Tuesday, February 22, 2011

two new paintings

These are two paintings that Zoe made recently. She got a cup of water from the bathroom and worked on them until the paper was totally covered. She likes purple right now.

We haven't done too much lately. The weather is cold again and it's even trying to snow this week. Zoe has been sick so we haven't been to the ymca for several days. Last Thursday we took her to the ER at Children's Hospital at 3am because she was crying and coughing and breathing heavy like there was something caught in her throat. She was actually fine and saying "I feel better, mom" on the way to the hospital but was coughing again when we got there. The in-take nurse diagnosed her immediately with croup and admitted her to the ER. They gave her oral steroids [like the kind kids with asthma take] and some tylenol. Croup is very common in the winter and very scary sounding. If it's treated early everything is okay. It can develop into pneumonia and cause a kid's throat to swell shut. yikes! She still has a cough and a runny nose, but usually her colds last 7 to 10 days so we still have a few days to go.
Luckily my babysitter is on mid-winter break from school this week so she is coming for a few hours this afternoon. I have to go get my fingerprints taken & turn in a bunch of paperwork with the school district where I would like to be an office substitute - and  try to turn in the paperwork for Zoe to start preschool. Oh, hooray! I just got an email that there are 2 spots for 3-year olds at the preschool!

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