Monday, December 08, 2008

O' Christmas Tree

We got our Christmas trees this weekend - a live tree and an artificial tree for Jack's room. The kids decorated the tree in Jack's room and the other tree is "Mom's tree" decorated with "Mom's ornaments".

Jack is mesmerized by the lights on his tree - he was up very late last night looking at his tree and listening to Christmas music on his iPod. It clearly makes him happy to have a tree in his room and that's really what it's all about . . . making sure Jack is happy!

Jack's tree

Mom's Tree

You'll note a major missing piece to the tree . . . . the angel on top. I can't find it anywhere. I'm not sure how I could have "lost" it since it should have been put away with all the Christmas decorations last year. *sigh*

I asked Eric about writing this year's Christmas letter. He said he'd have to think about it. Stay tuned. Eric did ask me yesterday: "Mom, if my crab dies, can we make an ornament out of it?" I'm not sure if he's anxious for the crab to die or not?!

After Jack finally feel asleep well after midnight last night, I was awakened by the pulse-ox alarm and a very unhappy Jack at 2:30am. Lots of secretions and lots of suctioning. He was asleep this morning when I left for work, but Kristi called me around noon to let me know that Jack was SICK. He was running a fairly high fever, which made Kristi nervous because Jack never runs fevers. So far, his respiratory status is okay, so I'm guessing he may have the flu or at least something viral.

Here's the pathetic little boy I came home to this evening.

His fever is down as of now. Hopefully, it won't be a long, sleep-less night for either of us.

Wishing you all a good night's sleep and hoping for some of the same for me and Jack.



Julie W said...

I'm so sorry Jack is sick. Hope it's something short-lived and simple, but then, nothing's ever simple with our kids, eh?
Love the trees, they are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

oh no....get better soon Jack.
Hope this passes quickly.

Anonymous said...

oh no....get better soon Jack.
Hope this passes quickly.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear poor Jack. I hope that this is a quick bug, and that nobody else gets it.

Rachel Marini said...

Aw, poor guy. I sure hope he feels better. Your trees look beautiful. Glad Jack enjoys gazing at the tree. Like you said, it's all about making Jack happy :)
Thank you also for your amazing response to my recent blog. I really, REALLY appreciated it.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

I hope sweet Jack is better very soon!

The Marangella Family said...

How's Jack?

Gretch said...

The trees look great!!
I hope Jack kicks whatever he has quickly!!
BTW I LOVE his room!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann,

Hope Jack is feeling better very soon! Send him a big get well hug from us. Take care.

Bea xx

Anonymous said...

Sweet Jack I hope you are feeling better soon.
Lots of Hugs

Susan said...

The kids swiped the angel for Jack's tree! I see it in the picture. Just kidding. They are both beautiful trees.

Sorry to hear Jack is sick. I hope he's feeling better soon.