It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

I'm glad I don't live in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But this week I'm starting to relate more with all our Utah friends because it's freeezing here! And I mean that literally. Check out the snow on the foothills in front of our house in southern California! (foothills yes, not mountains). It rained all day yesterday and the forecast for the rest of this week and next is rain, rain, and more rain. Booooo.To add to the gloomy mood, Lucy came down with stomach flu yesterday afternoon. She was playing over at Chloe's house and seemed fine and happy. And then wham, it hit. Poor Sarah and Darin, they got to clean up the really messy stuff. Sorry guys! There's nothing like watching your cute little child throw up again and again and again. Her poor little body was exhausted and finally conked out at 10pm. The saddest was when she'd look at me with big puppy dog eyes and in a quivering soft voice ask for "milk?", "milk?" Poor thing. Instead she got orange Pedialyte!
On a brighter note, we had a fun weekend before all the cold weather hit. We went down to Huntington Beach and hung out with all the siblings to celebrate my brother Eric's birthday. We all met up at the park, where Owen went swinging for the first time!
Then we went back to Eric and Laura's place for a fun/chill evening. The kids were in heaven pulling out every toy from every cupboard. The boys had an in-depth conversation. And the girls looked at Laura's new blog book that's being printed and bound. What an excellent idea! I'm adding that to my list of long-term projects. Sometimes I wish we had soft carpet like the Sumans: On the drive to HB, Lucy discovered that if she plugs her ears, Owen's crying in the car isn't quite as obnoxious. We keep telling her: KARMA. It's payback time little lady. And she also discovered that she can sit her doll stroller. What a skinny little bum she has.
And she also figured out how to same the names of her favorite Yo Gabba Gabba characters. Here she is saying them along with the YGG opener (in her language of course..."Merr" for Muno, "Poopa" for Foofa, "Rory" for Brobee, "Ti" for Tutti, and "Bot!" for Plex - the roBOT)

Lucy and Owen are both taking naps and no one has thrown-up in 9 hours. Woohoo! Let's hope it's a better day today.


debra said...

I'm sad you're having the nasty winter blues like we are. I miss those foothills in your picture! I'm gonna pretend it's Glendora since you live close enough anyway.

Hope Lucy is over the flu and all will be back to normal soon.

BTW- that Suzanne Vega song reminds me of Laura (Watkins) Daines-- she took me to my first concert and that was it! Love the small world!

the bates motel said...

bummer for the cold! i can't believe how close the snow is to you guys. it's been chilly here too, but is warmin up a bit. the other morn on the way to the gym it was 37 outside. i didn't know we would ever need long sleeves livin in az. anyway, on to another note, that is so cute w/ lucy saying all the names of yo gg! too cute. she is getting so old!

Nicole Willard said...

Poor little lucy! I hate the flu!!! I can't believe you guys are that cold there. If your not used to it it is miserable. I hope little lucy feels better & baby Owen doesn't get it.

Sara said...

sad times!! I hope she gets better soon
Oh and I am finally enjoying the idea of living in CA so I don't have to deal with the cold (for me it's okay, with a baby, not okay) and you tell me this!
And what is this blog book that you mention? I need to know more- it sounds like a fabulous idea!

The Hyer Family said...

That was a cute video...what a little talker she is becoming!

Anne said...

When I first saw that picture I thought it was from Utah or something... wow! Snow!

I hope the rest of you don't get what Lucy had. Poor thing. I hate that when they are so helpless and throwing up. No fun.

Loved all the pics and video though. :)

Heather said...

Sorry you got the sickies, but NOT SORRY about the rain. I am loving it! How envigorating. We went out for a walk between rain bursts yesterday, and we've been baking bread, reading books, and thinking about plants.

I love rainy days. Love love love love love them. Sorry you don't, but for the rest of the year we'll have the kind of days that you like. ;-)

dana said...

Well Heather, I'm glad someone is enjoying it!
You know, I remember rainy days as a kid and I thought they were fun. I guess that this time around, Mom is just getting some cabin fever (and I HATE to be cold). But then again, you ARE canadian :)
Enjoy the week while the rain lasts! And you're right, the rest of the year often proves to be sunny and warm. Thanks for taking one for the team :)

megan said...

the whole throwing up thing with the little ones is the absolute worst!! I hope she is much better today!! And I agree...it is stinkin cold here!