Math skills.

Gracie and her number skills.

It looks like we're going to have another math brain in the family. Gracie has been working on her 'numbers' at school. We were surprised one day to have her bring home a 10 page assignment where she's been working on adding single digit numbers. She getting pretty good at answering quiz problems at dinner (especially when it doesn't involve a number that takes more then two hands).

Gracie has also been working on her reading. She's getting better at sounding out simple words (look, see, Dick, Jane, etc). We do catch her cheating by memorizing the book at times, but it's still pretty amazing what she can learn after a year at Montessori school. We are pretty sure at age 4 we could not do these things. :)

Madison's first sickness.
Madison had her first visit to the ER recently when she woke up with a 103.5 fever and a major frog in her throat. It was Sunday morning and there was no way we were going to ride out a fever that high. She got right in.....Finally after a breathing treatment, IV, chest x-ray, and blood work, they sent her home. The doctor diagnosed her with a horrible viral infection and croup. Poor baby. Thank goodness she has a strong daddy cause mommy cries more than she does when she is receiving treatment.

We thought she would recover much quicker than she did. After the 2nd consecutive day of not really improving and doctor visits, she tested positive for strep throat. BOO! Our family has never had this before and have no idea where she picked it up. Poor baby. She got hit with double sickness. It still took 3 more days for that antibiotic to kick in. So finally by Friday we started to see our precious girl smile again.

Thankfully, Madison is back to her happy loving self again! We appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for her.

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